3 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Clothing Rail

I just bought a clothing rail and it’s changed my life. That might be a little dramatic. Let me explain.

Connor and I are currently house sitting for a family friend, and what was meant to be one month has turned into four, so we’ve decided we might as well get a little comfier. We were pretty much just living out of a suitcase, partly because we weren’t going to be staying long, and partly because the room we’ve taken over doesn’t have much in the way of storage space. Since we’re likely going to be there until renovations are done on our flat, we figured we better settle in a little more. To tackle the storage issue, I picked up a cheap clothing rail in IKEA to tide us over. I didn’t expect that it would totally revolutionise the way I see my wardrobe.

So, now that I’m the clothing rail’s biggest fan, let me round up all the reasons I think you should buy one too.

  1. THEY FORCE YOU TO BE TIDY. If all your clothes are out on display, you have to keep them organised. If you’re like me, and you struggle to keep an empty room tidy, this just might be the downfall of your untidiness. I picked up a super cheap storage hanger for all my smaller bits, socks, underwear, vest tops + pyjamas, and a set of matching hangers for everything else. There’s a place for everything, so as soon as my clothes come out the wash they go straight into their designated spot!
  2. THEY FORCE YOU TO BE MINIMAL. I can sing this rail’s praises but there’s no denying it’s pretty small. It also looks better when it’s not overloaded! It’s made me go through my wardrobe at home and just pick out my favourite pieces to take to the house. I’ve never been a minimal wardrobe kinda gal, but at the moment it’s working for me.
  3. IT MAKES GETTING READY IN THE MORNING MUCH QUICKER. You’ve got less stuff, it’s all neatly organised and right in front of you. It’s cut my getting ready time down drastically!  There’s something to be said for having all your clothes directly in front of you, instead of tucked away in cupboards and drawers.

Have I convinced you? If not the price should, this snazzy black number was a whole £6.50, so it’s not going to break the bank either!

With my new minimal wardrobe mind, I’m even considering taking part in the 10 x 10 challenge – is that something you’d be interested in seeing?

How do you keep your clothes organised?

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  • I don’t think I could bear “seeing” my stuff like that all the time. I’m a bit anal when it comes to organization and everything just needs to be hidden away out of sight for me, behind an actual door.

    • I’m usually the same, but I find providing I keep this organised, I quite like it!

  • If I had the space, I’d quite like a clothing rail in addition to my wardrobe. The idea of being able to organise clothes by season doesn’t really work anymore (how can anyone put all their ‘winter wear’ aware when our weather is so changeable?!) but I like the idea of just having a few things out to pick from and to be able to see. It’s a good way of having all your favourites there, ready to pick from, while everything else is still easily accessible but tucked away.
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    • Yeah I agree, I also think it’s great to pick things out from your wardrobe you might not wear as often, and try and get them into rotation! xx

  • I love these clothing rails, they look stunning in my bedroom and also when I wanna take a picture it full – fills it and looks perfect!! I highly recommend these too, you have all your favorite clothing hanging there and ready to pick, it’s so easy and time consuming as well.

    N, xoxo. | https://nljuljduraj.blogspot.com

    • Haha all about the instagram factor! Exactly, I think I might be a convert! xxx

  • I have three clothing rails! Mainly because we don’t actually have wardrobes in our flat so it makes things tricky! It’s good for when I need a good purge and clear out though before it gets too messy, ha.

    • Woah! They’re a good cheap alternative to wardrobes though, and you’re right, it really does force you to stay on top of things!

  • Can’t agree more, getting a clothing rail has changed my wardrobe so much, especially the tidiness:) x

    • It’s amazing what a difference it makes isn’t it! x

  • Yes you have convinced me, but all the clothes I have are my favourite, and they wouldn’t fit on one! I’d need a rail the length of a bus to fit all mine on haha


    • Haha! I like the idea of having a selection of clothes out on rotation, make you wear stuff you don’t wear too often!

  • My room is so small I wouldn’t be able to get one in my room – but I can see the logic behind being forced to keep tidy (something I’m notoriously crap at!) and being able to see it all at once. I bet if I put my wardrobe out in front of me, I would realise how much stuff I have that I don’t need!

    annie appletoothpaste

    • That’s annoying! That’s exactly how I felt, I realised I’m reaching for the same 4-5 outfits daily at the moment!

  • I wish I had space in my bedroom for a clothes rail, I think they look so chic!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • Definitely! Don’t rule it out on space, there are some super dinky ones about that would be great to just store coats + scarves and the like!