How to Share a Small Closet
If there’s one area of the home that a couple is likely to spar over, it’s the closet. After all, even the most spacious closet system may not be sufficient to stow all your clothing and accessories, let alone two people’s wardrobes. Fortunately, there are ways to split up a closet without splitting as partners. At Closet World, we’re passionate about helping individuals and couples create closets that marry form and function. Here are some tips for successfully sharing a closet with the one you love.
Keep, Toss, Donate
Just about everyone has a few clothing items they no longer need. We’re talking about that shirt with a hole in the neck as well as that pair of jeans that haven’t fit properly in years. For best results, you and your partner should take time to purge your wardrobes, creating piles to keep, throw away, and donate to a charitable organization. If you haven’t worn something in a year, it’s usually a good indication that you can let it go without regret. The goal is to reduce the number of clothes you need to fit into your newly designed closet space.
Add a Second Clothing Rod
The odds are good that your closet was built with a single clothing rod. While one rod may be enough for a single occupant, couples will likely need two or more to stow their wardrobes. By adding a second clothing rod, you instantly double the amount of space in your closet system. The lower rack is generally shorter, making it a great option for stowing jeans, skirts, and crop tops. Use the longer rack for dresses and jackets.
Consider Your Routine
Do you pick out your clothing the night before work or first thing in the morning? And do you like to get dressed in the closet or the bathroom? If you want to create a more efficient closet system, take time to discuss your schedule with your spouse. The goal is to organize clothes and accessories so you won’t get in each other’s way while dressing or undressing.
Find Alternate Storage
Even the most spacious walk-in closet might not fit every item you and your partner want to stow. In some cases, it may be better to choose a hall or linen closet to stow items that are not in regular use. We’re talking about that jacket you only use for ski trips or the swimsuits you don’t need during the winter months. Tuck these items away and bring them out for the proper season.
Make Your Closet System Work for You
At Closet World, we maximize closet space while creating an aesthetically pleasing closet for you and your partner. Whether you’re looking to increase rod space, install new drawers and shelves, or give your closet system a facelift, our talented designers have the knowledge and experience to meet your needs. Plus, we offer a plethora of color, finish, and accessory choices, so you don’t have to settle for someone else’s style preferences. View our closet catalog online or call to speak to someone on our team. We look forward to becoming your home organization partner.