At some point in our lives, we have shared our personal space with someone whether it was with a sibling or a college roommate; but it was probably temporary. But when you marry the person you're due to spend the rest of your life with, then sharing personal space becomes a different story. This major milestone means that two individuals will have to learn how to co-exist with each other along with all of their personal belongings. And let’s be realistic, sharing a space with anybody can be challenging, especially when there are two different organizational styles.
Just think about it – there is a reason that his and her sinks exist. Imagine getting ready for work in the morning with only one sink? That could definitely start an unwarranted argument which would quickly disrupt marital bliss. And who would want that to happen?
Here are some organizing items to gift the new couple to ensure the spark remains lit in their marriage.
Baskets are a basic organizing tool and have multi-functional properties. They can be used as a decor piece to liven up a space or be used as storage. The great thing about gifting baskets to the new couple is that they come in different designs and are gender neutral. So, if the man isn’t feeling pink baskets in the closet then tan or gray is a safe, neutral color. Remember two people are becoming one and concealing many of their personal items will be essential to maintaining an organized closet or a specific space inside of the home.
The new couple is going to need efficient closet space because it will be filled with two wardrobes. There are several different closet systems on the market that vary in price ($50-$1,000), style and functionality. Majority of these closet system units can be purchased in store or on line. Some of these units like ClosetMaid can be assembled by the couple themselves. Hey - they could turn their assembling project into a bonding experience.
Or there are systems like, Elfa that can be professionally installed. This unit is flexible and easy to take down and re-assemble at a later date, in case the couple outgrows their home and decides to move. There is so much versatility in these units because they don’t have to be designated for only the closet but also can be placed inside the garage or laundry room.
Here are some other choices for closet system units: California Closet, Modular Closets, Closet Factory
Let’s be honest – not everything that is brought into the house between the new couple will be out on display or placed inside of the closet. Containers make a great gift because the couple will be able to store their personal belongings inside a labeled container. These can easily be kept in an attic or storage area that the couple can access when necessary.
As the saying goes, “food is good for the soul.” So, I’m sure the new couple will be whipping up some delicious meals. So, why not consider food storage containers as a gift option? Food storage containers can ensure that the ingredients needed to make a tasty meal maintain its freshness. Plus, they can make the kitchen standout and give the pantry a face-lift.
I love storage boxes! Seriously, what’s not to love about them? They range in different shapes, sizes and designs but most importantly they’re multi-functional. Consider purchasing a few storage boxes and fill them with smaller gifts like a gift card or household items like dishcloths and wine stoppers which the couple can use. The couple can take out the small gifts but keep the storage boxes to store smaller memorabilia.