Recently, the Merediths found themselves with a classic problem: They needed more closet space. The catch, however, was that they did not want to pare down their belongings or move walls to create a bigger closet.
Jamie and Joe's office was basically a desk and a tangle of wires. With Stephanie Scharr Bonini's help they transformed their space into a beautiful and functional home office. Check out the CAD design and photos of the actual office system!
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.
Can a cluttered and toy-filled basement become a true family room? Or is it destined to be a "wreck" room instead of a rec room? Take a look at this wonderful transformation that helped the Roberts enjoy their family room again!
Sarah’s closets were bursting at the seams! Fortunately, she called California Closets and design consultant Debbie Royal helped her transform a cluttered closet into a clean, bright and organized walk-in.
It's important for all of us to have a space for projects that tap into our creativity. But it's easy for craft areas to get messy with all of the tools and materials needed - from wrapping paper and ribbons to glue sticks, markers and stickers. You need a system for preventing clutter and keeping everything organized. Check out our top tips!
When you're trying to get - or stay - organized, it helps to have some tools to keep you on track. There's always the old standby - a pad of paper and a pen. Make your lists and then go!
But you might need more help to get those to-do's checked off. And if you're usually connected to a computer and cell phone throughout the day, then it makes sense to use online tools to keep you organized.
Have you identified your organizing style? If you're a sentimentalist, then you're likely very attached to your favorite belongings, mementos or collectibles. Unfortunately, your collections may be leading to unsightly clutter. There is a way to hold onto the collections you love, without eschewing organization and style.
We love a happy ending! Check out Sarah's closet success story - from clutter and frustration to organization and style - with our before and after pictures and the inside scoop from design consultant Debbie Royal.
We've all got clutter - whether it's a whole attic filled to the brim or just some "miscellaneous" junk drawers. Do you find yourself unable to get it all organized? What's holding you back? Design consultant Debbie Royal identifies the top five emotional barriers to organization - and how you can overcome them.
Do you dread your long commute every day? Does it feel like you're wasting time? It doesn't have to feel that way. Try these three easy steps to turn your commute from a dreaded task to time for yourself that you actually enjoy!
Are you ready for 4th of July celebrations? We've pulled together our top four picks from our favorite online publishers - Martha Stewart, Real Simple, BH&G and Food & Wine - bringing you tips and inspiration for a fun summer event.
Clear out your winter wardrobe to make room for summer fashions! Organizing expert Tarra Conte offer the top 6 steps for cleaning out your closet to make room for summer clothing that fits summertime weather and activities.
Do you ever dread returning home after a wonderful, relaxing summer vacation? Don't despair! Our organizing expert Dan has compiled the top 6 steps you can take to prepare your home for your return - so you can keep that vacation vibe alive, even back in the "real world".
Storage design is about more than measuring shoe space and arranging hanging rods. It's about creating a look that fits your style and aesthetic. That's where doors and drawers come in - it's amazing how much you can do with just a few different upgrades! Here are some of our favorite ways to use doors and drawers create a custom look.
It was pretty difficult to choose a winner for our California Closets Father's Day Contest. There were so many touching nominations for dads who went above and beyond in their love and dedication to their families. But we had to choose just one dad to win - and we chose Ken, from Boardman, Ohio who was nominated by his wife Laura. Ken will receive our special Father's Day gift set, filled with dad-centric goodies!
The garage isn’t just for cars anymore. It’s also the perfect place for storing gear and creating workspaces for your favorite hobbies and activities. But you want to make sure it doesn’t become the spot where you just throw everything you don’t know what to do with. Check out Stephanie's five favorite ways to make your garage a neat, organized and useful space.
We wanted to do something special for all of the dads out there this Father's Day! So we've pulled together some of the most fun dad-centric gifts we could think of and want YOU to nominate the special dad in your life for a chance to win. Comment on this post and tell us what makes him so amazing and why he deserves our dads-only gift basket – filled with goodies and gadgets that one lucky dad is sure to love!
More than half (59%) of men said their garages are so cluttered that their car can’t even fit, according to the recent home organization study we conducted. This year, instead of giving old standby gifts like ties or golf balls, with a few simple tips from California Closets, you can surprise dad by organizing the garage.