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The Honeymoon's Over: How to Organize Your New Couple's Closet

The Honeymoon's Over: How to Organize Your New Couple's Closet

If you're a traditional gal, chances are you won't move in with your husband-to-be until he is, well, your husband. Sorry to burst your love bubble, but living together means sharing a closet — gasp! For any gal who is overly protective of her clothes (present), this reality is downright scary. But don't reconsider your commitment now; I've got some solutions to ease your closet-sharing fears.

  • Since you'll probably be moving your clothes into a new closet, it's the ideal time to get rid of stuff you haven't worn in over a year. Honestly, if you haven't worn it in that long, you probably won't wear it again. Plus, even more reason to buy new stuff!
  • There's nothing like hanging your lovely clothes on pretty and scented hangers. Buy a bunch and you'll keep your section of the closet ultra feminine.
  • You can barely count how many handbags you own. It's OK — that's why buying a hanging purse organizer is useful. If your husband finds your purses lying on the floor, he won't get that you and your bags are inseparable. And if that happens, you won't be able to defend yourself when buy that new bag to have.
  • To learn more closet-sharing tips,

  • Color coordinating. Since menswear is in vogue, you don't want to run the risk of mixing your clothes up with your hubby. My solution? Color code your entire wardrobe. Start with dark colors (black, navy blue); then move on to neutrals (white, creme, heather gray); finally, get into the colors (fuchsia, orange, yellow). I like to create a little closet rainbow.
  • Get some hanger tags that let you know how many times you've worn your clothes. That way, you don't over-wash, and in turn, ruin, your clothes.
  • Investing in a big jewelry chest is a must because you don't want your man messing with your gorgeous bling. To keep it out of his way, keep it on your dresser.
  • Drawer nooks are a great way to divide your undies and socks and to keep things nice and tidy.
  • Perfumed drawer papers are great for keeping your lingerie smelling fresh. Wink.
  • Though I don't share a closet (yes!), check out On My Way To a Fab Closet for inspiration.


Join The Conversation
nv27 nv27 9 years
Theres a lot of cool stuff to get a closet organized. My bf and I have a huge walk in closet but the house we just bought has a regular sized walk in closet and Im so nervous about trying to cram all of our stuff in there and still trying to keep it looking nice. I'll probably be sprawled out amongst the various bedroom and linen closets in the house.
ilikeatea ilikeatea 9 years
oh my not looking forward to this ever...I have so much clothes my bf has tons too!
SomethingWicked SomethingWicked 9 years
once We moved into our new house It made me relize that I have a but load of cloaths and most I don't wear! Also, now that we are both on Weight Watchers with 4 months to go till the BIG DAY I might have to go on a shopping spree soon :) U never heard of scented hangers before but I am sure going to hunt for them now :) thanks for the info!
emalove emalove 9 years
My hubby uses the closet in our guest room and lets me have the big ones in our bedroom to myself...he's the best.
KatePa KatePa 9 years
I'm looking for information on the main photo featured...there is no source so not sure where the pictured items came from.
bangs bangs 9 years
If you click on each one of them, it gives you more details, even the on line shop.
KatePa KatePa 9 years
Hey there, do you know who makes the closet organizing stuff shown in the photo? I am moving into a new apartment with slanted ceilings and no closet...and that looks like the perfect solution!
bangs bangs 9 years
This hanging purse organiser looks great!I dont think i ll find it here , so i might make it myself,its a really good idea!Haha and I create a little closet rainbow too!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Great ideas. My boyfriend is always complaining b/c I have more of the closet and my shoes and clutches are everywhere. :p
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