Wardrobe Interiors

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

Main wardrobe

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

Wardrobe Mirror

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.

Living Area (Before Decoration)

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!

Living Area

^Books and DVD’s are stored in the wooden cupboard + our old bedroom curtains are used at the window^

Living Area


^ the new home for my large books^

Inside the cupboard


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.