Sharing Spaces

Five Ways Newlyweds Can Make Sharing a Space Possible

Hooray, wedding season… The couple finally says, “I do” and romance fills the air. The honeymoon doesn’t last forever, and soon the couple moves in together. The transition of having your own closet to a shared space might be quite difficult for some couples. However, there are easy ways for newlyweds to share a closet instead of breaking up with their own.

  1. Figure out what to get rid of before moving

    Moving grants the perfect opportunity to go through your wardrobe and figure out what stays and what goes; however, it’s quite a task when moving in with your better half. Try using the simple method, if you haven’t worn it in a while, you will more than likely never wear it again. Consider labeling three baskets “keep”, “toss”, “donate”, and separate as you go through the items. This provides the chance for you to go through everything before just loading it all up. If you already live with your significant other, this would be a great bonding project to do before the big day. Ladies, instead of deciding on you own if his stuff needs to stay or go, work together.

  2. The cleaner the closet, the bigger it looks

    Deciding to clean out a closet helps make the space look larger than it actually is. Pull out hampers, tie rack, valet rods, and pull out jewelry trays make the perfect spaces to hide loose items. Adjustable shelves and islands with drawers make the closet compatible for storing away articles of clothing. Also, placing shoes on the shelves allows for them to not pile up on the floor. With everything having a place, your tiny space is bigger than you realized.

  3. Store out-of-season items

    If you do not have enough space, try removing items from your closet that you will not be wearing for the upcoming season. This will assist in making room for the items needed. Label containers with the season name and store them under your bed, in the attic, or the basement.

  4. Create closet boundaries

    Even if you are sharing a closet, you don’t have to share every shelf and drawer. Dividing a closet helps each partner feel like he or she has their own personal space. Even if the ladies side takes up more space, drawing a line helps.

  5. Design your dream closet

    Your new closet might not be your ideal closet, but who says you can’t make it “the one?” Whether you have a walk-in or reach-in, Classic Closets will help you adjust. Creating a custom closet that fits you and your spouse would be a perfect bonding activity for newlyweds to accomplish together. After all, two brains are better than one. And with the help of Classic Closets, designs are limitless.

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