Storage is often an issue in the home.
As the years pass you naturally acquire more things so areas can get rather cramped especially in the bedroom. Finding the right outfit suddenly takes much longer, certain items seem to be disappear, and the space in your wardrobe gets smaller with each passing day. All of which make the mornings far more stressful than it needs to be.
Often the amount of space available is not the problem. With some simple changes and new additions that we describe here, you can better manage your wardrobe space and make getting ready in the morning effortless.
1. Declutter Your Wardrobe
The first step is the hardest but also the most important.
No amount of sorting will help if your wardrobe is too cluttered. Start by clearing out your entire wardrobe including your clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories. This helps to better assess what you have and the actual amount of space available to work with.
Separate each item into the following:
- Frequent use: These are items that you use frequently or have worn in the last few months. This pile might also include items for special occasions such as suits and dresses.
- Out of season: Move any items that are currently out of season into storage. The idea is to reserve space in your wardrobe only for those things that you wear regularly in the current season.
- Discard: Chances are you have pieces of clothing that are rarely worn. These items are just taking up space so create a separate pile for things to be sold or donated to charity.
Prepare to allocate an entire afternoon for this task. Decluttering your wardrobe may be challenging but it is a necessary step to maximise storage space.
2. Double Available Space With Hanging Rods, Shelves, and Boxes
Now that your wardrobe is decluttered, the next step is to neatly organise everything. Even with limited space you can practically double the amount of storage space in your wardrobe with a combination of the following:
- Hanging rods: The addition of another hanging rod can help carve out even more space for your clothes. These should be one of the first additions to your wardrobe which can be added as a DIY project or purchased from a department store.
- Shelves: The use of shelves is another excellent solution to maximise storage space. These can be used to easily organise folded clothes, accessories, and other delicate items.
- Boxes: Storage boxes can be used to neatly organise shoes, bags, and other smaller items. Place them on the shelves, floor or even stack them on top of each other to save space. Be sure to label them or use clear boxes so you know where everything is.
Most of these are fairly inexpensive but they can really make a difference each time you get ready in the morning.
3. Make Use of Vertical Space
Closet organisers can greatly maximise storage space. But chances are you can take your efforts even further.
Use hooks or pegs to reclaim any wasted space on parts of the wall that are not being used. They can be drilled into the wall, fastened over the door, or mounted with a strong adhesive. Hooks can be used for just about anything such as hats, scarves, handbags, belts, ties, or even jewelry.
They are especially convenient for storing items that you use frequently and can even be used to lay out clothes for the next day. This ensures that the things you use most are easily accessible. So keep a few hooks or pegs empty.
With a few simple changes, you can greatly increase the amount of wardrobe space you have. Other solutions also include opting for entire wardrobe renovations which our experts can assist with.
Contact us today for custom wardrobe storage solutions for your home.