Before we moved into our house last summer we joked about what we would do with all the rooms…going from a 2 bedroom apartment to a 5 bedroom house sounds like you are going to have a mansion on your hands. What ever would we do with all that space?! Katrina’s cousin jokingly suggested that I use one of the spare bedrooms across the hall from our master bedroom as a walk-in closet…the idea immediately felt like heaven to me, but I knew I should try to reign in my ridiculous fashionista ways before it drove my spouse positively crazy, so I laughed it off and just stuffed all of my stuff into the tiny closet I was alloteed in our bedroom.
But, then…I think God intervened on my behalf, because not even 2 weeks into living in our new house…my closet completely collapsed! (If you ask my former roommates that will attest that this is a common problem for me, eeek…) Not knowing how to fix it right away and having experienced this particular problem before, I just pulled out some clothes racks from storage and loaded them up with all my stuff. Unintentionally, the spare room across the hall quickly became my walk-in closet!!! (Happy dance!) I swear I didn’t plan this!
The closet in the room was just for shoes, boots, and accessories. The clothes racks lined the wall with all my clothes. And a broken rigged hanging mirror sat propped against the wall for about a year. (Classy, I know, but it worked!) You see…having a walk-in closet room across the hall from your bedroom is absolutely a dream, but glamourous, it was not! Because I knew that this dream would have to come to an end one day, I never decorated or designed the room as such. It was organized and spacious for all my stuff but a bit haphazard and in a constant state of being ‘just a temporary solution’. So, sadly, the time has come….not to make it into my dream closet, complete with a round oversized tufted ottoman in the middle and built in handbag storage units (Oh, believe me, I have put a lot of daydreaming into this!), but to make it back into a guest room. Wah-wah…it’s a sad thing to have to face, but it must be done.
So, today, I am putting out a call for help! Any California Closet guru’s out there or organizational geniuses, I need your advice! How on earth do I make my hot mess of a walk-in closet fit into one small closet in our bedroom?! I fear it isn’t humanly possible to store all my shoes, boots, dresses, and sparkly bits without having an entire room for them! Is it doable?! I would love any miracle storage tips you might have! This is a Closet 911, so share away!