How long is your share of the hanging rail in your wardrobe?

(45 Posts)
ADefiniteMaybe Tue 07-May-13 18:41:04

That's it really. I am getting a new wardrobe and have decided that it and one half of the chest of drawers will hold all of my clothes. I want to own less, wear them more in my new improved world smile. My DH is also going to fit the base of the wardrobe with two long shelves for extra storage but that will be it.

DuchessFanny Tue 07-May-13 18:52:28

I have two Rails, my DH has one, we share the drawers .... His drawers are full to bursting, and mine aren't so I think we balance each other out !

ADefiniteMaybe Tue 07-May-13 18:54:04

But how long are the rails - my new wardrobe will be 120 cms. Is that going to be enough smile

What is this "share" of which you speak?

KingRollo Tue 07-May-13 18:55:20

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KirstyJC Tue 07-May-13 18:56:30

We have 2 wardrobes - so I have a metre rail to myself. (And the back of the bedroom door. And the back of the bathroom door. And some of the space in DS2's wardrobe)

JollyOrangeGiant Tue 07-May-13 18:58:19

I have about 3 inches.

VerySmallSqueak Tue 07-May-13 18:58:44

I have about 4 ft of rail,DH has about 2ft.
I also have more drawer space.

We have a metre rail each (one wardrobe, two compartments). I also have 4 wide drawers and 4 small ones (wide ones have vests, teeshirts, jeans, sports clothes, nightclothes, small ones have knickers, bras, socks and tights). DH has 3 wide drawers inside his half of the wardrobe as he only needs half height for his hanging clothes and one small one.

headlesslambrini Tue 07-May-13 19:04:37

I have two double wardrobes and a single wardrobe and 6 drawers but they are only tiny and another double wardrobe in the spare bedroom. dh has 3 drawers and about 4-5 inches of the wardrobe which he had to beg for

I have a double wardrobe and DH a single.

As KingRollo said, DH crams clean and dirty clothes in his wardrobe.. Gross. When we moved in with each other the wardrobe situation had to be thrashed out before I ever entertained the idea smile

YouAreFired Tue 07-May-13 19:11:27

I have about a foot and a half sad. It isn't enough, I also have 4 drawers. I have to fold things that should be hung up because there just ins't room, can't fit more wardrobe space in my bedroom though.

cassell Tue 07-May-13 19:15:51

I have 1m hanging space. Dh has 3m hmm envy. He has 6 drawers and so do I. He wonders why my clothes are always all over the bedroom.

Pinkflipflop Tue 07-May-13 19:16:03

My clothes fill 3 wardrobes in 3 of our bedrooms! Ds and dh put their clothes on a rail in the spare room!

ADefiniteMaybe Tue 07-May-13 19:29:33

KatieScarlett smile.
This will be an interesting exercise - we will each have the same amount of storage - a wardrobe each, mine will be a beautiful temple of loveliness and his will be a stuffed, crumpled pigsty!!

I should add that mine is nowhere near enough, I generally have to throw something away for everything I buy and don't consider myself to have an extensive wardrobe. I tend to follow the 80/20 rule, ie 20% of the stuff gets worn 80% of the time, but the rest does get worn occasionally and justifies being kept.

mewkins Tue 07-May-13 19:42:17

Mine is a metre long. Then I have two and a half shelves for jumpers etc and three drawers for underwear and tshirts. Plus we have another wardrobe for coats and assorted crap we can't be bothered to bin.

FrugalFashionista Tue 07-May-13 20:41:45

OP I'm aiming for the same. Want to downsize! I have an one metre rail in my main wardrobe (with three pull-out wire baskets for shoes) plus one 50 cm unit of wire drawers (8-10?) and ideally it would hold all of my clothes (coats and boots not included).

Currently, I also occupy half of the walk-in closet rail, a big cardboard storage box in the cellar, and have a closet full of coats and half a rail of clohes in my other home. All of this is excess and clutter that I don't really need sad

VivaLeBeaver Tue 07-May-13 20:46:07

I have two double wardrobes to myself.

Chubfuddler Tue 07-May-13 20:46:37

100% of a triple wardrobe. But then I am separated.

We have a 4m long wardrobe - it's from Ikea and is also very tall. DH has 1m of it (which gives him a shelf at the top, a hanging rail, another shelf, 2 drawers and a trouser hanger pull out.

The other 3 metres are mine blush I have built my drawers in to that too so it holds all my underwear, PJs etc as well. Because some of it is double height that basically means I have 4m of hanging rail, 5 large drawers and 5 or 6 small drawers.

emsyj Tue 07-May-13 21:31:42

We have equal hanging space but I also have some shelves that I use for cosmetics, perfume and gym stuff. We have separate chests of drawers for undies etc. Neither of us has very many clothes tho.

QuinionsRainbow Tue 07-May-13 22:56:44

DH and I each have two-door built-in wardrobes for long items, and each have a rail in a third single-door wardrobe for shirts, blouses etc. We each have a small 3-drawer bedside cupboard, and share a 6-drawer chest of drawers.

Theselittlelightsofmine Tue 07-May-13 23:01:41

I have two chest of drawers and 3/4 of the wardrobe space smile

DH has to squeeze his stuff in where he can grin

Llareggub Tue 07-May-13 23:07:50

I have it all to myself. One of the many benefits of being single, although I have rather begrudgingly given over a drawer to my chap who stays over occasionally.

FrancesFarmer Tue 07-May-13 23:58:29

Separate Wardrobes. I absolutely could not share!

Hopefully Wed 08-May-13 07:06:24

I have about half of a 120cm hanging rail, and five drawers in a single wardrobe, and that holds everything - undies, sports clothes etc. only shoes are elsewhere

scarlet76 Wed 08-May-13 07:44:54

I am also trying to reduce the amount of stuff I have, aiming for quality over quantity.
I have about two thirds of a shared rail - around 80cms. I have a large basket on the shelf above the rail and room for shoes under the rail. I also have 2 large drawers and a small drawer in a chest we share.
I hang seasonal coats / jackets. Those not in season get packed and stored away in the attic. I hang dresses, shirts, skirts and trousers.
I fold all knitwear and keep in the basket above.
I have one large drawer which I fold Ts, vests and also keep running attire in.
In the other drawer I fold jeans, leggings and shorts.
Oh wait, I also have space in the tall boy by my bed which I keep underwear and scarves.

I have a 5m long wardrobe and probably have about 4m of that plus some more hanging space and a chest of drawers and extra shoe storage DH has 1m of hanging space, some shelves and a chest of drawers.

KristyWills Wed 08-May-13 09:15:58

I have a rail and a chest of drawers which are bursting plus all the space underneath the rail and a shelf on top of the rail. OH has a rail which is half full, and a chest of drawers. We're looking into getting fitted wardrobes to hide everything so i hope we can find one with efficient storage. i also have the storage space under the bed - far too many clothes. Sienna will grow up to be just like her mummy lol! x

Yoghurty Wed 08-May-13 09:21:19

We recently had to buy a second wardrobe because of this 'sharing' thing.

My dresses were getting creased as we shared a rail 50/50 (well, 60/40, I have more clothes!) so I took the drastic step of buying another wardrobe for DP.

Much better smile

MarinaIvy Wed 08-May-13 09:51:50

Oh, don't even get me started about our floordrobe.

In theory, we've each got one Ikea double-door thingumy (and further space in another room) but they're side-by-side to form an alcove, and Guess Who has the one further in? That I can never get to because the alcove is always so full of crap?

MortifiedAdams Wed 08-May-13 09:54:05

I have the whole rail. DH has the five shelves on the side.

I have 1/3 of a 120cm rail. DH has the rest. He has more drawers than me too. And yet he's the one that's always moaning about not having enough clothes.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 08-May-13 09:59:01

we've got one that runs the full length of one wall and it's a double rail and we've got half each.

TheDevilsGherkins Wed 08-May-13 10:43:40

I have six wardrobes. DH has two. Each about 1m.

How do you all have enough space for multiple wardrobes? We've got one wardrobe and a chest of drawers and no more space.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 08-May-13 12:17:51

I've just got one of those sliderobe things running wall to wall floor to ceiling. narrows the room by a couple of feet but no doors to open so less space needed

I can understand that. My mm has something similar. But I'm struggling with the fitting in 3-6 separate wardrobes.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 08-May-13 12:27:40

they must be lucky sods with bloody big bedrooms. envy

TheDevilsGherkins Wed 08-May-13 13:26:45

Spare room and dressing room wardrobes + bedroom wardrobes

foxysocks Wed 08-May-13 14:00:15

i have the wardrobe and chest of drawers in our room. DH has one (bigger than mine, but has lots of other things stored in there too) in the spare room. i don't know how much hanging space there is tbh but it's perfect for me, I have my shoes/boots/bags in boxes or dust bags in the bottom of the wardrobe and nothing anywhere else in the house.

ADefiniteMaybe Wed 08-May-13 14:49:53

This is really great and very inspiring! My new wardrobe has already taken on mythic proportions and is going to change my whole life smile. I really believe that by making this 120cm rail and the shelves below the extent of my clothing I will lead a purer, better life! I am also delusional about many other areas of my life

FoundAChopinLizt Wed 08-May-13 14:54:46

We share a single wardrobe, about 1m, it has two half hanging rails.

Also have two large and two small drawers.

I always make myself throw out at least one thing when I buy something new to me dh has been trained to do the same.

flowery Wed 08-May-13 15:02:37

I have about 4m hanging space. But there's quite a lot of 'give' in that, because it's there so I separate out to make finding things easy. So probably could fit it into about 2.5 at a push.

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