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Before & After: Classic and Stylish Walk-In Closet

I recently worked with a design-savvy client who is a busy project coordinator for a large media communications company in Toronto.

She wanted to update her poorly designed walk-in closet. The ad hoc storage solutions didn't function well in the narrow space and were an uninspired attempt at space planning.

It was time for a change.

Back to School: The Top Two Places to Get Organized

Summer is coming to a close and the kids are getting ready to go back to school.

So, of course, the question on your mind is: How can I keep them organized this year?

There are two main spots in your home that - if organized well - can keep clutter and stress to a minimum.

Room to Grow: A Unique Nursery

Nicole's client didn't believe in "children's furniture". For her, stylish and sustainable design that would last from infancy through adolescence was important.

She had a small guest room ready to be converted into a nursery for a new baby on the way. Take a look at how Nicole optimized the space to create a design that matches the decor of the house and can be transformed as the child grows and her needs change.

From Attic Clutter to Walk-In Closet Bliss

Design consultant Nichole Goulet helped her client transform her home office into the walk-in closet she had always dreamed of.

The best part? Her mornings of searching through various closets (including the attic!) to put her outfits together were over!

She loves her new closet and we bet you will too.

How to Create Storage with Stairs & Angles

If you've ever struggled with odd spaces, angled ceilings or the feeling that you're running out of room for any more storage, we feel your pain.

That's why we want to share three examples of how you can design custom storage even in unique or troublesome spaces - like attics and stairways.

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!

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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Our Closet Makeovers on HGTV Remodels

Expert design consultant Debbie Royal designed three amazing closets for New Jersey couple Laura Baer and Mike Levine that helped them beat clutter and disorganization and create efficiency and harmony in their home.

Their new linen closet, master bedroom closet and teen closet were all featured on HGTV Remodels. Read how upgrading to custom closets has helped change their lives for the better!

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!

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Celebrity Closets: A Baby's Nursery

We've shown you our celebrity client's soft, romantic walk-in closet and her husband's simple, cowboy-style closet.

Now, take a tour of their first nursery - for their son Kase Townes!

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