When I moved into my cottage, I loved everything except the lack of closets. But this is a small thing and I knew I could find a way to make it work. I just needed to get some organization systems, and I could call it a day. Turns out, I may have underestimated how hard this is going to be for me. See, I can’t stand to buy anything that’s cheap. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good deal, but I can look at something and know whether or not it will last. All of these organization systems are built for millennials and college kids—they’re not built to last for a decade or two! What’s worse, is they’re not even that cheap. The systems I need are pretty elaborate, so they’re not even worth buying to me. But I can’t live in a mess forever without any storage space. In the end, I did what I should have done in the first place—I went to my uncle’s custom furniture store. He thought I was going to want a new sofa or dining room table. But no, I just needed some custom build furniture that would help me organize my house. The first thing he built was this captains bed which has lots of small drawers, instead of just a couple big ones which is the common design. This bed stores as much clothes as a whole dresser, possibly more. Next he’s building a wardrobe so I can hang my clothes out of reach of my cat. Unlike most wardrobes, this custom made furniture will also have little shelves at the bottom to organize my shoes!