Friday, 12 December 2014
An Organised Dressing Room! - Housework/Funwork 43
The first thing we did in the dressing room when we moved into this house 4 years ago was to put in fitted wardrobes along two walls with mirrored doors which make the room brighter and bigger.
This was not as straightforward as most wardrobe fitting companies want it to be because we had slanted ceilings and it affected both walls in two different ways so some of them just said
"No, sorry we can't do that"
Well we did get it done and it was one of the best things we have done as it used up space along one wall in the room which was not tall enough for normal wardrobes and space on the other wall which we were able to use right up to the normal height of the ceiling and gave us 6 sections of wardrobes and shelving space.
It also meant that there was still plenty of space in the room for us to put up an extra double bed when there are more family coming to visit.
We use the electric EZ Bed for this.
I purchased it on a TV channel which is not the norm for me as I rather see these channels but I also got one of my best ever buys from there too - my steamer.
However because we kept meaning to get the plaster on another wall fixed and the room painted and new carpet put down I never really sorted out the wardrobes properly until now.
Yes we had one wall with huge cracks and bits of plaster always falling on the floor.
But now these cracks have been dealt with
and the room has been painted
and the wardrobes have been sorted.
Along the high wall
Too many shirts were pushed in together and mixed up
a quick removal of all the short-sleeved shirts and then colours put together better
left a not so crushed pile of shirts
and 2 neater looking rails.
The top shelf didn't need to be touched at all.
This one was a bit of a crazy mixture so some things were able to be thrown out and some removed to be put elsewhere leaving room for all the short-sleeved shirts and a few long things.
The top shelf was fine, the shelf below just needed to be rearranged to hold the four pillows for use with the EZ double bed we can add to that room.
The bottom of the wardrobe still holds the grey container as before but Fred's 2 music/sound things which had been placed there (still inside the packing paper from our move to the house) have been taken out and a basket is there now with some gifts for Christmas in it.
You can clearly see the slanted part of the ceiling here as this wall meets the lower wall.
This rail now is neater with the trousers and t shirts and polo shirts.
The top shelf just needed tidying up and still has some space left.
The shelf below it was a real mess with a mixture of travel things and a large box got last Christmas for Fred's belts but then he complained and said the sections of it are too small and the belts will get ruined having to be rolled up tightly. Now that shelf only has 3 containers on it.
The belts are now all on the lower shelf which had originally been a mixture as well, and so messy looking with the hangers.
I need to think more about the belts and see if there will be another solution for them instead of taking up a whole shelf.
Along the lower wall
The left hand rail here had been a mixture of my jackets and Fred's suits but now is better organised with Fred's suits easily reached and our summer jackets in the corner that is harder to get at.
The right rail had too many items crushed together so it now has my dresses.
On the bottom of this section we keep the emergency ladder which can be hooked over the window of the Dressing Room in case of fire. The space in the corner beside it is free - I love to have some free space because inevitably there will be something else needing a home when I tackle the games room.
The shelf at the top is now neater with the use of another 2 grey containers which have summer clothes in them.
This one was easy to work with very little change at the bottom.
A few clothes removed so rail is not as full.
Top shelf has the first grey container I got and these containers are just brilliant. They are made of material and cardboard and are firm but pliable some have little windows and they come in several shapes and sizes.
I got them on Amazon and this is just one example of them.
Quite a few items were summer clothes so they were packed away in one of the grey containers so no longer too many clothes hanging here.
I found that the slanted roof to this wardrobe was ideal for storing extra hangers so all the hangers making a mess previously in one of the other wardrobes are now neatly placed here on the top shelf along with a containers holding one of my large American Quilts.
My Hair dryer & brushes etc. had always been a problem on the top shelf and now I have them on the bottom and there is a lamp beside them because we keep this for when someone uses this room as a bedroom and need a bedside lamp.
I am looking forward to getting the new carpet for this room now.
And because a lot of the wardrobes still have free space at the bottom I'm considering which types of boxes or containers to get to fit there, and you know how I love Storage boxes!
This sorting was a joy to do because of the decorating having been completed and making everything feel like a fresh start.
Time consuming but counted as FUNWORK because I was happy while doing it.
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