Like the Box, Basement and cellar, the closet is a place where things are often ‘kept in the dark’ or stored. Any dream that has a closet as a symbol can be especially focused on the idea of what you are hiding or not facing. What is kept in the closet or cupboard and the types of items it normally contains will offer clues as to the issue that is being brought out for consideration.
Dishes relate to being fulfilled and experiencing satisfaction. Clothes represent your identity, costume and your attitude. A coat closet can be a way of exploring being overly self protective or not opening to how experience is shaping you.