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Here are some smart tips for planning a practical wardrobe that will allow you to maximise the use of space but still provide airy storage with a full view of your clothes.Measurement and planning guides
1. We recommend leaving 20-40 cm between the shelves for your folded clothes. That allows sufficient space for keeping piles of clothes neat and tidy. Shelf depth should be no more than 30 cm for efficient storage.
2. Knitted sweaters can lose their shape on a hanger, so use mesh drawers with dividers to keep them fresh and neatly organised.
3. Plan the space so there is room to hang both long and short garments. You can hang up to 40 shirts and blouses on a 60 cm clothes rail. Men’s shirts need up to 90 cm for them to hang freely.
4. Trouser hangers are ideal for keeping trousers and skirts wrinkle-free. It is possible to place two pairs of trousers on each hanger. Jeans can be folded and stored in wire drawers or on shelves as they don’t wrinkle easily.
Getting started is half the job as the saying goes. That is also true when it comes to planning you clothing storage. We think designing a well-organised closet can be a lot of fun. However, before you get started planning for how many shelves, drawers, hooks, shoe racks, etc. you will need, we have a few step-by-step tips we’d like to share with you.
1. TAKE A BEFORE PICTURE, it’s a good idea to take a picture before you get started and bring it along with you when planning with a retailer. Furthermore, you’ll have something to compare with the before and after results.
3. SORT OUT UNUSED CLOTHES, can you sell, swap with friends or donate to charity? Catalogue your clothes by taking an inventory and write down how many blouses, shirts, trousers, skirts, dresses and shoes you have. This will make planning of your storage easier.