Wardrobe organiser options: NZ buying guide

Wardrobe organisers come in all shapes and sizes. Here’s everything you need to know before you buy.

Last updated: 29 February 2024

Wardrobe organisers are all the rage these days and it’s not hard to see why. Just imagine: no more frantic searching for that elusive sock or rummaging through piles of shirts to find your favourite one. With a wardrobe organiser, everything has its special spot. But before you make this life-changing purchase, here’s everything you need to know about wardrobe organisers:

Types of wardrobe organisers

Wardrobe organisers come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you've got a walk-in wardrobe or a teeny-tiny closet, there's a perfect fit for you. 

Hanging wardrobe organisers

These hanging organisers make the most of vertical space, offering shelves and pockets for everything from jumpers to jeans. They're ideal for renters or anyone looking to add extra storage without the commitment of permanent fixtures.

Browse our range of hanging wardrobe organisers.

Wardrobe organiser dividers

Say goodbye to the dreaded drawer rummage. Wardrobe organiser dividers are perfect for keeping drawers neat. The dividers help categorise your items, making it easier to find what you're looking for. 

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Storage organiser boxes

These come in various shapes and sizes, suitable for storing seasonal clothing, accessories, and even shoes. Clear boxes can be particularly handy for spotting your items quickly.

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Clothes storage bags

Great for out-of-season garments, these bags can be vacuum-sealed to save space, protecting your clothes from dust, moisture, and pests.

Check out our range of clothes storage bags.

Shoe organisers

From hanging racks to under-bed storage, there's a shoe organiser to fit every space and collection size. Keeping your shoes visible and accessible can also help prolong their life.

Browse all shoe organiser listings.

Budget considerations

While organising your wardrobe can feel like a luxury, it doesn't have to break the bank. Compare prices and consider the durability and versatility of each organiser. Sometimes, investing a bit more upfront can save you from needing replacements down the line.

Buying new vs used wardrobe organisers

When it comes to choosing between new and used wardrobe organisers on Trade Me, it's all about finding the right balance between quality and budget. If you're keen on snagging a bargain and don't mind a bit of wear and tear, browsing through the used options can uncover some hidden gems at wallet-friendly prices. Just be sure to carefully inspect the photos and descriptions to ensure the organiser meets your needs and is in good condition.

On the other hand, if you’d rather have the assurance of a brand-new product, investing in a new wardrobe organiser might be the way to go. While it may come with a slightly higher price tag, the peace of mind and pristine condition can be worth it. Ultimately, the choice boils down to your preference and budget.

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Tips for mastering wardrobe organisation

Organising your wardrobe is like solving a fashion puzzle. But with the right strategies, you’ll go from chaos to closet bliss. Here are some tips to make getting dressed a breeze.

1. Start with a decluttering spree

Get into your wardrobe and bid farewell to anything that no longer sparks joy or hasn't seen the light of day in over a year. If it's still in good condition, consider listing it on Trade Me for someone else to love. Once you've lightened the load, organising the remaining items becomes much easier.

2. Categorise and conquer

Group similar items together, such as tops, bottoms, dresses, and outerwear. Within each category, arrange items by frequency of use, placing your everyday essentials front and centre for easy access.

3. Colour coordination

Organising your clothes by colour not only adds visual appeal to your wardrobe but also streamlines the process of putting together outfits. Imagine effortlessly finding that perfect red top to complement your favourite pair of jeans – it's a game-changer.

Got a walk-in wardrobe?

Lucky you! Make the most of the space by creating designated zones for different types of clothing and accessories. Install shelves, drawers, and hanging racks to keep everything neatly in place. And don't forget to invest in good lighting and strategically placed mirrors to improve the functionality and style.

Working with a smaller wardrobe?

Fear not – size doesn't have to limit style. Maximise every inch of space with clever storage solutions like multi-use organisers, hanging shelves, and stackable bins. Consider storing out-of-season or less frequently worn items in alternative storage areas, like under-bed containers or vacuum-sealed bags, to free up precious closet real estate.

Bringing it all together

The key to keeping your wardrobe tidy is finding a system that works for you, your home, and your lifestyle. But buying a good wardrobe organiser is the fastest way to that goal. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your favourite playlist, and get ready to be stylish and organised from now on. 

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