Ivory walk-in closet with crown molding

Want To Actually Find What You Are Looking For In Your Closet?

How much time do you spend on a daily basis looking for things? It could be that specific tie that you need for an important business meeting or a pair of shoes that you haven’t worn in ages. You know that you have it somewhere and wind up searching through every closet in the house. Then there is the additional time you spend ironing clothing after you’ve found it shoved in the back of your closet. Or, there is the endless number of shoes that seem to be on the floor in your closet. How can you organize your items so that you can always find something quickly and easily?

Walk-in closet organized with double hangers and custom shelves

The Perfect Way to Organize Everything

There are a wide range of solutions available for any type of clothing or accessory you own. There are also various steps you can take to not only install a closet system, but to maximize the storage space within it. Here are some tips from the professionals and experts at The Closet Works.

Shoe Organization

There are a variety of options available for shoe organization. It’s often best to utilize multiple arrangements to accommodate the different types of footwear. For example, angled shelves with shoe fences or heel catches are ideal for dress shoes and high heels. You can use cubbies to make the best use of the space when storing items such as flats and sandals. This allows your favorite footwear to be visible and maximizes the number of shoes you can get into the space comfortably.

High heels on slated shelves with shoe fences in closet


To keep tops looking neat, you don’t necessarily need to line them up by color. What you want to work towards is maximizing the space. Anything cotton, such as t-shirts, golf shirts and tennis clothing, can easily be folded and stored on shelves. Use good quality hangers for dress shirts, blouses, dresses and skirts. For suit jackets and coats, you’ll need something sturdier. Any good closet design will be created specifically for your wardrobe so that no space goes to waste.


Some prefer their jeans to be folded and stored in a stack on a shelf. But folded over a hanger, as you would with casual pants will also ensure you can easily pick out the proper color without having to dig through a drawer. Dress pants are usually best hung long from the cuff to avoid wrinkling.

Custom closet shelving with pants neatly folded and hung on hangers


In a well-organized custom closet, each type of item will be stored in a manner that facilitates access, maximizes space utilization and displays your possessions in a pleasing way. For smaller wardrobe items such as socks, hosiery and lingerie, dividers maintain order within a drawer. They can be organized by color, season, or whether they are for more casual or dressy occasions. Ties can be rolled and placed in a divided drawer or hung from wall-mounted or slide-out tie rack.

There are many choices for jewelry storage from a simple, divided, velvet lined drawer insert to a multi-tier configuration of pull-out trays. Each has specialized storage for effectively organizing all of your jewelry including rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches. Locks can be installed as well. In some situations, accessories can serve multiple functions. For example, a tie rack can often work well for long bulky necklaces. An experienced closet designer is aware of the best options and latest trends and can make suggestions that are not always obvious solutions.

There are a wide variety of techniques that can be employed to create the most effective organizational system in your closet. Let us help you to personalize your storage so everything is functional and stored in the best possible manner in terms in both function and aesthetics. Please call us today for a free in-home design consultation.

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