(Closed) Closet/clothing storage space

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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1780 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t know where you are from but I have two words… “Spacesaver Bags” I was in a constant closet space battle until my mother bought me a bunch of space saver storage bags (the vaccuumable kind) and I have two ‘seasons’ of clothes. This time of year all of my puffy vests and wool and fleece are packed away in to about 5 space saver bags, 5 bags fits in to one tote in the hall closet leaving my side of the closet free for all the cute summer outfits. 

We have two closets, its a ‘his and hers’ at the moment only his closet is also entirely full with climbing and camping gear so his clothes also take up the entire dresser. hence the importance of the bags. 

Post # 4
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@futuremrste:  I own the closet. Meaning I do all laundry and put everything away (he has other chores don’t worry I’m not a slave). So I choose where everything goes. It started out 50/50 and regularly gets adjusted as I see fit. So currently he has 2/3 of the closet but only half of the drawers. I also give him all the shelves that are high because he is tall and I’m not. I would have both of you take all of your clothes out of the closets and the drawers and both of you put them away at the same time. Divide up the areas as you go (but keep it 50/50 until you realize one of you has more stuff than the other). Also be honest. I have my prom dress and many formal dresses, but we keep them in the spare closet because they aren’t going to get worn often. Same with FI’s suits. We also have a lot of FI’s clothes that don’t fit at the moment (he fluctuates and it doesn’t make sense to throw clothes out if he will probably fit in them again soon) and those are stored in bins under the bed. And all of our shoes are by the front door.

Oh and if you have as many clothes as us, I would set a whole day aside for this task. Also decide where laundry goes. I suspect you moved in with him since he has more of the prime realestate, which isn’t fair. By the end of it the closet should only contain things you wear often (not halloween costumes ect.) and should mostly represent who owns the most stuff.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@futuremrste:  I suspected as much. When I moved in with FI for a few months two summers ago I had very little closet space. But once we moved together last year (I was in the dorms in between because of stupid school requirements) I took all of his stuff out of the closet (I was away for the summer so he lived there for a couple weeks before me) and then put it away where I wanted it. (Which included sorting it by type and color because I’m a lil OCD about clothes.) He does get annoyed that I still move things around constantly, but not annoyed enough to start doing his own laundry.

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