I have had my eye on a piece of furniture from Ikea. A friend is moving out of town and getting rid of that piece of furniture so I said I would buy it from him, but I'd like to have a plan for what to do with it before I bring it home.
I currently store my clothes in my bedroom in a white Ikea Aneboda closet
. The closet also has a hanging shelf similar to this
. I also use five of these Sterilite drawers
stacked as a dresser. Previously, I bought an Ikea Malm dresser
(in white) with the intent of getting rid of the Sterilite drawers but I haven't put it together yet. Loosely, I put dresses, skirts, and all of my "work clothes" in the closet while everything else - socks, underwear, pajamas, work-out clothes, jeans - go in the "dresser." Unfortunately, my clothes are currently spilling out of both the closet and the dresser.
When I got the Aneboda wardrobe, I was disappointed by how small it was and thought of getting something bigger or possibly another Aneboda because generally, I prefer to hang clothes. Plus I have pretty high ceilings so I can maximize the use of space by putting a suitcase or pretty storage boxes on top of Aneboda. And visually, I like the repetition - I think it makes it look like we thought about putting these things together.
That said, there are a few reasons I hadn't yet gone ahead and bought another Aneboda. For starters, I can't say specifically what I would put in there. There are a few items that don't really have a home currently in my bedroom - shoes, purses, and scarves. I thought about putting things like my shorter items that I prefer to hang, like blouses and skirts, in one Aneboda so then I could put my shoes on the floor of it. But I thought of getting something like this
to store shoes (in a bin) and purses. Scarves should probably just be put away until it's cool enough to wear them again.
Another idea, if I put the shorter items in one Aneboda, would be to put our hamper on the floor of it. That may mean buying a different hamper but it might be nice and make the bedroom look cleaner if we hide the hamper.
Another thing - and this is probably my self-hate talking - but part of me just says that I need to get rid of a lot of clothes and work with what I have. Does it sound like I have an excessive amount of clothes? I've been trying to pare down. I haven't bought a new suit or new shoes in a while. Sure, I could afford to get rid of stuff but I don't think I have an excessive amount of clothing.
Finally, I'm a little concerned that if I put two Anebodas next to each other and a Malm dresser, my bedroom will look like an Ikea showcase. But there are worse things?
I have a long wall to work with in my bedroom and there's a mirror attached to the wall towards the middle of it so I thought I'd put the two Anebodas on one side of the mirror, then the dresser next to Aneboda - it's a low-ish dresser so we would still be able to use the mirror.
- Should I take my friend's Aneboda?
- Do I just need to do a hard purge with my clothes?
- Would two Anebodas look like the show floor of Ikea?
- Do you have other suggestions?