22 best ideas for organising your walk-in wardrobe
Walk-in wardrobes are a dream come true – as long as you’re actually using the space to its potential. Before you start organising your wardrobe, though, experts recommend doing a thorough wardrobe cleanout so you’re creating space only for the items you’re actually going to use and want to keep. Then you can find the best wardrobe systems and the best wardrobe organisers to meet your specific needs.
Walk-in wardrobes come in all sizes, and even the smallest one can be organised for maximum storage, thanks to walk-in wardrobe organisation ideas such as shelving, rods, drawers, and baskets that come in a variety of price points.
While some people consider walk-in wardrobes a necessity, others are turning them into home offices or small gyms. Are walk-in wardrobes a waste of space? “In the growing trend to live more minimalistic lifestyles, I can see how some would think this way,” says Karen Schroter, owner of Orderly Outcome. “For me, a wardrobe that is over nine square meters is excessive because I don’t care about or have a need for that many clothes. For others, this size may just hold their shoes. It’s a very personal decision and is all about functionality.”
So what’s the best way to organise a walk-in wardrobe? “The most efficient way to organise a walk-in wardrobe is to treat it like a traditional shop, by creating zones based on clothing categories (tops, bottoms, casual, business, shoes, etc) and your lifestyle activities (work, home, sleep, exercise, parties, holidays),” says Jeanie Engelbach, a professional organiser and owner of apartmentjeanie. “Keep all components of an ensemble close together so it makes getting dressed easy. Everyday attire should be stored closest to the entrance of the wardrobe and out of season, infrequently worn, and special occasion clothing further back.”
Here are some more walk-in wardrobe storage ideas from professional organisers that will make it easier for you to get dressed in the morning.