Originally I had one of these in the corner of the guest room. I broke that thing in no time by hanging way more weight on it than it could apparently handle. The plastic thing at the bottom snapped. I propped it up with an old dictionary (who uses a dictionary anymore, anyway?) and that worked for awhile, but eventually it all came crashing down. If you don't overload it, though, these things are really nice.
So then I invested a little more cash into one of these. Yes, it's way more expensive - but you do get what you pay for. In my case, this was necessary. I kept it in the same corner and mounted the two bars straight into a stud in the wall. Now we've got sturdy!
But now when we have guests staying in our guest room, they are forced to fall asleep while staring at all of my clothes. That's kind of weird. So I started looking around Pinterest for ideas and came up with a great one! Curtains!
But curtains are tres expensive and I'm cheap. So instead of looking for 96" long curtains, I went straight to the bedding section at Walmart and bought three flat twin sheets for under $5 each. They are exactly 96" long and just perfect for what I needed.
I don't know why this green always looks NEON in photos. I had one shade darker of this green in the old kitchen and it looked neon in photos, too. It's not. It's a nice, soft green - I swear! But anyway - check out my closet corner now! (Sorry the photos suck. I have no idea where my "real" camera is these days so you just get phone photos. Good enough, right?)
I just took two curtain rods and mounted them directly to the ceiling. Then I cut two small holes in the top hem of the sheet - one in each end on the backside, and slipped the rod through. I didn't even have to break out the sewing machine! There are two sheets hanging in the front and one on the side. That's it!
So there you have it. It might not be the BEST solution for having no closets in an old house, but it works for me and at least my in-laws won't have to stare at my entire wardrobe when staying in this room.
Oh, and Yoda is sitting next to the TV because he thought he matched the room and wanted to be a part of it. Silly Yoda.