Apartment Closet Organization for Two
In any couple it is bound to happen, one is the epitome of apartment organization and the other specializes in organized chaos. Chances are there are many areas of your apartment where the organizer takes charge and makes sure things stay neat and tidy. But what do you do if you have to share a closet with a partner who does not share your love of everything in its place? Don’t despair; you have a couple of options available to you.
Option one is to never allow anyone into closet except for you. This is a sure fire way to insure nothing gets misplaced or starts to get messed up. But it is not a very practical solution. You would have to pick out and put everything away, unless this appeals to you – option two is probably the way to go.
Option two is to organize the apartment closet in a sensible way that makes finding items and putting them away just as easy as dumping them on the floor (well, maybe not that easy). Make sure everything thing has a home and that your partner knows where that home is. Remember that a system that works for you may not work for someone else; you need to get their buy-in too. If they are fine to leave the planning and organizing to you, investing a bit more time to label shelves and bins with the correct contents may save you some big headaches down the road.
Be prepared to do some damage control once a month in your apartment, make sure the system is still working and weed out anything that isn’t. Like anything in a relationship, sharing a closet involves a lot of give and take. Just don’t take it too seriously; your love of organization shouldn’t get in the way of your love for your partner.