Join Date: Jan 2002
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I have a cape cod home and all of our closets are like that. I posted here before and no one really had any suggestions... perhaps someone will now. Ours only have one door though. maybe you could put a dresser or shelves in the middle to serve the dual action of making it into two closets and adding storage? I think ours are set up a little different from yours (aside from the door placement), but they are still akward wedge shapes. It sounds like you cannot use the tall (unslanted) walls at all in your closets, where we enter the closet on the broad "bottom" of the triangle.
I put totes along the back wall like you did, since they are the only thing that will even sort of fit in the narrow wedge. We moved the rod closer to the door, facing the door, not running away from it, so you have to push the clothes aside to get more than a foot or so into the closet. This is sort of a pain, but we can hang everything up now! On the far triangular shaped wall (the side wall), I put shelves. I hung one of those canvas sweater things in each closet on the other side of the rod from the shelves. In DS' closet, the biggest one, I put one of those free standing cupboards with shelves against the wall... I think it is from a box store like Staples, it is super cheap, made out of pressboard (but it was free to me!), and it is the perfect height and width to fit in the tallest space.
The Tabbie Family; DH , DS , DD , a few :, a couple : and me.