A "His and Hers" Wardrobe: Organising for Couples
When it comes to sharing a life together, couples often find that compromise and organisation are key to maintaining harmony. One area where this is especially true is in the shared wardrobe.
A shared wardrobe can be a source of conflict, but with the right approach, it can be organised and efficient.
Let's explore the art of organising a couple's wardrobe, covering everything from cabinet organisation to storing shoes and offering additional tips to make your shared closet a model of orderliness.
But first of all…
What's the Goal?
Begin by discussing the objectives of your shared wardrobe. Are you looking to maximise space, improve accessibility, or create a more visually pleasing wardrobe? Knowing your goals will guide your organisational efforts.
What Are Your Individual Needs?
Each person may have specific storage requirements. Ask yourselves what types of clothing you have, how often you wear them, and what items need to be easily accessible.
What to Keep and What to Discard?
Evaluate your clothing together and decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to discard. Be honest about items you no longer wear or need.
How to Organise a Couple Wardrobe Cabinet
The central piece of a shared wardrobe is the cabinet itself. Whether you have a built-in closet or a freestanding wardrobe, utilising the available space effectively is essential.
Here's how to make it work for both of you:
Declutter Your Wardrobe First
Before organising, go through your clothing and accessories together, and get rid of items you no longer wear. This decluttering process will make it easier to organise your wardrobe efficiently.
Categorise and Compartmentalise
Divide the wardrobe into clearly designated sections for each partner. Hanging space can be split down the middle or assigned by function. For example, one side for formal wear and the other for casual attire.
Shared vs. Individual Items
Decide which items will be shared, such as hangers or accessories, and which will be kept separately.
Utilise Vertical Space
Install shelves, drawers, and hanging rods at different heights to maximise vertical storage. This way, you can make use of the entire wardrobe's height.
Take Advantage of Every Inch of Your Wardrobe
Use all available space, including the back of doors for hooks or pegs to hang accessories, scarves, or belts.
Transparent containers or bins can help you both see what's stored inside. Use them for accessories, folded clothing, or items that you don't reach for daily.
Label Your Storage Boxes
If you have storage boxes or bins, label them clearly to make it easy to find items when needed.
If you're both fans of order, consider sorting your clothing by colour. This not only looks aesthetically pleasing but also makes it easier to locate specific items.
Have a Space for Dirty Laundry
Consider adding a hamper or laundry basket within the wardrobe or in the bedroom. This will keep dirty laundry from piling up on the floor.
Stay on Your Side of the Closet
Respect each other's space. Make sure your belongings are kept on your designated side of the wardrobe to prevent clutter.
Maintain Proper Communication
Maintain open and ongoing communication about the wardrobe's organisation. Discuss any changes or new purchases that may affect the space.
Learn to Make Compromises
Remember that compromise is key in a shared wardrobe. Be willing to make adjustments and concessions to ensure both partners are satisfied.
How to Store Shoes in a Shared Wardrobe
Invest in a shoe rack or two, depending on your collection. Place them at the bottom of the wardrobe for easy access.
Store shoes in clear plastic boxes, so you can see what's inside without having to open every box. Label them for added convenience.
If space allows, hang over-the-door organisers with pockets for shoes. This is an excellent solution for flats, sandals, and sneakers.
Install cubbies near the wardrobe's entrance for frequently worn shoes. This keeps them within arm's reach as you head out the door
More Wardrobe Organisation Tips
Periodically go through your clothing and accessories together. Discard items you no longer wear, making space for new additions.
Conduct Seasonal Rotation
Store off-season clothing in vacuum-sealed bags or under-bed storage to free up room for the current season's wardrobe.
Use Hooks and Pegs
Install hooks or pegs on the wardrobe's interior doors to hang accessories, scarves, or belts.
Respect Each Other's Space
Communication is key. Make sure you both have an equal say in how the wardrobe is organised and respect each other's preferences.
Looking for a spacious wardrobe to personalise your storage? Check out Megafurniture's collection of wardrobe cabinets in Singapore!
Recommended products for this article
Modolva Modular Wardrobe W02From $859.00 $859.00
Modolva Modular Wardrobe W07From $859.00 $859.00
Louisiana Modular Wardrobe W01From $859.00 $859.00
Becca Modular Wardrobe B31From $1,169.00 $1,169.00