Sharing limited space with your partner can be a challenge, no matter how much you love them. Seeking the help of professional closet organizers can make all the difference in your relationship. As an established closet company that has serviced homes throughout Sioux Falls and Fargo, ND, Smart Spaces has a few suggestions that can help couples plan their ideal closet system. From spacious houses to tiny apartments, sharing closet space can be tricky, so it is important to have a closet organization system in place. Here is how we recommend getting started:
They say communication is the foundation of any healthy relationship and that holds true when it comes to planning a His & Hers closet design too. Talk to your partner and make sure you both understand your wants and needs. Consider your storage needs and individual routines. Do you need to get in and out quickly while your partner lingers to plan their outfit? Design accordingly and work together to accommodate each other’s needs.
Together but Separate
Work together to plan and design your closet organization system, but divide the space so both you and your partner get what you need. This is crucial to avoiding frustration with each other, as it allows each person their own organization and sorting method for their own clothes without stepping on the other’s toes. Consider a hutch or tower of shelves or drawers to create a dividing line between his side and hers.
Respect the Space
Let’s be honest; ladies often have more to store than men do when it comes to the closet. Nevertheless, it is very important to respect each other’s designated space. Resist the temptation to put your things anywhere there is space – especially if that open space is in your partner’s designated closet area. If you have more clothes or accessories than your partner does, consider that in your planning phase and work out how much of the closet is reserved for each person in advance. Nobody ever said it had to be a perfect 50/50 split; perhaps a 60/40 split works better for you. It all depends on the needs of the couple.
If you have more belongings than can reasonably fit in your closet (and let’s face it, we often do), then into storage it goes. In order to be able to find it again easily, label boxes clearly. This doesn’t need to be overly complicated, so keep it simple. Just writing “Winter Coats” on a box, for example, is all you need.
Custom closet organizers from our closet company, servicing both Fargo and Sioux Falls, can go a long way in making your system easier to implement and maintain. Smart Spaces offers custom designs and professional installation to help turn your dream closet into a reality that both you and your spouse can enjoy for years to come. Contact us today for a FREE in-home consultation!