Walk in Closets are the cause of this Financial Situation---Seriously!
I have been pondering almost daily this great financial debacle that
we have gotten ourselves into and how it happened. Now I understand
Barry Obama likes to point the finger at the GOP or George Bush, but it
started way before "W" became Number 43. It seems to me that this
whole mess can be traced back to Post WWII America and the advent of
the "walk in closet" to entice people to move to the new "burbs"
outside of town. WHAT? you say! That's LUDICROUS! Now hear me out...
of us real estate professionals have been through our share of homes
built all different years. So think about it...the 1800's and before
we had armoires and PEGS for god sake to hang your clothes on---we only
had a few shirts and pants IF we had more than one! Around the turn
of the century we start to see what most bueyrs perceive to be
miniscule closets in homes---now you coud hang maybe up to a dozen
garments! The next jump is post WWII and the advent of the @#$ walk in
closet----WHAMO! the world changed!
Now we started to hoard
clothes, etc that we could hide in our WALK IN closets. Remember Lucy
and Desi? She was ALWAYS hiding outfits! But now the "cow was outta
the barn" and we havent' looked back----until now. At the same time we
went from no garage to a one car to a two car to a three car---the
third bay just to hold all the crap that WON'T fit in our WALK IN
CLOSETS! But WAIT WE DIDN' T STOP THERE!
Hell, I've seen homes
with 1500 Bottle "wine cellars"! We've got basements and attics and
now we even RENT STORAGE UNITS for all the @$%# that won't fit in our
@#$% WALK IN CLOSETS! What are we NUTS! We're renting space to store
stuff we should have given away or sold on E-bay! In the rural areas
where I live some of the folk who live in small houses or mobile homes
have had to start storing their assets on the FRONT LAWN!
why not sell that old AMC Pacer or cherry Gremlin that you are saving
from the junk yard to someon who might actually be able to use it? Or
at least scrap them gems and let us sned it to China to be melted down
and sold back to us.Ohhh, I can hear some of you already laughing out
loud, but hey what's YOUR closet look like? And I know I will hear
from some Al Queda wannabe that this all goes back to a damn American
So Barry---back off George W. and the GOP and let America know where the blame outta be.
As always, IMHO.