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Ran out of wardrobe space - Suggest how to optimize ... / Help me cull my stuff

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aj_del, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    buy a bin/container for your uw, socks, misc, etc and place that by the closet - freeing up some closet space
     
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  2. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Thanks

    I think it got it under control. 7 suits, 7 SCs, 7 odd trousers, 14 shirts, 10 shoes. That's not a lot.

    But I need to trim it by 25% and then I will be good.
     


  3. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    BTW, where/how do you guys store your out of season suits ? Like linen suits in winter and flannel suits in summer ? DO you fold them ?
     


  4. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    I move them to the offseason side of the warddrobe. Make sure they're clean. Nothing in the pockets.
     


  5. Fred49

    Fred49 Senior member

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    I bought a open cloths bar rack on wheels ...if this has been mentioned sorry I am to lazy to read the previous pages and short on time
     


  6. Viral

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    tough one AJ..........hard to tell just from the pics you provided.

    I do see a nice Canali Kei on your collection though!

    :D
     


  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    That's a lot of suits/jackets for the number of shirts you have...

    Fold and stack your shirts to save shirt space.
     


  8. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Hi Mate, I have worse situation then you. Where I cant even add any more hangers. The shirts use long plastic hangers. As they will take less space. And then squeeze the shirts a bit. Believe me they will not damage the shirts. You will just have to make sure when you put them back on put your hands around the shirt just to make sure the shirts are hanging straight. Also I have taken out all the draws and Inserted a rack . I think you can do the same then instead of having 2 racks you will have 4.Even the jackets you can squeeze them. You should be able to add another 10 shirts with slim plastic hanger . Below are my office shirts pic. And I have added 7/8 more to that . My jacket section and casual /polo section are even worse. Knitwear and sweaters are pack so tight in the morning I don’t even think about going through them. As if I try to take one down the section collapse on me!! So not going to post pictures.

    [​IMG]
     


  9. TheWGP

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    I feel compelled to say that you should not, under any circumstances, be hanging your knitwear or sweaters. This will deform, stretch and eventually break them. :uhoh:
     


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    Agreed. Fold and stack any knits.
     


  11. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    The other choice would be decrease the numerator instead of increase the denominator.
     


  12. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    14 shirts is a full two weeks without washing (counting weekends), perfectly fine. People obsess over accumulation way too much...
     


  13. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    I have 17 shirt right now, I hop to bring it down to 12. Also, reduce suits to 5 or max 6 and SCs to 3 or max 4. I have 8 dress shoes plus 4-5 casual shoes.

    The problem is of guilt. I feel guilty throwing away stuff that I paid good money for so recently.
     


  14. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Regarding the open rack on wheels, I haven't seen one I like. Even if I find one, in all probability I wont be able to have it shipped to India. Third, where will I place. I realize it can be moved, but there is no space in my dresser.

    It looks like this right now. It's a 10 x 10 room with 2 walls already full. The 2 other walls have doors, one into the dresser and one to go into the bathroom. There is only one corner left (where I am standing to take this pic) and there I have a wicker basket to put the clothes to be laundered.

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  15. cptjeff

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    Then don't reduce. Your wardrobe is already reasonably sized. Your problem is a small amount of space that's not used as efficiently as it could be, not too many clothes.
     
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