Winning with Innovative Closet Designs
I sometimes imagine myself living in one of those tiny houses you see on TV. Some of the styles are so ingenious there’s bound to come a day when they start handing out awards for them. I can see it now, the red carpet – celebrities jostling for position so they can be photographed from their best side. Reporters elbowing their way past newbies so they can get the scoop from the rock star builder who’s favored to win the top prize. The categories would be full of nominees who’ve pushed the envelope in space saving design. And there would be special recognition for the builder who incorporated the newest green living concepts.
I’d be there among the throng of satisfied homeowners. I’d be nominated for best utilization of a tiny closet space. I’m an avid Groupon shopper and I know how to find a bargain online. And I almost always use a Groupon to pay for it. One of my favorite sites is LOFT. I love their fashion forward -designs and up-to-date apparel. And I save so much money buying clothes from them I’m eager to wear them, then pass them on to others just so I can buy more. It’s this rotating concept that got me the nomination. Well, it’s fun fantasy to think about.
The reality is that I’m locked into my 3,200-square foot ranch for another 15 years, but who’s to say I won’t downsize. Until then, I’ll continue to enjoy the shows on television and marvel at the clever designs they come up with for those tiny houses. Meanwhile, I’m busy with plans of my own. I may daydream about a tiny house with limited closet space, but I’m having plans drawn up right now to turn my spare bedroom into the walk-in, eat-in, work-in closet of my dreams. When it’s done it will be lined on both sides with custom shelves to hold my shoe collection that numbers more than 100 pairs, a cedar lined enclosure for my wool slacks and sweaters and more jewelry and hat racks than I’ve ever had before. I really do love shopping LOFT with Groupons. I save as much as 50% off their fall designs and usually qualify for free shipping right away. Hey, maybe there will be an award for the most beautiful closet one day. If so, I’m sure to win.