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Ginny Q&A: Closet Organization for Fall & Winter

What difference does a season make when it comes to your home organization? A lot.

Fall and winter means different weather - which means different activities, clothing and gear. And that can lead to clutter if you're not careful.

Luckily, Ginny's here to help.

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4 Ideas for Organizing Your Sports Gear

Having lots of sports gear can be a good thing! It's probably a sign that you and your family are taking time to be active and have fun.

But balls, bats, and boards can take up a lot of space and create clutter. Luckily, the right storage design can keep your sports gear neat and organized.

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.

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!

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.

Before & After: Clif's New Reach-In Closet (+ Time Lapse Video)

At the California Closets corporate office, Clif Windecker, our director of marketing technology, was frustrated with his closet.

The main problem? Disorganization.

Watch how Clif's closet transforms from a disorganized, noisy eyesore to an elegant, practical and custom California Closets system! Check out the before and after photos and time lapse video and let us know what you think of the makeover.

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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.

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!

Ginny's Top 3 Tips for Gift Wrapping Organization

If you're not careful, your gift wrapping efforts can turn a clean and orderly living room into an obstacle course of ribbons, bows, scissors, tape and paper.

Our chief design officer Ginny Snook Scott has three simple tips for keeping your gift wrapping materials in order - so you can stay organized and easily access everything whenever you need to wrap.

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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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