There are so many different names and categories of sliding wardrobes. There are bedroom wardrobes, pantries, hall wardrobes, linen wardrobes, and playroom wardrobes. The sliding wardrobe is the one that can quickly become a catch all as it doesn’t have a defined purpose other than to store things.
A plan is needed to keep your sliding wardrobe neat and the items stored accessible at all times. The big decision you will have to make is what are you going to store?
When you decide what you are going to use your sliding wardrobe for, think about how often you are going to be using the items inside and if there is a better place for them first. For instance, it might be tempting to store your Christmas decorations there, but is there a place in the garage where these once a year items can go? If there is, that will make room for other more frequently used belongings such as suitcases, camping gear, sleeping bags, or winter blankets.
Space is also a consideration and shelving can help solve this if it is a problem. If the wardrobe is big enough but you dont have enough floor space, install some shelves to get bigger and lighter items off the floor. Try and make the most commonly used items the easiest to get. If it is the summer time, the sleeping bags should be at the front and move the winter blankets to an out of the way place for now.
Be careful not to throw anything into the sliding wardrobes that you arent sure what to do with. If you dont have a home for the item, is it really something you want to keep? If it is something worthwhile you will find it a home of its own without making the sliding wardrobe a dumping ground.