5 Hot Closet Trends You Need Right Now

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Closet Organizing, Closets

Closets, we all have them and we all most certainly wish they could be better. Whether it’s storing more clothes or doing double-duty as a dressing room, we all want and expect more from the space. Thankfully, Organized Living is here to help with the five closet trends that are all about making life easier.


1. Adjustability. Moving your closet around to fit your needs is the latest craze. People love to change their closet to fit their needs – whether it’s adjusting a shelf to accommodate thick, folded sweaters for fall or lower your hanging to be able to grab clothes easily – homeowners are about it. And not only do homeowners want to adjust their closet system, they want to keep adding accessories to it.




2. His and Her Closets. Create perfect harmony with your significant other with his and her closets and never worry about invading each other’s space again. Personalize your space to be uniquely you. We’re seeing men deck out their space with sports memorabilia, transforming their closet into a ‘man cave’. Women are adding touches of serious glamour with chandeliers and wallpaper accents. If you don’t have two closets, divide the sides in your closet for a his side and a her side.


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3. Matching Finishes. Homeowners want a finish in their closet and storage areas that reflect the aesthetic of the home. If you’re looking to brighten up your closet, we recommend a white finish or something with a fun texture. If you want to go classic, a dark finish will bring an effortless elegance to your closet. We don’t like to play favorites… but we can’t get enough of our freedomRail’s Snowdrift Live and Driftwood Live finishes.




4. Ditch the Dresser! Bedroom furniture sets with multiple dressers are so last year. Homeowners everywhere are nixing their dressers and opting for drawers and open shelving in the closet to store their wardrobe. Say goodbye to wasted space and hello to a minimalistic bedroom. Gone are the days you have to run around the room trying to find the perfect outfit and here to stay is the one-stop-shop your closet has become.




5. Maximizing Every Inch of Space. Homeowners are no longer messing around with wasted space. They want to take advantage of every available space; after all, storage is a premium! Closets have nooks and crannies that were going to waste, but not anymore. Homeowners want shelving that maximizes space by going wall-to-wall. No wasted space!



Home trends may come and go, but adjustable storage is here to stay. Finding the right storage system to accommodate your needs can be quite the task. Organized Living’s adjustable freedomRail closet system is up to the challenge. With unwavering strength and complete adjustability, you can count on freedomRail to withstand active daily use for years to come. Learn more about how freedomRail can meet all of your needs and exceed your expectations by visiting OrganizedLiving.com today.

*this is a sponsored post from our good friends at Organized Living, the preferred closet solution for Simply B Organized.

How to Organize Your Kids’ Closet

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Closet Organizing, Closets, Kids Organization

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Organizing any space can be overwhelming, but organizing kids’ clothes can be downright daunting. Rapid changes in size and style are enough to drive anyone mad.

One day your daughter loves dresses, the next day she refuses to wear them.  One day your kid is a wearing a size 8 pants, and within in a week they are floods!  Your sister and best friend just cleaned out their kids closet and dropped 3 bags of hand-me-down clothing on your doorstep.With scenarios like this, it’s easy to understand how clothing can quickly get out of control.

Today I’m going to share 5 simple steps to help you navigate through the abyss also known as your kids closet:

1. Be Strategic:  Before you decide to keep something for next season or future kids, ask yourself how often it will likely be worn.  For example: If you know that your older sibling has a different body type or style than the younger sibling, it’s probably best to donate rather than hold onto clothes that more than likely will never be worn again.


2. Five-Year Rule:  Hand-me-downs are a great way to save money, however, don’t feel inclined keep everything. If your child won’t grow into the clothes within 5 years, donate it!  By the time they will fit into it fashion styles will changes and let’s face it…who knows if you kid will even like it by then.


3. Store Smart: If you’ve ever stumbled across a bag of clothes only to realize that you missed the season, you know how frustrating that can be! Clear storage bins that are labeled with the appropriate size is the most efficient way to ensure you will remember you have clothes on hand when the time comes to use them.


4. Donate, Donate, Donate: Anything gently used, that will not be worn by anyone else in the house. It’s important to keep in mind that if you’re not using it, someone else will. There are lots of places that accept gently used children’s clothes including charities, a church/synagogue, or family and friends.


5. Walk Down Memory Lane: Remember that dress your daughter wanted to wear to school every day for 6 months? Or the Spiderman costume that your son wore whether he was in the house or not?  These are memories that deserve a place in your home, just not in your closet! Designate a memorabilia bin for each child to store keepsakes that you will want to pass on someday.  Like all bins, they should be clear (to easily identify the contents) and labeled for easy identification.

Happy Organizing!

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Closets – The sBo Effect

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in Closets, Gallery Old

Closet Before sBo: This traditional closet had a bunch of wasted space leaving lots of room for clutter to accumulate.

Closet After sBo: Customizing the closet, flipping the door to swing outward and adding clear front plexi-glass doors make this a fully functional closet  maximizing the entire space, walls included!

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Closet Before sBo: This standard builder’s grade closet had a ton of wasted space and hard to reach areas, especially for a little boy.

Closet After sBo: Opening walls, taking off the doors and customizing the space maximizes every inch, creating a 100% functional closet.

Howard before closet

Ryan Howard After


Closet Before sBo: Despite built in shelving, this master closet is filled with wasted space and lack of systems make it impossible to keep organized.

Master Closet After Custom Design by sBo: These custom cubbies help to keep clothes organized and easy to see.  This custom shoe rack is a dream for shoe lovers! Prior to these built-ins, this wall was completely empty-a complete waste of space.





Closet After sBo: This underutilized nook has become the home for memorabilia storage color coded for each child.

Closet After sBo: This master closet leaves no room for jewelry or pocketbook storage so we created space in the rooms built in shelving.



Closet After sBo: Have deep shelves?  Not to worry.  By incorporating stackable sweater dividers allow you to maintain an organized space.

Closet After sBo: Clear shoe bins allow you to make use of previously wasted vertical space.