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Now that you’ve left the nest, what will your future—and your wardrobe—hold?

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Now that you’ve left the nest, what will your future—and your wardrobe—hold?…

You are done with school (finally) and the real world beckons. There are plenty of big picture concerns, like finding or establishing a career. And there’s no shortage of grown up matters that need your attention: utilities to set up, bills to organise and rent to pay. One headache you don’t need: a shortage of storage space. Luckily, there are solutions.

If you are just moving out of your parents’ home, or out of the college residence, chances are your first solo digs are fairly modest. That’s to be expected. But exacerbating the situation: most of your worldly possessions are what you wear on your back (or feet). In other words, you’ve spent most of your early life accumulating clothes, and precious little else. With a surplus of clothing (and little or no desire to purge) and very limited room, your primary objective is creating storage space and maximising its efficiency.

At your parents’ home you never had to worry because of the spill over effect: there were plenty of places in the home—other wardrobes, the garage or the attic—to accommodate the overflow of your wardrobe. You likely have no such luxury of space now.

You may have already moved into your new place—drawn by location, reasonable rent, proximity to work, social or cultural hubs—and you’re dissatisfied with the lack of storage space. But if you are still apartment hunting, consider places that have extra storage, (such as walk-in wardrobes, additional or deep wardrobes, laundry storage etc).

  • If you’ve brought along all the stuff you had no room for on campus, you’re likely in need of the fastest, easiest way to personalise your wardrobe. Here’s where Rubbermaid’s Configurations™ Wardrobe Kits —the expandable wardrobe organiser kit for wardrobes 90 -180cm or 120 – 240cm in length—can help.

  • It’s pretty certain that you haven’t got a set of tools at hand for your new place. (Hint: you ultimately should.) But since there’s no cutting necessary for the Configurations™ Wardrobe Kit, you’ve got a reprieve. So get your clothes sorted first, buy tools later.

  • Whether you’re job hunting, working long hours, or, dare we say, socialising, you likely don’t have much time or inclination to source the additional hardware that’s usually required to assemble wardrobe units. You’re in luck: all the mounting hardware for these Wardrobe Kits is included for simple, easy installation.

  • You may soon discover that your wardrobe is morphing into a slightly more sophisticated, grown up collection: there’s less need for sports uniforms and more call for sport coats. Configurations™ series’ telescoping rods and expanding shelves make it quick and easy to reconfigure your wardrobe system at any time, to go with your flow.

  • It will help to organise your wardrobe in the way that makes sense to you: by season, work/leisure or clothing. Everything must find a spot out of the way, and your most frequently used items—dressier attire for work, gear for the gym—must be readily at hand.

Years from now you’ll look back on with affection to your first apartment and the many items that comprise your daily life. A Configurations™ Wardrobe Kit may well be one of those items, but chances are, you’ll still have it, reconfigured to suit yet another, more advanced stage in your life.