We live in an older house…70′s ranch-y style. It’s truly perfect for us, not too big (because I don’t have a maid ya’ll, just 4 kids and sometimes we have to go behind them) and when we bought it, it was move-in ready–my favorite kind of house to buy. Semi-sorta updated, at least no orange/green/yellow in the kitchen and an assortment of neutral colors, which are perfect for US. Anywhoooo, the down side is that apparently in the last 20 some years we (collectively as Americans) have garnered a lot of “stuff” and “need” more closet space than was available back in the 70′s. Our current list of to-do’s is for us (and I really mean my Hubby) to finally deal with the bedroom closets. We started with the boys closet, mainly because they are boys and if it got goofed up they really aren’t going to care so much (the girls will be next and we will save the most important–ours–for last).
For the boys, their dresser (in the closet to save space) houses the majority of the clothing, but they have a fair amount that gets hung. The clothes that get hung knock all their miscellanea on top of their dresser over and behind and creates a chronic MESS. The top of the closet was just a shelf and tons of dead space. We wanted to give them some more storage and maximize that dead space. We opted on cubbies and worked around the brace in the middle of the shelf. We are pleased with the outcome and hopefully these fellas can manage keeping their stuff in one spot and not lose chargers, memory sticks and all that other stuff. Without further blah blah, here’s the pics and once we finish the girl’s I’ll post that, too. I know, you can hardly wait. Try and contain yourself.