A His & Hers Wardrobe? Why Not!

Last updated on March 14th, 2023

Wardrobes tend to get messy when your frocks hobnob with your partner’s Ts. And pulling out your top from under a toppling pile of clothes doesn’t help. The result is predictable – a pile of clothes that have seen better days. Getting things organized not only helps save time but you may be surprised by the stuff you find at the back of your wardrobe.

So, how do you go about it? And more importantly, does having a his and hers wardrobe make that much of a difference? The answer is yes. Let’s take a deep dive into the world of wardrobes and how to get your equation right.

Why a His and Hers Wardrobe Makes a Difference

An organized wardrobe with neatly piled clothes can be a heaven-send, especially as you get to choose what you want to wear without ruffling the feathers of the other outfits. Moreover, women’s wardrobe requirements differ drastically from men’s. And sharing wardrobe space with them can spell disaster, especially as shirts and long dresses have different lengths and requirements. This makes separate wardrobe internal arrangements essential.
Unless you have a large apartment, chances are you don’t have a walk-in closet or a separate wardrobe arrangement. The best thing to do under the circumstances is to
let the internal partitions and the shutters restrict his or her domain. Make sure to chalk out a plan before you let the carpenter bring out his hammer and nails.

Requirements for His Wardrobe

Men’s clothing is a lot different from a woman’s. To get a fair idea of what you should be looking at, check out these pointers.
• Allot around 40 inches of space to hang trousers and shirts.
• Keep the width of your coat or shirts in mind when deciding on your wardrobe’s depth if you plan to hang them up. Around 24 inches of clear space should work.
• Follow the same measurements for folded shirts, t-shirts, and sweaters. The open shelves should be around 12-15 inches in height.
• Pullout drawers are essential for undergarments and socks.
• You can introduce a thin pullout drawer for ties and cuff links. For convenience, you can section the drawers for each item.
• Work in sections for your winterwear, blankets, towels, and extra sheets unless you have pullout storage under the bed for these items.

Requirements for a Hers Wardrobe

Women’s clothes have a lot more variety than men’s. You need space for traditional wear as well as formal western casual and party wear in the wardrobe.
• If the gown section doesn’t have the required height, your gowns and kurtas will fold at the bottom when you hang them up. To avoid a crumpled look, make sure you have 66-72 inches of clear space for them to hang freely.
• Zari saris need to be kept flat on the shelves, covered in muslin or white soft cotton fabric.
• For cotton or silk saris, you will need around 40 inches of space to hang them. The same goes for your tops and pants.
• Make sure to add pullout drawers for your intimate apparel and your jewelry.
• If space allows, allot a shelf for your purses. Hooks on the shutters are the other option if you are short of wardrobe space.
• You will need around 12-15 inches of clearance for your shelves to store your folded t-shirts and pants.
• Drawers at the bottom of your wardrobe are better for storing footwear, so you don’t have to worry about dirt or bacteria.

Drawer Sizes: What Should You Be Looking at?

Drawers can house a host of everyday wear, including undergarments, jewelry, sweatshirts, socks and ties. So, what are the sizes you should be looking at?

• For storing sundries such as jewelry or ties and socks, 5 inches height should suffice.
• Undergarments may need a bit more; around 8 inches should do it.
• For heavier garments such as jumpers or sweatshirts, go for a 10-12 inch drawer.

Final Thoughts

To make life simpler, a his and hers wardrobe makes a lot of sense. With a well-organized shelving system, you can allocate a place for all your garments and accessories without the bother of hunting for your clothes in your partner’s stuff.
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