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As time goes on, it's easy to fill your wardrobe with old clothes and straight up junk. Here's 5 things you can do to maximise the space in your wardrobe, without needing to fully replace it.

1. Add a wardrobe rod and hooks

There are some things that just need to be hung, like suits, coats and ironed shirts.

Installing a wardrobe rod will help with this. You can also consider adding wall hooks to the inside of your wardrobe doors, so you can hang things like belts and ties.

If your wardrobe is full and you're out of hanging space, you can always try making a D.I.Y. wooden coat rack.

2. Add wardrobe inserts

Adding inserts is the easiest way to create more space in your wardrobe. They also help you stay organised as you'll have lots of levels and compartments that can be used to store different types of clothes.

You can buy a free-standing timber insert or a wire insert, or you can install a wire wardrobe system yourself to maximise space.

Wardrobe inserts and containers.

3. Add dedicated shoe storage

Shoes can be one of the trickiest things to store in your wardrobe, simply because there's often so many of them. There's a wide range of wardrobe accessories that you can use to address this.

The most practical options include hanging a shelf organiser from a rod or buying a shoe rack to sit at the bottom of your wardrobe.

If your shoes are a bit smelly for whatever reason, you might want to consider using something with a lid, like a tub

Or, you can have your shoes in plain sight with a D.I.Y. shoe storage rack.

4. Try vacuum bags

If you live somewhere where the climate changes throughout the year, then you'll know that what you wear in summer is very different to what you wear in winter.

You can consider using vacuum bags, another great wardrobe accessory, as they help to reduce the amount of space clothes take up in the seasons you're not using them.

And there's no need to worry—they're damp and dust proof, reusable and airtight, and protect against insects, dire, dust, mildew and odours.

5. Add a sliding wardrobe door

Sliding doors are a stylish way to improve the function of your wardrobe. They make accessing your clothes quicker and help you to save space where there isn't enough room to swing a hinged door. 

Bedroom featuring a sliding door wardrobe.

Update your wardrobe

Check out the full range of wardrobes and wardrobe storage available at your local Bunnings.

We can also help assemble your new wardrobe, find out more about our Wardrobe Assembly service.


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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.