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! 😀Share on Facebook