Thank you California Closets for sponsoring this post.
Does your closet look like a tornado hit it? Do you find yourself constantly organizing, but never finding a layout that works for you? Take a deep breath. While it can be frustrating to try and tackle an overflowing closet, there are tips to help you maximize your closet. Let’s take a closer look on what I learned from California Closets. My design consultant Jessica is an absolute sweetheart and made sure my husband and I are very happy with everything.
Invest in California Closets
One of the main reasons you can’t stay organized is that your current closet doesn’t work for you. Instead of trying to make it work, why not invest in a closet system that gives you exactly what you need? You can custom design a closet that will have storage solutions for the things YOU need to store. With California Closets, you’ll meet with a designer that will help you create a closet. They will then show you the closet in a 3D model, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. The system will then be built to spec and assembled in your home by professional installers.
Purge, Purge, Purge – The KonMari Method
The very first thing you want to do is clear everything out of your closet. You want to start fresh. You will literally be amazed at how much can come out of your closet. Chances are you won’t even be able to see your bed. Next, go through each item and sort it into one of four piles: Keep, Toss, Donate, and Mend. Anything that goes in the Mend pile needs to be addressed immediately. Give yourself a timeframe for getting it done. All the items in the Donate pile should be bagged and taken to your donation center of choice on your next trip out. Don’t leave it in your car for months and months. Toss all your trash, and you should be left with a much more manageable pile.
Organize into Groups
Now you need to think about organizing everything into groups. When everything is organized, it’s easier to find. You can then arrange the groups into a layout that makes sense. For example, you might group the groups of jeans, dress pants, and leggings into one area.
Make Items Easier to Store
Another great tip is to make your items easier to store. For example, place your shoes in clear shoe boxes. This way you can stack them, but also still see what’s inside. You can even corral jewelry into slotted containers you can find at the Dollar Tree.
If you keep bulky items in your closet, vacuum seal those items so that they take up less space in your wardrobe. For example, if you keep bedding in your closet, vacuum seal the comforters. If it’s warm weather, you can also vacuum seal winter coats, sweaters, and other bulky clothing.
Get Organized with California Closets and Marie Kondo
While you already have things planned out, it is best to have a design consultation with a professional to brainstorm ideas. You get the help you need, make the most of your closet space, and most of all it is absolutely FREE!!! This will come in very handy in your thought process and execution.
Once you’re ready, they have multiple locations to cater to your needs and also offer awesome promotions as well as financing options. In fact, the local store in our area had a great seasonal promotion running which works well with our budget. So if you’re ready to take the plunge to rebuild your closet space, I highly recommend scheduling a California Closets consultation ASAP!
If you’re tired of your closet always being a mess, take some steps toward creating the closet of your dreams. It all starts with a good purge session and then addressing the items you have left. If you want the ultimate solution to your closet woes, consider California Closets. You’ll be amazed at how functional your closet can be with a system that is designed precisely for your needs.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Alli SmithMay 7, 2018
I’ve been cleaning out my bedroom closet and purging like crazy. Now I’m trying to organize everything so these tips really come in handy.
robin rueMay 7, 2018
I want a California Closet system in my house. My closet is a MESS and I could really use something like this.
Rhian westburyMay 7, 2018
I’ve done quite a lot of clear outs this year, so much so that I have about 3 boxes full of stuff to add to eBay, oops. I have all of my clothes separated on different coloured hangers so I know what they are like tshirt dresses, shirts, vests, tshirt, going out tops etc and I really feel like it helps keep it organised x
Tomi CMay 7, 2018
I need to purge BUT I seem to buy faster than I purge. I am a fan of those vacuum sealed bags though. They really help make much needed space in our closets.
Joanna @ Everyday Made FreshMay 7, 2018
Sounds like a great system. I’d love to see photos of how your closet turned out using this.
Ana De- JesusMay 7, 2018
I love that you can meet with a designer to create your perfect closet so I love the sound of ‘California Closet’. Which reminds me I have so many clothes piling up that I urgently need to do a ‘purge’ of any old clothes and give them to charity pronto.
BrandyMay 7, 2018
I love that California Closets has many options, they seem to know what they’re doing. So professional too. Beautiful closet.
Melissa ChapmanMay 7, 2018
It is always good to purge the old clothes to make room in your closets. I have never had any professional help with the closets so Califonia could be a nice way to start.
Kita BryantMay 7, 2018
I could really use a closet upgrade. I have been running out of room for awhile now!
Bonnie GMay 7, 2018
Thanks for these wonderful tips. I always like starting fresh. California Closets sounds helpful.
Tara PittmanMay 7, 2018
I would love to remake the storage in my closet. It would make finding things so much easier.
CrystalMay 7, 2018
Now I just need the time to go in and work through my closet. After we moved in last year the closet became the dumping ground!
SamanthaMay 8, 2018
I was just talking to my sister about needing a bigger closet today. I purged some winter clothes while packing up some others in vacuum sealed bags.
AdrianaMay 8, 2018
There is not doubt that closet organization is very important. Few years back we did a redesign of our closets at home and what a difference. It is worth it!
Alison RostMay 8, 2018
I definitely need to work on my closet more this Spring! It’s always nice to keep it clutter free and organized! Thanks for the tips!
Anosa MalangaMay 8, 2018
Haha, I am guilty! I need to haul my closet and do a make-over too! this post is indeed an eye-opener for me. I need to check my closet and also apply your tips.
Michelle LeslieMay 8, 2018
Ooooo I need to look into this. My closet looks like a bomb went off inside it and half the time I’m to scared to open it up in case they never find my body under the avalanche of stuff that’s in there.
AnonymousMay 8, 2018
I’ve just discovered vacum packing past seasons clothes and it makes such a difference especially big cardigans that take up loads of room! x
Tanvi RastogiMay 8, 2018
I love an organized closed. I like all your tips. I will check out California Closets ASAP!
KellyMay 8, 2018
I have always loved California Closets but to be honest I didn’t even realise they were in the UK now.
kumamonjengMay 8, 2018
Wow, really an amazing transformation and I was pretty impressed with the makeover. I also love how there are lights when you open the drawer or closet.
nicolMay 8, 2018
ive never thought of vacuum sealing. this is a brilliant idea. my wardrobe is never organised and dont think it ever will haha
Melissa DixonMay 8, 2018
I could use a little organization help in my daughters room. She has so many clothes, she is s tween, and she is messy! I know that she loves clothes so I keep getting them but I need to have a better space so we can find them!
Reesa LewandowskiMay 8, 2018
My closet needs a major overhaul. We have a California Closets right down the road from us and I would love to give them a try!
Lynne HarperMay 8, 2018
I’m awful for using space correctly. This has been great for me as we move soon and I really need to get on top of my organisational skills x
HeatherMay 8, 2018
It’s my dream to have a beautiful closet that is organized and contains everything in order. One day I’ll have it!
Gladys parkerMay 8, 2018
Closet problems have always been an annoyance of mine. There is never enough room and they always look unkept. Thanks for telling me about the advantages of California Closets I’ll have to check into them myself.
IthfifiMay 8, 2018
This actually sounds like exactly what I need, my wardrobe is literally crammed, theres no order, theres things I’ve never worn that I can’t imagine wearing… I might have to dedicate some time to sorting it out on my next day off!
Ruthy @ percolate kitchenMay 8, 2018
I literally dream about having California Closets come and do my space- even with our tiny NYC apartment!
PreetMay 8, 2018
This sounds so amazing, love the video and our tips. I want a California Closet system in my house. My closet is a real mess and I could really use something like this.
AnosaMay 8, 2018
Great tips! This past weekend, i finally manage to puck up the carriage and throw away all my old clothes/ clothes ive just never worn. It was surpringly liberating.
swathiMay 8, 2018
My house is mess, I like your tips increase the closet space. I need to try it, Every closet is already filled and overflowing.
DANA GUTKOWSKIMay 8, 2018
Great tips! I always find it hard to keep my closet organized! I’ll have to try some of these!
Vyjay RaoMay 8, 2018
Somehow closets have this uncanny habit of overflowing. Every now and then one needs to get them organized. I guess better closet management is required with more flexibility and that is what California Closets has.
adrianaMay 8, 2018
California Closets is the best at maximizing space! I love them – they’re life savers!
ChrisMay 8, 2018
somebody knows what he’s getting his mom for mothers dayyyyyy
Bohemian BabushkaMay 9, 2018
BAbushka DEFINITELY needs a closet haulover, do over, rebuild, blow up!! Hoping your tips work because things are seriously crowded in casa. Gracias and BB2U
RikaMay 9, 2018
I need to upgrade my closet! I am a big shoes and leather jacket collector. I need a bigger closet to store all my stuff!
NatiMay 9, 2018
I’ve always dreamt with a walk-in closet. I had one in my last apartment, but when we had the children and we moved, My bedroom has no closet, I just have a three door-cabinet where I fit everything I own.
Elizabeth OMay 9, 2018
This is really great advice on how to maximise closet space. I like the idea of using a vacuum seal thats such a good idea!
Amber MyersMay 9, 2018
I really need to organize my closet. Mine is scary right now. I plan on going through everything soon! There is so much I can get rid of.
Laura DoveMay 9, 2018
Great tips! I really wish that my wardrobes were a little more organised, and spacious too! I need a clear out!
KaraMay 9, 2018
I would really love my bedroom storage to be redesigned as it really doesn’;t work at the moment
Yeah LifestyleMay 9, 2018
I am always running out of space in my cupboard hence this post is perfect for me on how to utilise my space better to store more items inside. Time to go shopping now x
CaseyMay 9, 2018
Thank you for your great tips, I’m no good with tidiness.
LiveLoveAndAdventureMay 9, 2018
I had California Closets come out and organize two of the closets in my home and it was great! I went through and got rid of 7 bags of clothing and the closets still looked full but at least they were more organized.
Nichola - GlobalmouseMay 9, 2018
I really need to start the purge stage, my closet is a total mess and so disorganized!
Linda HobbisMay 9, 2018
I love Marie Kondo but I really struggle to throw anything out. Hoarding is not the Konmari way, is it but I do really need to clear out my closet and make some space so that I can see what I actually have to wear!
Alice MeganMay 9, 2018
I’m moving out soon and I so desperately need to clean out my closet and really maximise the space! These tips are great
DebbyMay 9, 2018
Every morning when I walk into my closet, I swear I am going to renovate it. I think after kitchen and bathroom remodeling, closet makeovers are super important!
GarfMay 9, 2018
I have been cleaning out my closet and finally, I got that done. Now I need to move to garage.
AashimaMay 9, 2018
This indeed is a great idea and those are some great tips. Will check out this cabinet for sure.
TiffanyMay 9, 2018
My closets are all small. Vacuum sealing and purging help. However, I really need a closet upgrade. I would love to have beautiful custom closets!
AllyMay 9, 2018
I am desperately in need of a closet makeover! I will absolutely be following your guide of how to maximize my closet! It really is a disaster right now LOL
Chelsea PearlMay 9, 2018
As cliche as it sounds, Marie Kondo’s book is seriously life-changing! Purging has to be the first step for any logical organization to start happening.
LaurieMay 9, 2018
I would love to get a California Closet installed someday. I have heard about the Konmari method, but haven’t tried it. My friend SWEARS by it. Maybe I can try to do that when I have a break in the action in December. 🙂
James ThomasMay 9, 2018
I read this article on skyline of great ideas. I have terrible ADHD however and find a lot of these processes hard to keep up with. Any suggestions?
lizaMay 10, 2018
omg I really need something like this, my closet is a really big mess!
Blair VillanuevaMay 10, 2018
Yeah sometimes it is a challenge for us to find extra space in our closet, especially it is not like Japan that it is in their custom to rent storage rooms for their seasonal stuffs. Your tips are very helpful!
AndreaMay 10, 2018
this is so awesome, i would love this in my new place i live in a studio and really want to make the most of the space and have it have that cozy but airy feely. this would be awesome for closet space. since mine is limited.
Jasmine wATTSMay 10, 2018
It’s always hard to organize everything. It would definitely take time but seeing the result is satisfying. 🙂
Lauretta at Home and HorizonMay 10, 2018
I love the idea of a custom designed closet. Everyone has their own set of clothing and all other stuff. This is really awesome especially for women!
Wanda LopezMay 10, 2018
My closet is not in such bad condition, but it could use some beautifying.
KatieMay 10, 2018
Even though closets are hidden, a organized closet makes me feel so happy! I’ve been working on streamlining the niches of my house. California closets sound like a great solution.
Meagan BadoreMay 10, 2018
I have a super small closet so this makes me want one of these closets so much. This is a wonderful way to stay organized!
Jordan @ Jordan's Easy EntertainingMay 10, 2018
These are great tips! I really need to stick to a time frame next time – I have items in my “mend pile” that have been there for 5 or more years LOL.
staceyMay 10, 2018
I’ve been checking out the California Closet stories that are running on TV. They are so beautiful, perhaps I’ll check them out when we get to our last home.
Carrie LiuMay 10, 2018
I need to buy a house first before I can try this out! I do wish I can build my dream closet in the future. But I’m sure my closet will still be messy no matter how big and great it is. Ah……
Bianca DottinMay 11, 2018
I’m a pro at purging! I clean out our closets every 3 months. Clutter is my worst enemy and the only way to keep our closet organized is to purge and organize everything.
Dana PellerMay 11, 2018
I can’t get over the different styles Marie Kondo has created over the years. She’s definitely someone to admire. Great tips overall!
AgataMay 11, 2018
KonMari is a lifesaver – especially if you live in a tiny apartment!
LauraMay 11, 2018
Omg I’ve been obsessed with California Closets for a long time. Such great organization! I actually need some organizing help right about now.
LavandaMichelleMay 11, 2018
This is one of the things on my to do list. My closet is a mess! I blame it on my daughter, she at the age where we are the same size and she use my closet more than hers! This was a wonderful post, thanks for sharing! 🙂
Ana VukosavljevicMay 14, 2018
I’m always struggling with organizing my closet! I find it so hard to keep everything tidy all the time because I’m always in a rush 😀
LavandaMichelleMay 16, 2018
I really need to get my closet more tidy. Its a bit messy and I need to “re-organize it.” Thanks for the ideas! 🙂
MadeehaJune 2, 2018
I almost everyday organise my closet but at the end of the day it looks like a storm hit it.. You tips will come handy. Thanks for sharing 🙂