Unfortunately, insufficient wardrobe storage is a common problem for many households. This leads to clutter and mess that can really detract from the appearance of your home. Optimizing your wardrobe space is the key to dealing with clutter and getting organised. Before you get started, however, we recommend that you do a thorough spring clean of your clothing and get rid of those items that you no longer need or wear – they take up precious space.
- Storage Boxes
These are perfect for organising small items (such as socks, shoes and accessories). They can be stacked underneath smaller garments in the hanging area of your wardrobe, which keeps them out of the way but still accessible. We recommend that you label each of the boxes so that you can easily find what you’re looking for. Some people even go so far as to write out a list of every item contained in the box.
Whilst suitcases and the like certainly come in handy when travelling, they are also useful as wardrobe storage for items that aren’t frequently used (such as seasonal clothing, spare pillows and blankets). Store suitcases underneath smaller garments in the hanging section. If you have a lot of luggage items, you could also stack the smaller bags inside the larger ones so that they take up less space.
- Double Rods
Vertical space can be maximised through the installation of double rods (as in, one above the other). This will allow you to hang a bunch of smaller items (such as shorts, skirts, mini dresses and coats) without wasting valuable space below. Please note that this type of storage is not suitable for maxi dresses and, in some cases, suits. You will need to leave a small amount of full length hanging space for these items.
If you need shelf wardrobe storage but cannot investigate a permanent solution (for whatever reason), a hanging organiser could be the answer. These can be secured to a hanging rod or hook using strong Velcro tabs and are able to hold a surprising amount of weight. They are available in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours to ensure your needs are met. Some people even use them to store toys and stuffed animals.
- Shelving Units
If your wardrobe didn’t come with adjustable shelving panels, there is nothing stopping you from having them installed. Adjust the height of the shelving to meet your needs and organise the space further by placing baskets or drawers into the slots. This will also help you to keep personal or valuable items (such as underwear and jewellery) out of view. If you wanted, these units can be custom built for your needs.
By following the tips we have shared above, you should be able too effectively maximise your available wardrobe storage space and will find that clutter simply disappears. There are plenty of ways that you can improve or even increase the space inside your wardrobe – all you have to do is use a bit of imagination and be willing to spend some money. And if your situation is really that bad, rip everything out and start anew with fresh storage solutions.