Real Brides Share Their Best Advice for Sharing Closet Space

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Sharing Closet Space

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There are so many things you're excited to share when you finally move in with your man, but closet space definitely isn't one of them. Where are all your shoes supposed to go? Will you have enough room to store your handbags? And what about your massive vintage T-shirt collection? Figuring out the best ways to free up space and do it fairly can be a big struggle. Luckily, we chatted up a bunch of real brides, who kept it real on how they make it work in their house.

"Our master bedroom closet and dresser space is really limited, so we split everything evenly and only have the current season's clothes in there. We move whatever we're not wearing at the time (our winter clothes) into the guest bedroom closet and switch things out when the season's change." — Jessica

"I have the closet in our room, and he has the one down the hall. It actually works out perfect since they're both the same size. He also wakes up earlier than I do so he doesn't have to worry about tip toeing around or trying to get dressed in the dark." — Randi

"We used to have super tiny closets, but we finally bit the bullet and decided to do a complete closet remodel/renovation. It was totally worth it! Now we have one huge closet, which he takes up about 40% of." — Alexandra

"We don't really share. My hubby has way more in the closet because almost all of his clothes need to be hung up, whereas the majority of mine can be folded and put in the dresser." — Cassie

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"He gets the big closet in our bedroom, and I now use the spare room that we had converted into a walk-in closet. It's kind of amazing." — Bianca

"Ah, this a bone of contention in our house right now. My husband has to wear a suit to work every day so he takes up almost 3/4 of the hanging space in our closet. I get 2/3 of the shelf space, and we both have things hanging in the hall closet. We rent, otherwise I would have bought a new closet organization system, like yesterday." — Amanda

"The only closet we share is the coat closet and shoe closet, which I take up 90% of. We each have our own closets for everything else." — Libby

"We don't have kids yet, so we decided to turn this really tiny room in our house into a dressing room for me. We put a vanity table in there, a dresser and closet rods. He gets the tiny closet in our bedroom and a dresser." — Christine

"Luckily, we have a huge closet in our master bedroom, which we split 50/50. I have way more stuff than he does, but I use my space wisely, and he has room to store random stuff on his side." — Diondra

"He gets one side of the closet and I get the other. We also installed several shelves above our hanging clothes to give us more room to store my purses and both of our pants and t-shirts. A hanging shoe rack is another must." — Kim

"Thank goodness we finally have his and hers walk-in closets!" — Loren

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"I have the master bedroom closet, and he just uses the closet in our home office. He was actually the one who suggested the arrangement when we moved in together, which I'm all for." — Nina

"Poor thing. He gets this teeny little section with some hangers while I get everything else. He does have a dresser though and I don't." — Elizabeth

"We have never shared a closet. The hubby uses the hall closets upstairs and downstairs as his closets." — Becca

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