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For many of us, maintaining our own storage space is hard enough, and the idea of a shared wardrobe instantly sends us into stress mode. As an area in which you used to be in control of your clothes and where to store them, you’ve suddenly got a whole other personality in the mix, taking up your treasured space.
But fear not – going from having a wardrobe of your own to sharing it with your significant other may seem like mission impossible, but with some careful planning and a bit of imagination, double the clothes doesn’t have to mean double the stress.
Read on to discover some simple tips and tricks on how to make the most of a shared wardrobe (without too many arguments)!
You should go into your wardrobe organisation knowing what the end goal is, rather than making it up as you go along. Even if your partner isn’t the most organised person, or you just feel you would do a better job yourself, it’s important that you take on the task together. Have a discussion about your morning routines, daily habits, and which clothes you wear most often, to get an idea of what you need to prioritise.
First things first, there should be a clear separation between you and your partner’s belongings, making sure you can each find what you need without getting in each other’s way. This can be done by simply allocating one side to one person and vice versa, or you could have a significant divider, such as a mirror or shelving unit, which allows for less elbow-bumping whilst still being functional.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be a 50/50 split: women generally own more clothes than men which take up more room, as well as having long dresses and jumpsuits which need vertical space. Men’s clothing items, however, tend not to be particularly long and can therefore be doubled up, perhaps with one hanging rail for shirts and another underneath it for trousers.
Smaller items – mostly accessories such as sunglasses, jewellery and belts – can easily move around and get mixed up or damaged, so consider storing them in dividers to keep them safe and organised. Another way of reducing visual clutter is to remove seasonal items (e.g. hats, scarves, jumpers, sandals, swimwear) and store them elsewhere whilst not in use, so you aren’t taking up valuable space that could be used for things you wear regularly.
Here at Robes N Rails, we can bring your ‘his and hers’ wardrobe ideas to life with space-optimising features like mirrored and sliding doors, corner wardrobes and built-in wardrobes to make the most of your room. If you have the space, we even offer bespoke walk-in wardrobes, which really are the ultimate luxury storage space!
Robes N Rails have been providing expert storage and fitted furniture solutions throughout Lincoln for over 30 years. To learn more about the products and services we offer, or to discuss how we can improve your space, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team today.