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How to get the most out of your wardrobe and SAVE MONEY


A big part of closet organization has to do with maintaining your wardrobe. A lot of the time this means getting rid of clothes in order to downsize and make room for new clothes. Well, what happens when you’re short on cash and can’t afford to buy a new outfit every month? Sometimes the best solution is to make your clothes last longer. With proper clothing care and closet storage you can really extend the life of your wardrobe and save money in the long run.


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  1. When washing use the coldest water possible for your clothes. Using cold water saves energy and money, and prevents shrinking and wrinkling.
  2. Avoid over-using dry cleaning. Dry cleaning is expensive, and the harsh chemicals will harm your clothes.
  3. If you can, avoid the dryer at all costs. Dryers weaken the fibers in your clothes. Line dry your clothes if you can, or get a drying rack. 
  4. Wash your clothes less. The agitating, tumbling, and coming in contact with other garments can cause fading, stretching, pulling, and other damage to your clothes.
  5. Choose the right clothes for each activity. If you know things are going to get messy, put on something durable that you won’t mind getting dirty.

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  1. Invest in hangars with wood or plush arms. Wire and plastic hangers can stretch out the shoulders of your garments. Also, always fold knits and heavy sweaters, they will stretch out on a hanger.
  2. Store off-season clothing in a cool, dark, dry place. Avoiding excess moisture will discourage mold growth. Keeping your clothes out of sunlight will prevent them from fading.
  3. Never store clothes in plastic. Fibers need to breathe and plastic traps moisture, which can cause mildew, odors and color changes. Store clothes in breathable garment bags to let air flow in and out. You can add scented pieces to keep the clothing smelling fresh.
  4. Repair your clothes before putting them away. This will dramatically extend the life of each garment. If your favorite sweater or blouse loses a button or has a seam open up, fix the problem instead of retiring that item of clothing.
  5. Rotate your wardrobe to avoid wearing out your favorites, especially for kids’ clothes.
The importance of proper closet storage and cleaning to maintain your clothes cannot be overstated. Make the most of these tips and consider a custom storage solution to help you save more money on the clothes that you wear by haing adequate closet shelves and hanging space to store your clothes safely.

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Do you have an area in your house that needs a custom storage solution? To start the process of customizing your own space, browse our closet photo gallery for ideas and inspiration. Then set up an appointment for a free in-home consultation with a member of our Chicago space saving design team. Or you can call us toll free at 1-800-4-CLOSET.


Why You Need To Meet The Closet Works Team


Our professional and hard working team members are the best trained and most experienced in the home organizational systems industry. They are involved in every step of your design and installation process for custom closet and organizational systems. Their expertise and craftsmanship help Closet Works set the standard for excellence in premium personal spaces. See the Closet Works team below: 

Award Winning Designers

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Highly Skilled Engineers

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Polite and Professional Installers

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Dedicated Customer Service 

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High Quality Manufacturing

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Do you have an area in your home that needs a custom organizational system from the Closet Works team? To start the process of customizing your own space, browse our Idea Gallery for inspiration. Then set up an appointment for a free in-home consultation with a member of our home organizational system design team. Or you can call us toll free at 1-800-4-CLOSET.

Summer Closet Clean Up Doesn't Have To Be Hard. 5 Tips to Declutter Your Closet




July is AC appreciation month. That means its time for an updated wardrobe to match the unbearably hot summer weather. Whether you’re trying to stay cool or trying to stay organized consider these wardrobe organizational tips to help you declutter your bedroom closet.

1. Put away your winter clothes

Nothing takes up more space in your closet than unused clothes. This July, take some time to store your winter clothes in an out of the way, but easily accessible, place such as an attic or basement. This will ensure that your closet space is not overwhelmed with heavy sweaters and jackets.

2. Donate your old summer clothes

Before the severe heat kicks in, you will want to pass on any clothes that no longer suit you. This is especially relevant to those trendy, but now out-of-date, clothes you purchased several summers ago. This will free up some extra space for you in your closet that will come in handy later.

3. Ensure your delicate clothes have a safe place in your closet

Summer outfits consist of much more fragile items than the winter months. You will want to ensure that your dresses, shirts, and pants are put on hangers that won’t snag or wrinkle any vulnerable summer clothes.

4. Consider a closet organizing system

Summer clothes take up less space than winter outfits, but also require more accessories. Consider a closet organizing system with unique storage options such as shelf dividers, bins, and accessory drawer inserts. These organization systems can help you keep your tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, bracelets, and necklaces safely put away, but easily accessible.

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5. Find a place for your shoes

During the summer, there are many new and ever-changing shoe / outfit combinations. Because of this you will need more space to store your shoes so they are highly visible. Consider implementing a shoe bin in your closet organizing system. You can also go with a closet system that includes a shoe fence.


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Hopefully these tips will help keep your closet space open and breezy this July!

There are thousands of ways to organize a closet, your closet should be as unique as you. The above list of considerations is just the first step in designing your perfect closet. Let one of the talented closet designers at Closet Works help you achieve that perfect closet design.

The Next 5 Things You Should Do For Summer Garage Party Success


Summer is here and that means only one thing: Outdoor parties with family and friends! Many of you will be using your garage space to host guests. This is an excellent idea, as the garage is the perfect space for keeping you, your guests, and your refreshments cool and safe from the hot summer conditions. Before getting started transforming your garage into a place you can use for entertaining friends, consider the following tips:

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1. Store and organize the loose things inside your garage

By organizing, and putting away the clutter in your garage you are keeping items safe and easy to access after parties. A garage storage system with a slat wall can be a huge help in keeping brooms, tools, and other equipment in their place. Consider using your backyard or other areas of your home as extra temporary storage space.

2. Remove all chemical products and other dangerous materials 

Make sure that safety for your guests is your number one priority. You don’t want anyone, especially kids, to accidentally harm themselves from equipment, tools, or other chemicals not properly put away.

3. Create a walkway or clear path in your garage area

By creating a space to maneuver while hosting in your garage you will avoid problems with moving furniture and other difficult equipment. A garage storage system is the perfect solution to creating instant space in your garage by storing items safely away. For garage storage system ideas, click here.

4. Decorate your garage with plants, flowers, and themed party decor (especially on July 4th!). 

Spend some time decorating your garage to make it feel homier and more comfortable for your guests. Choosing bright summery colors will go a long way in setting a positive tone for your party. 

5. Consider keeping extra food and appetizers in your kitchen pantry

Having good pantry organization will make the process of grabbing extra food and refreshment refills easier and less time consuming. This will give you more time to spend with your guests. For kitchen pantry organization ideas, click here.


And remember, don’t forget to have fun! Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Houzz for more inspirational home organization tips and tricks.

Closet Works offers custom home organization systems for rooms of all shapes and sizes. To get started with Closet Works today visit our website at or call us at 800-425-6738 for a free in home consultation. 

The Ultimate Guide To Closet Works Closet Accessories


From belt-racks and jewelry boxes, your closet system will benefit from closet organizing accessories. Take a look at some of what we have to offer in our excellent selection of closet accessories.

Clear shelf divider:



Pull out hamper with basket and liner:

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Shoe fencing:

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Jewelry divider insert:

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Jewelry drawer lock:

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Slide out belt rack:

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Shoe bins:

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Bra divider:

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Valet rod:

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Many of these closet accessories come in different styles and colors. So let us know what you would like in your next custom closet system!

Want to get started on your own Closet Works custom closet system or an organizational system for another space in your home this summer? Call us toll free at 800-4-CLOSET or visit us our appointment page to set up a free consultation.

10 Reasons to Organize Your Home This Summer


Organization is the key to home improvement this summer. Whether you are improving an existing space or moving to a new space, home organization and storage is vital. Consider both the cost of clutter in your home, and more cost-effective ways to improve your living spaces.


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  1. 64% of Americans are unsatisfied with the amount of storage space in their home
  2. 80% of the clutter in homes is a result of disorganization, not lack of space

  3. Managing the volume of clutter has been directly linked to elevated levels of stress

  4. The average american burns 55 minutes a day looking for things

  5. 23% of adults say they pay bills late because they lose them

  6. Eliminating clutter reduces an average of 40% of housework

  7. 27% of unused storage is piled up in bedrooms

  8. 25% of clothing in closets goes unworn

  9. The most sought after storage spaces in new homes include walk in kitchen pantries, laundry rooms, and garage storage space.

  10. It is estimated that there is $15,000,000,000 in unused gadgets in junk drawers around the world


Do you have an area in your home that needs a custom storage solution? To start the process of improving your home organization, browse our gallery for ideas and inspiration. Then set up an appointment for a free in-home consultation with a member of our Chicago home organization design team. Or you can call us toll free at 1-800-4-CLOSET.


The Closet Works Celebrity Closet Quiz!


What do we all have in common? Our closets are never big enough! Without a closet organizational system there never seems to be enough room for all of our clothes, shoes, and accessories. The one group of people that never have to deal with this problem are celebrities.

Take our celebrity quiz below and try to match these amazing closet systems with their celebrity owners. We’ve included the answers at the bottom of the post, so be sure to let us know which ones you got right!

The Celebrities: Brooke Shields, CC Sabathia, Donny Deutsch, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi, Elton John, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Lisa Vanderpump, Mariah Carey, Ralph Lauren

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Be sure to let us know how you did! It's obvious that these celebrities have had their closet systems designed specifically to fit their needs.


The Answers:

1.Khloe Kardashian

2.Mariah Carey

3.Ralph Lauren

4.Brooke Shields

5.Kourtney Kardashian

6.CC Sabathia

7.Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

8.Donny Deutsch

9.Lisa Vanderpump

10.Elton John

Give Dad the Gift of an Organized Garage


This Father’s Day, give dad space for a workbench, fishing gear, sports equipment, lawn equipment, and more!  


Before getting started, consider the functions of your garage. There are hundreds of different uses for a garage, and most of the time protecting your cars from the elements is not one of them.

Here is a list to help guide you into categorizing the functions of your garage:

  • Space for parking cars

  • Bikes and kids’ toys

  • Automotive care/car washing

  • Tools/workbench/hardware

  • Pet care

  • Trash and recycling

  • Camping gear

  • Swimming gear or pool toys

  • Lawn furniture/spectator chairs

  • Gardening and lawn care equipment and supplies

  • Sports equipment/golf/fishing gear

  • Seasonal storage (holiday decorations and memorabilia)

  • Permanent storage (tax records, spare furniture)

Once you have a better idea of what you are organizing for, you can get started organizing. The key to organizing a garage is to have adequate organizational systems in place, and to be decisive. 

You will want to have organizer systems to handle things like gardening equipment, bikes, and sports gear. Organizers can make a huge difference in keeping your garage organized longer.

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While sorting through your garage clutter, you will want to make quick decisions about what you are keeping and placing in an organizational system and what you are tossing. Garages tend to be storeage dumps for items that you have delayed making decisions on over the year. By going through the clutter as quickly and confidently as possible you will see fast and long lasting results!

Want to get started on your own Closet Works garage project this summer? Call us toll free at 800-4-CLOSET or visit us our appointment page to set up a free consultation.

Closet Works Organization Solutions #3 - Home Office Storage Solution


In the final piece of our three part Organization Solutions series we take a look at a Closet Works home office custom design solution.


The Challenge

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The Closet Works Design team was approached to design a custom office/storage solution in a very tight space. The client wanted plenty of storage, but also wanted enough desk space for two desktop computers. There was also a large window to work around.  


The Solution

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With such a small space it was important for the Closet Works Design team to leave no space left untouched. They added the storage and desk requirements, and even added shelving over the window. Six drawers were also added for extra hidden storage.


To start the process of customizing your own home office organization system, browse our options and accessories section for ideas and inspiration. Then set up an appointment for a free in-home consultation with a member of our Chicago space saving design team. Or you can call us toll free at 800-4-CLOSET if you'd like to personally discuss your pantry organization needs with one of our specialists. 

Closet Works Photo Contest Winner Announcement


After 3 months of receiving your beautiful photos, the Closet Works photo contest has officially ended. We want to thank everyone that has participated. Whether you submitted a photo of your own or voted on your favorite closet, we could not be more happy with your support. We now have our grand prize winner, 5 runner-ups, and 7 third prize winners.

Our grand prize winner, who will receive a new organizer up to $1,000 in value:

Michelle P. 

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Our five second place winners, who will each be receiving a $250 VISA Gift Card courtesy of Closet Works:

Kingsley T.

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Jennifer C.

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Sheila B.

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Devon F.

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Tracy W.

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Our third place winners who will each be receiving a $25 VISA Gift Card courtesy of Closet Works:

Colleen C.

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Patrice S.

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Lisa K.
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Gerry A.

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Carlos R.

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Mary N.

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Terri H.
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Congratulations to all our winners! We will be contacting each of you shortly to discuss your prizes.

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