(Closed) How do you share closet space with your fiance/husband?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 2
1042 posts
Bumble bee

emitchell456:  I don’t. He gets a closet in our “junk” room. Which is literally two feet from our room.

Post # 3
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We have super limited closet and dresser space, so we split up the closet in our room evenly with our work clothes/clothes for that season and the dresser is split 4 drawers me/3 him. We move our winter clothes into the guest closet/dresser in the spring/summer and vise versa

Post # 4
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

He uses the closet in the spare bedroom a few feet down the hall. Both closets are the same size. 

He actually prefers it. He wakes up before I do and that way he can get dressed in there without worrying about being loud or hiding in the closet to have the light on – he gets the whole spare bedroom to change in! Haha. 

Post # 5
1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Until recently, we had never shared a closet. I always got the bedroom closet and he’d get he office closet. We had very small closets (like the size of a coat closet) it sucked. So we finally bit the bullet and did a huge closet remodel/addition. So now we share! He has about 4 feet worth of space and I have about 6..he doesn’t have a lot of stuff so it works out fine!

Post # 6
2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

He gets about 1/4 of our main closet, and we had to buy him a stand alone armoire so he would have more space. Constant battles with the closet, I tell you! 

Post # 7
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah– we each have our own closets.


Our last house, we had to share a closet.  Basic closets usually aren’t arranged with much thought– so at that house, hubby ripped out the one hanging bar and built a customizable shelving system using the stuff sold at Home Depot.  All said and done, the system cost about $400—  but money well spent!


Do you own or rent?  If you rent, ask your landlord for approval, though I don’t see why a landlord woukd object to such a positive increase to a property!

Post # 8
498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We split the closet close to 50/50 and each have a dresser. I also have the closet in our spare room (until December when baby #2 comes). We have three closets in our finished basement, one of which Fiance is switching over from storage to mine. One already holds all of my coats. FI’s fit n the normal coat closet.  I also have lots of clothes boxed up… I need to lose some weight to wear them. 

Post # 9
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I really don’t know how we make it work! Our condo is a mere 650 square feet. We have one normal sized closet in our bedroom that we both have half of (I have one extra shelf) and one in the front entryway for all of our outerwear/ shoes. We both have A LOT of stuff and no room for a dresser either.

Both closets are stuffed to the brim, albeit meticulously organized to make use of every inch, and we clean/ purge often. For example, I can purchase exactly 2 more pairs of shoes before I have to get rid of some to make room for new boxes.

Post # 10
2969 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

muahahah share? the closet is mine. He has a dresser and the closet in his game room/3rd bedroom lol.

Post # 11
2257 posts
Buzzing bee

emitchell456:  He gets the guest bedroom closet. He also gets the closet that holds the breaker box, out in the dining area. He gets full control of the garage. We both put our coats in the front closet by the front door.

We both share the shoe closet in the hallway. The only closet that’s fully mine is the one in the master bedroom.

We have a lot of closets, but they’re pretty small.

Post # 12
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

We have a small walk-in closet in our bedroom and he takes up about 2/3 of it, mostly with tshirts?! (I swear… tshirts as far as the eye can see… and more hidden in drawers elsewhere). I keep my weekend and causal shirts in there as well as store my summer/winter stuff in there during the off season, which isn’t much. 

All of my clothes are in another room and that’s where I get dressed (I’m up at 5AM, he doesn’t have to get outta bed til 6:30, lucky bum! So to keep from waking him up…). It’s a much smaller closet and holds all of my work attire, purses etc. I have my chest of drawers in this room which holds all my undies, socks, pants, etc. 

Post # 13
1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I definitely have the bulk of the closet space. We have a 4 bedroom house and one of the guest bedrooms has THREE closets (this was a major selling point lol). I have the master and the guest bedroom with three closets. We share one guest closet and he has the closet in his “man cave” room to himself. And I still have to pack and out away my off season clothes. I have some problems in the clothing, shoes, and nail polish areas lol!

Post # 14
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

KitSnicket:  Us too! All of it.

Post # 15
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

He gets half, I get half. The dirty clothes bin, which we both use, is on his side, so I suppose I technically have an extra 2-3 cubic feet of space.

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