Wardrobes can be tough to organise. A particular shelf unit may be perfect for one type of garment, but too deep or narrow to fit various other ones. Instead, try this DIY IKEA storage system, complete with shelf inserts to organise a wider range of clothes.
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IKEA’s Kallax shelf consists of square units. They’re relatively tall and deep, which means you can only stack so many jumpers and T-shirts before they start falling over and looking messy. The Kallax drawers aren’t as budget-friendly as you may imagine, and storing shoes would waste a lot of vertical space.
In order to better use and organise the space, use IKEA’s Variera shelving inserts. Some of your shelving inserts may have gaps in them. If that’s too much of a pain on your eyes, cover the top and front with cork shelf liner.
You could also use the Variera shelving inserts for storage in kitchen and bathroom cabinets or shelves. However, you’ll need to consider the dimensions and whether the shelf inserts fit or not. (Note: the original article linked below refers to the Expedit shelving system, which has been replaced by the Kallax.)