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How To Pick the Perfect Design Color for Your Interior Design Project

How To Pick the Perfect Design Color for Your Interior Design Project

Picking the perfect color for your design is hard for multiple reasons, but through the extensive experience of our design team, we have ascertained what we believe to be the two most common difficulties customers encounter. Most people don’t know how to start the selection process There are many color options All you have to do is google “how to pick the perfect color for _______” and countless articles from Sherwin Williams, HGTV, Home Depot and even The New York Times appear, making your selection…

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New Colors, New Ideas: 21 Color Ideas for 2021

New Colors, New Ideas: 21 Color Ideas for 2021

According to scientists, there are over 18 decillion colors in the world. With scores of color options and interpretations, it can be genuinely overwhelming to select one or more for your home. Whether it’s your walk-in closet, the entertainment center in your living room or your crafting hub, you don’t want to regret the color(s) you choose. With a new year, however, comes new inspiration, new ideas and certainly, more colors. We at The Closet Works have selected 17 new colors to add to our…

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5 Organization Influencers We’re Following in 2021

5 Organization Influencers We’re Following in 2021

Professional tastemaker, home organizer, decluttering guru – whatever you call them, following an organization influencer on social media has its benefits. Organization influencers are individuals who have established themselves as experts in decluttering and home organization. These experts are easily identifiable through their large online following on platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and their own personal websites and blogs. On these platforms there are tutorials, essays and decluttering challenges that, based on their own personal experiences, prove that their methods work. They are our…

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Tidy Up, Tidy Down Marie Kondo’s Top 5 Tips

Tidy Up, Tidy Down Marie Kondo’s Top 5 Tips

Kondo-ing, a verb based on Marie Kondo that refers to the purging of one’s belongings or precise folding of one’s clothing Two years ago, Marie Kondo, a professional home organizer from Japan, launched her Netflix television series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and immediately became a sensation in the U.S.A. Her calm and joyful approach to tidying people’s homes is based on classic Japanese principles and is what differentiates her method from other home organizers, making her and her best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of…

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Get to Know Your Closet:  Features You May Not Be Using Properly (but Should!)

Get to Know Your Closet: Features You May Not Be Using Properly (but Should!)

According to a New York Times article from 2019, Americans are among the most stressed people in the world. For example, 55% of adults in the U.S. say they experience stress throughout the majority of the day – compare this to the global average of 35% and it’s clear we’re #1 (in a bad way). Consider a Huffington Post article as well that found 84% of stressed-out Americans believe their home isn’t clean or organized enough. Within that 84%, 55% claim cleanliness and organization to…

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Stay Organized: How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

Stay Organized: How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

You have old clothes stashed in your closet that haven’t been worn in years. Stacks of junk mail litter your kitchen table, forcing you and your family to eat on the sofa every night. Piles of sports equipment, old tools and furniture you inherited from a distant uncle fill your garage to a point where it has become your new storage unit – and you are in constant distress. Does this description fit you? Ok, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but if you’re…

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Twenty-One Organization Tips: A Guide for Working From Home in 2021

Twenty-One Organization Tips: A Guide for Working From Home in 2021

Getting organized in 2021 brings a new set of challenges. The COVID pandemic has forced us all to remain confined to our homes. At first glance, the requirement to stay home seems like a dream come true. After days turn into weeks and weeks into months, however, the stay-at-home order has us all on edge. The combination of working from home and home-schooling our children along with limited leisure has left many of us unorganized amongst congested and cluttered spaces. How do you keep your…

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Start the New Year Organized

Start the New Year Organized

Getting organized is an overwhelming task. There are countless home organization myths which keep many of us from moving forward and creating the spaces we always wanted. The key is to stay positive and create a plan that works for your specific needs and lifestyle. Start by identifying one space in your home that you really like which already is organized and functional. Take the positives from that and create an action plan which includes realistic and achievable goals for the places that you want…

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Top 5 Blog Posts From 2020

Top 5 Blog Posts From 2020

This is it everyone, our last blog post of the year! Can you believe 2020 is almost gone? We cannot thank each of you enough for all of your support. It is because of you that we have been able to do what we love everyday for the past 30 years, helping clients create organized and functional spaces that are beautiful and customized for their individual storage needs. We took a look back at our most popular posts over the past year and came up…

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How to Clean Up Your Post-Holiday Clutter

How to Clean Up Your Post-Holiday Clutter

After the last gift is opened and the final cookie consumed, you’re left with a bunch of new presents and a ton of decorations to take down. Post-holiday cleanup can feel like a little bit of a drag because many of us look forward to the season each year. But instead of sulking while you undecorate and clean up from the holidays, take the opportunity to declutter, organize, simplify and make the task of decorating easier next year. Here are some tips for getting organized…

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The Ultimate Closet Design and Organizing Goal Guide

The Ultimate Closet Design and Organizing Goal Guide

Now that we are spending more time at home, it is the perfect opportunity to take control over your closet. No more tall stacks of clothes, no more rush searches for that sock, tie or belt. An organized closet is a thing of beauty and practicality, and it’s right there for you. It doesn’t matter if your renovation project is for a small apartment closet or a spacious walk-in closet – it’s yours, and it can become a pleasant-inspiring space instead of a stressing can’t-find-it…

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How to Store Winter Items

How to Store Winter Items

A Holiday in Hindsight The holidays can feel like they end as quickly as they come. Before we know it, the gifts are unwrapped and people are slipping into the coats and hats to head back home. Properly storing things like decorations and china sets can ensure they hold up so they can continue to bring you and your family as much joy next year as they did this year. This is a great opportunity to prepare yourself for next season so the transition from…

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