closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana

 Subscribe

>> Blog Home

Tags

family activity area incandescent and compact fluorescent comtemporary closet design garage shelving closet organization systems awards master organizer multifaceted office space multi-functional office and storage Home and Garage Organization customer service reorganize clutter reduce clutter in home vanities shoe closet furniture for small spaces organizing tips beautiful custom storage solutions dressing room Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" full length vertical drape small windows Top Shelf Industry Design Awards ambient lighting bright color home decorating creative custom closet design antique decorating trends closet os awards build in storage organize shared closet space pull out mirror home office design eliminate electronic cable clutter garage cabinets tricks to make small spaces feel bigger shoe closet design tips create illusion of more space with mirrors craft storage room award winning garage pantry organization interior design trends multifaceted office design 2014 closet color trends shared closet organization organized closet gloss cabinet drawers built in usb cable stations vintage garage design Closet Os Overview man cave updates Chicago closets makeup vanities Home Organizing Tips ribbon storage ideas cordless lighting fixtures closet os video spring closet cleaning kids' closets closet design reach-in closets home office organization mirror placement in design Chicago closet organizers media storage solutions reach in closets reduce clutter organized media center pantry storage options remote controlled lighting multi-function furniture contemporary closets Closets: closet organization mudroom brass hardware patterned glass and mirrored doors cover up computer and lighting wires task lighting boutique size walk in closet custom wall units closet master closet closet lighting angie's list award custom cabinets bedroom wall unit closet organizing systems video closet remodeling multi-functional mudroom design elegant prints fro home designing with mirrors Closet Design Tips pre-built cabinets attic closet solutions master closet design hiding wires with design challenging home organization solutions gift bag storage spaces Home Organzing System cedar backed closet designing around obstacles attic storage ideas garage organization closet organization tips ultimate garage gift wrapped storage station utilize pantry space maximize closet storage office wall unit master bedroom closet closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin vertical and horizontal storage space custom storage solutions hiding fuse box in closet custom garage design solutions closet mirrors pullout media cabinets custom closets led 2014 home decorating ideas walnut and burl inlay loset organization office organization create zones with design garage design gift wrapping counter top multi-use office entryway multi-use office angies list super service awards

Posts

Blog Calendar

SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    





Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter

 

Closet Organizing Systems Blog

How To Organize a Shared Closet

Thursday, February 20, 2014
his hers shared closetThe “His” and “Her” sections of a closet ( or His/His or Hers/Hers) come up frequently in a design consultation. Honestly, it's often a 2/3 Her and 1/3 His division.

But once you get past that, what about getting a handle on all the items you're hoping to store in this shared walk in closet?

Here are some ideas for creating harmonious space (and maybe even a better love connection).

If you're a husband and wife ensemble, you need to go through your “ensembles” together.

neatly organized shared closetsYour colorful fashion doesn't always allow enough space or access for his fundamental function. So, try on the clothing in question and get that second opinion. And be open. If your spouse hates the sorority/fraternity party shirt that looks like it  came from the movie Flash Dance, you should toss it. Same goes for his version of that.

Here's the upside of going down that path. It facilitates communication between the two of you. You can be honest with each other and avoid future arguments as you're ready to walk out the door. It also might shed some new insights on what your partner thinks is “hot”. How cool could that be (or hot?)?

As for specifics, focus on one person at a time. Allow a certain number of veto votes for those items you just love so much you can't dream of parting with them.

shared closet storage ideasAlso, put some “storage structure” into the closet. If you have a column of shelves for shoes and it allows a total of 24 pair until it's maxed out, then you now have a set number of shoes that are allowed in the wardrobe. If you buy a new pair, an old one needs to go.

Also, if you have double hang rods, consider having the top rod be “his” and the bottom rod be “hers”. The taller the person, the easier it is for them to reach the upper rod.

And be respectful. Don't just throw things on the floor that your partner has to step over when they enter the space. Either install some hooks somewhere or make it a point to either put things back on the hanger, folded back on a shelf or tossed into the laundry bin. The floor is no longer a choice!

By incorporating these strategies and putting in a few hours of time, you'll not only save yourself a ton of time over the long haul, but you'll likely improve your relationship. Sounds like a win/win!

Comments
Post has no comments.

     
CUSTOM CLOSETS  |  OFFICE CABINETS  |  GARAGE CABINETS  |  LAUNDRY CABINETS  |  PANTRY CABINETS  |  ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS  |  AND MORE
WALK-IN CLOSETS | CLOSET DESIGN PROCESS | CLOSET INSTALLATIONCLOSET ORGANIZING TEAM | CLOSET TESTIMONIALS

Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems