Good Questions: A Long, Narrow and Awkward Closet

Good Questions: A Long, Narrow and Awkward Closet

Aug 3, 2006

Hi AT,

My bedroom closet takes "long, narrow, and awkward" to a whole new level. The closet is 12 feet long by 2 feet wide, with a 3 foot wide door halfway along it's length. I've installed three short curtain rods (two deep on one end of the closet, one deep on the other). I also have a shelf on each end, sitting on the shelf rail. Lastly, I installed about three linear feet of hooks on the shelf rail right in the middle, so that they are the first thing you see when you enter the closet.

I like to keep my dirty clothes hampers out of site in the closet, but that means I have to reach over them to get to my hanging clothes. I also can't help but feel like I'm wasting a whole lot of vertical space.

It's a rental that I'm not sure I'll be in for more than a few years, so I don't want to do any custom closet installations. Any tips for maximizing this space?

Thanks! Holly

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Anyone with help for Holly? (Note that Holly took this picture standing inside the closet. To the right is the door to the room. Behind her is more closet.)

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