Last weekend my husband and I celebrated the 10th anniversary of our marriage. I booked a table in a fancy restaurant and then I realized that I have nothing to wear! If you’re a woman there is 99,9% chance that you know that feeling. So many clothes, yet so little. I came to decision that I definitely need to do something about it.
After standing for at least half an hour in front of my wardrobe I decided to get rid of things I no longer use. As a result I produced four bags of clothes and accessories for charity shops. There is something in a clean, tidy and uncluttered wardrobe that makes me feel better. I feel like something new and exciting is coming and I’ve just made a space for it (new clothes perhaps:))
I’m very lucky to have a small walk in wardrobe (I wish I have a whole room as a closet), but I share it with my husband and I also keep there all sort of other things which are not currently in use e.g. luggage. To keep my wardrobe tidy I bought some boxes and other storage organizing solutions.
Fabric boxes are great for smaller clothes and accessories. They also look very stylish in a wardrobe.
Fabric box from Ikea
Clear plastic boxes are great as you can see what’s inside them. There are variety of sizes to choose from so it shouldn’t be difficult to find the perfect one for your wardrobe.
Clear storage boxes from Wilko
Types of wardrobes
There are so many storage solutions on the market these days. You can choose from free standing to fitted wardrobes. The last ones can be quite expensive, but you can think of building one yourself, which is exactly what I did in my bedroom (with help from a DIY person).
Sliding door fitted wardrobe from Hammonds
Fitted wardrobe in alcoves from Sharps
Contemporary sliding doors wardrobe by Orren Ellis
Free standing painted wardrobe from Cotswold
Walk in wardrobe from Strachan
The right position
Wardrobes in general can be nightmares, especially if the room is not spacious. The key is to place a wardrobe in a right position. I personally don’t like walking into a room where the first thing I see is a huge wardrobe, that’s why I would place it, if possible, behind the door. Good solution would also be placing a wardrobe in an alcove or paint it in the same colour as the walls.
What is your perfect wardrobe and how do you keep your wardrobe tidy? Let me know below in a comment.