Been There, Felt That
When Amy Kressaty e-mailed Real Simple about her closet, she had a long list of issues. The closet’s odd configuration, which made it feel cramped. The “impossible to organize” 29-inch-deep space. The overstocked, ill-fitting, dated wardrobe. “My coworkers are twenty something. I don’t want to feel like their mother!” said the 47-year-old northern New Jersey sales exec. Behold, the RS redo that sorted it all out.
Amy’s 3 Common Closet Problems
1. Blocked access.
The mirrored doors opened on only one side at a time, leaving half the closet hidden.
2. Hard-to-reach spots.
The inner alcove spaces on the left and right were black holes for empty shoe boxes and random trinkets.
3. No rhyme or reason.
Because it was so cramped, there was no logic to the closet. Amy stuck stuff wherever there was a place for it.