Two People, One Closet? Share Space Successfully With These Tips
Whether you’ve been married for decades or are new to the institution, you probably know that compromise is key to a relationship’s success. However, not everything is as easy to share as a pizza or a tub of ice cream. In particular, couples may struggle to fit all of their clothes in a single bedroom closet. The good news is that bad closet design doesn’t have to mean the end of your love story. Keep reading for Closet World’s top tips on sharing the closet in your master bedroom.
Cut the Clutter
If you’re sharing storage space with your sweetie, the first step is eliminating everything that’s unneeded or extraneous. We’re talking about those sweatpants with a hole in the knee and that dress that hasn’t been in style since 1995. You and your partner should both go through your wardrobes, separating out items to keep, toss, and donate to a good charity. That way, only the pieces you actually wear are taking up closet space.
Move Out-of-Season Attire
Shared closets can create serious organizational issues. Fortunately, you can solve this problem by keeping off-season clothes in another area of the home. Choose a dry, cool space to store your parkas and heavy sweaters in the summer. In the winter, you can switch out your cold-weather wear for bathing suits and shorts. Don’t have a guest room closet or storage room to stow these items? We recommend putting off-season attire in a plastic tub and sliding it under the bed.
Find a Spot for Laundry
Stowing clean clothes is only half the problem. You also have to find a place to keep dirty attire before it makes its way into the washing machine. Make sure the laundry hampers are large enough to hold a few loads of clothes and easy to access; that way you won’t be tempted to drop clothes on the floor when you discard them. Designate one bag for dark colors and one for light so you don’t have to sort your laundry later.
If you have an excess of attire, it might be tempting to let the occasional shoe stray onto your partner’s side. However, doing so is bound to create issues down the line. For best results, strive to keep your clothes in the designated areas. You can even use different colored hangers to increase the odds of articles staying where they belong. The goal is to keep things peaceful and tidy.
Trust Our Closet Design Experts With Your Home Organization
Looking for a closet design that meets both your needs and those of your partner? For a limited time, Closet World customers can enjoy 18 months of free financing with 0% APR OAC. Additionally, you’ll receive 40 percent off plus free installation on your new system. Call today or schedule your request online and start loving your closet together. We look forward to helping you get better organized!