In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll admit that the image above is not a picture of my room. I live in New York, and my room is smaller, messier and, well, feels a bit more cramped. My wardrobe is sometimes hard (well, impossible) to close. There are days when I have a pile of clothes on my floor (I’m a clean person, I promise). But if there’s one easy innovation that’s helped me streamline my life, it is this simple £5 organiser from IKEA.
The Swedish brand has a knack for offering just about anything home-goods related your heart might desire. But for me, it’s one of the retailer’s simplest pieces that has stood the test of time. Its simple shoe hanger (hung on the back of my wardrobe door), has come to be a handy and out-of-sight catchall for everything from flip-flops to sunglasses to twisted and coiled iPhone cords. And while it’s a humbling piece of design, there’s no denying its handiness when space is tight.
Read on to shop my life-saving wardrobe pick, and then shop more organisational pieces from IKEA.