Cut Closet Clutter (And Actually See Your Clothes For Once) With Tips From Organizing Pros

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March 9, 2009

You may not have any skeletons in your closet, but if you're anything like us, you've got just about everything else crammed in there. Wrangle your sweaters, jeans, and shift dresses and corral your shoes, bags, and accessories with clutter killing tips from these top sites.


Best Video Assistance: Ask The Decorator's video diaries tackle tips for whipping closets into shape. Designer Meghan Carter does the DIY thing in Closet Organization, zoning her own closet by season, function, and color. In her Closet System Buying Guide, Meghan talks to the pros about how to purchase the best shelves, rails, and drawers for your space.

In Closet Organizers, she parses all the options for hangers, bins, and other storage containers needed for keeping clothes under control.

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Best Organization Inspiration: If Real Simple's trademark minimalist photos don't inspire you to give your closet a makeover, nothing will. Their collection of galleries and checklists is a cinch to navigate and provide a wealth of practical advice. Take a gander at readers' before-and-afters, and get psyched by stories of closet cleaners who discovered whole new wardrobes.

Take RS's pro advice, which includes everything from a rundown of the best hangers and organizers to a guide to easy upgrades you can make with a quick trip to Target.

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Best Virtual Design:
The interactive EasyClosets site is definitely geared toward selling EasyClosets merch, but you can still mine some free design ideas from the easy-to-use Closet Builder 2.1 tool. Choose your closet style from reach-in, walk-in, or custom, and pick your door type. Then fill your virtual closet with your own personalized combo of rails, shelves, drawers, and racks, all viewable via handy drop-down graphics. 

Once you've got a design that works for you, you can save and print, or take the plunge and buy right from Easy Closets.

 
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