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Anne Duke
I have two IKEA three drawer night stands purchased in 1986. They are in my closet now holding lots of stuff. IKEA does have some junk, but if you know what to look for in furniture you can get very serviceable items. And some very clever things as well.
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Katie
We have an older 2 bedroom home with pretty standard sized closets for a bedroom, but they were the only storage areas in the entire house except for a small pantry in the kitchen. We had really high 10 foot ceilings, but the closets had standard doors. We ended up raising the ceiling in the closet and bringing the bar up, and then adding a second shelf that ran about 2/3 the length. This allowed us to store almost twice as many clothes, but it also accommodated longer items and also let me keep a vacuum in one closet and a set of golf clubs in the other. We had a shoe wrack in one closet and shelfs above the lower rod allowed for accessory storage.
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buster57

We had a free consultation from a reputable closet designer and after staring at our space for over 1/2 hr started drawing furiously and then showed it to us proud as a peacock. I replied: "That's what our closet looks like now, we wanted something to better organize our clothes, etc." To which she retorted: "That's all I can come up with." So, sometimes....what you have is all you can have. LOL.

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