Storage tips for bedroom cupboards
TAKING the time to find the perfect bedroom cupboard storage will save you time down the road searching for that perfect dress you know is in there somewhere.
Here are 11 storage solutions to consider…
Rotating your wardrobe Keep out of season clothing out of the way by rotating your wardrobe. This extends to your shoes as well — store your ‘warm weather’ shoes in clearly labelled shoe boxes, which can be easily stacked up and opened forward. If you can, find boxes that are large enough to fit two pairs of shoes to maximise storage.
Dividng drawers Where possible use drawer dividers for socks and underwear and go through this drawer regularly to toss out single socks and old underwear. These drawers can get full quickly so keep an eye on them.
Shelving baskets and dividers If your shelves are too far apart, use hanging shelf baskets to create another small division that could be used for gym clothes or swimming costumes.on the other hand, shelf dividers are useful for stacks of tshirts and jerseys as they keep them from falling over.
Clothes on a rail If you have the space, install another clothes rail above or below your existing one. If your cupboard can only accommodate one rail, maximise the space below with trolleys or shelves. This will create divisions where there weren’t any.
Tiered hangers Store four skirts on one hanger with ease using tiered hangers. Do the same with trousers.
Container storage If you need containers in your cupboard, make sure they are clear so that you can easily see what is inside them. Don’t mix and match containers — keep the colours and sizes consistent as this keeps things looking organised and uncluttered. Remember to label them so that you know what’s inside.
Shoe hangers Hang up your shoes. Fabric shoe pockets or a shoe organiser attached to the back of your cupboard door provides great storage. Try to get one that can accommodate one shoe per pocket. Larger pairs can then go into your shoe boxes.
Use cupboard organisers Upboard organisers can be used to hang up your small handbags and jewellery. These can hang on the inside of your cupboard door or over the rail.
Hook things up Install screw-in hooks inside your cupboard door for hats, belts and necklaces. It’s amazing how much you can fit on a door.
Add a towel rail Adding a small tie or towel rail onto the inside of your cupboard will give you space to hang your scarves. Double up the scarf, thread it over the rail and pull through the loop so they don’t slip off. Alternatively, use a scarf organiser hanger that fits over the rail.
Stack up your bags If you don’t organise your bags you’ll probably land up using the same one over and again. Stack them like books on a shelf so that you can easily pull them out. For those bags that keep on falling over, using a file divider in the cupboard might help.
Screw-in hooks is an alternative while still searching for a bedroom cupboard