Speaking as someone who struggles with organization in general, combining Jordan’s and my closets was a STRESSFUL idea to me lol. I like to think of myself as a generous person, but when it comes to closet space, I can get a liiiiiittle stingy 😂 Sharing a closet with my husband had never even been something I’d thought about before, but we ended up picking a home with one master closet, not his and hers.
Sister, if you are in this boat, lemme tell ya – THERE IS HOPE! I have had amazing companies like Neat Method (my girl, Valerie in Dallas, is the bomb.com) come and help me with organization in the past, so I’ve learned a lot! Once we started tackling it, it honestly wasn’t half as bad as I thought it would be. I’m so excited to share what’s helped make it all so much easier for Jordan and me!
HOW TO SHARE A CLOSET WITH YOUR HUSBAND
- CLEAN IT OUT. This may seem like an obvious one, but it can be ALL TOO TEMPTING to just throw stuff into some drawers without actually getting rid of anything. I know the cleanup can be tough, but guys, the payoff is WORTH. IT. Make sure you clean out your closet at least twice a year.
- YOUR SIDE, MY SIDE. I debated over if we wanted to have our things separated by side or just keep them all together, but when we’re both trying to pick out a shirt in the morning, I don’t wanna be bumpin’ elbows the whole time! We decided to each take a side of the closet (okay okay, my “side” might be more like 2/3s 🤪) so that we can keep everything clearly in its place. It’s a classic roommate solution, and hey, it works!
- GET HIM A CATCH ALL TRAY. Do you know how guys just carry a bunch of random stuff in their pockets? And that stuff ends up in tiny little piles all over the house? 😂 Well, I did some research and found the BEST tip from The Home Edit – get him a catch-all tray! It can hold all of his pocket items, plus any other small things that don’t have a place, like a tie clip or cufflinks.
MAXIMIZING YOUR CLOSET SPACE
- SAY YES TO ACRYLIC. When it comes to the little items, like ties, accessories, socks, etc, I love being able to see through the boxes for quicker access! You can also just grab wicker containers and put labels on them, but I just think acrylic divided organizers are a little faster and easier – plus I love the look!
- FOLD STRATEGICALLY. When two people share one space, it can get kinda tight! If you use the Marie Kondo folding method, you’ll save space AND see everything more easily. That sparks joy for me! 😏I use expandable drawer organizers for underwear and socks to keep things extra organized!
- HAVE LAUNDRY HAMPERS AT THE READY! If you don’t already have your laundry baskets in an assigned place, I would recommend moving them to your closet! Instead of letting clothes pile up on the floor (which both Jordan and I are guilty of, oops 🤪) you can just throw them in the basket right away!
A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA
- GOTTA HAVE A FULL-LENGTH MIRROR. I love being able to do everything in my closet, from picking out the pieces to trying them to finalizing an outfit. Having a full-length mirror in the closet keeps me from having to go in and out a million times! I can see it all right there!
- DECORATE! If you’ve made it this far into the process, way to go mama! This ain’t a small task 😉 I found it so fun to add a little pizzaz to the place, which also helps keep the sides clear. My fave thing is to put his and her signs on the walls so no one forgets where their stuff is 🤪
And finally the best closet sharing tip of all:
COMPROMISE. If I can give you ONE tip, it would be to meet your hubby in the middle and compromise. Give and take is part of EVERY area of marriage, even the closet space! Don’t let this be an area where you give in to frustration or selfishness, but give up something you want to make the other person happier.
And that’s how you share a closet with your husband! What are your tips and tricks for sharing a closet with your boo? Let me know!