Today's post is on Esra's wardrobe, I posted the picture below on Instagram and am now dedicating a whole post on it. You know that space in our flat is limited so I have to make every inch count!
The wardrobe we have is a standard 2 door wardrobe from Ikea from the 'Aspelund' range. But I have made quite a few tweaks to make the most of the space whilst making it pretty! (I have cleared some of her headbands out as they are too small, I will be making some more - hence the empty slots!)
Esra is now 16 months and I can't believe the amount of clothes she has. Well I can her mummy is a bit of a lunatic shopper. I iron all of her clothes and fold them properly before I place them in her cupboard, it just saves me time in the long run. I don't do this procedure for my clothes! :) To think I started off with 2 drawers in a dresser, funny how it expands!
You all know I'm a crochet addict and this wardrobe isn't complete without a handmade crochet bunting. It makes me smile and Esra giggle when we are choosing clothes to wear!
The hangers were using are multicoloured plastic ones from Asda. I generally organise by type or colour.
For example all her coats are on the right, then majority of her tops on the left and dresses in the middle,but I have also grouped all of the denim together.
Inside the left door of her wardrobe I have used double sided tape to attach clear plastic pockets to store her crochet hairbands. A nice DIY job for a Sunday. Do it, it's so satisfying to see them all in a row!
The inside of the right door has some hats, bags, fairy wings and swimwear in the linen bag which I have hung by placing tiny nails inside. Using the inside of doors is such a clever idea, you can buy all sorts of things! Make sure you are utilising your space!
One of the best ways to maximise space is shelving. To create more storage below I have added a wooden shoe rack which fits perfectly inside.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an adult size wardrobe and not a kids version therefore I have more space to work with. I think the shoe rack was from Ikea too.
I have used boxes and baskets to store her folded items and bits and bobs!
The pink baskets are from 'Butlers' and the bird ones are DVD boxes from Ikea which I covered the front of with cute scrapbook paper. I then labelled a few things with my Dymo! Crazy woman, like I don't already know what's in them! But what if I ask the husbo for something? I just tell him to check the labels! :)
The upper shelf has bottoms, Pj's and tops & vests! The rest are hats, gloves, shoes, tights, socks, hair clips..you name it it's in there!
On the lower bottom shelf I have her blankets and bed sheets.
How do you store your clothes and do you have any tips to save space?