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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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Your 10-Step To-Do List for Hosting Holiday Guests

Expert design consultant Jessica Bakken is an amazing hostess - super organized and incredibly attuned to her guests' needs.

She shares her secrets with you in her holiday to-do list. Follow these steps and you'll be amazed at how organized and welcoming your home will feel to your guests! (And you'll get through the holidays with a lot less stress.)

Free Download: Holiday Shopping Made Simple!

While it's a joy to give and receive at the holidays, shopping for gifts can wreak havoc on your finances if you're not careful.

This year, you can shop with confidence and avoid the dreaded credit card bills from overspending come January by using this helpful worksheet created by organizing expert Stephanie Scharr Bonini!

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Holiday Organizing: 5 Tips for Cozy, Cared-for Winter Gear

You're getting busier and busier every day - you don't need the added stress of running around your house looking for your missing glove!

Follow Jeane's expert organizing advice and you'll have your winter gear prepped and ready to go at a moment's notice.

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How to Turn a Small Bedroom into a Walk-In Closet

This week, Tarja showed you her recent custom closet transformation - from wasted space in an extra bedroom to dreamy walk-in master closet.

Wondering how you can do it? Just follow Tarra's six organizing tips for turning a too-small bedroom into a custom walk-in closet that you'll love!

Baseball is like home organizing

Batting Cleanup: How To Use Baseball Strategy To Organize Your Home

As baseball season wraps up with the World Series just around the corner, it's a great time to think about how our national pastime can help you organize your home. Yes - baseball strategy is surprisingly similar to home organizing strategy!

Dan, our in-house organizing expert, offers his insights into how baseball strategy can be used for your home. These fantastic organizing tips will have you playing ball in no time!

California Closets Moving Organizing Tips

How To Move Without Tearing Your Hair Out

Does the thought of unpacking and unpacking make you cry out in despair?

Don't stress! Our expert design consultant Stephanie Scharr Bonini shares her top six tips for smooth, stress-free moving, so you can be happily settled into your new home in no time!

1. Large clutter-free countertop.

Stephanie's Top Five Office Design Tips

September is just around the corner and we all know what that means: back to school time! Having a functional home office space is important to keeping the entire family organized. Design consultant Stephanie Scharr Bonini shares her top five office design tips.

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My Top 6 Tips for Vacation Home Organization

These are my favorite tips to organize and neaten your summer home - whether you're there all summer or just for a vacation - so you and your guests are relaxed and comfortable!

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