If your wardrobe seems to shrink every few months, here are five ways to get more out of your space.
You might have a generous walk-in wardrobe, or perhaps it’s just a little vintage number with cute legs and shelves that don’t really cut it in terms of capacity… either way, there are things you can do to maximise the space you have to work with.
1. Install shelves
Onto walls and inside cupboards. This can double the size of your cupboard space by using the full height and allow room for containers to help organise and provide easier access to items.
2. Repurpose bookshelves
If your wardrobe is simply too small to accommodate all of your clothing, shoes and accessories, consider diversifying your storage. Look to areas elsewhere in your room to accommodate shoes or jewellery. Give over space on your bookshelf for baskets to hold active wear or winter tights. Store scarves or handbags on the back of your door or folded into baskets.
Hanging hooks seems like a tiny task but it can revolutionise the way your store things. Use smaller hooks for lightweight items and heavier duty screw-in hooks for bulky things and extra hanging storage. Look to wasted space behind your door or inside wardrobe doors to hang robe hooks for coats and jackets, gym and laptop bags to keep things off the floor and out of your wardrobe.
4. Blanket bags
If you don’t already alternate your wardrobe contents according to the season, this tip will really change your life. As the season begins to get cooler or warmer, start a blanket bag for items you’re no longer reaching for. It will only be a matter of weeks before you can take the plunge and remove all your summer – or winter clothes and store them elsewhere in the attic or spare room until the weather changes again.
Not only will it give your clothes a rest, it frees up space in your wardrobe for the clothes you DO wear.
5. Modular storage kits
This is a bigger investment but certainly worth it if your budget can stretch the distance. Measure up your wardrobe internal space or the area you're using for a free-standing garment rack. Purchase drawer units, shelving or an entire modular system to make more efficient use of the space so not a centimetre is wasted – a place for everything and everything in its place.
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