A WARDROBE TOUR: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR RENTAL HAS NO STORAGE

When I showed off the new storage on Instagram stories you guys all wanted to see a few more snaps so here is a sneak peak into my wardrobe.

 

Essentially we live in a rental with minimal storage and it got to the point where I was storing all my clothes in that small tallboy, 2 cheap ikea clothing racks and I’m embarrassed to admit it on THE FLOOR. I had no storage suitable for my thick knits or jeans so yep! They were piled high on the floor. It got to the point where we were either going to have to buy some storage or move (the storage issue is all through the house including the kitchen with no pantry or linen cupboard so it’s not just the clothing situation).

 

We looked at places like Ikea and Howards storage but the solutions were either really extensive, ugly or just too expensive considering this isn’t going to be our forever home. Instead Isaac had the idea of making something…. Shout out to any other ladies married to a tradie who constantly say ‘I could make that’. I rolled my eyes at first but then I realised it made sense and I’m a huge fan of exposed ply shelving so off we went to find some sheets and we came up with a design.

 

All I knew was that I needed something for my knits and jeans so at the beginning it was just going to be a basic storage shelve like what you see on the left. We needed the shelves to be wide enough so that I could stack my knits without misshaping them. The more we thought about it we thought we may as well make it slightly bigger and have some hanging space as well so we added the section on the right. This unit now houses all my clothes apart from my gym gear, PJ’s and underwear so I’m pretty stoked. It makes my life so much easier knowing the I have enough room for everything and that everything has it’s own place.

 

For those curious we spent about $250ish on the materials so it wasn’t the cheapest but having it done this way meant we got exactly what we want with the right dimensions. It also worked out cheaper then the ikea exposed storage system which was the only other serious contender.

 


What do you think of the outcome?


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  • Looks pretty good Sarah! I had my wardrobe renovated a couple of years ago & it’s much better than what it used to be, although I’ll still need extra clothing storage methinks. I’m STILL not back in that bedroom as yet, but I can’t wait to do so as I’m getting sick of living with only an Ikea clothing rack & my stuff in old drawers! (The room I’m in is the only one without a wardrobe, strangely enough.)

    Shell // The Novice Life

    • Ugh how annoying does the ikea clothing rack get?!

  • Joanne

    It’s pretty what you did with the hats on the wall. Also, I’m so in love with the pieces you have in this unit! They look like such statement pieces, all very simple and neutral. Definitely not as cluttered as my wardrobe is now. (Probably can just call yours Wardrobe Goals, hahaha)
    Have a lovely week ahead. xo

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

    • Thanks Joanne! I have alot of pieces I love :)

  • Isaac has done a great job! My daughters room doesn’t have a closet or anything so if we are still in this house when she is older I’m going to have to do something about that! I just find it so weird that people would build a house with no storage space, especially no pantry or linen closet! Where are you meant to put all of your stuff???? Crazy!

    • I know! We have some storage but the kitchen and linen cupboard are the things that drive me CRAZY. x

  • Kate Flint

    He did an amazing job and I love the layout you chose! I’m pretty lucky in that my apartment has good storage, but who knows what the next place will bring haha.

    Kate | themintedblog.com

  • He’s done such an amazing job! I love what you’ve done with the hats on the wall too, it is such a good idea!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush