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.
- 64% of Americans are unsatisfied with the amount of storage space in their home
80% of the clutter in homes is a result of disorganization, not lack of space
Managing the volume of clutter has been directly linked to elevated levels of stress
The average american burns 55 minutes a day looking for things
23% of adults say they pay bills late because they lose them
Eliminating clutter reduces an average of 40% of housework
27% of unused storage is piled up in bedrooms
25% of clothing in closets goes unworn
The most sought after storage spaces in new homes include walk in kitchen pantries, laundry rooms, and garage storage space.
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.
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
Trash and recycling
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 is to have an adequate garage organization system in place, and to be decisive.
You will want to have organizer systems to handle things like gardening equipment, bikes, and sports gear. A well designed garage organization system can make a huge difference in keeping your garage organized longer.
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 that will save time in the future by allowing you to find items quickly!
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.
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 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.
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 home office storage solutions 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 home office storage needs with one of our specialists.
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:
Our five second place winners, who will each be receiving a $250 VISA Gift Card courtesy of Closet Works:
Our third place winners who will each be receiving a $25 VISA Gift Card courtesy of Closet Works:
Congratulations to all our winners! We will be contacting each of you shortly to discuss your prizes.
In order to better serve our customers and fans in the Chicagoland area we are opening our showroom doors every Sunday. The Closet Works Showroom, located at 2000 North Clybourn Ave in Chicago, features samples of our beautiful home organization systems. Stop by and see how Closet Works can help you with your home organization needs in your walk-in closet, home office, wall bed, media center, pantry, laundry room, mudroom, or garage.
Our new, updated hours are Mon-Fri 10 AM to 6 PM, Sat 10 AM to 5 PM, Sun 11 AM to 4 PM
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 www.closetworks.com or call us at 800-425-6738 for a free in home consultation.
Thank you and good luck to all our participants in the Closet Works Photo Contest. We appreciate your participation and the photos that were submitted are beautiful. As of May 1, we are no longer accepting entries for our “Win a $1,000 Custom Closet System from Closet Works” contest. We are down to 14 finalists. Check out their photos below and make sure to vote on your favorites before voting ends on May 14. We will reveal our grand prize winner, as well as our second and third prize winners, on May 17. VOTE HERE
In the second part of our 3 part series, Organization Solutions, we take a close look at a completed Closet Works media center organization solution.
The client came to Closet Works asking for a storage organization solution that will fit a fireplace and have space for a flat screen TV, while still having plenty of extra display shelving and other forms of storage.
The Closet Works design team came up with a creative organization system which incorporated twelve small display shelves, two large openings for displaying bigger pieces, one doored cabinet, and three drawers for added storage space.
To start the process of customizing your own media center 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 media center organization needs with one of our specialists.
In the first of our 3 part series, Organization Solutions, we take a close look at a completed Closet Works bedroom organization solution.
The Closet Works Design team was approached with a full bedroom storage project. Some requirements were space for a desk and plenty of storage. Also, with a bed put in the middle, some of the system had to be suspended so the rail is not visible behind the headboard.
The organization solution here is a bright and organized bedroom space! Frosted glass was added to give the room a more open feel and so the organization system wouldn't look too heavy. There was also plenty of drawers and shelving added for extra storage space. The drawers actually look like end tables!
To start the process of customizing your own bedroom organizational 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 bedroom organization needs with one of our specialists.
Back in January we covered an 'Out of Sight' home office & guest room designed by Sue Tinker here at Closet Works. Her extraordinary design for the guest room featured woodgrain laminate, pillow style door and drawer fronts, designer slender pulls, frosted glass inserts in doors, meganite solid surface countertops, a custom designed moveable desk leg, and a full murphy bed.
Sue's design was selected as the winner in the 2014 Top Shelf design awards for a home office over 150 Square Feet. Congratulations Sue!
We are happy to announce that we will be extending the submission deadline for the Closet Works photo contest. We are now accepting photo submissions through April 30.
Submit a photo of your completed Closet Works organization system before the new deadline and you could win a $1,000 custom closet system! Or a $250 Gift Card! Or a $25 Gift Card! Remember, the 16 photos with the most votes will win a prize, so send in your photo of your Closet Works organizational system today - and WIN!
Enter the contest HERE