Closet Works Blog: Closet Organization Tips & Tricks

Closet Organization Tips & Tricks Blog Posts From 2015-2016

Dec. 16 2016

Shoe cubbies and closet organizers perfect decorating tools for the holidays

Shoe Cubbies and Closet Organizers Are Perfect Decorating Tools for the Holidays

Closet organizers like shoe cubbies and and lingerie dividers are perfect solutions to both displaying and storing precious holiday decorations.

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Oct. 5 2016

Pantone interior color predictions for 2017

Color Trends for 2017

As we enter the final quarter of 2016, its a good time to look at forcasted changes in interior color palletes for the coming year. The Pantone Institute, one of the foremost authorities on color trends, offers several color pallette preditions that will "saturate" the market with new, exciting and fresh hues and color combinations.

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Sep. 30 2016

Closet organization tips on how to organize your shoes

Optimal Shoe Storage & Organization

If you love shoes, the more storage space the better. Finding good, efficient ways to keep all the different types of shoes accessible — in the season you wear them — takes a bit of organizational effort, but with every unique closet and wardrobe, there are creative ways to maximize shoe storage space. Closet Works knows how to maximize shoe storage for every type of closet or situation and offers easy to follow closet organization tips. Whether you have an elaborate walk-in closet dedicated to your shoe collection, just a few shelves, or something in between, these ideas will help you on your quest to maximum footwear storage. Read More

Aug. 1 2016

How to organize your garage

Garage Cleaning Tips for the Overwhelmed

Do you have a jam-packed garage that you'd like to straighten up? If you're feeling overwhelmed before you've even begun, this helpful guide from Houzz is for you. By breaking a mountain of a task into bite-size pieces, you can bring your out-of-control-messy garage into focus. We offer garage and closet organization tips in baby steps to help in getting started, smart storage ideas and more. Before you know it, you will have transformed a chaotic free-for-all space into a functional, organized storage area.

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July 2016

Choosing Accessories for an Upscale Look While on a Budget

Finding Your Dream Closet on a Budget!

More and more homeowners are asking for dream dressing rooms rather than simple custom walk in closets. Inspiration for these rooms comes from the constant bombardment by media — everything from celebrity interviews and home shows to social media like Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Houzz. Most people, however, don't have a celebrity pocket book to cover the cost of an extravagant dressing room and closet system. So how do you achieve the look you desire? By selecting different upgrades and special features that offer an instant "WOW" factor, but work within your concept and price range. Check out these closet organization tips to help realize your own dream closet.

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June 1 2016

man cave

Making Your Man Cave!

With Father's Day quickly approaching, thoughts turn to the favorite men in our lives. How better to honor them than with a special place of their own — the Man Cave. A Man Cave is like a private room/space/area for a man where he can have all his gadgets and toys and things are all his. It's a a cool space for Dad, and is usually decorated without female influence.

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May, 27 2016

FDMC interview with Closet Works

FDMC Digital Magazine Interviews Closet Works!

FDMC, the "go to" source for information on best practices in woodworking technology and business, interviewed Closet Works and published an article on custom storage, shop efficiency and the Closet Works business model.

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April 2016

How to Get Rid of Paper Clutter

Paper Clutter Cures

Paper is the number one culprit of clutter. Papers pile up very quickly, so having good systems in place to control incoming paper is vital. Listed below are four major paper clutter sources with solutions touted by Chaos To Order and Closet Works on how to keep things under control. The mail is a never ending stream of incoming clutter. Having a good system for processing mail starts with a trash can/recycle bin nearby. Some mail might never make it into the home. Additional common sources of paper clutter include bills, magazines, catalogs, newspapers, kids school and artwork...

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April 2016

top shelf winner

Closet Works Wins Top Shelf Design Award!

Closet Works designer Sue Trainor's "Young Woman's Dressing Room" was selected for 1st place as the most innovative closet design of 2015 in the category of "laminate closets under 18 linear feet"! The award was presented at the Closets & Design Expo 2016 in Pasadena California. Accepting the award for Sue was Zena Hallman, director of Sales and Marketing for Closet Works.

Mar. 3 2016

top shelf award

Closet Works Finalist for the Top Shelf Design Awards!

Closet Works designer Sue Trainor has made it into the Top Shelf Award finals for her "Young Woman's Dressing Room" design. These awards are give for the most innovative designs produced in the previous calendar year — 2015. Sue's dressing room closet organization system design was also featured in the Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens 2015 housewalk.

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Feb. 19 2016

suspended closet system

Chicago Area Russian Speaking Community Flocks to Closet Works as Prime Source for Custom Closets and Cabinetry!

Closet Works serves all markets in the Chicago metro area. The company was recently featured in the U.S. SVET media — the Midwest's first and oldest publishing and advertising company serving the Russian, Ukrainian and Lithuanian communities in the Russian language since 1990.

If you can read Russian, check out the full article by clicking the link below and learn why the Chicago Russian speaking community prefers Closet Works.

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Jan. 3 2016

Closet Works opens new showroom

Closet Works Opens New Larger Showroom!

Closet Works started out the new year fresh with a brand new, larger showroom! Just a couple of blocks from the old site, the new showroom is conveniently located at 2112 North Clybourn Ave., Chicago 60614.

This new showroom features 24 new displays to help give you ideas and inspiration on your remodeling projects. Find everything from walk in and reach in closet displays to pantries, home offices, laundry room ideas, mud room storage, garage cabinetry and organization — including two new lines of garage flooring — plus wall bed displays, media centers, commercial spaces and more.

Check out the new 360 Organizer® display,including our new model, the Double Hang 360 Organizer.

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Dec. 4 2015

Should Your Closet Be a Suspended or Floor-Based System? What's the Difference?

Understanding the difference between suspended and floor-based custom organization systems can be critical to the overall satisfaction with your Closet Works™ product. Each type of closet system has its own benefits and drawbacks. The best solution depends on the location, intended use and your own personal preferences.

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Nov. 2015

Sep. 2015

Closet Works Accepts the 2014 Super Service Award from Angie's List

The Super Service Award, a leading national honor, gives Angie's List members confidence to invest in business services. The Super Service Award is based on businesses overall ratings and reviews from November 1st (2014) thru October 31st of the next year (2015). There is no fee or payment associated with receiving the Super Service Award.

The Angie's List Super Service Award:

  • The award honors excellence among service and health providers who maintain a superior service record
  • Each year, less than 5% of thousands of businesses earn the award
  • The award is based on Price, Quality, Professionalism, Punctuality, Responsiveness
  • Closet Works has received this award 12 times since 2002

Apr. 2015

Closet Works Celebrates 2015 Top Shelf Award!

Closet Works Wins Top Shelf People's Choice Award!

Project Description: A Triple-Purpose built-in, spanning an entire wall in client's master bedroom opposite the bed. The central section is the media center housing the TV, A/V components and Videos/DVD's in drawers (which can double as file drawers). The client followed the advice of having the TV mounted on an articulating arm, eliminating a "diorama-effect" that would've occurred had it been traditionally-mounted on the wall.

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