Vertical spacing, chords between staves

I’m tossing up whether to start placing Chord Symbols inside the piano staves to try and save some space.

Many times there’s a single dynamic at the start of the system which is forcing all the chords to move underneath it, and the staves apart. I can move the dynamics to the left (between the clefs) but the chords remain in place and I have to manually drag the bass staff higher.

There is no way around this manual handling, right?

Apart from moving either the chord symbol or the dynamic rhythmically, no I don’t think so.