Older homes have a notorious dearth of closets. This lack may have been due to tax rates that were based on the number of rooms in a house—and closets counted as rooms! Whatever the reason, it meant that clothes and linen storage was typically outsourced to wardrobes, trunks, and chests. That’s not the case in our modern era. Most people have linen closets with ample space for blankets and bedding, making these bulky builds a thing of the past.