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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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3 Ways to Create Innovative Clothing Storage in Old Houses

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Older houses have a wonderful ambience, but alas not much storage. Creating a modern, liveable house involves coming up ways of storing the clutter that comes with modern life.

Vintage storage units

A retro way to create extra space is to use the original style of storage: vintage trunks, chests of drawers, armoire and standalone wardrobes. These can be picked up relatively cheaply by trawling thrift stores as most modern houses have extensive built wardrobes and estate sales are often looking to liquidate similar furniture items.

A smart way of extending the storage capacity of your wardrobe is hammer nails into a wooden hanger to allow you to store your belts vertically.

Built-in wardrobes

If you are planning to stay in your house long-term, a built-in wardrobe can be a smart investment that increases the property value. If you have a larger bedroom consider building a false wall behind your bedhead to hide a walk in robe behind your bed. This is a great way to keep the original ambience of the room while increasing the storage capacity. In a room with high ceilings a walk in robe can also be used to also store other bulky items like spare bedding and off season weather gear.

Built-in wardobes can be custom designed for any space which makes them an ideal way of maximising storage space in uniquely shaped and sized areas. You can talk to companies like Westglass to learn more about installing a built-in wardrobe to fit your needs.

Roof space

Another old school way of storing clothing is to use the roof space, which is often extensive in older houses with a steep roof pitch. This is great way to store less commonly used clothing like sporting gear and holiday decorations.

The loft ladder can be also be used to store hanging items like ties and belts, and the area behind a loft ladder can be a neat storage space for shoes or rolled clothing.

The final aspect of efficient clothing storage is to decide which clothing you need to have access to at any point. It may may sense to store rarely used items which you still wish to hold onto offsite such as formal wear, wedding dresses or less commonly used sporting gear. Some clothing may be easier to sell, then hire later, such as snow clothing or holiday themed costumes. You can use these solutions to ensure everything has its place.