Monday, 23 February 2015

Wardrobe Organisation: Five Ikea Storage Hacks For Under £15


My wardrobe is the bane of my life. I am constantly struggling to squeeze things in and squeeze things out of it. I'm always in need of some extra space whether it comes to storing beauty products or places to house my clothes. A while back we got new wardrobes to address the situation but mine still ended up full to the brim. My boyfriend had a great idea of modifying the wardrobe slightly to fit my needs with a little help from Ikea. Here are my five storage hacks which allowed me to keep my beloved clothes.


1.Komplement Extendable Rail (£5)
This is my favourite one. An extendable rail, why hadn't I heard of this before?! My boyfriend attached the rail halfway down my wardrobe and then you pull it to where you'd like and fix it to the top rail. I then separated my clothes into dresses/jumpsuits etc. basically anything long and hung it on the top rail as it has more room. On the bottom rail, I hung my jumpers, tops, blouses etc. and they fit perfectly. Now I have enough, ok kind of enough, room to hang my clothes. Plus it is easier finding what I need than digging through one unorganised rack!


2. Garnityr Set of Seven Storage Boxes (£13)
This one comes in a set of seven boxes. You get two large boxes, two medium and three smaller boxes. In the larger box I store underwear or accessories like scarves and this sits in the shelving area of my wardrobe. I also have a large one underneath my bottom clothes rail which stores clothes that I don't want to throw away but I haven't really worn. You could store leggings or even beauty products in here its just so handy to have. The smaller boxes are surprisingly long meaning that you can store lots of socks in here or whatever you fancy. You get so many in this set that my boyfriend uses the rest in his wardrobe so it's great value for money.


3. The Extendable Clothes Rail Part 2
Yes, it's back again. I told you I loved it. Would you believe that this rail is fitted in my shelving area of my wardrobe? This is perfect because the rail extends or shortens meaning that it can fit inside smaller areas. I use this rail to hang my trousers and jeans so that they don't get crumpled from being folded in a pile. I can even fit my storage boxes underneath this and still have room.



4.Nordrana Storage Baskets (£8)
How cute are these woven bags. I actually have these in the bathroom, my room and my little boys room as they are so handy. They come in a set of four. A large basket, a medium basket and two smaller ones. I use the smaller ones for cotton wool and the larger ones to squeeze in any extra beauty products I have lying around. Again they can be used for socks or accessories or anything really. I love the woven look of them, they just look so pretty and they don't take up much space.
SKUBB Storage case IKEA You can even keep the storage case under the bed – perfect for extra bedlinen, pillows or covers.
5.Skubb Storage Boxes (£5)
I use these on top of the wardrobes and because they are white, they blend in pretty well. In here I keep my pregnancy clothes handbags and dresses from special occasions. Basically it is stuff that I don't want to throw away but I won't be wearing in a hurry. These boxes surprisingly have a lot of room and they zip up to protect your clothes from dust. These could even fit under your bed. It's a lot easier on the eye than a pile of clothes lurking about. You could even keep bedding or spare pillows in here.

I hope you enjoyed my storage tips as they have really helped me to take an organised approach to the mess that was my wardrobe. Plus who doesn't enjoy a trip to Ikea!



31 comments:

  1. Snap on number 2 :) I love these, they make my underwear draw finally organised, bras, socks, tights, peep socks.. think they have saved me hours of hunting!!

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    1. They're so handy aren't they? I feel more relaxed getting ready when everything is in its own place!

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  2. Love these!! They are so cute :D

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  3. I went to Ikea last weekend and they really do have a great variety of storage options! But a girl's wardrobe is never big enough :P


    Ayesha xxx
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    1. I definitely agree! If I have a clear out I think it's a reason to buy more clothes haha

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  4. I went to Ikea a couple of weeks ago and completely organised my bedroom. I also threw out all the clothing items that never see the light of day. I can't believe how much less stressed I feel and I seem to have a much better time getting ready in the morning! Made soo much of a difference :) Loved your post xo
    http://justjessicalee.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Definitely! It saves so much time knowing where things are and being able to see them without pulling half your wardrobe out haha. Thanks Jessica

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  5. This is me! I have no space and my clothes are suffering! I should visit Ikea. I have space in the bottom of my wardrobe but you cannot leave clothes like that, these boxes will blend in as you said!

    Thank you for the lovely ideas!

    Dora
    http://thebangsbang.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Dora! Definitely, they're so handy to keep things out of sight!

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  6. Great post! I'm all for neat storage too and have a wardrobe overhaul post coming up too =)

    lucylovestoeat.com

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    1. Thanks, I'll keep my eyes out for your post!

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  7. These are great, storage is such an issue for me! I particularly like the extendable rail, looks nifty!

    Lucy x
    Yellowicing.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha, it really is nifty. It's my favourite, I can't believe I didn't know about it before!

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  8. Great post and great photos. Like a lot. I follow you, could you follow back, pls. Kiss

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  9. Great post, lots of good tips...my fave are your storage baskets.I must have a trip to Ikea! X

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    1. Thanks Bev! I love the baskets too, they're so cute plus you can fit loads in them

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  10. Oh love it!! Need to get our butts to Ikea :) Love the storage boxes we have lots of these but we want to investigate these extendable rails! They look fab! xoxox

    www.beauteagenes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyou! Everyone needs an extendable rail, I don't know how I survived without them haha

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  11. Ikea has to be one of my favourite shopping places! I bought a clothes rail and it is so jammed packed full of clothes I can hardly move them and am terrified if I knock the rail it might all collapse from the weight of the clothes haha, Great storage ideas here, I really like the baskets!

    Elle x
    Notes of Petranella

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    1. Haha I have an image of you trying get something off it like a game of Jenga. Thankyou, they come in really handy!

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  12. Ohh I love Ikea! Thank you for the great tips!

    XO Imke

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  14. This is going to come in so handy for when I move!

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  15. I'm glad I could help! We have no storage cupboards so I'm always in need of making extra room!

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  16. I was very interested to read your blog as I have never heard of capsuling a wardrobe before. It definitely sounds like something I would like to give a go. I volunteer in a charity shop and always end up coming home with something, I need to sort everything out now. It was nice that you added photos to your blog as this helped to explain what you where talking about.

    Angella Frasier @ 4 Wardrobe

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