I have some good news and some bad news.
First, the good news. I don't have any skeletons in my closet.
The bad news is, I don't have skeletons in my closet because I DON'T HAVE A CLOSET!
Our house was built in 1866. Would normally be a good excuse, as most houses didn't have closets back then. Alas, the builders were forward thinkers, and each of the original rooms has at least 2 closets.
Our bedroom was added on in the 1990s, and the family in possession of the house at that time had more of an "I don't care if it's practical or even proper" attitude. So, Hubby and I are left without a closet. We do have a wardrobe that houses a few of the things that we wear regularly. Basically, a few pairs of Hubby's work pants and shirts, and a few blouses and jackets for me.
Today, I give you 10 Groups of Things That Would Be in My Closet Instead of Scattered About My Room.
1. The Drying Rack. (We're starting out small. Don't want to appall you right out of the gate.)
Right now it simply hangs out against our wardrobe. I suppose I could get a towel that goes with the decor of our bedroom, but honestly, the decor is awful. You'll see glimpses of it in future photos. It was chosen by the previous owners. The ones who thought a closet was too much trouble.
2. The million or so bags of the duffel, backpack, and beach variety.
The bags seem to multiply rather rapidly. Perhaps the dark, private ambiance they have under the bed has something to do with it.
3. My robe.
Draped over the bedpost isn't exactly attractive. (Can you see even more bags worming their way out from under the bed? Multiplying, I tell you?!?!)
4. My shoes.
I do have a shoe hanger on the back of our bedroom door, but it ain't enough. First of all, I can't keep boots in it. Second of all, there isn't enough room. You can only put one heel in each slot. So, I get to trip over my shoes as I enter our room.
5. Old computer paraphernalia.
For some reason, it is a rule here at the coop that we can't just get rid of old computers. They are tucked into closets all around the house. This one is in our bedroom, right outside the bathroom, just waiting for it's chance at a permanent home in a closet.
6. My sweaters.
Have you heard me mention that it gets rather chilly here in Indiana? I must wear sweaters, but they take up a whole lot of room. So, into boxes under the bed they go.
7. Future Christmas store gifts.
Our church sponsors a Christmas store each year. All year long I am on the lookout for things on super-clearance that would be good for the store. Unfortunately, there is no closet in which to house these awesome deals, so wedged between the wardrobe and the wall they go.
8. But where are my fancy frocks, you ask? Surely those are not stuffed into a ball under your dresser? No, they aren't under the dresser, and don't call me Shirley. (Catch that??? Movie quote from last week's list.) Fancy frocks and other articles that must go on a hangar.
From my room, go across the landing, down three steps, up 5 steps, across the other landing and into the little boys' room. I get the approximately 8 inches of closet space that Hubby's suits don't take up.
9. My hot tub.
10. And while we're dreaming, might as well add this.
Have a lovely day!