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Hi, I am currently living in another construction zone after having finally completed 5 years of remodelling my first home. We did not have closets in our last home until the very end because it was an old house w/o them.<br><br>
Building from the ground up seems to be going a bit more smoothly although it is still really hard. Anyway, at our last house we found that we really liked all the shelves for the kids' clothes because we could easily see what was there whereas I find things go unnoticed in the dressers. I personally like to see what I have instead of digging through baskets or drawers.<br><br>
Here is where I am unsure what to do. We will not have closets built until our other priorities are taken care of first, so possibly as long as a year. We do have an attic for storage though so we don't have to live with it in our space. I am inclined to get or make something like this <a href="http://magiccabin.com/magiccabin/product.do?section_id=5&bc=1004&pgc=878&sv=333379&cmvalue=MCD|5" target="_blank">http://magiccabin.com/magiccabin/pro...&cmvalue=MCD|5</a> for DD. I am wondering what it is like to have your clothes just out in sight like that. Our upstairs doesn't yet have walls built to divide the rooms and I am going to use the furniture to visually divide it until then and so there will be clothes visible to some extent for all of us.<br><br>
What do you think?<br><br>
ETA: We've also thought of doing a super cheap exposed rod hanging from the ceiling with fishing line so it looks like it is floating. Is there any way to make this look decent?
 

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My kids LOVE to change their clothes. I think having them out only enhances that for them -- the clothes become part of their toys, in a sense. No problem except when you go to get dressed and there are no pants because yesterday you changed your clothes 6 times and I haven't done the wash. sooooo....into the drawers for us.
 

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how many articles of clothing does she need to hang up? if it's a lot, i would consider getting something like this. (well, personally, i would get a little armoire / wardrobe because i would like to be able to have things somewhat out of sight, but if you like it to be out in the open then i think this could work for you.)<br><br>
if she only has a few things that need to be hung, and you like open shelving, then why not store her clothes in a little bookshelf and hang those few other items on hooks? you can still use a hanger (or two or three) on each hook, to keep clothes from getting wrinkled. you could mount hooks on the wall in a row, or if she truly only has 2-4 items, you could just put one hook on each end of the bookshelf.<br><br>
fwiw, ds's clothes are in plain sight, because he has no door on his closet. there is a rod up higher for hanging items, and divided shelves (so it's more like four cubbies rather than two shelves) on the floor for sweaters, pants, pjs, etc. i have one basket for socks, that sits on top of the shelves. i don't really like having everything exposed. i should put up a curtain. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I'm a behind closed doors fan myself.<br><br>
I did have a clothes rail for a while but felt that things got dusty easily. I guess if you only have out the clothes for that season that would help. I felt it made the room feel cluttered having everything out in the open.<br><br>
I can see my DD wanting to change clothes a lot if she had all her clothes in view. I also wouldn't expect them to stay hung up for long.
 
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