Four wall-mounted drying racks in a mudroom create an instant indoor drying room; recreate the look with four wall-mounted racks from Ikea. For something similar, consider Ikea's wall-mounted Grundtal Drying Rack;
There will always be things in life that are beyond our control. If we tie our happiness to specific circumstances and rigid outcomes then whatever we can't control becomes a source of stress and other unpleasant emotions.
Crate Bookshelves: Find a wooden crate at craft store, paint any color you want, cut in half with table saw, attach hanging brackets with screws and attach to wall. Immediate eye catching book storage for little ones.