Jewelry and Purses Organization

Jewelry and purses and accessories… oh my! Does it feel like your accessories are slowly taking over your closet? And yet, you can’t help picking up the next adorable item in the new color of the year? It’s ok, we can help with your jewelry and purses organization.

Jewelry and purses and accessories... oh my! Does it feel like your accessories are slowly taking over your closet? And yet, you can't help picking up the next adorable item in the new color of the year? It's ok, we can help with your jewelry and purses organization.

Get Bejeweled

There are many ways to store your jewelry. It all depends on the space you have and the type of jewelry you prefer. Before you begin organizing, lay out all of the jewelry you own. This is a great time to pass on items that you no longer use or wear. Once you know how much jewelry you need to store, and what type it is, you can design the perfect organizational solution.

Jewelry and purses and accessories... oh my! Does it feel like your accessories are slowly taking over your closet? And yet, you can't help picking up the next adorable item in the new color of the year? It's ok, we can help with your jewelry and purses organization.

Do you have mostly rings, bracelets, and earrings? Do you have a drawer system in your closet? Then add drawer dividers to store your favorite jewels. You can get custom designed dividers, or you can DIY your own with a simple silverware organizer. Put your most used items in an easy to reach drawer and then add the remaining items to the back of the drawer or the next available drawer space.

Jewelry and purses and accessories... oh my! Does it feel like your accessories are slowly taking over your closet? And yet, you can't help picking up the next adorable item in the new color of the year? It's ok, we can help with your jewelry and purses organization.

Are you a necklace-a-holic? Have some extra wall space? Consider using a series of hooks to hang all those gorgeous jewels. This organization style has two benefits. One: your necklaces will no longer be a tangled mess! Two: you can easily see what you have, which makes it so much easier to decide what to wear.

Do you have a few items you wear day in and day out? Better Homes & Gardens has this suggestion to make every day easier.

Stow your everyday jewelry in plain sight near your getting-ready station to make it easy to grab your favorite accessories. Keep necklaces knot-free by hanging them on a makeup mirror or a wall-mount hook. Stow the smaller stuff in decorative trays, dishes, or bowls that are big enough so pieces won’t intermix. Keep a small vessel on your nightstand as a safe place to stow the earrings or necklaces you forgot to put away before getting under the covers.

Jewelry and purses and accessories... oh my! Does it feel like your accessories are slowly taking over your closet? And yet, you can't help picking up the next adorable item in the new color of the year? It's ok, we can help with your jewelry and purses organization.

Bag It Up

When you are getting ready to head out the door to you feel like a grocery store clerk? You may not ask “paper or plastic” but we’re guessing you debate “shoulder” or “crossbody” or “tote” or “clutch” or…or…or. If you’ve got more bags that there are months of the year, then it’s time to find an organization solution that works!

Jewelry and purses and accessories... oh my! Does it feel like your accessories are slowly taking over your closet? And yet, you can't help picking up the next adorable item in the new color of the year? It's ok, we can help with your jewelry and purses organization.

First think about how you think about bags. Say that 10 times fast! What we mean is, consider how you categorize bags in your mind. Do you think of them by color? Or by type? Or by size?  Once you know how you search for your bag you will know how to store those bags!

If you search for a bag that will match or coordinate with your outfit, then organize by color! Use a series of cubbies to store your bags where you can see each one. You could also use a bookshelf or the shelf above your closet rod to line up bag after bag.

Jewelry and purses and accessories... oh my! Does it feel like your accessories are slowly taking over your closet? And yet, you can't help picking up the next adorable item in the new color of the year? It's ok, we can help with your jewelry and purses organization.

If you look for bags by type then store them that way as well. Keep all of your clutch bags together in magazine boxes, hang your shoulder bags or crossbody bags where they are easy to use. Good Housekeeping has this suggestion for hanging bags.

Grab a shower hook! Bent to the side, these bathroom staples keep your bags off the floor.

Have a preschooler at home? They can help you organize your bags by size. Biggest to littlest all in a row. Education and free labor all in one. That’s a win win in our book!!

Accessorize Yourself

Are you wondering what other accessories there could possibly be after jewelry and purses? Well…belts, hats, sunglasses, and scarves of course! The items may be different but many of the strategies are the same. Belts, hats, and scarves can all be hung on a series of wall hooks. You can use the back of the closet door to add a hat rack. Or add a tension rod and hang those pesky accessories with shower hooks.

Jewelry and purses and accessories... oh my! Does it feel like your accessories are slowly taking over your closet? And yet, you can't help picking up the next adorable item in the new color of the year? It's ok, we can help with your jewelry and purses organization.

Sunglasses are a whole other ball of wax. You can use a drawer organizer to store those shades with your favorite bling. We also love this sunglasses solution from Cupcakes and Cashmere.

I have quite a few sunglasses, but I can never keep track of them since they’re always strewn about in random spots throughout my place. Yesterday I created a more streamlined solution, while still adhering to the minimalist vibe of my bedroom. I used an extra frame from a recent project (that’s painted the same color as my wall) and used it to corral all of my eyewear. It took only a few minutes to complete!

Sunglasses turned wall art! Now that’s a smart idea!

Organization Envy

If you are drowning in accessories let Closet Envy throw you a life line! Our team of professional designers and organizers can help you create an organizational solution to fit your every need. Your closet can become the organization envy of everyone you know. Schedule your free consultation today!

Closet Organization Hacks for Renters

Renters have the same organizational needs as everyone else, but they have one additional hurdle. Most renters can not put holes in the wall to add organization pieces. Here are our favorite closet organization hacks for renters!

Renters have the same organizational needs as everyone else, but they have one additional hurdle. Most renters can not put holes in the wall to add organization pieces. Here are our favorite closet organization hacks for renters!

Repurpose Furniture

While you can’t install closet systems in a rental, you can add furniture to your closet. IHeartOrganizing has these suggestions to share.

Utilize a tall bookcase as a temporary closet.  With adjustable shelving, boots and shoes are able to be stored below while a few hooks above offer hanging storage.

Renters have the same organizational needs as everyone else, but they have one additional hurdle. Most renters can not put holes in the wall to add organization pieces. Here are our favorite closet organization hacks for renters!

Take a look around your house to see what furniture might be repurposed  to serve as organization for your messy closet. Use a bookshelf to store folded clothes, or to store shoes. Use baskets on the bookshelf to give you additional storage solutions. You could also add a small dresser or stackable drawers to organize your lingerie, your t-shirts, or your pajamas. Lean a ladder against the wall to add additional hanging space, or simply as a spot to dry your hand washed clothes.

Removable Hooks

It’s true that renters can’t drill holes in the wall, but there is another solution for adding hooks to your closet. Unclutterer loves to use removable hooks.

Apply removable items. I am a huge fan of utilitarian and decorative removable hooks. They’re great for getting so many things up and off the floor.

There are several brands of removable hooks to choose from. Be sure to consider the weight of the items you want to hang. This will determine which hooks you use. You can even find fun hooks to add a bit of whimsy to your apartment closet.

Renters have the same organizational needs as everyone else, but they have one additional hurdle. Most renters can not put holes in the wall to add organization pieces. Here are our favorite closet organization hacks for renters!

Hooks can help you store hats and belts, but they are also great for organizing accessories. Do you have lots of jewelry? Or scarves? Designate a wall to hang several hooks to keep your accessory stash within easy reach. Hanging accessories also add a lovely design element to your closet. Bonus!

Hanging Organizers

Hanging organizers can offer storage solutions without causing you to break your renters agreement. Unclutterer has tips for using hanging organizers.

Use existing hardware to support alternatives. Hang a closet doubler from a rod to extend hanging area in the vertical space. Over-the-door storage pockets, baskets, and specialty items can be helpful.

A closet doubler will…well, double your hanging space. If you have a lot of clothes, this may be a great solution for you. Hang your summer clothes on one rod and your winter clothes on the other. Be sure to leave some single hanging space for long dresses or pants. Over-the-door storage organizers can hold not only shoes, but also sweaters or t-shirts or hats. You could also find hanging drawers to add organizational solutions. Drawers are a great way for storing socks or pajamas. Consider what items are causing you organization strife and then decide which type of organizer will work best for you. There are many ways to create your own organizational solutions.

Organization Genius

The expert designers and organizers at Closet Envy are pure genius. We can help you jump those renter hurdles with amazing organizational solutions. Schedule your free consultation today!

How to Utilize Closet Corners

Does your closet have a few dark holes of wasted space? Think about the pesky areas where two walls meet, the dreaded corners. Learn how to utilize closet corners!

Adjust Closet Rods

Many builders grade closets have overlapping closet rods. This design creates awkward corners that are difficult to utilize. What can you do to fix this overlap issue? Organizing Junkie has a few suggestions on how to fix this problem.

For a quick fix, shorten one of the closet rods by at least 24” and then reinforce the hanging rod with a closet support bracket if needed.  One closet rod will stop short of the adjacent wall, creating not only more hanging space but also making it easier to see and access clothes on both sides.

Does your closet have a few dark holes of wasted space? Think about the pesky areas where two walls meet, the dreaded corners. Learn how to utilize closet corners!

Instead of overlapping the closet rods, extend one closet rod all the way to the wall and allow the other to stop short. Be sure there is approximately 12 inches of empty wall space between the edge of the closet rod and the fixture on the next wall, whether it’s another closet rod or a beautiful shelf full of shoes. We vote for the shelf full of shoes! It’s like art for your closet!

Use Corner Cabinets

Another design option for your closet corners is a corner cabinet. You may like the look of two cabinets straight cabinets side by side, or you may prefer an L shaped cabinet in the corner of your closet. Either way, a cabinet gives you many storage options in your closet. Baskets or bins are the perfect way to store a variety of items. Or you can use this space to display bags and hats.

Does your closet have a few dark holes of wasted space? Think about the pesky areas where two walls meet, the dreaded corners. Learn how to utilize closet corners!

Creative Corner Solutions

Adjusting closet rods or using corner cabinets are common answers to the closet corner conundrum. But HGTV shared a unique solution.

Even in our homes, corners are generally considered dead space, but in closets they can be utilized in a surprising way to free up space for additional shelves and compartments. Lisa Adams, CEO and designer of LA Closet Design, suggests incorporating a corner carousel into your closet design to really utilize a corner that would otherwise go unused.

Picture it like a spiral staircase for your clothes. Not only would this allow you more storage space, it would be a fabulous design feature. Like the crowning jewel of your closet!

Does your closet have a few dark holes of wasted space? Think about the pesky areas where two walls meet, the dreaded corners. Learn how to utilize closet corners!

Another option for the corners of your closet is a series of hooks on the wall. Hooks are great for storing scarves, belts, hats, jewelry, purses…if you can hang it, hooks can organize it! Consider using hooks for any awkward wall space in your closet. They will add useful organization in a heartbeat.

We’ve Got Your Corners Covered

There are so many ways to make those closet corners work for you. Closet Envy knows how to conquer your most difficult organizational challenges. We can take on your closet corners, your paper piled office, your kitchen pantry nightmare, and turn them into pure organized bliss. Schedule your free consultation and find out what Closet Envy can do for you!

Closet Islands

You’ve been browsing photos of dream closets on Pinterest. Have the closet islands been catching your eye? Are you wondering if there is any way you could incorporate a closet island into your space? Here are our best tips for deciding if a closet island is right for you.

You've been browsing photos of dream closets on Pinterest. Have the closet islands been catching your eye? Are you wondering if there is any way you could incorporate a closet island into your space? Here are our best tips for deciding if a closet island is right for you.

Do you have enough space?

The first step is to determine if you have enough space for a closet island. If you can stand in your closet and touch all four walls without moving your feet then you probably don’t have room for a closet island. If you if your closet is tad bit larger than a postage stamp then you may have the room you need. The first step is to decide how large of an island you want in your closet.

You've been browsing photos of dream closets on Pinterest. Have the closet islands been catching your eye? Are you wondering if there is any way you could incorporate a closet island into your space? Here are our best tips for deciding if a closet island is right for you.

One tip is to use paper or tape to mask off the island foot print. Spend a week or so walking around that space and see what you think. Is there still enough room in your closet to move? Should the island be bigger or smaller? Would another location work better. Live with your options before you spend your hard earned dollars on a permanent solution.

Island or Peninsula?

The geography buffs out there know the difference between an island and a peninsula, but for the rest of us here’s a quick cheat sheet. An island has space all the way around, whereas a peninsula is attached on one end and only has space on three sides. Got it? Now while I’ve got you dreaming of a beach vacation, let’s talk closets!

You've been browsing photos of dream closets on Pinterest. Have the closet islands been catching your eye? Are you wondering if there is any way you could incorporate a closet island into your space? Here are our best tips for deciding if a closet island is right for you.

A peninsula gives you a bit more walking space in the closet while still offering the storage solutions of an island. Both have great features and allow you a counter space along with the storage.

The main reason to choose an island over a peninsula is floor space. A peninsula will work better in a smaller closet, but if you have the space you can go all out with a gorgeous island. We think it’s time to make your closet dreams come true!

DIY your own!

If you are a tiny bit handy (we’re talking follow step by step assembly directions kind of handy) then you can DIY your own island. Many furniture items can be used as closet island. Lisa Adams of LA Closet Design shared these tips with the Today Show.

You don’t have to spring for the crazy costs of fully custom built-ins in order to have a perfectly organized space. “Think about flipping cabinets or shelving units on their heads, literally — [they] could make great island pieces in your closet,” Adams says.

One way she suggests getting a closet island for less? An Ikea bookshelf turned on its side, as Adams did for influencer-blogger Chriselle Lim. “Ta-da! You instantly have an island with cubbies,” Adams says. “Islands are functional and beautiful in a closet — to fold and pack while displaying items on the top

You've been browsing photos of dream closets on Pinterest. Have the closet islands been catching your eye? Are you wondering if there is any way you could incorporate a closet island into your space? Here are our best tips for deciding if a closet island is right for you.

Think about the footprint and height you want before you head out shopping. Then look for furniture that fits. A bookshelf on it’s side, a dresser, a bathroom vanity, or kitchen cabinet all have the potential to serve as your island base. You will likely want at least two of whatever you choose so that you can put the furniture pieces back to back. Then all it takes is a top to create your very own closet island.

We won’t desert you!

If you feel like you are all alone on a deserted island trying to make these closet island decisions give us a call! We’ll send in our talented rescue team. Our designers will help you find the perfect island solution for your closet. It’s time to design your happy place. Schedule your free consultation today.

DIY Closet Organization

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Divide and Conquer

Drawers can become a black hole of stuff.  Digging through those drawers trying to find your favorite shirt is a frustrating endeavor to be sure. Organize those drawers with dividers or DIY your own. iHeart Organizing suggests up-cycling shoe boxes.

Shoe boxes can also be an amazingly helpful tool.  I reuse them to keep a dresser full of clothes organized.

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You can organize t-shirts, socks, or lingerie with your own DIY drawer dividers. Conquer that mess once and for all.

Hang It Up

A great way to add storage to any closet is to utilize the wall space. You, of course, use the closet rods to hang things in a closet. Adding a double rod is perfect for storing extra clothes, but what about all of those accessories? That’s where the wall comes in!

Do you have lots of tights or leggings that need a new home? Lana Red Studio suggests attaching clothespins to the wall.

I was cleaning out my closet and was very irritated by the fact that my tights didn’t fit anywhere in the closet. I keep my socks, underwear and stockings in separate boxes in my closet, but my tights just kept piling out of the box.
But suddenly I remembered all those tutorials on how to organize your jewelry and thought, why not use a similar method for my tights?!
I still had these wooden clothes pegs and found that they were just perfect for this project! I just simply glued the pegs to the side of my closet and used them to hang my tights on.

We love this organization idea! Not to mention the fact that all those tights and leggings bring a colorful design element to your closet.

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But what about your other accessories like scarfs, jewelry, belts, and purses? Who’d have thought that bathroom fixtures could be the answer? Overthrow Martha used just that!

If you’re like me then you hate it when your necklaces get tangled and you can’t find the accessories that you want! I really needed to do something about it, but it’s hard when you’re on a budget! I would have LOVED to do a closet makeover, but unless you’re willing to give me some money or I win the lotto, then that isn’t going to happen!

I really wanted to have my favorite items visible so I came up with the idea of using bathroom hardware to hang up my necklaces and bracelets.

Theres no reason you can’t use bathroom hardware for scarves and purses too! Add some S hooks and you’re in business. Turn those bathroom fixtures into fabulous closet organization!

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Build Your Own

If you have your own tool set and are handy with a hammer then you may want to build your own closet organization system. There are lots of tutorials out there like this one from Ana White using just one sheet of plywood. She has step by step directions as well as a video tutorial. Or you might prefer this tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens. You can save money by becoming your very own master builder! DIY closet organization to the extreme!

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No Need To Do It Yourself

If you’ve read this post and thought to yourself, “you can’t pay me enough to DIY my own closet!” Then we are here for you! There’s no need to do it yourself when Closet Envy is in town. Schedule your free consultation today!

Craft Closet Organization Ideas

March is National Craft Month. The Craft & Hobby Association developed this month long holiday back in 1994 as a way to help people rediscover the wonderful world of crafting. You can’t craft if you can’t find your stuff. We’re here with our favorite ideas for organizing a craft closet.

March is National Craft Month. The Craft & Hobby Association developed this month long holiday back in 1994 as a way to help people rediscover the wonderful world of crafting. You can't craft if you can't find your stuff. We're here with our favorite ideas for organizing a craft closet.

Sort Your Stash

Your going to be shocked to hear this, but the first step is to sort and purge your supplies. Wait, what? That doesn’t surprise you? Maybe that’s because you’ve been reading our closet organization posts. We knew there was a reason we liked you so much!

Ok, back to your craft supplies. Gather up all your craft supplies in one place. That means you may need to walk around the house and pull supplies from all those nooks and crannies. You know you’ve got markers and crayons in random spots all over the place. When you have corralled your supplies in one space its a good idea to sort your items into categories. Then you can begin to determine how you want to organize.

March is National Craft Month. The Craft & Hobby Association developed this month long holiday back in 1994 as a way to help people rediscover the wonderful world of crafting. You can't craft if you can't find your stuff. We're here with our favorite ideas for organizing a craft closet.

This is also a great time to purge supplies that are dried out, almost gone, or simply items you don’t like any more. You can trash things that are too old to use, and donate things you don’t like to a local school.

Bins, and Baskets, and Drawers…Oh My!

Now that you have a sense of the different categories you need to store, and the amount of supplies you have, it’s time to start thinking of storage solutions. Bins, baskets and drawers are a great way to house your favorite art supplies. Some storage items work better than others. Open bins and baskets are perfect for over sized supplies such as yarn, fabric pieces, and other sewing pieces. These baskets and bins can sit on a shelf and allow you to easily grab what you need.  Closed bins are just right for supplies that can spill. Think about things like colored pencils, markers, paints, scissors, etc. Once you have your items stored you may want to label each bin. This step makes it easy to find your favorite supplies at a glance. Drawers are another wonderful option for storing your supplies. Particularly when the supplies are the kind that don’t need to be mobile. If its an item you only use one or two of at a time then consider using a drawer system.

March is National Craft Month. The Craft & Hobby Association developed this month long holiday back in 1994 as a way to help people rediscover the wonderful world of crafting. You can't craft if you can't find your stuff. We're here with our favorite ideas for organizing a craft closet.

Up the Wall

If you have wall space in your closet a system like the Omni Track Wall is the perfect way to store unusually shaped supplies. This is an awesome solution for storing wrapping paper or ribbon. You can also store your crafting tools with a system like this. Turn your craft supplies into a lovely focus wall in your closet. Pretty and organized supplies seems like the perfect way to celebrate Craft Month!

March is National Craft Month. The Craft & Hobby Association developed this month long holiday back in 1994 as a way to help people rediscover the wonderful world of crafting. You can't craft if you can't find your stuff. We're here with our favorite ideas for organizing a craft closet.

Get Crafty Closet Envy

Are you wishing for professional help to get your craft closet in order? Closet Envy has the craft closet tutorial you need.

With our help you’ll be crafting up a storm in no time!

Closet Clean Out and the KonMari Method

Have you heard of the KonMari Method for closet organization? Marie Kondo developed an approach to decluttering using Japanese values. Many find this method to be far more than a way to tidy up. They claim it is life changing.

Have you heard of the KonMari Method for closet organization? Marie Kondo developed an approach to decluttering using Japanese values. Many find this method to be far more than a way to tidy up. They claim it is life changing.

What is the KonMari Method?

Marie Kondo shares the KonMari Method philosophy on her website.

The KonMari Method™ is a way of life and a state of mind that encourages cherishing the things that spark joy in people’s lives.

Belongings are acknowledged for their service and thanked before being let go of, if they no longer spark joy.

People are drawn to this philosophy not only due to its effectiveness, but also because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective, and optimistic.

Have you heard of the KonMari Method for closet organization? Marie Kondo developed an approach to decluttering using Japanese values. Many find this method to be far more than a way to tidy up. They claim it is life changing.

There are several steps to the KonMari Method of cleaning up. You can read all about it in her best selling book, or begin the process by downloading the app.

Follow the Steps

The app outlines these 4 steps in the KonMari Method that may look simple but aren’t really simple at all. The process begins by imagining the life you dream of. Think about what a life free of clutter would look like for you. More than just having a clean home, what do you truly want out of life? Does a tidy life mean more space for entertaining? Or the energy for a new hobby? Begin by imagining with the end in mind, as they say.

Have you heard of the KonMari Method for closet organization? Marie Kondo developed an approach to decluttering using Japanese values. Many find this method to be far more than a way to tidy up. They claim it is life changing.

 

Now it’s time to move through each category and get organizing! The KonMari Method divides your belongings into 5 categories: clothing, books, papers, konmono (or small things), and sentimental items. Begin with the first checklist and just start.

Have you heard of the KonMari Method for closet organization? Marie Kondo developed an approach to decluttering using Japanese values. Many find this method to be far more than a way to tidy up. They claim it is life changing.

Gather everything together. It is amazing to see all of your items in one place. Once you see all of your clothing, for example, in one place it helps you visualize how much you actually have. The next step is to pick up each item one by one and determine if that item brings you joy. A Martha Stewart editor gave the process a try. Here’s what she had to say.

What I realized was that I held onto these objects for all the wrong reasons. Instead, as I picked them up, I felt a creep of anxiety at the idea of letting them “go to waste” and the excuse bubbled up, “Well, what if I need it for…?” Yes, it’s good to be prepared, but at what cost? I barely noticed them in my home so obviously they weren’t desperately “needed.” I only felt anxiety at the idea of losing them. In fact, according to Kondo, possessions are stripped of their dignity when they go unused in the home. It is better to let them go.

How Long Does it Take?

For some the process is swift. They may be able to go through the KonMari Method in a matter of days. Others can take months to move through the steps in each category. I guess the lesson is, the process takes as long as it takes. As we mentioned before, many find the process to be life changing. Isn’t that worth a bit of your time? 🙂

Have you heard of the KonMari Method for closet organization? Marie Kondo developed an approach to decluttering using Japanese values. Many find this method to be far more than a way to tidy up. They claim it is life changing.

KonMari Your Life

Feeling the itch to begin to KonMari your life? You can begin the steps to declutter. Closet Envy can give you a beautiful space to house the items you decide to keep. Once we finish your redesign our professional organizers will help you store your belongings. Schedule your free consultation today!

Are Sliding Closet Doors Right for You

When thinking about a closet redo one item is often overlooked…the closet doors! With choices like hinged doors, bi-fold doors, and sliding doors it’s hard to know what to choose. Are sliding closet doors right for you? Read more and find out!

Sliding Doors vs Hinged Doors

First lets discuss the basic differences between sliding doors and hinged doors. One set slides, and the other set swings open on hinges. Well, now that we have that sorted. 😉 Only kidding. There is a bit more to it than that.

LivSpace.com shares these advantages of Hinged Doors:

  • Improved visibility

It is easier to spot things when you open the doors as you get the entire view of the wardrobe. Unlike sliding doors, hinged doors do not conceal one side of the closet.

  • More hanging space

With hinged doors, you can hang your accessories like sling bags, scarves or belts on the back of the doors.

  • Color and finish options

Since hinged doors have been in the market for a long time, they come in various styles and colors.

Hinged doors are a more traditional option for many closets. They are the typical choice for walk in closets. One disadvantage of hinged doors is the space they take up when the door opens and closes. You must take that into consideration when arranging furniture in your room.

On the flip side, or shall we say the sliding side,  LivSpace.com shares these advantages of sliding doors:

  • Extensive length

Sliding door closets favor expansive spaces that can house a lengthy closet.

  • Contemporary style

One will have to agree that sliding door closets add an air of panache to any room. Mirrored sliding doors can give you both style and functionality in one very easy-to-maintain package.

Sliding doors are great for reach in closets. They are more compact and don’t take up any floor space. Not to mention the sleek contemporary design which appeals to many. The nature of  sliding doors does mean you can’t see the entire closet all at once. One solution is to keep off season clothes on one side, and current outfits on the other.

How to Hang Sliding Doors

If you enjoy DIY then you can hang sliding doors yourself. WikiHow has step by step instructions to help you get started. They also offer this advice:

Sliding doors are a stylish, modern way to finish your closet. With the right hardware, installing sliding closet doors on your own is simple. The key to professional-looking doors is taking the right measurements before your installation.

This is a situation where the old adage, “Measure twice, cut once” definitely holds true. If you take time to carefully measure and prepare you will have lovely sliding doors before you know it.

We Can Slide or Swing

Still unsure which type of door is right for you? Closet Envy is your closet renovation expert! We can help you determine if sliding closet doors or hinged doors are the right fit for your space and your needs. Schedule your free consultation today!

Coat Closet Organization

Has your coat closet become a black hole of mess? Are there things piled on the floor, coats flung every which way, and random bits of life stuffed in every corner? It’s amazing how much stuff can fit into an entry closet. Here are our best tips for stellar coat closet organization.

Has your coat closet become a black hole of mess? Are there things piled on the floor, coats flung every which way, and random bits of life stuffed in every corner? It's amazing how much stuff can fit into an entry closet. Here are our best tips for stellar coat closet organization.

Outdoor Gear

One of the hardest things to store is the never ending stash of hats, gloves, and scarves. If you have a shelf in your coat closet you can always add bins to store the various outdoor items. Martha Stewart suggests wire baskets.

Avoid mismatched gloves and misplaced scarves by keeping each family member’s cold-weather gear in individual wire baskets.

When everyone has their own place to store their outdoor gear you won’t have to spend every  morning searching in vain for that missing glove.

Has your coat closet become a black hole of mess? Are there things piled on the floor, coats flung every which way, and random bits of life stuffed in every corner? It's amazing how much stuff can fit into an entry closet. Here are our best tips for stellar coat closet organization.

Shoes, Shoes, and More Shoes

Those every day shoes have to go somewhere. And usually they just get piled by the door. But there are ways to get them organized so that you can stop tripping over those shoes.

Better Homes and Gardens suggests a shoe tray.

Street dirt stays off the floor with a shoe tray placed at the bottom of the closet. Choose a design that’s easy to rinse and wipe clean.

Has your coat closet become a black hole of mess? Are there things piled on the floor, coats flung every which way, and random bits of life stuffed in every corner? It's amazing how much stuff can fit into an entry closet. Here are our best tips for stellar coat closet organization.

A shoe tray is great for boots and other dirty shoes. If you need a bit more shoe storage than that consider putting a shoe shelf below your coats. Utilize the space from the floor to the bottom of the coats to store those kicks.

Has your coat closet become a black hole of mess? Are there things piled on the floor, coats flung every which way, and random bits of life stuffed in every corner? It's amazing how much stuff can fit into an entry closet. Here are our best tips for stellar coat closet organization.

Kid Stuff Galore

Kids have a lot of STUFF. And it just seems to multiply by the day. There has to be a way to deal with the kid clutter. A Bowl Full of Lemons had the same dilemma. Here is her solution.

I decided we should cut the lower shelf in half and put up a “wall” in the middle. That way we could put two coat racks on the left side of the closet – one above the other, and keep our shoes, backpacks, lunch bags, etc. on the right side.

Make one side of your closet a traditional coat closet and leave the other side to corral all of that kid stuff. What a great idea! And with a double closet rod the kids can actually reach to hang up their own darn coats. That’s pure genius right there.

Has your coat closet become a black hole of mess? Are there things piled on the floor, coats flung every which way, and random bits of life stuffed in every corner? It's amazing how much stuff can fit into an entry closet. Here are our best tips for stellar coat closet organization.

When you are getting ready to organize the “kid stuff” side take a look at what you need to store. Think about how you can use hooks or bins to house the stuff that makes your sweet offspring who they are.

What About the Coats?

We know, we know, it is a coat closet. So what are you going to do about those coats? HGTV has a few suggestions.

Rods and hooks will allow for jackets to be hung, eliminating the habit of coats being tossed onto a living room couch or chair.

Hooks can be great for children (or spouses) that don’t particularly like to mess with hangers. They can just toss the coat at the hook and go. 🙂 Coat rods are better for the more civilized among us. Use a combination of both so that the animals and their trainers in the zoo that is your home both have what they need.

Has your coat closet become a black hole of mess? Are there things piled on the floor, coats flung every which way, and random bits of life stuffed in every corner? It's amazing how much stuff can fit into an entry closet. Here are our best tips for stellar coat closet organization.

Once your coat closet is organized you’ll be able to grab what you need to go out and enjoy life!

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If you have a coat closet that needs serious attention give Closet Envy a call. Organizing closets is our idea of a fun time. Our designers can help you figure out the perfect solutions for your organizational needs. Schedule your free consultation today!

How to Maximize Your Closet Space

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can’t keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!

Maximize Your Closet Space

Normally we would start by saying purge your stuff. But not today. Today we are going to talk about how to keep your stuff and still make your closet work! So let’s start by taking a look at your closet. Do an inventory of your space. Are there hard to use spaces? Places you can’t reach? Look for the dark holes in your closet that you can never quite reach. Let’s turn those zombie infested dead zones into Hallelujah chorus singing perfection.

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!

Who What Wear has these tips:

In deciding how to set up and store things, consider how frequently you use them. Try to keep everyday essentials front and center for easy access, and formal, seasonal, and occasional items in the very back of the closet or on a high shelf.

Double It Up

Many closets have only one closet rod. Unless you exclusively wear long dresses, you can maximize your space by using double closet rods. Double your storage for double the wardrobe fun. If you do wear at least a few long dresses, consider where you can leave a single rod for longer items, and where you can add a double rod.

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!
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Go Low, Go High

Look up! Look down! How can you make those spaces work for you? If your closet has upper shelving this is a great space to utilize for out of season clothes, or other less used items. Consider investing in shelving dividers to allow you to stack folded items. Storage boxes are another great way to store lesser used items on those top shelves. If you have a lot of height and more clothes than will fit on double closet rods you could add a pull down rod up high. That way your clothes are still easily accessible and you are taking advantage of all of your height!

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!
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Now it’s time to think about the floor. Real Simple has these tips to share:

If you have lots of long-hanging clothes, the whole bottom of the closet can become a no man’s land,” says Morgenstern. “Group your short-hanging pieces at one end of the closet and your longer-hanging clothes at the other—that will open up lots of floor space, where you can place a little dresser or a stacking shoe rack.

Shoe racks are a great way to take advantage of that floor space. You can add shelves until you reach the bottom of your clothing. Everyone knows a girl’s gotta have space for her shoes. Another option is to add large baskets or bins in a row across the floor. Add a lid to those bins for a clean look if you are a toss it and forget it kind of person.

Back It Up

Another often forgotten space is the back of your closet door. There are many door organizers available to store any number of things. Think scarves, sandals, jewelry…you name it, you can hang it! Sleek and stylish on the front, organized bliss on the back!

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!

Have double closet doors? Then you can double your storage! All that storage will have you singing a closet organization version of Baby Got Back. We’d love to hear a closet version of that song! Who wants to write and record it for us? 🙂

We Can Give You More

At Closet Envy we are all about more! More service, more design, more storage…a more beautiful closet just for you! Schedule your free consultation today! So go ahead and hit the stores! We’re here to help you fit more into that closet!

Everyone seems to be talking about simplifying and reducing your stuff. But what if you like your stuff and prefer to keep it around for awhile? Sometimes you just need to figure out how to fit more in a closet. Who says you can't keep all those things you love (and buy more)?!! Learn how to maximize closet space!

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