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Closet Organization Systems – Tips for Finding Cheap Closet Organizers

Updated on August 29, 2010

Closet Organization Systems provide two of the most invaluable assets to the modern lifestyle: organization and time.  The average family is so caught up in doing the day to day operations that it’s so easy to let things slide.  In fact, I would say that the major reasons that our closets are so messy is that they (A) don’t have a place to go and therefore get strewn about the bedroom and (B) we don’t have enough space to store all of our clothes and therefore suffer from overflow.  Closet organization systems solve both of these problems and, in my opinion, are a necessity for maintaining sanity.  But there are so many different closet organizers out there, so which one is for you and how do you find best prices on them?

Ever since the mid 90’s when the California Closets became all the rage, more and more people have been adopting closet organization systems.  And these systems have gone through a progression getting more elaborate in the different features they offer and making them out of different materials along the way.  One of the best closet organizers I’ve seen are the John Louis systems.  They offer a variety of features that include tilt out hampers for storing your dirty laundry, shoe organization slots for storing all of your shoes efficiently, pull out wooden pants racks for keeping your pants from getting wrinkly, pull out wooden tie racks that keep ties organized, and pull out tie valets that are smaller and more conveniently situated (especially if you don’t have that many ties).  Because this type of closet organization system is modular you can organize these modules anyway you like them, mixing and matching them to find the perfect arrangement and fit.  This closet organizer also comes in a variety of laminate wooden finishes so you can give your walk in closet a rich warm feel of luxury at pretty affordable prices.  That being said, these systems tend to be a little more expensive and you’ll want to figure out exactly what you want before you run out and buy them.  There is a lot of good information available on the major retailers’ websites (I think that Sears, Kmart and all have great information on this type of set up).  The one thing that I notice about these types of systems is that they give your closet a real department store feel, you know, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Another popular type of system is the wire closet organizers.  These are a little more basic but provide equally customizable do it yourself closet organization.  Each of these systems has a series of wire racks that can be split and organized into different sizes.  These work well with standard bedroom closets where you can just open up the door and you have the clothes right there; however, they can also work well as a walk in closet organizer.  What’s nice about the wire rack systems is that there is an infinite number of places to hang clothes.  So if you’re like my wife and have a hundred different pants and a thousand different shirts that you like to hand everywhere, then this type of system handles clothes stuffing really well.  Rubbermaid closet organizers are a popular brand of wire closet organization system.

Once you think you know what you want, it’s time to shop around.  In order to get the best price on closet organization systems it’s going to require a little bit of homework.  I would start with looking at the major retailers like Sears and Kmart.  Then I would check out some of the online specialty stores that focus on selling closet organizers such as ClosetMaid and California Closet as you might get a better selection.  Trust me, this is something that you want to do right the first time even if it costs an extra 10%.  One more place to check is online shopping comparison sites like bizrate and nextag, they often will compare prices for you cutting down on the work you have to do.  With a little bit of homework you’ll be able to find a great price on a discount closet organization system.

Other Home Organization Resources

Garden Tool Organizer - an article that covers the merits of garden tool organizers

Pantry Shelves - This article covers some of the best pantry shelving options and how to get a good price


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      lucille12 2 years ago

      It's much the same for the things we store in our closet.