Home Organizing Tips

The 3 Best Ways to Organize for Summer

It's June and summer is here! Soon the kids will be out of school and we'll be right in the midst of hot days, summer barbecues, sleepaway camp, and family vacations.

Summer is the time of year that has a different pace and different priorities. So, are you ready to get organized?

Here are the top three steps to take to get organized this summer!

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California Closets on HGTV.com

The HGTV.com feature on "closets for the whole family" included California Closets in three of their stories with a total of fifteen photos. These are some of our favorite inspiring images that really speak to how you can transform your home with gorgeous design and organization.

Check out the three articles and get inspired!

The 7 Secrets to Smart Organizing

I've been designing custom storage systems at California Closets for over twenty years and in that time I've figured out some of the best ways to get and stay organized. These simple steps go a long way.

Here are my 7 secrets to smart organizing!

Home Organization: 5 Tips for 5 Rooms

Do you ever wonder where to start when it comes to home organization?

Sometimes tackling your whole house at one time is way too much to handle. So I've put together five simple tips - one for each main room of your house.

These simple measures have a big impact, and once they're completed you can move on to the next round of organizing!

How to Declutter When You're Feeling Sentimental

Getting rid of stuff: It's not easy.

If you're sentimental about your belongings, you're not alone.

In a recent California Closets survey, 53% of women said they were sentimentalists. They have a hard time letting go of anything memorable, from concert tickets to kids’ art projects to favorite clothing items that don’t fit anymore.

Decluttering can definitely be emotional if you're sentimental, but sometimes you need to be practical. Here's how.

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How to Feng Shui Your Closet

We've talked about the benefits of feng shui organizing before - how the ancient practice can be used to create a happy, healthy, and harmonious home. Those same principles can be applied to your closets so you can feel serene and calm when you open your closet doors!

Design consultant Jessica Ballesteros give you the step-by-step plan to feng shui your closet for better health, creativity and prosperity. Try it out!

The Top 5 Habits of Organized People

Organization isn't a natural gift. It's a practice.

And there are some habits that organized people practice all of the time - that's how they stay organized! So, if you still struggle with clutter or aspire to be more organized, adapt these five habits in your life and see how things change!

Year in Review: Our Top 7 Posts of 2011

It's been a full year for us at the California Closets blog, posting lots of articles with organizing tips and home design inspiration. We're looking forward to a fantastic 2012, sharing before and after stories of custom closet transformations, offering more home organizing tips, and featuring design and fashion trends.

Here were our readers' favorite posts of 2011. Enjoy and happy new year!

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How to Stay Organized in 2012

With the new year, you've no doubt starting setting intentions or making resolutions for 2012.

Are you thinking about how to get more organized? Do you want to spend more time with family and friends and less time dealing with stressful clutter? Do you finally want that dream closet, organized perfectly to fit your needs?

We've pulled together the best of our 2011 organizing tips and advice to get you started with a fresh slate this year.

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The 5 Reasons Your Closet Isn't Working for You

Expert design consultant Leticia Pfeiffer spells out the five reasons your closet isn't working for you - and how to fix it so that your wardrobe is organized, accessible and well cared for. Try out her expert tips!

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