Moving in together is an exciting step in a relationship, but it can also be a stressful one. Combining everything you own with your significant other may seem daunting. Especially when it comes to sharing a closet. Here are a few tips that the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts Minneapolis recommend, ensuring seamless closet cohabitation.
The Necessity of Downsizing
When you move in with your significant other, you will both have to downsize your closets. Use it as an opportunity to sort through your clothes, shoes, and accessories. Donate or discard pieces that have stains, no longer fit, or you don’t wear. Use the one-year rule, if you have an item of clothing you haven’t worn in over a year, it’s likely you won’t wear it again. Make sure both partners part with items to maintain fairness.
How to Divide Space
Dividing up space in the closet is often the trickiest part of the process. Here are a few things to consider when allocating. What kind of items do you both have in your closet? If one person owns many dresses but has fewer shoes, trade hangers for more space on the shoe rack, etc. Also, think about the ease of access. If your partner is taller, it makes sense for them to have spaces that would be more difficult for you to reach.
Once you have both agreed on closet allocation, respect your partner’s space. Encroaching on their area with your clothes is sure to create future arguments.
Maximize Closet Space
Your closet is now meant for two, making the most of your space is more important than ever. Try adding a second rod in the closet to double the amount of hanging space available. Drawers will also provide extra storage that will maximize space.
Avoid the stress of merging your closet, and enjoy moving in together. The design experts at Closet & Storage Concepts Minneapolis can help you customize the perfect closet that will meet all your storage needs. Call us today to schedule a free in-home design consultation.
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