How I Store My Clothes 👗 (in a House Share)

28 August 2018 London, UK

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The last London home-y post I did was way back in October last year and was when my room here was still an awful beige/ old cream colour and just needed a little bit of care. Since then I have painted it (because waiting for the landlord to do it was just getting ridiculous) in a crisp white gloss and matte and reorganised and rearranged my belongings. What I haven’t spoken about on here before is how exactly I store all my clothes (shoes, bags and coats included) in such a *relatively* small space.

I mean, before I really go into this post, I just wanted to say I have been rather lucky with the size of both rooms I’ve rented in London. I’ve rented this one since October 2016 and still have enough room for everything to fit comfortably in it without it looking messy and cluttered…even with my sporadic spending habits!

First things first, wardrobes!

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W A R D R O B E

Now, most furnished house shares come with a bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers as standard, which is great! But, this also means YOU haven’t chosen the colour and design of these furnishings, someone else has, so you have to make do with whatever you’ve been given even if it’s not to your taste. Now I’ve painted my room white I actually like the chestnut brown furniture that it came with and the fact that my wardrobe and chest of drawers match is just a bit of a win.

The wardrobe is where I tend to keep the bulk of my clothing and the things I regularly wear. Having said this I do alternate what I keep in wardrobe and what I keep on my rail (more about that later) as the season changes. As we’re being hit with a heatwave at the moment I’ve stored my cardigans and jumpers away in the wardrobe (and some in my under bed storage) rather than my tops which I have stored on my rail. As well as knitwear, I keep my dresses and jeans in here simply because it’s the tallest hanging space in my room and they’re the longest items of clothing that I own.

As you can see, I organise my clothing rather meticulously.

It goes from cardigans to jumpers, from midi length dresses, to dressy dresses to long sleeved dresses to short sleeved dresses to pinafores and the jeans are in colour order. Some call it OCD, I call it ‘easy to grab what you need when you’re in a rush’.

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U N D E R   B E D   S T O R A G E   &   D R A W E R S

Like I said before I keep some more of my jumpers in my under bed storage as there’s really no need for the super thick one’s I have at the moment. As well as this, under my bed I have five other boxes – towels and bed sheets in one, winter shoes in one, bags in three (yes, I love my bags). If you are in a house share and are limited in storage space then I would highly recommend getting these sorts of boxes. They’re really inexpensive – I got mine from Wilko when I first moved to London and they’ve lasted all this time.

Moving onto the chest of drawers that, as I said, came with the room. This is where I tend to keep items that I need to also get to easily – my skirts, some dungarees, shorts, other trousers and ‘at home slobby clothes’ all live in here as well as my underwear…but nobody needs to see that.

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C L O T H E S   R A I L   &   A D D I N G   S T O R A G E 

So onto my clothing rail! As you can see it is something that’s built into the shelving of my room – not sure if a previous tenant left it up there or if it’s already been there – either way, I’m so happy I have a rail! Whilst I’m great at getting rid of clothes when I know I don’t want or wear them anymore I do still have a lot to store and having this rail has been a Godsend!

As you can see, I keep all my tops, shirts and blouses on here but I’ll change this in a couple of months to all my jumpers as it gets colder again. Even though it’s a super handy rail to have, it’s incredibly high up (even for 5ft 10 me) but luckily I have a little pouffe that I got from ASDA agessss ago and that gives me a little bit of extra height to easily grab what I need from the rail.

But, where the heck do I keep the majority of my shoes and my many many coats?

Well, I used to keep my coats in my wardrobe but it was just too jam packed in there so I decided to use my £19 worth of Nectar points in Argos to get myself a hanging rack and shoe rack. Between my flatmate and my room there’s a small corridor area with quite a bit of extra space so I thought that would be the perfect place for me to keep the majority of my coats! I was so chuffed with myself when I made this up – even my mum was surprised I did it all on my own – strong independent woman over here!

And there you have it! That’s how I store all my clothes in a house share – I hope this post has given you a bit of inspiration on how best to store all your bits and bobs, any questions? Just leave me a comment below!

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  1. This is such a clever way of storing your clothes! I am very lucky to have quite a lot of closet space in my current house share but my previous room had the tiniest closet so I was really struggling! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

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