The genius storage idea that saves time and reduces stress

These days time is one of the most luxurious commodities of all. So it might shock you to hear that, over the course of her lifetime, the average woman will spend nearly one whole year choosing  outfits to wear! We all waste far too much time standing in front of our wardrobes trying to assemble outfits, when the fact is we usually wear the same 20% of our clothes on a day-to-day basis. This is obviously time we could devote to more important things such as spending time with those we love and nurturing our health and fitness.

So, let’s cut down on wasted time, and come out of the closet with a hanging rack. This simple storage solution can make our lives more convenient. The hanging rack has also now become a symbol of glamour. Once only the domain of fashion stylists, the hanging rack is now a desirable piece for your home. The idea being you can display your prized purchases on a clothing rack, instead of behind closed closet doors.

Industrial designer Rowen Wagner, the creator of the Mantis clothing rack says you should “let your favourite pieces hang outside of the wardrobe”.  And he’s right. Why should we only enjoy our sartorial  treasures on special occasions?

True, you might not have as much room as a wardrobe but this also forces you to ban clutter. and focus on quality over quantity. Give your unwanted clothes to charity to make space on the rack for your prize possession to shine. Style clothes on the rack in the same way you would style yourself.  Use matching wooden coat hangers for a sophisticated look. Try draping bags or scarfs of the end of the rack for an effortless chic style.

I also recommend becoming systematic. Hang washed clothes on the left hand side of the rack, but choose clothes to wear clothes from the right hand side. Sliding them up will help you rotate your outfits and ensure you always have a different look. By using the rack to help plan and hang out your outfits for the week ahead, you will save a tonne of time. You will be more organised, less stressed, better styled and feel great because you’ve donated your old clothes to charity. Talk about a win/win!

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Clothing rack 1

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Mantis rack $689. Buy here: rowenwagner.com

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Sofia rack, $498.65 . Buy here: crashindustrial.com

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Ikea Turbo rack, $59. Buy here: ikea.com

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Storage ideas

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Storage Ideas

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 Clothing Rack 4

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Storage

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 Storage ideas

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 Mia Lake

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Mia Lake
Mia Lake is the Interior Design Director at Vic Lake Architect (VLA). VLA is a family business specialising in high end residential homes and boutique multi residential developments. The collaboration between sophisticated architecture and considered interiors, VLA approaches their projects holistically and cohesively. Mia’s design journey began at Sydney’s The Whitehouse Institute of Design. She was awarded a yearlong scholarship to further her studies internationally at Accademia Italiana. That year in Florence, Italy was a major influence on her career and design style. Prior to VLA, Mia’s has been fortunate to work at two leading Sydney interior design practices, Arent&Pyke and Briony Fitzgerald Design, specialising in high end residential interior design and custom made furnture. A strong construction knowledge, understanding and love of craftsmanship, and sensitivity to the client’s practical needs are the key ingredients to a Mia’s successful design. Mia loves using luxurious natural materials, colour and layering textures. She believes injecting personality into spaces and surrounding yourself with objects that tell stories of your live, makes you happy and inspires. A well designed space can truly improve the way you live.