I have a confession. When I read about bloggers who are cleaning out closets and getting organized, I get very envious. I suppose I could clean out my own closets, but there's not much point.
While our Amarillo house had a much smaller footprint than our current home, what sold us on it was all the storage. The utility room was about 6'x 10'and had a whole wall of built-in shelving and cupboards. The master bedroom had two, large, walk-in closets. I miss all that storage.
Canyon Wren Cottage has woefully less storage than what we're used to. You've already seen the laundry area. That's a far cry from what we used to have. This home has just one walk-in closet in the master bedroom, and it's square. That's a problem, because the center of the space is completely wasted. It's also not that big. I can't tell you how many boxes are still packed away in the garage just because there's nowhere to put stuff. Thankfully, the master bedroom is large, and one of these days, we plan to build two walk-in closets and convert the current one to a walk-in linen and coat closet, accessible from the other side (the kids' hall).
Even though I don't have a great closet to organize yet, it's fun to look at inspiration photos.
As I was looking up closets, I recalled having seen Mariah Carey's mammoth closet on an episode of "Cribs" several years ago.She needs lots of space for her shoes.
Other celebs have extravagant closets, too. This one belongs to Paula Abdul.
This is Jewel's closet. It doesn't seem all that huge or fancy, does it?
We Texas gals need our blue jeans. Eva Longoria has many pairs and a great place to store them.
We don't have to be big stars to organize, though. Are you in the organizing mode, too?
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