The apartment doesn’t give us a lot of room for wardrobes, but I managed to fit one in each bedroom with the help of the Ikea Pax system.
Bedroom #2. Main clothing wardrobe for both of us with (not yet added) high gloss white sliding doors
Clothing + linens (top shelf) added (+ a view of my untidy desk!) The shelves are very deep and I can fit my (2) handbags at the back of a shelf. Most of my clothes are folded. There’s 75cm of hanging space for M’s work shirts and suits + my (2) coats and (4) trousers. Then we have two baskets each for underwear.
Bedroom #1 – The golf and luggage wardrobe!
We needed a space to store M’s golf clubs, golf clothing and luggage and a wardrobe seemed the easiest solution. The large suitcase contains another cabin suitcase + all of our travel items. I also slipped the ironing board in here!
Mirrored doors to save space
I hope you don’t mind me sharing everything as I go along. It’s really helping my thought process as we continue to adapt to our much smaller home.
A few photos of how we’ve set up our new living space using our old furniture .The sofa’s are
probably too big for such a small apartment, but we tried to make them work.
Usual disclaimer: please ignore my bad photography skills!
^Books and DVD’s are stored in the wooden cupboard + our old bedroom curtains are used at the window^
^ the new home for my large books^
There’s a small(ish) to do list for this room, but it’s probably going to be one of the last area’s we tackle.
- Change light fittings
- Paint all
- Change flooring
- Hang small amount of shelving
- Hang pictures
My progress on reducing our paper mountain:
I have four boxes/files of paperwork left. Only three of them belong to us as I keep a few important bits and pieces for the children (!!) in the fourth.
-Box 1 contains everything relating to our flat purchase (possibly a whole tree of paper!)
-Box 2 contains pension and tax stuff.
-Box 3 contains all other household stuff. I could probably half the amount of items in this box, so that will be a future to do.