Having a walk in wardrobe is great. But you still need to make the most of it. How many walk-in wardrobes have turned into storerooms through lack of organisation? How many single or mismatched socks, heaps of t-shirts and jumpers, or messy shoes are in there?
To maximise the space in your walk-in, there are three basic solutions:
- Sort through your clothes and get rid of things you don’t wear any more
- Learn to tidy up properly
- Consider a larger walk-in wardrobe
This list might disappoint some, but it wasn’t banking on our storage tips…
1. How to sort belongings at home
You might claim that you love everything you own and that it’d be too hard to sort it all out.
Tip: use the ‘turned hanger’ trick
👉 The idea is to turn the hanger—of every item of clothing you rarely wear—to face you (the ‘wrong’ way). After a few weeks, if the hanger isn’t facing the right way, it means you haven’t been wearing that item.
Do the same with the shoes you rarely wear: you can, for example, turn them over (sole up). If you often wear a certain pair of shoes, store them normally.
Besides being a simple trick, the idea is to get rid of anything your rarely use, or never at all. In this case, sell the garments or donate them to charity.
2. Storing your belongings: 2 pro tricks!
You’re now left with only your favourite items and those you wear regularly. Everything else is gone! Now you need to arrange the remaining clothes to save yourself space, as well as time in the morning.
Tip: Use an adjustable drawer organiser
👉 This is the best option to organise your drawers. Each compartment holds its own item: one for socks, another for underwear, another for belts… You can also use storage boxes (without a lid, providing an instant view of the contents).
Tip: hang things up
👉 Hanging things is a great solution for space issues. There are many hanging storage accessories for your bags, necklaces, or even shoes. Examples include self-adhesive wall hooks, wall-mounted racks and hanging wardrobe organisers.
3. How to easily gain space
Those who love collecting outfits may want to consider a larger walk-in wardrobe. But if your room has no space for expansion….you’ll have to double down on tidying and inventiveness to declutter your rooms.
Tip: invest in a vacuum storage bag
👉 Vacuum storage bags let you store all of your out-of-season clothes. e. g. all of your summer outfits as autumn approaches. You can save up to 75% extra space. These vacuum bags can be tucked away in your dressing room or under the bed, depending on the model.
Now you’ve learnt a variety of storage tips for to get your walk-in wardrobe neat and tidy. To further refine the system and better protect your belongings, we recommend the hanging moth proofer in natural cedarwood. This also gives your walk-in wardrobe a pleasant, woody smell.