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Organize Your Closets on a budget

We are all looking for an inexpensive way to organize the spaces that we have. Well, we have some tips for you, when you are looking at organizing a closet without redoing the closet interior. Here are some quick tips.

1. Make sure when you are putting clothes away you are putting them together with other clothes that are the same. For example all pants should go together, all shirts should go together and all casual clothes should go together. This makes everything easier to find quickly and easily.
2. When storing things on the top shelf get decorative baskets or boxes to use and label the bottom of the basket so there isn’t a big label at the front of the box or basket. You can still see what is in the box once you have it a bit off the shelf. It looks more organized and you will find your things quicker.
3. When stacking the top shelf do not over stack. We say this because when you have clothes stacked 2 feet deep that’s when you need the bottom shirt or sweater. When you take out that shirt or sweater this action can produce the rain of clothes. Then it takes time to put everything back . It’s easier to have your folded clothes not so deep, it’s also more efficient.
4. There are no quick fixes for drawers. Some people put dressers into the closet, I find that it takes out to much space and the hang above will no longer work either.
5. Shelves can be challenging as well retrofitting them into an existing closet system. When builders put in a regular height rod and shelf it’s about 2.5 feet from the ceiling. Therefore any quick fix makes the hanging space quite short for an adult or a teenager. So the hanging space above any quick fix shelf is too short.

If you are looking to put storage into your closet it’s best to have a our professional company come in to discuss your needs in the closet space. It’s also good to have a budget, and share it with the designer. Please let our designers know that you would like to do an inexpensive option.

We are here to work with you and get your needs met in the closet. We do have free in home consultations and we do provide you a design.

We would love to work with you if you are beyond just the quick fixes and tips. Give us a call at 403 251 6400 or fill out the contact us form on the website.

Have a wonderful Spring!

Calgary Custom Closets
403 Forge Road SE
Calgary AB

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Baby and Childrens Closets!

This is the time of year when everyone feels the sting of small unorganized children’s rooms closets.  Specifically when changing out the seasonal clothing that no longer fits and putting in new clothes.  We at Calgary Custom Closets have been in the business of closet transformation for the last 10 years, this is something that we can help you with. 

Baby’s and Kids rooms are generally smaller spaces and can be quite taxing getting drawers, crib, change table, bed, bedside tables and a desk all into that space.  Re organizing your closet can get rid of some of the clutter in the room itself.  For instance, by getting rid of a dresser there is more floor space to play in.  This is an easy fix in most kids rooms by just putting the drawers in the closet.  We have an indefinite array of options for this area as we can customize the drawers to fit the space. 

Also adding shelving in to the closet to for books, toys, etc.  this helps take clutter out of the room and can be easily found in the closet. 

The next issue is getting their clothing to where they can access it.  This is done in a variety of ways and is dependent on how old and tall your child is and  what you want them to have access to. 

The best thing about our system is that is completely adjustable.  When your child get older and needs more hang space it’s easy to change the system to fit their needs without taking out everything and starting over again.  So it’s a onetime purchase.

We would love to help you Customize your child’sChildrens Room closet, give us a call or email us and we would love to come out and help you.

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Save Space with A Closet for all Seasons

It’s finally spring and the cleaning and organizing bug has hit us all.  When it comes to your master closet,  most people re organize for the season coming up.  Wouldn’t it be nice to keep everything in the same closet all year round.  We, at Calgary Custom Closets,  realize that it might not be possible with  space constraints, but if you have the space it’s best to really maximize all of the space.  In doing a closet for all seasons several things need to be in place.

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Making sure everything in season is placed in an easy to access spaces.

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Having more than one Space for long hang (as the space allows). This is so the seasonal wear can be apart from one another

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1.  Use corners to maximize for out of season clothing.

2.  Have extra accessories for the off season ties & scarfs

3.  Making sure everything in season is placed in an easy to access spaces.

4.  Having more than one Space for long hang (as the space allows).

Not everything needs to be put into off season spaces.  All of the drawers can still be utilized for under garments as they are all season.  Belts can also stay in place as they are.  

With these small ideas you can start organizing yourself.  If you would like a consultation to see if your space would work for the “All Season Closet”  please call us at 403 251 6400 or email us at info@calgarycustomclosets.com

Thanks

Lynn Meldrum

 

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