Name: Ross & Amanda Hood: East Village Dimensions: Complicated. Under staircase. 18" deep by 7-10' wide. The Backstory: The impossible dimensions of our closet and my failed attempts to organize it have left us with a closet that is complete chaos!
Let me try to recount the many ways in which our closet is absurdly dysfunctional.
I bought huge plastic drawers to stack up in the closet, but they're too deep, so they're turned sideways. That means that we have to take everything out of the closet to open the drawers. (By the way, the drawers are really disorganized because it's so hard to open them). I've included a picture of the drawers (note that they're sideways) with a ton of stuff jammed on top of them.
The rod is too close to the back wall, so our coats are mashed against the back wall of the closet.
The triangle of space between the closet doors and the bottom of the stairs is PACKED FULL OF STUFF. Tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, climbing gear, Christmas presents bought in August, shoes, books, paint rollers, etc. I couldn't take a picture of it all without pulling it all out.