The 20 Hanger Wardrobe Challenge

09 July 2019

I could ask: how many hangers do you have in your wardrobe? But instead, I think the question I should really be asking is: how many wardrobes do you have?

A lady recently told me she has FOUR wardrobes in her bedroom! As soon as she said that she had a spare room, I knew what she was going to say. Yup, you guessed it. She has filled this wardrobe space too.

Ok, I get it. I’ve been there. You accumulate clothes over the years because you enjoy shopping. You see something you like. You buy it. Simple. But when you’re in the shop, you have a false representation of the number of clothes you already own. I’m not saying you can’t buy anything new. I’m just saying that being intentional with the purchases you make will transform your relationship with clothes.

What if I told you that you could comfortably live with only 20 hangers? When I say 20 hangers, this doesn’t include items stored in drawers (don’t panic). As long as you don’t have multiple sets of drawers of course ;).


I find that 20 hangers work so well because I can see at a glance all the clothes I have and can display my favourite pieces. I love and treasure each piece because I intentionally brought it into my life. I’m much more likely to wear each item because there is less to choose from. Over time, when all the hangers become full, I know it’s time to declutter.

Remember, there is no shame in wearing the same clothes in high rotation. Yes, they will wear out quicker. But that means you can bring in new pieces and refine your personal style.

I’ve come a long way since my overfilled wardrobe, where I had to prise the hangers apart and wrestle clothes away. But I feel so much lighter now. Are you ready to take on the 20 hanger wardrobe challenge?

Tip: to save space and get organised, buy matching hangers.