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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