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How to Organize Your Closet


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Is it time to seriously take the advice of professionals when it comes to organizing your closet? Then you’ve come to the right place. Organizing your closet doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds: it just needs to be broken down into multiple steps so that you are sure to cover your basis to ensure a lifelong organized closet for homeowners living in Dayton, Goodlettsville, Alcoa, Farragut, Maryville, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Tri-Cities (Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City) or Morristown.

Get Rid of What You Don’t Need

First things first: you need to clear clutter. Get rid of hardly-used clothing, accessories and jewelry you never use, and donate them to friends or charity. It’s amazing how liberated you’ll feel after this process is complete.

What Do You Want Your New Closet to Look Like?

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Close your eyes and imagine your dream closet. Is it a spacious walk-in? Is it compact yet highly functional? Or, is it a freestanding closet that moves with you? All of these are possible (and more) with the correct custom closet design [https://www.californiaclosets.com/custom-closets/].

Organize Your Items, In Many Ways

Once you’ve purged your closet and imagined what kind of closet you want to have, it’s time to add in the details. We’ve broken down ways to organize your items, according to type of item.


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Shoes are often difficult to know how to store and organize; yet if done correctly, they can make a beautiful display. With an array of configurations and systems, from shoe fences to cubbies, you can beautifully store and showcase your shoes. Organization options ensure space for every type of shoe, from high heels to sneakers, sandals and boots. Glass shelving adds a hint of boutique shopping to your closet experience.


There are many ways to organize clothing – you just have to get creative. Keep your socks separated from your shirts with handy drawer and shelf dividers. Pullout shelves create storage flexibility for purses, pants and more. Racks, hangers and poles organize hanging clothes, and pullout hampers and baskets discreetly stow away dirty clothes.

Purses and Accessories

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Multifunctional hooks work well in a number of spaces to hang bags, purses, jackets and more. Choose from cleat mount, slat wall and double hooks. This way, you will never lose your purse or coat again.


Sometimes a jewelry tray just isn’t going to cut it. Jewelry drawer dividers showcase your most cherished and valuable accessories, elevating your morning routine to that of shopping in your own personal boutique. Dividers organize every piece of jewelry you own and make it easy and fun to accessorize. Trays and inserts can be configured in various ways, providing tailored storage, while the lining protects your treasured items.

A closet can come in many forms: a walk-in closet, a reach-in closet, or wardrobe –all just a few examples. Learn the space, your style and budget to understand what you need for your space, and get expert advice with a one-on-one complimentary design consultation with the design experts at California Closets Dayton. Featured on Houzz, California Closets has been the leading storage and closet organizer for nearly four decades.

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