Storage in the walk-in-closet

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This is my walk-in-closet. Or rather, it was supposed to be… I use it mainly for storage of another kind than clothes and such. To the left is a 80 cm wide BILLY bookcase. Plus extra shelves on top. Right ahead is a 60 cm BILLY bookcase. No, IKEA doesn’t sell that size any more. Which is a pity as it is a good size. On top of that are stored extra shelves both for BILLY and BESTÅ. In the middle is a huge roll of carpet… That is my second living room carpet which I got for free from a neighbor who was about to throw it out. Exactly the same size, quality and make (IKEA) as the one I am presently using which is blue. But this one was bought in the Netherlands.

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Above is how it looks to the right. Hangers for clothes. Three shelves. When I moved in it was just one shelf so I added two as the system for them allowed that. On the shelves are mainly pillow cases, curtains, and pillows for chairs. Under the clothes-rack, there is a largish chest which you cannot see in the picture. There I store pillows and out of season duvets for the bed.

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Under the bar with hangers just inside the door is my big document cabinet. Contains all important documents you can think of. I know. I have to do some cleaning out of papers one of these days. My toothbrush get charged in here. On top of the document cabinet is a pile of magazine holders that I kept after throwing out their content when I moved here, to reduce the number of old magazines and other paper-stuff. Don’t think I will ever have to buy new magazine-holders again. These will last for the rest of my life I think. To the left you can also spy some pillows not presently used.

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In the BILLY bookcase at the end of the walk-in-closet there are, except for the extra shelves for BILLY and BESTÅ bookcases and cupboards, various boxes with various stuff and some binders with papers about the flat. On the top are a number of camera stands that I’ve not used for years. And some small carpets I intend to make pillow cases from. Some of this stuff shouldn’t be in here… like the knitting and sewing stuff, the button collection that my mother started long ago, and similar things. Should be together with other sewing stuff. Which is in the bedroom. Except for various textiles which are in the main storage room… hmm.

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On the lefthand side at the end there is an IVAR shelf that on the top has all my old slides. I’ve scanned about one third of them and made digital, but the rest still remain… Need to do that before they become impossible to look at. That is the problem with slides. They deteriorate and get real bad with age. Under them are some boxes with paper-photos that are not in albums. And some boxes with old hand-written letters from various friends.

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In the BILLY shelf to the left I have more extra BESTÅ shelves at the top, then some binders with letters and writings, and then comes the IKEA plastic boxes that hold all kinds of stuff that has to do with electrics, tools, and other handiwork. The division of things that ought to be in the same place happened when I moved here and I still, after 4.5 years, haven’t got it quite right. The first step towards a more organized storage was getting all the transparent plastic boxes from Ikea and get all the tools and lamps and such into them.

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And more of the same.

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The bottom ones hold various lamps to change to when a lamp is finished. And the blue thing is my toolbox.

This space has good ventilation and a power outlet which I presently use to charge my toothbrush. The bathroom is just beside it so it is close by.

The walk-in-closet used for storage is actually quite organized. Need to mark the plastic boxes though so I can find things faster. They are transparent so you see what is inside them, but they still need to get marked.

I’d love to use this space as a walk-in-closet, as it is supposed to be… but I can forget about that unless I start to throw things out both here and in the storage room I wrote about earlier.

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