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Ask Flipped: My Closet Is a Portal to a Fantasy World, So Where Am I Supposed to Hang My Clothes?

It sounds fun, but it's very inconvenient

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Dear Flipped,

I just moved into a new house and—long story short—it turns out one of the closets is a portal to a fantasy universe in which I am the apparent fulfillment to some prophecy. Whenever I go there I am greeted by a talking porcupine who leads me on adventures were we vanquish dark wizards and overthrow corrupt despots. Sounds pretty great, right?

Wrong! That closet is the only closet in my new house. Where the heck am I supposed to hang all my clothes? Should I get one of those freestanding clothing racks? I think they look so tacky, but at this point I'm kind of out of options. Also, peasants in the fantasy world keep thanking me for saving them by giving me hand-knit tunics and things of that nature. Now I have more tunics than I know what to do with, and no closet to put them in. It's a real dilemma.

What am I supposed to do?

The One Who Was Chosen



That is quite a dilemma, but not an unsolvable one. Here are some potential fixes:

  1. Get a freestanding rack, but flank it with shelves. Giving the rack edged can help it look like more of a defined piece of furniture and less like you live in a Nordstrom. Plus, extra storage!
  2. Buy a wardrobe. This could be the perfect excuse to invest in a lovely antique piece, and the odds or fairly low that it will also turn out to be a portal to fantasy world. Lightning usually doesn't strike twice!
  3. Ask the porcupine to hold onto your clothes. Does the porcupine have a house? Does his house have closets? Have him hold your stuff, and then you get just pop into your closet whenever you need it. If his world has taken away your storage space, he kind of owes you.

Hope that helps!


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