Not everyone can devote an entire room to storage like Kim Kardashian, or even have a walk-in wardrobe like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Most of us have a limited amount of space to hang up all our garments, or have to share their wardrobe with another family member. In this article, we’ll help you make the most of what space you have, with suggestions for efficient storage solutions. We’ll also encourage you to declutter and give you hints on how to organise so you can have a clothes cupboard that’s tidy and functional.
Here are some ideas and tips to make the most of your limited wardrobe space:
The biggest, and often the most difficult place to start, when you’re beginning to utilise wardrobe space, is getting a clear vision of the wardrobe you already have. It’s often very difficult to get rid of clothes because you see it as a waste of money. But it’s best to not think that way. You’ll feel better about giving outfits away if you’re sure they’re going to a worthy cause, or if you can make some pennies out of them.
Be ruthless and go through your entire wardrobe, piece by piece, and declutter the items you no longer wear or need. Make three piles – keep, donate and sell. Then you’ll be able to see exactly what you want to keep, and what suits you, and you may feel more motivated to keep your wardrobe neat in the future.
Once you’ve decluttered, other ways to continue to keep your wardrobe streamlined include:
So now you should have an emptier wardrobe. What’s the best way to use that space effectively? Here are some pointers:
The quickest way to keep your clothing organised is to have a system. It’s a cliché, but worth repeating: if you have a place for everything, then you can keep everything in its place!
Some of the tried and tested methods include:
Home interior organisers talk about the valuable ‘real estate’ within your home; making every square inch work for your lifestyle. Take another look, and see whether you could use a dark corner or an awkward space to store items. For instance, think about the following:
If you’ve taken some of our advice, you should have, the elegant and tidy wardrobe of your dreams. And now it’s time to think about maintaining it. Every few months, reassess and declutter items that are no longer serving you. By employing these tips, you can make the most of your limited wardrobe space and keep your attire organised and efficient.
While, a tidy and functional space requires regular upkeep, you can help yourself by having decent flooring in your bedroom as well as inside the wardrobe itself, if appropriate. Choose light-coloured flooring to make even a small area feel spacious. While smooth flooring like laminate or luxury vinyl is easy to clean and maintain if, like most people your wardrobe’s in your bedroom, you may want to keep it cosy with a new carpet.
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