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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! Not to burst your lovey-dovey bubble, but getting hitched and living together means sharing a closet - gasp! For any gal who loves, and is overly protective over her clothes (guilty), this reality is a downright scary one. But don't go reconsidering your commitment now; I've got some solutions to ease your closet-sharing fears. As for setting up your new kitchen? Let Yumsugar guide you!

  • Since you'll possibly be moving your clothes into a new one, it's the perfect 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 don't love it anymore. Plus, it'll give you a reason to buy new stuff to fill up your new wardrobe!
  • Ah, color coordinating - I love it! Since menswear-inspired clothing is so in, 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 grey); finally, get into the colors (fuchsia, orange, yellow). I like to create a little closet rainbow!
  • There's nothing like hanging your lovely clothes on pretty and scented hangers! Buy a bunch and you'll be able to keep your section of the closet ultra feminine.
  • To see more closet-sharing tips,

  • Speaking of scented things, perfumed drawer papers are great for keeping your lingerie smelling fresh. Wink.
  • Investing in a big jewelry chest is a must because you don't want your hubbie messing with your gorgeous bling pieces. To keep it out of his way, keep it on your dresser.
  • You can barely count how many handbags you own. It's OK - that's why buying a hanging purse organizer is useful. If your hubby 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.
  • Drawer nooks are a great way to divide your undies and socks and to keep things nice and tidy.
  • Finally, 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!
  • Oh, and don't forget to check out my Style for Style: Smart Shoe Storage!


cg130 cg130 8 years
That's a gorgeous closet! I have to say, my biggest fear about moving in with someone is DEFINITELY the thought of sharing closet space!
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 10 years
I love the closets I have in my condo. My friend says they remind them of Carrie's on Sex in the City (2 on each side). I spent around $350 on these organizer things where I have shelves and hanging spaces on both sides. I store my jeans and sweaters and purses on the shelves along with my shoes that I keep in boxes. I have shoe organizers on the floor that fit all of my shoes. I have a hanging organizer where I keep wraps, accessories and winter stuff like scarfs and gloves and hats ( I need this because I travel to Baltimore all the time for work). But the biggest space saver? Take SweetE's suggestion AND get those hanger that you can hang four pairs of pants and skirts on apiece. They 'stack'. You would not believe how much you can fit there. I am so glad too to see I'm not neurotic with color coding. Also, be careful about getting rid of something just because you haven't worn it for a while. Store it somewhere if you have too, but I am very glad I saved some pieces from a while back...they came back into style. If I move in with my guy, my stuff will fit with the exception of my suits and formal gowns and six leather jackets. (I had to stop buying fricken leather and get over it, I live in Miami!). But I'm sure I can squeeze this in the hall closet.
shini shini 10 years
GREAT post, I actually wished I could find somewhere where they sold jewellery organisers and bag organisers...and those satin hangers (a little expensive for 6 though..) but great!! thanks Fab :D
SweetE SweetE 10 years
Good call on the organizing-by-color. I've always done it by type (slacks, skirts, short sleeves, long sleeves, etc) but this weekend I changed it to the color system. It looks better overall and is a nice change. I also switched my hangers to those ultra-slim type they sell at Bed Bath and Beyond. That's making a huge difference as well.
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 10 years
I like the handbag orginiser!!!
Nickey Nickey 10 years
Love this closet! Would love to have it myself even without the husband. I already color coordinate my closet, but I haven't done the purse hanger thing. Need to check that out.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Hmm, although I'm not a newlywed I may have to get me some of those scented hangers!
steen steen 10 years
Thankfully, the house we're renting right now has two closets, his and hers, so we each get an entire walk-in to ourselves but I LOVE the clear jewelry organizer and the hanging purse rack! Exactly what I need!
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 10 years
I am loving that picture. I want a closet like that haha. My boyfriend and i are going to be building a house together soon and this was an excellent post to help me figure out the closet situation (He has a million pairs of dress pants and i have a million pairs of shoes) haha. Thanks fab
Fashion Fashion 10 years
Bookish: My advice for maximizing your closet space is to store certain clothing you know you're not going to wear for a while. For example, in the Summer, store all your big jackets, sweaters, boots, etc in a box and put it in the garage. You can also use space bags. xo
Marci Marci 10 years
My fiance would not like anything scented in the closet. That's a girl thing, I think. But I could use that closet. Contrary to urban legend, it's not always the women who take up all the closet space. My fiance has 3/4s of the closet and teases me about the space I'm taking up.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
OMG, that closet is gorgeous. I wish I had a closet that big.
fab4 fab4 10 years
By the way...I am in DESPARATE need of a great hanging shoe organizer. Any suggestions????
fab4 fab4 10 years
Nobody's closet looks that the one in the pic...I agree with Bookish...
Bookish Bookish 10 years
What about tips for those who have tiny closets? My husband and I get by with an extremely small closet between the two of us (and no room for another dresser or anything). Any suggestions on how to maximize the space would be really helpful- it's a huge pain to find anything in there now!
HellooQueen HellooQueen 10 years
haha i'm psycho and already color code my closet
ash_marisa ash_marisa 10 years
thats why you hope for a place with 2 closets in the main bedroom :)
tati33 tati33 10 years
ooo i like the Handbags hanger!!
sumnboutme sumnboutme 10 years
My boyfriend and I talked about this once because we both have walk-in closets and it won't be pretty once we move in together. He's not one of those boyfriends who complain about shopping because he shops about as much as I do (if not more). The hanger tags would be great for him though because he tends to over wash his clothes.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
umm... I wish I had that closet in that pic. jealous.
madison63 madison63 10 years
great finds fab! i've been wondering how to store all of my purses and i'll def. be checking out that purse hanger
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