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18 November 2010

Wardrobe Malfunction

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Hey ladies, I need your help. As I don't have my own place - I just have a bedroom- I don't have a huge amount of space. My wardrobe well more correctly my clothes seem to be taking over my room. I seriously have no where else to keep my belongings and I find it so hard to find any of my clothes in the morning. My shoes now have a mind of their own and spend more time on my floor than they do on my feet, due to only being able to find one shoe. I have even left the house in odd shoes due to this disorganisation. So I need your expertise.

How do I keep my wardrobe organised and my shoes in some sort of order, when I have such a small amount of space?

Do you guys have any tips?

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82 comments:

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pancakeSTACKER said...

Oh my, looks like you do need some help! I organize my clothes by type and color. I usually fold my shirts, hang skirts/dresses/jeans, and have separate storage for my shoes. It's really easy to find everything when it's sorted by color! Hope that helps :)

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A BRIT GREEK said...

Holy Cra* K! Your wardrobe is literally bursting to infinite proportions!

I know it can be hard when you have a small space to work with. The best thing to do is re-evaluate what's in your wardrobe first, save, ditch, charity...

Next, get some of those vacuum bags (clear) and haul your summer stuff in there, vacuum out the air and put away in the loft til next spring at least!

Having too many shoes is a nightmare, i know! I'd put polaroids of your shoes somewhere on the box so you can see what you've got or do some kinda inventory! - Thumbnail pics on an A3 sheet of all the shoes and then ditch the boxes and get a good extendable shoe rack and line them up neatly.
If you're going to be mean, whenever you buy something, you have to throw something away! Hard!!!
x.o.x.o

Nancie said...

my dearest, you need to google economical storage without use of space or something like that...this needs to be resolved somehow!!! http://www.fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

A BRIT GREEK said...

One more thing, like 'pancake stacker' mentioned, it really helps putting your clothes in department order, something that's done in most fash pr/buying offices.
Jackets/coats, shirts, jumpers (fold), jeans (fold and hang), trousers, skirts etc... separate into plain and print so the eye can see much clearer.
x.o.x.o

Wintage Net Voodle said...

i vote, sort out the stuff you're not going to wear until summer fold it away under the bed. anything that doesn't crease easily, fold and keep in a slide out box under the bed as well as the shoes in a separate one!
if you don't have an under the bed, just get stackables :)

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Sascha said...

I hear you - I have lots of stuff and a really tiny closet. Ikea has some great space-savers that look really cute too!

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous wardrobe!

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jemina said...

Perhaps you can get clear boxes for storage, or get a vacuum sealed clear bags for your summer clothes

Hope you get this sorted out soon, sorry I can't help much

Hugs
J
xoxo

Krystal said...

shelves!

Montse F said...

My advice, the clothes in dividers, garment in hangers and the shoes in boxes.
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Emma said...

ahh my room is just as messy, let me know what you end up doing with it :) i'm totally stuck! xxx

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Collette Osuna said...

Hey doll..I would try to purge what you may not want anymore...and get clear containers for the things you can fold up. Stack those to the roof, lol:)

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LaraLainThatsMyName said...

Take what you don't want/like/wear to your nearest charity shop (help others and do a good deed ;-)
And make sure you hang everything else up tidy on hangers
x

Fashion Queen said...

Love your wardrobe, maybe you can buy some boxes to put the summer clothes in?

Gertrude said...

Wow that is some malfunction ;) You can build/buy a shoe rack and put all shoes on it. I agree with Fashion Queen as well... clothes which you won't wear this season can be removed from the wardrobe :)

x x

Laura said...

i know your problem all too well.
may have to try taking the advice given on some of these comments!

hope you get it all sorted :)
xoxo

Carmen said...

I've arranged yesterday my wardrobe :P

Gawgus things... said...

Get yourself to IKEA! You need floor to ceiling storage - shelves, shelves and more shelves up as high as you can get them (above your door, anywhere you can!), then you can put your shoes on them and have wardrobe space underneath. Could you put storage under your bed? My sister's boyf put their bed on blocks so there was enough room to put storage boxes underneath (makes you feel very regal sleeping in a high bed as well!). Good luck - think you're going to need it!!!! xxx

Bruna said...

I have no idea about what you could do, but I know you should find a solution fast! =)

Stacey said...

Sort clothes by season and check out the container store.com for ideas!

MargieF said...

this sounds like a familiar story! my shoes are in 5 different places in my room as theres not enough space for all of them in one place. i reckon a clearout is the only option!
margief
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Loca por tu Ropa said...

I´ve got this problem too!!
xxx
Sandra.

Carly said...

Wow sister...you need a closetvention. What works best for me is separating by style...Dresses together, casual shirts, dressy shirts, pants, jeans and so on and so on...then I sort of know where to look depending on where I am going and my mood.
Good luck you have some serious work ahead of you.

KaiosArt said...

How about something like this?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IKEA-HANGING-WARDROBE-ORGANISER-5-COMPARTMENTS-WHITE-/170555433855

It looks good because you can just hang it up, perhaps on the side of your wardrobe, or a spare space and it creates extra space for you to store things and wont make the room look cluttered, like perhaps it would with another actual wardrobe. Probably easier to put p aswel haha xo

modHello! said...

Yeeap..my last post is perfect for you!!! in my opinion you should divide your clothes in pants, tees, shirts, skirts and sweaters.
for shoes a possibility could be put them on you bedroom door, using a grid attached on it..
it's a bit difficult for me to explain this idea... u__u
kisses dear, gaia

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thecookandtheguitarist said...

i'm exactly like u!!!

agnes said...

sort clothes by season, and fold the sweaters, pants, and put skirts, dresses, and pants on hangers.
For shoes, keep the boxes and put labels on each box, for easy retrieval.
That's my way of storing and finding my clothes more easily.


trier les vêtements par saison, et plier les pulls, pantalons, et mettre les jupes, robes, et pantalons sur des cintres.
Pour les chaussures, garder les boites, et mettre des étiquettes sur chaque boite, pour les retrouver facilement.

behindtheshoes said...

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Elvira. I.P.P said...

NOOOOOOOO it's crazy, but my closet is in the same way :(

My tip: I use boxes to put bags, scarfs, belts....

I found some ones in Primark!!

Shoes... Put in a flat box under your bed..

Besos

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Annushka said...

Nice wardrobe!
Lovely blog dear.

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have the same exact problem that you do. It's honest the worst. good luck!

xo

Lisa said...

hahaha same here x) i have to many clothes and not enough space xxx

Jess said...

oh dearrr....my tips are. if you have enough room, maybe try getting a shoe rack?

for clothes wise maybe get an extra clothes rail.
or in ikea they do under the bed plastic covers. so sort through the clothes and put the ones you dont wear as much under your bed?

or have a sort through and see if theres anything you can give to charity shops/sell on ebay?

xxxxx

Jude said...

I roughly sort clothes by season, then by colour/type (doesn't have to be perfect, just rough groupings) - and I totally depend on shelves, shoe racks/hangers, and extra clothes rails (that you can hang off the existing one)!

Agitarsi said...

I'm in the same position as you:/

lady_flower123 said...

Such a mess!! I have the same on my floor ;/

A La Mode et Plus! said...

The best plan would be to make sure only your season appropriate clothes are being displayed and store the rest somewhere out of the way, like under a bed. If you have room for a shoe rack they are a really good investment! Mine was a life saver (as I too had this same problem very recently)

Angga said...

Oh my!! you do need some help like ASAP!! You should start investing on those plastic drawer and get some vacuum plastic that you can store your summer clothes. But before you do that, sort you clothes and see which one you dont need, either give it to charity or just sell it to friends or you can use your blog to sell some, what I did with my shoes, I packed my school books that I dont need in a box and store it somewhere or send it to local bookshop or library, and use my book shelf for my shoes, even though we live in a house, our house is pretty small that closet space is so limited, other than that, I just fold a lot of my shirt that I wear daily in a basket and grab them as I go.
I hope this help
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Haribo said...

I havent read all the comments on this post so this might already have been said! But anyways, you can get special storage things especially for this kind of issue (and WOW do you have a lot of clothes!).

You can buy something you can hang from the pole in the wardrobe. Its like a book case but not as wide... hard to explain like box shelves.. let me try and find a picture..

like this
http://images.caraselledirect.com/500w/chrome_storage_unit_filled.jpg

obviously not great if it takes up your whole wardrobe but you could get a small one and for example I have leggings in the bottom, plain tshirts next up, pjs next up, skirts next etc. And just hang up expensive stuff or stuff that doesn't like being folded.

Also you can get shoe storage shelves like this;
http://www.stacksandstacks.com/image/1_20413_zm.jpg

but it all depends on how much stuff costs and space and stuff. Just a few ideas anyway :) goodluck!
xx

archives said...

i think a massive clean out is in order!

when my closet gets crazy out of control, i pull EVERYTHING out and decide what deserves to go back in. its a chore, but well worth it in the end!

Platform Princess said...

Haha, I totally sympathise. I too have no room for all my crap. I would just say go to bed and pray that it's all magically in neat piles somewhere when you wake up....

Then again, I've been known to sleep on top of my clothes.

xx

Shoe Splurge said...

perhaps buying a shoe rack!! that's a great start!

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Josie said...

I have a floor-to-ceiling shoe rack that I absolutely ADORE. It takes up so little floorspace; I love it.
xo Josie
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Saz said...

I'm in the same situation as you right now.. my room is so tiny I don't even HAVE wardrobe anymore :( LOL most of my clothes are shoved in my dads room and the rest hung on my door or thrown about the place.. it drives me mad!

I have a 'shoe bag' thing that goes under my bed.. I think it's supposed to be hung in a wardrobe or something but it's like canvas with about 20 compartments and a clear zipper cover over it so I can see what's inside, it's really annoying having to pull it in and out from under my bed though ugh.

& what about getting some of those clear bags that you put a hover over and they shrink right down? I have no idea what they're called but I keep all my clothes that I know I won't be wearing for a while in them and it saves SO much room.

Dany - fashiontowear said...

haha, good pictures ;-)
I have boxes at the bottom of my closet, which I can put randomly together and exactly how I need them, where I did put small things as scarves,tights, leggings...

Neve said...

i swear by Ikea boxes for storage- and they do really pretty ones now.

oh and thankyou for your lovely comment=]
x

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Ray said...

Its like looking into my own wardrobe lol!!! Have you got a suitcase or something you can put your summer clothes into then put in your attic?? Or demand that an extension be built onto your house so you can have a walk in wardrobe?? xxx

Audrey Allure said...

I also just have a bedroom, but I gave some clothes away to charity & I color-coded my closet. I also bought a shoe divider for my shoes :)

Klaire♥ said...

Thank God for the great comments on this post as i'm having the SAME issue! xx

Isabel said...

i wont be much help. my room doesnt even have a closet!

Purdey Singleton said...

WOW that's a lot of clothes and shoes! I suggest organising by type of clothing for the hanging space you have and then for your shoes get some cheap shoe boxes on eBay and put photos on the front of each pair of shoes then store them anywhere they'll fit, under the bed, in the wardrobe, on the wardrobe etc! Good Luck with the organising x

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Becky said...

Maybe get some big storage boxes for clothes you're not wearing at the moment and hide them under your bed. I have a brilliant shoe holder, it looks like a slim filing cabinet and fits loads in without taking up much room. I got it from ILVA which I don't think exists anymore but I'm sure you could get something similar from somewhere.

Elata said...

Hey gorgeous, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
I know what you meann about having too little space for your clothes and shoes. Same with me. I have no idea what to do. Buy couple new closets or just do closet clean-ups every month... If you find a solution, let me know :)
Have a nice friday and weekend!

Ilse said...

recognizable!

N▲hn▲ said...

that is funny :)

The Nyanzi Report said...

I used to have this problem but despair no more. I got the solution - Indexing is the key. Here's how:

1. arrange them according to seasonality: get all your summer gear including shoes and put them in box well labelled for next year.

2. get all your winter gear into your wadrope including shoes.
NOTE:
if you got a nine to five, mon to fri sort of job, then arrange your weekly gear in advance and put away the rest in a box to be revisited on a special occassion say. like an x-mas party or going out.

there you have it. hope it works out for you.

Justyna said...

love it. and i'm so relating!

2Anchor said...

Thanks for stopping by!
I have the same problem with shoes...I keep mine neatly paired in plastic boxes under the bed. So far it has worked out. As for clothes, fold what you can and keep it by color and style. Ikea is great for organizing in small place, if you have one.
Hope this helps: )
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No me mires ♥ said...

Hi :) you need some help!
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Lara - Elain said...

Oh, I know how you feel. I had the same problem,when I lived in a shared appartement. I bought some big boxes to put under my bed, so at least the stuff I don´t use often (depends on the season) were out of the picture!
All the best for finding a solution <3

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

that's quite a closet!

Myriam said...

haha seriously your closet is insane :D
i share mine with my sister and you can imagine how it's difficult to find some space for all my clothes!
last year we've bought a dresser at ikea and some other boxes when i put all the things i'm not wearing (because it's too hot/cold or just because i don't like them anymore). well if you don't have space i guess you can put some boxes above your wardrobe and under your bed. it's an idea ;)

Half Dressed said...

I'll be honest my stuff mostly looks like this... and I have my own room :P No erm seriously boxes, I have boxes or shoes, boxes of jeans, boxes of everything. Plus you can get some really pretty designed ones :)

L x

The Dandizette said...

I have the same problem and my closet actually broke last week under the strain ... I personally like stacked vintage trunks but you have to organise them by season etc or you'll never bother to look in the bottom one.

xXx

Emma said...

Oh I hate cleaning out my wardrobe but like you I have little space to work with; I sort my clothes into 3 piles 1.Keepers 2 Charity 3 Storage (out of season) a pain in the you know what but the results are sooo worth it & you will be surprised with some hidden finds! you should check my post where I gave some little tips...good luck x

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LuLu said...

Lovely wardrobe :P


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Winnie said...

Oh my, looks like you really are in need of some help with organising the wardrobe! I'd buy some plastic containers and roll up your skirts etc!

sian said...

i feel your pain! my uni room is a tip and every surface is covered in random fabrics haha. i keep my shoes in suitcases! not very orderly but if i remember to chuck them back in as a pair atleast when i need to wear them i can find both!! i always think it looks quite cool when people have open clothes rails in their room?xx

Jess said...

Haha - I had this same problem and finally decided it was time to weed-out my wardrobe - I took a lot of stuff to Goodwill! It's hard to do though, I'm not gonna lie...

J.S. said...

I think the best advice is to edit edit edit.....

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head over heels said...

haha i really can't offer any help as this looks identical to my wardrobe right now! i could suggest getting rid of stuff but that would be just stupid...

Alexandra said...

Storage under your bed works wonders, and in terms of clothes, get a hanging rack that you can slide them onto. Trust me, I have the exact same problem and it's taken me awhile to accomodate everything! If all else fails, just take over someone else's closet in your house :)

Alexandra xo

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Ashley said...

i find packing up my summer stuff in winter helps and shelves are great for shoes as you can see them really clearly and there up and out of the way :)
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Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

haha wouldnt we all like to know? i try to reorganise my closet maybe every 2 months and get rid of stuff i dont want anymore. but i have garbage bags full of maybe clothes, my drawers are jam packed, all my dresses and skirts and coats and cardis go in the cupboard, opposite season stuff gets stored in above cupboards, my shoes sit at the bottom of my wardrobe but my fave ones stay out stacked on a table. my room is cluttered. but i know where most stuff is. hope you sorted this out :)
Scrapbook de la Emma

Danni and Maria said...

I think like people have said, you have to arrange by season and then I try and organise all my skirts into one pile etc- I did this the other day and it's SUCH a good feeling! I do have 2 wardrobes though :S

Maria xxx

Cindy, fashionsbeauty said...

oh my! What a great mess! LOL! I try to arrange in season but I am so lazy, but it does work! I fold my jeans (bulky items) and put them on my top shelf, then hang items that are more 'multi-season' (like dresses).

It's a great feeling when it's all done, until the next buy! xoxo

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Blue Iris Rivera said...

woah that is quite messy.
the best thing to do is have one whole day dedicated to cleaning your wardrobe...like a cleaning spree. I love them.
Shirts, shorts, jumpers and cardigans should definantly be folded and pants,skirts, blouses and dresses should be put on your hangers. you have different coloured hangers. coordinate your garments like; pink for blouse, blue for pants etc.
as for socks and undergarments, they should have a completely different draw/basket/container, seperating them from your clothes.
have a space inside your wardrobe where your shoes should be lined up side by side, front by front and so forth.

This probably sounds like a pain, but put some pumping music on whilst you do this, it actually motivates you to finish. I hope this helped somehow.

xo Blue Iris

rossovelvet said...

I found the solution in my supersmall uni room (less than 10 square meters maybe?) with its REALLY small closet, especially for my dozens of jackets and outerwear... solution is called IKEA and the clothes rack for like 7 pounds or less... it's perfect because you can hang many more dresses (or try to separate things, like only jackets/cardigans etc. on the rack and dresses in the clothes), and you have room for shoes underneath. I also bought many shoe-boxes and just piled them up, it looks good and I see them in just a minute. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Islandia Lane said...

my bedroom practically looks the same so I have no advice... lots of luck! and I hope by August when I'll be getting my own space - all of that will change but until then I'm a mess!

LUCYJOURNALS said...

oh god i feel your pain. My wardrobe is such a mess :/