Once upon a time we had one wardrobe, and were able to fit everything in it. But these days we seem to need ever-growing space to fit our ever-growing wardrobes and accessories. We have our Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter wardrobes that need to be switched as the seasons change, we hold onto clothes that we feel might come back into fashion at some stage, and just seem to buy more in general, through sales, charity shops, online auctions, clothes shops – the list is endless. Extra storage has become so important that companies Shurgard Self Storage now offer the option of storage rooms that are clean, secure and come in a range of different sizes, offering a perfect alternative to the rather dusty loft that we used to use.
Here are some examples of different types of storage for your wardrobe – from ways to store accessories to large storage rooms.
Accessories and storage boxes
Pretty items like scarves and jewellery can be stored in a range of pretty, vintage style boxes. These actually look great – many have an appearance of vintage hats boxes and can be stored on top of wardrobes, or under beds if you lace space. I love the idea of using vintage cases as storage, or you can find modern equivalents that look stylish and are practical too.
Under stairs storage
Any cupboard space can be transformed by adding shelving and hooks. My hubby has recently worked his magic on a cupboard that we have under the stairs. Shelves were measured to make space for toys, pretty Art Nouveau style hooks were added to the door to hold some of my handbag collection. This was previously dead space that was used as a dumping ground for just about anything, now it is a relevant area that is easy to access and provides a storage area that is multi functional.
Walk in Wardrobes
There can’t be a woman alive who hasn’t dreamed of having a walk in wardrobe like the one’s that Carrie Bradshaw owned in Sex and the City. The one in the first movie was just amazing, but even in her own small apartment Carrie gave a lot of her living space over to her clothing. Walk in wardrobes are today much easier to achieve, perfect for the sort of box rooms that are just too small to be considered bedrooms, and with help from Ikea, you can create the correct storage space that is perfect for you.
And if all else fails, and you still find yourself stuffing your lovely belongings into every available space, then there is the option of storage rooms from companies like Shurgard. These rooms do the jobs that our lofts and attics used to do before we changed them into extra bedrooms in our quest for extra space. They are secure, open throughout the day and well into the night for easy access, and are bright and clean. They come in a range of sizes and are perfect for storing your wardrobe once it is out of season – i.e packing those Summer dresses and bikinis away when we hit the chill of Autumn. Self Storage spaces are the perfect solution when you are really stuck for where to put everything, and often costs less than £15 per week.