If you’ve been around here long (or at all), you know that our 320-square-foot barn apartment is required to pack a storage punch. There is no room for anything that isn’t useful. And there is little room for anything that isn’t multipurpose.
And one of the biggest questions I get asked about how we can possibly downsize is, “Where do you store all your clothes?” (In real life and in fake Internet life.)
Which is a valid question. And one that took a TON of planning to tackle.
About 90 percent of my clothes fit in my lovely little Sauder Wardrobe/Storage cabinet.
The old Kim would have side-eyed the new Kim. Because, new Kim, this is a relatively petite piece of furniture. (Less than 3 feet wide.) How can it possibly hold every piece of clothing you need?
But for new Kim, it’s just right.
I was able to fit everything I need (and then some) into this nice little wardrobe. I’m actually impressed with myself, because after years of working in the corporate world, I had built up a hefty dress wardrobe. But when I left my day job, I decided to pack up all those suits and slacks. Most were donated and a few favorites were packed away. Then, I moved on to all the other clothes in our (walk-in) closet. Most of the things hadn’t been worn much. So, I pared down to things I actually wore and felt comfortable in.
Now, my wardrobe is actually full of things I love and will use. It’s not a dreamy walk-in closet, but I love it. It’s actually easy to get dressed everyday, because I’m not rifling through tons of things I’ll never actually wear. (I’m looking at you, kimono.) All my t-shirts and work out clothing is folded (sort of) on the top shelf.
All of my blouses, jackets and dresses are hanging on the rod. (I love those slim-line hangers.)
I purchased inexpensive storage boxes at Menards to store tights, belts, and leggings.
And then my jeans/slacks, and sweatshirts are folded in the drawer below.
When it’s closed, you wouldn’t even know that it’s holding all of my clothes. I love that owl and Coke crate on top for a little bit of style.
And because I couldn’t let those sides go without being multi-purpose, I hung our filing system on the side. Basically, this is where mail comes before it gets taken care of – bills paid, checks deposited, files filed, and coupons used. I just used a few Command hooks and BAM! Instant command center.
Hey, girl, hey.
And if you’d like to see some of my other choices for multi use furniture, check out my Pinterest board.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.
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