We want to have a better organization system for my daughter's bedroom closet. We'd love one of those modular closet organizers, with shelves and a hanging bar and drawers and all the fun things like that. But there are some complications.
First of all, her closet is what I'd consider a "normal" sized bedroom closet. Maybe about 5' wide, 2' deep or so. Right now it's just the standard bar (too high for her to reach) with a single long shelf overhead.
But everywhere else we've lived with this size closet, has had double-door width entries. Folding doors, sliding doors, whatever, but double, so you can access the whole width of the closet.
All the closets in this house have a single, swinging door. Just a regular old door with a doorknob. They're beautiful wooden doors with lots of eyes on them. No complaints about the doors themselves. But it DOES make it very hard to access the side areas of the closets!
Most closet organizers are designed with full frontal access in mind. We have to be sure that we're not blocking access to the side areas.
Another complication... the access to the attic is in the ceiling of my daughter's closet. Whatever we do, we need to be able to access this.
And one side of her closet has the pipe for the air exchanger running up the wall, too.
I've been googling for tips on organizing kids' closets, but they all seem to be based on these enormous, walk-in, open-concept (with NO doors, just a humungous arch) closets. Seriously???
Otherwise, they give very generic tips. "Use vertical shelves to maximize space." "Have the rod at your child's level." "Store less-frequently used items in containers on the top shelf." OOOOHHH i would NEVER have thought of that, THANK YOU. ARGH.
Any brilliant ideas? How can we work around the air exchanger, attic access, and single door entry access, and still have a clean and functional and useful (and hopefully cute) system for her clothes???