Does your bedroom look like this? Oh good, maybe I’m not the only one then!
I am pleased to say we are finally decorating our bedroom and the first job was to clear out the wardrobes. Here are my top tips for doing the same, and some great storage and shelving ideas for how to keep it tidy.
Remove everything from your wardrobes and sort through it into piles. Of the stuff you don’t want, you probably don’t just want to throw it all in the bin. Some of my stuff was too small, some I didn’t like it and some had holes in it. To sort through it efficiently I made 4 piles.
- Sell (Ebay, Car boot etc.)
- Give to a charity shop
- Stuff to give to rag bag collection (i.e not good enough for charity shop, stains, holes etc.)
I suggest you have a think about this before you start so that you are not having to go through clothes multiple times. Divide in advance and remember anything you have to sell won’t be leaving the house as quickly as you might like as it takes time to list and sell things. Try to be as brutal as you can. If you find things you had forgotten you even owned then you probably have too much stuff.
ASSESS YOUR NEEDS
Think about what you have left.
What do you need to access on a regular basis?
Are there things that regularly end up on the floor?
Are the spaces in your wardrobe well divided?
Can you always find what you are looking for?
Once you have answered these questions you can work out what extra storage you might need to help solve these problems.
My problem areas:
- Clothes falling off shelf onto wardrobe floor
- Can’t reach back of shelf
- Space to organise scarves
For us, our wardrobes have 1 large shelf and a hanging rail, so it was helpful to divide the spaces up into smaller areas. Interestingly, although my husband and I have the same wardrobe, we each did this differently to suit our own use. I think this shows how there are lots of different options and that everyone uses space differently.
To divide up my space I used three baskets to divide up the top shelf, into an area for T-shirts, Jumpers and Cardigans, and skirts and shorts. Then an accessory hanger for scarves and necklaces to keep them all in one place.
PUT IT AWAYPut away what’s left, thinking about what you need and use on a daily basis. For example, I like to have pajamas in the most accessible place so I can grab them as I drag myself into bed exhausted each night!
Disclosure: Post in collaboration with homebase, all thoughts, words and opinions my own.