I purchased this for our newly remodeled mudroom. I thought this would be a nicer look than simply putting hooks on wall. It does look great and holds coats, backpacks and pocketbooks instead of having them hanging on the back of chairs. I think with any item of this nature, the items do need to be balance somewhat to prevent tipping. If packpacks and pocketbooks are all on the same side, ti will tip. I love the look and functionality of this item.