Whether you have a walk-in wardrobe the size of a small guestroom, or a closet the size of a broom cupboard, fitting everything in can often be a struggle.
But cramming your clothes together creases them. And it's difficult to see what you have, so choosing an outfit becomes a chore.
If your clothes are squashed like sardines, try these tips to make the most of your space.
Most people wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time. You feel you have “nothing to wear” even when your rails are wilting under the weight. Assess the contents of your wardrobe. Do you wear it, does it fit, and does it make you feel good? If not, it’s time to say goodbye.
Are you mixing beach wear with winter woolies or sandals with snow boots? Don’t let clothes you won’t wear for six months hog precious hanging space. Keep your wardrobe season-appropriate and make choosing outfits simple.
If there’s never enough room on your rails, could your coat hangers be the culprit? Large bulky hangers steal space, leaving less for clothes. Take a look at slimline hangers. They take up half the space, making them an excellent antidote to overstuffed wardrobes.
Don’t ignore the shelves at the top of the wardrobe. They are great for those out-of- season clothes, or suitcases. Built in shoe racks along the bottom of the wardrobe will make the best of that space where free standing single rail wardrobes don’t. A pre-dresser fitted on the inside of the wardrobe door can allow for a few ready to go items, perhaps the selected outfit for the next morning. Have you ever considered double hanging rails? These are great solutions when you have plenty of short hanging items like blouses and blazers.
Consider investing in fitted wardrobes to make use of all available space, like those odd corners and sloping ceilings. Pick your perfect blend of drawers and shelves to store everything from ball gowns to gym wear. Then include useful features like pull-out shoe or trousers racks, or extendable hanging rails to make your wardrobe as individual as you are.