When we viewed this rental apartment in San Francisco over seven years ago, I was more enthralled with the view of the Bay and concerned about painting all the different colored rooms. I forgot to evaluate the closet space! So, I’d like to share my four solutions for very little closet space. Also, you are in luck as we also get to see some great closets by six great bloggers. Their links are at the end of the post.
But first, thank you for all the comforting and heartfelt comments about my mother’s passing last week. I felt like this blogging family gave me a big hug, actually LOTS of hugs. I answered each comment and email.
Solutions For Very Little Closet Space
Howard moved up here about a month before I did to start work. I got here later with all our furniture, kitchen wares, clothes, etc. When I saw the size of my tiny closet (about 30″ wide on one side with a rod and shallow shelves on the other), I burst into tears. I just knew it was impossible for all my clothes. But, of course, I had to make it work.
1. A Free-standing Armoire
In Paris, when we had NO closet in the main bedroom, we installed the IKEA Pax System. So, IKEA was the first place I thought of for a quick solution…so that I could unpack my boxes. I can’t find the one we bought below but this IKEA Wardrobe is similar.
2. Edit and Organize The Space
3. See Through Baskets for Shoes
The shelves on the left side of the existing closet are so shallow, my size 7 shoes don’t fit. I’ve used clear plastic shoe boxes with lids before, but these wire see-through baskets from Target are easier and quicker to use.
I wish I had photos of the closets I designed for our Fort Lauderdale house…all based on our clothing types and amount. I couldn’t even find any photos of our Lido house closets. This still looks like a “before” photo but oh well.
Some great wardrobe closets for you to consider…
4. Use Bedside Chests with Drawers
We store our underclothes, bathing suits, PJs, etc. in these chests.
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And that how we lived happily ever after with solutions for very little closet space. Here is a little video recap. NOTE: Click on the bottom right square on the photo below to have the video properly fit your screen.
Let’s go check out what my friends’ closets look like…