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Moving in Together? Try These 9 Organizing Solutions To Maximize Space

Because nobody wants to fight about who should get the bigger the shelf.

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June 10, 2024 at 7:44 PM PST
Updated on June 10, 2024 at 7:44 PM PST
Organize Couples Home Organization

Moving in Together? Try These 9 Organizing Solutions To Maximize Space

Because nobody wants to fight about who should get the bigger the shelf.

By
June 10, 2024 at 7:44 PM PST
Updated on June 10, 2024 at 7:44 PM PST

Moving in with your partner is an exciting step in a relationship. Whether they’re a bookworm with a massive collection or you can’t stop buying vintage designer bags, finding a place with enough space to accommodate both of your stuff can be a hassle. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as getting a storage unit, but there are some things you may not be willing to part with in your new home. When you can’t agree on what stays and goes, these nine organizing solutions can help you maximize space.

1. Shop multi-functional furniture.

Pick furniture with multiple purposes, like a bed with built-in drawers for extra storage, a sofa bed for guests, or a coffee table with hidden compartments. This helps you maximize space by taking up much less room.

2. Remember vertical equals versatile.

There’s so much you can do with vertical storage options. Shelves, bookcases, and cabinets double as storage and displays for decor, while hanging racks and wall hooks can help keep items off the floor, making your home feel clean and neat.

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3. Find the perfect closet system.

Install a closet organization system with rods, shelves, and drawers to sort and separate your wardrobe. Systems are the easiest way to shape your walk-in closet into a get-ready room, freeing up valuable surface area for luxurious extras like a grand floor-length mirror or gorgeous seating.

Pro tip: Using space-saving hangers, adding hooks inside your closet doors, and keeping small items in bins creates even more storage.

4. Share an area.

Merge your stuff with your partner’s instead of having two of everything, fostering a more balanced living environment. It might not be as convenient as having your own, but sharing a dresser or shelf saves money and looks cohesive.

5. Put it under the bed.

Visual appeal is everything in interior design, and clutter detracts from the hard work you’ve put into styling your home. Under-the-bed storage gives you and your partner the peace of out-of-sight, out of mind. Beyond creating organization in the bedroom, it’s also a convenient place for storing items you might not reach for anytime soon.

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6. Keep the bathroom neat.

The bathroom is typically one of the messiest areas in our homes, and when you have to share, even more products, tools, and toiletries end up scattered around. Over-the-toilet shelves, shower caddies, and under-sink organizers can keep bathroom essentials tidy and organized. Designate specific drawers and cabinets by category to streamline your routine, making it easier to find what you need quickly and maintain organization.

7. Make your entryway work for you.

Create an organized entryway with a combination of hooks, storage benches, and wall-mounted organizers. A small console table with drawers is the perfect spot for keys, mail, and quick items you need when on the go. The entryway is also ideal for a shoe cabinet or rack, especially if you’re grossed out by the thought of shoes making it past the front door.

8. Choose hidden storage options.

You definitely need hidden storage solutions when living with your partner. Storage ottomans, benches, or coffee tables offer a place for blankets, magazines, board games, and more while infusing flair into any room—a functional and stylish addition to your home.

9. Design with duality.

Design rooms with dual functions. Transform the basement into a game room and a gym by coordinating the decor to create an imaginary boundary. A home office can double as a guest room by incorporating a fold-out desk or a wall bed. It’s all about getting creative. Multi-functional spaces maximize utility and allow you to make the most of your home.



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