Mastering the Wardrobe

I’m not sure what exactly triggered the AHA moment as to a resolution to my ongoing wardrobe woes, but I finally found the solution!!!

I couldn’t figure out how to best use the area below the clothes for storage because it’s such a deep space. Things would get lost on shelves and baskets wasted too much space. I would forget what I owned until the seasonal purge and then find myself holding a pair of jeans or a sweater and going, “Hey, I forgot that I have that. Why don’t I wear it?”

I know I could have fewer clothes, but what I have fits in the space, so I had a hard time believing I couldn’t make accessing the items easier. Even with fewer clothes, I’d still have the problem of things being piled on top of each other or having to pull everything off a shelf and having to stack things two deep.

For the solution, I was partly inspired by all the images you see on decor sites of towels rolled up in cubes. I know that that alone didn’t translate to a solution for the wardrobe, but it probably got the ball rolling.

I took all the clothes out and determined that I needed for divisions; one four sweaters, one for jeans, one for skirts, and one for bags. My mother built me this tonight:

I then folded the sweaters semi neatly and stacked them so I could see the ends. As for jeans and skirts, I rolled them up! This way, there is less of a chance the clothes will wrinkle and I can just grab the end of a roll. Ta-dah:

It might look a little messy, but it really isn’t. I can see all my clothes and bags at a glance and it’s easy to pull out what I need. And instead of having to dig through everything to find a pair of jeans the odd time I decide to wear a pair, they are contained to one area.

Next, I need to find a place to store my scarves. Right now, they are rolled up neatly in the pocket organizer, but they are a pain to put away. I really like this idea of using a couple of towel bars. If I can find narrow ones that fit inside my wardrobe doors, I will give that idea a try.

My wardrobe will always be a bone of contention, but it’s almost functional! 😀

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5 Comments

  • I don’t know where l saw this but l thought it was brilliant for storing scarfs.

    Use the hoops for shower curtains, place them on a hanger, and tie all your scarfs to them individually….wrinkle free and on display with only one hanger.

  • It would be so nice if we were close by each other. I have a few shelves I would love to add to the RV, but have neither the skill nor the tools to do them myself. I await teleportation to solve the problem.

    BTW, I have only watched the Farscape tv series. I have been looking for the Peacekeeper Wars but have not gotten it yet.

  • I don’t have skills, just willingness to do. 😀

    Peacekeeper Wars is available on Amazon for just $11! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006HC5N2/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0006HC5N2&linkCode=as2&tag=travwithmir05-20

  • Not sure what you mean by “narrow” towel bars. But wooden dowels come in different diameters and can be cut to size. Why not cut them the width of the closet doors, attach on each end with brackets which extend them a little from the door panel, and there’s your scarf holder?

  • Narrow=12″ wide.

    I would have preferred metal over wood and something that I don’t have to fabricate myself.

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