In America, we like our stuff. Shoes, clothes, televisions, and video games are all items that we can’t seem to live without. The only problem is that we need a place to put everything. Those in real need of some storage expansion might want to consider looking into closet systems.
Closet organizer systems can run the gamut from store bought to do it yourself. Within that spectrum there is another of effective to ineffective. The best closet systems are effective and cheap. One such method is to install slanted shelving along the walls in the closet for your shoes. This approach allows for more shelves and thereby more shoe storage; something highly sought after for the shoe nut among us.
If changing the shelves around in your custom closets isn’t giving you enough space, try changing other things to open up space for your wildly varied stuff. For example, why not get rid of your traditional four post bed and have a Murphy bed installed in your bedroom wall? This way when you aren’t using your folding bed you can simply fold it up into the wall.
If a wall bed really isn’t your thing you can try a take off on the concept. You can now easily buy and install a lot of furniture that folds up into the wall. A Murphy desk for example can come down during the day while you work and go back up later on for when you want that space for something else. If you have your heart set on a more traditional storage solution, maybe a hybrid would work for you. Try having a folding closet or pantry installed into one of your walls. Just like a folding wall bed the closet will be hidden when you don’t need it.