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THIS IS NOT WORKING! IT’s Over! YOU are not meeting my needs. – Closets

How many of you have thought this about your storage and closet space?

Storage and Closets Space defined.

I live in Arizona and my house has a coat closet. I know, right! We don’t wear coats where I live. So I don’t need a coat closet. But living in Arizona I don’t have attic space that I can use. But I needed a space to store holiday decorations and typical attic stuff. We needed more function and less hanging space. We pulled out the rod and added shelves.

You might be thinking nice story Pamela but what does that have to do with me?

Well you may find that you have storage spaces in your home that do not function at their best for you. You might need to add cubbies or a shoe rack to the bottom of your hall or coat closet. Making it possible for your shoes to be stored out of sight. How about adding hooks for purses or book bags? Remember the inside of the closet door is great unused real estate. If you only hang jackets and not long coats you might be able to add another shelf or another hanging rod.

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Photo by Crew

Maybe your closets have only a single rod. Do you have lots of long hanging items (a/k/a Dresses)? No? Add a second rod. Bam, you just doubled your closet space. Children’s closet’s  really can benefit from adding a second hanging rod.

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Photo by Clark Street Mercantile

You could be someone who wears lots of stuff you don’t really want to hang but you only have that one lone rod in your closet. Depending on your space you may need to put a chest of drawers in your closet. You can still have some hanging space. key-hole-360646_960_720
Use a piece of furniture in a closet or in an unexpected room.

Make the most of what you have.

Don’t want to make a permanent change or you are renting and you can’t? I did not forget about you. A quick trip to the hardware store for threaded pipe you can screw together a few bits of pipe together and you can add lots of storage. All without making holes in the walls. Bonus it is easy to assemble and disassemble to take with you to the next place. I have attached 2 links to give you more ideas. But they are all over Pinterest and the Internet.

Simplified Building ~ 10 diy industrial shelf ideas

Brit + Co ~ DIY Garment Racks

If you are feeling like you not want to DIY or is the not right style for you there are hanging shelves, freestanding racks and add a rod options available to purchase.

One of my brilliant readers took over the toilet racks for they became a freestanding closet with extra hanging and storage. Thanks Suze

My point is there is no reason your space can’t work for you and fit your needs.

I love your comments and for your share your ideas.

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Craving more closet space.


I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

19 thoughts on “THIS IS NOT WORKING! IT’s Over! YOU are not meeting my needs. – Closets

  1. I use to pray that one day I would have a walk in closet…now I feel blessed with my singel little closet that requires my organized time and dedication to NOT buying too many clothes. It’s a blessing.

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  2. Love how you changed your coat closet! We live in a Southern border state. You know, where everyone has a coat but no one wears them except for that one day in January. I’d love to do something else with the coat closet! Thanks for the idea.

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  3. So funny that your post is about this today. I just recently talked to my husband about making a closet in our bedroom along a long wall. I have a huge bedroom with a bathroom and in the bathroom is the worst closet I have ever seen in my entire life. It’s supposed to be a walk in. I can walk into it but once I’m in there, I’m forever lost in the fabric. There’s no room to even turn. The door which open into the closet takes up so much space. So I am thinking of removing the dresser with a mirror from along wall and making my own long closet within the room. What’s your thoughts or tips on this?
    Also, Thanks for your recent participation on my blog link. You have inspired me so I’m sharing the inspiration Thanks!

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    1. Do it. We actually took an entire room and converted it to a walk in closet. We hardly ever had overnight guests and when we did it was easy to accommodate them. But the other 364 days of the year we needed closet space. You can create space within your space. There are tons of ideas on Pinterest. Make your space work for your needs. You have to live there. I have used a dresser at the foot of a bed, I am known for sticking furniture in closets and using them in places you would not thing about the being there.

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  4. Hi Pamela. I have a private site by the same name and it looks like you have followed that site before I made it private. It’s not your fault some people were directed there by wordpress. It is private now so my problem is fixed. except that you are a follower of the private site. I DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOU AS A FOLLOWER. I think you will enjoy getting the posts. Please type into the search bar and it will take you to the correct site. You can subscribe from there.Thank you in advance for going to the trouble to do this again!

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  5. I think I have “Slob” genes. I have a large clothes closet and I really do have the best intentions, but every so often the “slob” gene takes over and I open the closet and stuff is on the floor and falling off hangers and shelves. There is no excuse for this and you’ve inspired me to become more serious about organization. I checked out the link and got some good ideas. Thanks, Pamela! 👗 👕 👠

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  6. Thanks for always providing helpful tips that makes life better. Whether we realize it or not, organization is inter-related with soundness of mind and mental health. When we are organized we can think and function better emotionally.

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