Can I get your opinions/advice? I recently scored this AMAZING armoire at an auction.
It’s heavy and the guys barely got it into my Indian room! I was extremely thrilled to get it for $50! No kidding! Ok, I will stop with the exclamation marks, but I was doing a happy dance.
What I had before was a much shorter vintage dresser which held all my good tshirts, one drawer just for library ones. Oh, and one drawer for spare clothes for the grandkids in case of falling in mud puddles or sleeping at my house unexpectedly. This! I thought, was going to be so much better…
Well, it is, but it isn’t. I installed the rod, planning to hang my tshirts, but lo and behold, a tshirt will puddle up on the floor of that section.
See my problem?
The tshirts on the left have been thrown back up on themselves, very inconvenient and easy to mess up when pulling them out. I really can’t see myself spending the time to hang them this way.
The next group I just hung them up the way I fold them, see the ones down below. It worked, though they won’t all fit. I can weed out some and move them to ”work” shirt status which is in a different closet!
To attempt to save space, I tried putting two shirts on one hanger, but it didn’t help as the two were just thicker stacked together.
Do you have any tips? Should I cancel the idea of hanging up my shirts? Should I take the rod down and buy those metal rack boxes to stack my tshirts in?
I’m kind of bummed as I was so excited to use this. I don’t know what they expect you to hang in there if even a tshirt won’t hang properly. Ugh.Find me here!
10 thoughts on “Help Me Out”
I vote for clear plastic stackable bins.
Wow!! Happy dance material indeed. I would go with shelves and no rod. You could fold the shirts and stack them sideways ala Marie Condon (sp?) so you can see what you have and have less trouble taking them out.
What a find, and at a small price.
I would put my clothes in, leave the doors open you’ll see what you need to do gradually. Beautiful
Well everyone has covered what I would suggest. Shelves or cubbyholes. Around here we rotate clothes. Laundry day, pull the back stack to the front and the newly washed goes in back.
If you feel your dress shirts will crease too much, you can store them rolled up like you would pack them for a suitcase ride. Or keep the rod, raised up a little(?) and only hang what needs hanging and shelves in the remaining space.
I really love this armoire! Great score!
I vote to toss the hangers, ditch the rod and stack your tees. 🙂 The grandkids’ clothes can go in the lower level where they can easily reach them.
Hmm…I’d say shelves, definitely. Closet/kitchen solutions for small spaces are so creative these days…even pull-out storage comes to mind. Good luck with this very nice armoire.
Such a beautiful piece! And such a great deal too!
I think I would go for a shelf. It would hold so much more and be neater too. One that maybe isn’t as deep as the cupboard but still enough to hold the folded clothes. With the shelf edge not as deep, it will give you better access to the bottom. You could use a wire rack, but a wood shelf is always nice. You could even use baskets to help keep things sorted if there’s room. Just my opinion though. Goodluck and happy creating!
Take out the bar and just put the folded t-shirts right on the bottom with the little pants next to them. You could still have room for little plastic containers for little kids panties in one and socks in another. If the bottom is rough you could paint a couple of coats of chalk paint.
Go with shelves! They won’t detract from the beauty of the armoire but WILL increase function for your purpose. What a great score!
First I LOVE the armoire, and what a great price. It looks like a perfect space for shelves that might be perfect for tees, jeans, and sweaters. Might even serve well for spare tennies.