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

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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.

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.

ArbitraryUsername Wed 08-May-13 09:57:32

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.

ArbitraryUsername Wed 08-May-13 12:12:45

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

ArbitraryUsername Wed 08-May-13 12:19:16

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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