A Guide to Organising Shared Wardrobe Spaces


We’ve all been there, the stars align in every possible way, except you find out your new partner is completely disorganised!!! Fear not, help is at hand! Organising a bedroom wardrobe, closet or dressing room when living with a messy partner IS possible. Whether you have separate dressing rooms or share a modest closet, finding ways to create harmony in your shared space is key.


Here’s my top tips on organising a bedroom wardrobe, closet or dressing room when living with a partner:

  1. Define the Space: If you’re lucky enough to have spacious twin dressing rooms, keeping your belongings separate may be a breeze. For those without this luxury, using clever compartments to delineate the space between your clothes can make the organisation process more manageable and less overwhelming.
  2. Divide and Conquer: For shared wardrobes or drawers, establishing a simple divided space is crucial. Consider using expandable bamboo drawer dividers to draw a clear line between your items and your partner’s belongings. This small step can significantly contribute to maintaining order and preventing potential conflicts arising from clutter.
  3. Create Breathing Room: The key to a well-organised shared space is having less clutter in your everyday surroundings. Achieve this by separating seasonal wardrobes, storing off-season items in designated spaces. Vacuum bags work wonders for bulky items, while larger storage containers can neatly house surplus belongings. Remember, effective communication is vital – collaborate with your partner to design spaces that cater to both of your preferences.
  4. Switch to Velvet Skinny Hangers: When dealing with a small bedroom closet, maximising space is essential. An effective trick to reduce the space your wardrobe occupies is to switch to velvet skinny hangers. These sleek hangers not only save space but also prevent clothes from slipping off, offering a practical and stylish solution to cramped closets.
  5. Implement a Regular Purge: To prevent the accumulation of unnecessary items, make it a habit to conduct regular wardrobe purges together. Set aside time every few months to review your clothing and accessories, discarding or donating items that no longer serve a purpose. This not only keeps the space clutter-free but also allows for a refreshed and curated wardrobe.
  6. Coordinate Aesthetic Themes: Harmonise your shared space by coordinating aesthetic themes. This doesn’t mean you have to adopt identical styles, but finding a common ground for colour schemes or overall themes can create a more visually appealing and cohesive wardrobe space. Consider incorporating complementary storage solutions or decorative elements to enhance the overall ambiance of the space.
  7. Utilise Vertical Space: When dealing with limited closet space, think vertically. Install shelves or hanging organisers to utilise the often-overlooked vertical space in your wardrobe. This can be an efficient way to store shoes, accessories, or even neatly folded clothes. Vertical storage helps maximise space and keeps items easily accessible.


The key to a successfully organised shared wardrobe is communication and compromise. By combining practical storage solutions with a shared commitment to maintaining order, you and your partner can turn your wardrobe space into a functional and aesthetically pleasing area that reflects both of your styles and preferences. 


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