It has been interesting to hear how different military spouses handle the emotional parts of deployment. Some of my friends keep their husbands stuff exactly where it was when he left. Toothbrushes in place, jackets hanging on the door and all of their clothes hanging in the closet. I have gone pretty much the opposite direction.
Almost immediately after Lane left I moved all his clothes to the other side of the closet. It's not that I don't like little reminders of him, but I like having all the closet space more. For me, it is easier to return to how I lived when Lane and I were still long distance. After he left, I switched back into single-living-Molly seamlessly and almost immediately. I don't yet know if this is a good or bad sign. I am hoping that I will switch back into married-mode as soon as he returns. I know there will be major bumps along the road, but I also know we can handle it.
I definitely don't think there is a right or wrong answer on how you deal with the separation. I personally like having my own space modifying our house to fit my needs. I will definitely change a few things back before Lane comes home, but for now I am going to keep a million pillows on the bed and completely take over both sides of the bathroom counter.
I would love to hear how my other military ladies have dealt with their husband's stuff while he's gone. Or even my civilian readers if your husband travels for work or is gone for other reasons.