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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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?