Here's a great article about mud rooms. We don't call them mud rooms in the Carolinas because we don't need a lot of heavy coats or boots. These rooms are drop zones in Charlotte. Great places to stow book bags and sporting gear.
To organize your high heels, create a shoe rack using a curtain rod and Command™ Large Traditional Hooks in Brushed Nickel. It’s a great use of wall space and eliminates taking up floor space in a bedroom or closet.