It’s no question that closet space is prime real estate that often feels limited in supply. This becomes even more of a reality when you begin to share your closet with a significant other. Sharing a closet can be a struggle and is often a point of contention between couples. Today on the blog we are going to share three tips for successfully sharing your closet.
#1 – Pare It Down
When combining your closet with your partner, it is necessary for you both to pare down the number of items you have. When you have a closet to yourself, it’s easier to hang on to things that no longer fit or you haven’t worn in years. When you have to share, it is likely you won’t have the luxury of that additional space.
#2 – Set Ground Rules
Conflicts surrounding closet space are generally not about sharing the space itself but rather the way the closet is cared for. One person is inevitably messier, and someone has habits that are an annoyance to the other. Head this off by establishing ground rules from the very beginning. For example, you can have a rule about no clothes on the floor or not infringing on the others space.
#3 – Divide The Space Equitably
When dividing up the closet space it may seem like the easiest method is to divide it in half and call it a day. However, this may not always be the best solution. Instead, you should think about how to divide the space equitably. If one person is a big fan of clothes and the other maintains a more minimalist closet, it wouldn’t make sense to divide the space evenly. You could divide the space 60/40 instead.
Also, consider what type of items your partner has in their closet. If they are a shoe buff but you have a lot of dresses, trade space on the shoe rack for more hangers, etc.
Get Started Today
Sharing a closet can be stress-free, and More Space Place can help you get there. Contact your local More Space Place location for a free in-home design consultation, and let our design experts create a custom closet that will fit your needs. You can also visit your local showroom location.
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