Moving in with your partner is a thrilling experience, but it can also be a challenging one. This is because, beyond the excitement of spending a lot time off together comes the practicality of having to share your space. And unless you can manage these spaces effectively, it may cause a lot of conflicts that could in turn make your relationship difficult for both of you. If you’ve just moved in together, it may take a while before you clear up the closet situation and get used to the sharing. Here are a few tips that will keep you organized and possibly enable you to share that closet peacefully.
Install a walk in closet if you can
Walk in closets are often very spacious and thus more befitting for a couple. This is because you live together full time, and thus you both need enough space to keep all of your clothes and shoes as well as accessories. The problem with a walk in closet is that it could be expensive as well. However, if you can afford it, do not spare costs.
This is actually a practical way to avoid getting into consistent conflicts over space. Most men get frustrated because their spouses are taking up all the closet space, while the women are likely to get moody if they cannot find a place to keep their prized possessions. For both of you to actually feel at home, you will need to create room for each other in that closet. Well, sharing is not entirely easy when it comes to space. But let’s face it, what other options do you really have?
Being organized will make things really easy
Another major cause for concern when it comes to sharing a closet is organization. If you are not organized, you will automatically have a hard time finding things in your closet. This will bring some tension in your relationship if you are the disorganized one. Most men know exactly where to find their stuff in the closet, even when it looks cluttered.
Women, however, tend to depend on their patience for searching for things. And while in some couples it could be vice versa, it is important to know where everything is in order to avoid turning the process of finding your clothes into a chore. If you can’t find your clothes every time you need them, you are likely to get irritated regardless of how much you enjoy sharing your space with your spouse.
Do seek some storage alternatives
If you both have a lot of stuff to keep in that closet, you can consider using your luggage to store some items. Alternatively, you can consider creating more space with sliding closet doors. Unlike other doors, the sliding doors do not take up a lot of space. This means you will not have to limit the size of your closet. You can also add hooks and hangers in order to accommodate your expansive collection of clothing and accessories. The point here is that you cannot afford to take up too much space and keep causing inconveniencing your spouse.
Living together is really interesting, but if you do not manage your spaces effectively you may not be able to enjoy it. If you can, get a large walk in closet and you will be able to get along really well in as far as sharing your closet space is concerned. But if you can’t, sliding closet doors should help you to maximize on your closet space. Also, stay organized, be kind to each other, and generally, enjoy the time you have together!