Here are three doors in my bedroom. The first goes out of the room. The third is a clothes closet. But What is behind Door #2? a linen closet, right?
|It's a handy place to store items we use a lot!|
So where do I put my linens? Well, I don't have a lot of them. I have an extra set of sheets, and some guest bedding--an air mattress, sleeping bags and extra pillows. They go in this handy trunk which I have had since I was a child.
|No matter where I live, I find room for my trunk.|
A couple of other fun closet things I do to keep my life halfway sane:
|Extra shoe rack mounted on the wall behind the bedroom door. I use it to put gloves, caps, and a poncho, besides shoes. I have one on the main closet door as well, and I keep my deodorant in one of the pockets.|
|My closet is small, so I store away seasonal clothes in the off-season. When I do this, I turn all the hangers in my closet backward. Once I have worn the item, I turn its hanger forward. |
Twice a year, when I do the seasonal changeover, I get rid of anything that is still hung backwards. If I didn't wear it this year, I surely won't wear it next year either.
Exceptions: A couple of formal dresses that I don't get to wear often but keep just in case.
Hang like clothes together. I don't worry so much about color, but I hang up camis & undershirts together, then short sleeve tops for work, then long sleeve tops for work, "grubby tees" together, pants, skirts, pajamas.
I hang my pajamas because I have very little dresser space, and because I don't like wrinkled pajamas.
I have a three-tiered hanging basket for socks. Unmentionables are in a drawer, along with swimsuits and a few things I don't wear often, so I don't need them as handy.
I live in a cold place in the winter, so I keep a rack of hooks on the back of the closet door. It's full of scarves so I can quickly choose the one that suits me for the day. You can see it in the top picture.
I use wall space behind the door, outside of the closet (out of sight in the picture) for a hanging jewelry rack and a small hamper. It's not the most beautiful thing, but it fits the space and is better than laundry on the floor. I don't like a hamper in the closet because I don't want the clean clothing picking up a dirty clothes smell.