Living in a small space forces you to look at your space critically all the time. When we first started traveling in the truck camper, the tall ‘linen’ type closet was designated for hanging some of our jackets and then with a tall hanging open shoe rack next to it. The shoe rack had a couple of extra towels rolled up, our shoes, and another couple miscellaneous items.
Every time we would drive somewhere, stuff in the hanging shoe rack would shift around and fall forward. Glenn (the thinker) wanted to put in the shelves which I was against at first, but now am super happy with this change.
It gives us much more storage and more options on how to use the space. Now we have totes for small items like fishing reels and other larger totes for rain gear, our inverter, etc. Our shoes slide easily in on the shelves.
You can see the shelves are not finished on the edges but could be easily. We covered the plywood with contact paper to make it easier to slide items in and out and to clean.