My problem with our closet is it's one giant open cube - well rectangular cubic space. I don't really want to put a permanent shelf in, and we like to keep things light. I bought some 1/2 PVC and a piece of luan (sp?) to make a light little table/shelf -with legs in the corners and out of the way- for the bottom third or so. We can put a plastic tub under it to pull out like a drawer for relatively heavier small stuff, and not be digging thorugh everything all the time (garbage bags, shampoo, batteries and the like) and then be able to put a basket for underclothes, belts, etc. on top of the shelf, clothes hanging above that. We'll see how it goes.
Oh Boy! Here we go again. The shirts are the same shirts that I had all scrunched together in the clost before I found the gizmo at Wal-Mart. Tifftin uses real wood in their closets with a heavy duty clothes bar. And as far as the Pigfarmer remark, that was the name of our boat of which we had a lot of fun with the name. It wasn't exactly the kind of boat you'd think a pigfarmer might own. Besides, farmers can make good money. I've said in other posts the only pigs we had I bought at the commissary to put on the grill.
I feel like everyone just wants to argue - I posted this thinking someone might want to buy one of these things - not to start world war 3!
No offence intended. Tiffin does make ery fine products and your wardrobe can take the weight. My comment was that not all are made that well or way. I know, because we had to have our hanger reattached to the ceiling because of too many jeans in one area.
One thing I learned in Navy was how to put uniforms in duffel bag without wrinkles. Roll em up! Have started doing it again to conseve hanging space. Fold and roll all casual pants and shirts for stacking or stuffing in corners. That frees up hanging space for suit, dress shirts and such.
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We are also FTers and like everyone else deal with limited closet space. We have a small storage unit that we rent and store winter clothes in the summer and vice versa in the winter, works for us, Bob.
Our main closet is so deep I moved the original rod back and added a second rod closer to the front. Then in another closet I added shelves.
Now I wonder why? Even if we're gone a month we have left over space in every cabinet.
Thanks for the Post. But you are a liitle bit late. My DW has been using them for quite a few years now. And yes, you can get a lot more into a closet using them.
We have a rather large Closet in our Motorhomes Hallway, that has very large Double Mirrored Glass Doors. We also have Hanging Type Closets on each side of our bed.
The ones on each side of our Bed, I took the Hanging Bars out and added all shelfs. You cvan actually get more cloths in the Cabinets, folding them, rathwer than hanging them. I pretty much let the DW have the Hall Closet for herself. Since I live in Jeans and Colored T-****s, and some regular ****s too, I just fold all of my cloths. After a couyple of minutes, you can't even tell they wer folded in the first place.
I'm a firm believer, in Wash-N-Wear Only. But the DW likes her stuff to look as nice a spossible. So we do carry a Small Iron and Smal Ironing Board, with removeable feet.
So for us anyways, we carry enough cloths for all "Four Seasons" all the time, as we use our Motorhome On/Off all year long.
What works for us, anyways, is we have our Motorhome Fully Stocked, just like we do our House. After all, our Motorhome is our second home on wheels, asao there is no loading or unloading of things for us to keep traveling. The only thing we need to being each trip, is our Meds. Other than that, the Motorhome is Fully Stocked with all of it own things, just as our house is.
For just the two of us, we find that we have more than enough storge places and then some. So we are never at a loss for storage places. When you really look at it, just how much room is enough for just to older people anyways ?.
Works for us great. Good Luck. Happy Travels. Dan & Jill
I don't think a total of 40 shirts is completely out of line for a fulltimer who takes along 4 seasons of clothing. After retirement we all find our needs change for different daily routines/activities. When traveling the weather is so changable there is little need to put away some of the cold or hot weather items because one day you'll need a coat and the next shorts. It is all a process--most of us do need fewer clothes than we take along and in time it all works out.
We hang fewer items because our closet rod isn't the strongest and began to sag. I'd rather revamp the closet with only a short hanging bar for a few dressy things and put in light weight shelving for everything else.