well, I got lucky with the apartment I'm renting...it has lots of storage (hooray texas sized apartments LOL)
but the problem with closets...its they tend to be GIANT wastes of space...they don't maximize on the space. think about it...or better yet... look at this:
see the one tiny shelf at the top...then the stuff piled on the floor? ya...thats because there is no other shelving to store stuff...what a waste!!!
so I went to Ikea, bought some cheap-o shelves and L brackets and installed some shelves, used some leftover boxes from my CLoffice...and hung a clear pocket shoe hanger on the door and VOILA...New craft closet!
yaaa...its nice :)