How to make more space in your wardrobe

Drawer of rolled clothes | Clever wardrobe storage hacks | Tesco Living

Get your clothes organised in a flash with our nifty space-saving solutions.

1. Roll up clothes

Not just a clever space-saving tip when packing a suitcase, rolling clothes is a must for bedroom drawers and helps to keep clothes crease-free.

2. Scarf hangers

Avoid scarves getting creased and knotted by using shower curtain rings to hang them up individually. Attach the curtain rings to the bottom of a wooden hanger and then loop the scarves through each hole. It also works a treat with belts, vests and slips.

Shower curtain rings on clothes hanger | Wardrobe storage hacks | Tesco Living

3. Extra rails

Make the most of the space by attaching rails or hooks to the inside of wardrobe doors. Thin ones make the ideal place to hang long necklaces, which can easily get tangled up otherwise.

4. Ring pull hangers

Double up a clothes hanger using a ring pull from a drinks can. Carefully remove the ring pull from the can, thread one hole over the hanger and then slip another hanger through the other hole. A few of these and you’ll soon have a lot less clutter on your rail.

Ring pull on clothes hanger hook | Wardrobe storage hacks | Tesco Living

5. Bag it up

No shelf space left? Fold jumpers neatly and pile on top of each other in a sturdy plastic bag with strong handles. Hook the handles over a hanger and you’ve got neat, easy access to your cosy pullovers. Create more space by packing away last season’s clothes in vacuum packs or under-bed storage boxes. Put plastic covers over suits and dresses and hang them in a spare room.

6. Repurpose old socks

Give an old pair of socks a new lease of life – fill with dry rice and dried lavender (or a few drops of lavender oil) and tie into a ball shape. Use them to stuff shoes to help hold their shape and keep them smelling fresh.

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7. Seasonal coloured hangers

Separate your spring/summer and autumn/winter wardrobe by assigning different seasons different coloured hangers, e.g. yellow for summer and so on. Repurpose basic wooden hangers with any old sample pots you have lying around. Leave to dry then have fun reorganising your wardrobe.

Coloured wooden hangers | Wardrobe storage hacks | Tesco Living

8. High heel storage

Want to keep your best heels safe and organised? Attach a rail high up at the back of your wardrobe behind your clothes and hang your most glam shoes on it.

9. Chain hanger

If you want to really ramp up your hanger layering, buy an S hook and a 1-foot-length of link chain with holes big enough to thread hangers through. Hang the S hook from your clothes rail and attach the chain to it, then loop hangers through every other hole to create a waterfall effect.

10. DIY clothes hanger cover

Protect delicate or embellished clothing with pretty fabric covers. Fold your chosen fabric in half and draw around a wire hanger leaving a 1cm seam allowance.

Match the two pieces up by sewing together the outsides facing each other, then turn them inside out. Stitch the sides together, leaving it open at the bottom and hem to avoid fraying. Keep a small gap at the top for the hook to fit through. Deter moths by hanging a DIY lavender bag from the hanger.

Clothes hanger cover and lavender bag | Wardrobe storage hacks |Tesco Living

11. Divide your laundry

Hang a linen bag in your wardrobe from a hook or hanger. Fill the bag with delicates, hand-wash-only and dry-clean-only clothes to keep them from getting mixed up with the regular laundry load.

12. Shoe storage

A wooden wine box provides the perfect space to store shoes. The sections keep them organised, and the box can either be kept in the bottom of a wardrobe, or slipped under a bed.

Vintage fruit crates also make ideal freestanding shoe storage units. Attach castors to the bottom so you can easily move it around. If you have a large shoe collection just stack more crates on top.

Some ideas provided by interiors expert Alice Humphrys.

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