Open Closets: Bringing Visible Order to Chaotic Rental
Have you ever considered bringing your closet into the open?
The concept of open closets has been popping up all over the internet. I love this idea, especially for small spaces. It's a great way to display your beautiful wardrobe and it's a fun design idea. This might not be for everyone, but it's something to consider. Especially, if you're tight on storage space and live in a pre-war apartment building.
Many older apartment buildings were designed before built-in closets became standard. And that can be a big problem if you live in a little apartment. If you lack standard closet space there are a number of options to store your stuff out in the open. A few ideas include devoting a portion of a wall to storage, using a freestanding rack or converting a shelf to storage space.
Let's look at a few creative closet ideas:
Whitney's IKEA Wall Unit:
Whitney, her husband, and their little pup live in a 300-square-foot apartment in New York City. To keep their clothing and office stuff organized, Whitney purchased an IKEA wall-organizing unit. She says
, "It is home to our desk, extra closet space and storage. It's the central hub of our home and small business. Without this unit, things would probably be a bit more chaotic."
Laura's Convertible Closet:
Laura lives in a beautiful 250-square-foot apartment and is a profession organizer. She doesn't have a standard closet in her teeny tiny apartment. Instead she created a convertible closet that fills one wall of the bedroom. Laura's
"clothes and shoes are not behind a closed door but are as beautifully displayed and on view to all who have access to her bedroom."
I hope these two examples inspire you to bring your closet out in the open and to keep your clothes well-organized
Tammy Strobel blogs at RowdyKittens about simple living and is the author of Simply Car-free and Smalltopia.
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