I'm sure a lot of people have asked this, but I really do need a lot of help. My fiance and I just moved into an apartment, which we have never done before, we have always lived in a house.
Our closet is like a coat closet. It barely fits any of our clothes. I have no where to put hoodies or shoes. For shoes I bought something for the back of my door and for the front door I have a rack.
For hoodies I got those suction bags for the ones I don't wear. For the ones I do wear, I have no where to put them. My closet is maxed out and I can't put them in a dresser because those are maxed out as well.
I have no where to put plastic bins either. My bed is too short and the floor of the closet doesn't work either. Please help.
By Nina from Denver, CO
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By Vi Johnson 11/14/2010
You could put the clothes you are not going to be wearing in a storage "Locker" ( smaller than a storage unit.) Prices are different in all states. Call a storage Co. in your area and ask what the charge would be, Then go look at it to see if it is big enough for your over flow. They may have several sizes and prices. And be sure to read the small print on any agreement you have to sign.
Good Luck, GG Vi
Have you thought of under the bed storage bins? They are quite handy and will hold most things. I have found them to be very useful!
By Lisa 11/13/2010
You can buy bed risers that would lift your bed high enough to slide plastic bins underneath. The risers can be found at hardware stores and cost around $10/set.
By Joan 11/12/2010
You must have a corner someplace where you could stack plastic bins. It might not always be a convenient corner or even look real nice to guests, but that is beside the point. It is storage. I have lived in various size apartments since 1983 and have learned that it is the storage that counts, not necessarily what you like or what other people think.
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I need help with closet space. I just bought my first house and it only has one closet which I'm going to use for my daughter. So where am I supposed to put all of my wife's and my clothes? I looked at wardrobe thingies but there are too small and too expensive. if anybody has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.
She and her DH hired a carpenter to build a wall to wall closet on one end of the room. This gave them nice storage and a custom designed closet where none existed before and did not take much space away from the room.
My next suggestion to you is to do what a SIL did, and that was to make a small spare bedroom into her closet by hanging standing racks covered with plastic around the room. The plastic is suspended from a shelf above the rod, so it doesn't interfere with the curved ends of the hangers.
The most practical solution is to see if your closet can be placed in another room, thus keeping your bedroom for the bed and dresser only. I have seen self standing closets, so you might want to consider installing a few of these in the bedroom.
Don't hang clothing on hooks, this will pull the garments out of shape and weaken the fabric. (04/19/2005)
The best bet is to start building a closet, step by step. First, the 2x4 frame, studs, and the wood dowel hanging rod with silicone on it. Next time your budget allows, add a curtain, real wood or dry wall. Each step, add a new part.
Do it yourself. Check out DIYnet.net or hire a carpenter for each step. You won't miss the space you took from the room, and you soon will have a huge room-wide closet. Mirrors, anyone? That's next time. This will really increase the value of your home. Losing a "whole" bedroom won't.
For shoe cubes, drawers, check out eBay or Craig's List or other low-cost sources and sales. Be flexible. Closets don't grow in gardens. They were built by humans; that's you and me. (08/13/2005)
By the Oracle
The Container Store has an 800 number that you can call and they will consult with you over the phone if they don't have a store location in your area. Ikea probably offers a similar service, but I can't be 100% sure of that. Either way both sites are worth looking at because their storage systems are easy to install, relatively affordable and they can be customized to be visually appealing so they don't need to be behind closed doors. Hope this helps! (02/12/2009)
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