Monday, February 05, 2007

Library Bag: A Place For Everything

Starry Sky Ranch just asked if anyone had photos of a "family closet," an idea showcased on the Duggar special. I've always thought this was a brilliant idea. I liked it even more when I read the book A Place for Everything by Peri Wolfman and Charles Gold. If you like organizing with baskets, not plastic, you'll LOVE this book! Pages of photos document inventive ideas for containing everything in their own home. Their style is heavy on the distressed, but in an authentic, non-catalog kind of way.

I covet their "everything closet." (Clicking on that link will take you to a floor plan exerpted by Amazon.) Part wardrobe, part laundry, part linen closet--everything is cleaned and stored in one great upstairs room. If I ever get a rambly old two-story farmhouse, I will shamelessly steal their idea for my very own. In fact, I'm going to walk over to the nonfiction section and check out this book again.

11 comments:

Valerie said...

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed hearing what is 'in your library bag'! I put this book on reserve right away when I read your post. That super-closet sounds like an good goal for our next home.
:)

stephanie said...

That's sounds like a great book and my library actually has it!! Can't wait. :)

Alexandra said...

I loved that Dugger family closet as well. I'd definitely do it if there were more of us. Great idea for a large family!

Honey said...

I really like that idea too! Ever since you mentioned not taking up floor space with dressers, it has been on the back of my mind. :)

My Boaz's Ruth said...

the Engstrom family has done this as well.

thehomespunheart said...

Wow - this book looks great! I'm going to see if our library has it. What a fascinating idea to have all the closets in one room!

Rebecca said...

We have always just used our hallway coat closet for our children. That way I can just pull it out of the dryer, hang it up and it's ready to go for them in the mornings.

Marianne said...

Thanks for the recommendation!
I ordered a $2 used copy off Amazon.com today. I think I may have the perfect room in mind....

thehomespunheart said...

So, our library does not have this or lots of books I look up. Does anyone know of more of a long-distance lending library for people in small towns like me?

karlanee said...

I love this book - I've checked it out so many times from our library, I think they should just let me keep it.

hsgbdmama said...

I just requested it from my library! Thanks, Merideth ...