Organize Your Jewelry

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Jewelry can get disorganized and messy very quickly without a proper method to its madness. Necklaces are especially tricky. They seem to get tangled into unthinkable knots no matter what you do and earrings and rings can get lost if not stored properly. The key to all of these problems is organization. By taking the time to organize your jewelry, you can keep them looking like new. Cleaning them up also keeps the room looking neater.

One way to systemize your jewelry is a jewelry drawer. This is the most elegant looking organizing method. The drawer has small jewelry inserts for each piece of jewelry that will fit rings, bracelets, necklaces, or earrings. This will keep your necklaces separate and unable to tangle with each other. The jewelry drawer is a great accompaniment to a Classy Closet custom closet!

Not quite ready to overhaul your closet? Make your own easy, DIY jewelry holder. Simply find a frame and attach mesh, screen, or burlap to the back for an instant earring holder. Screw knobs onto the bottom of the frame for necklaces and bracelets to hang. To spruce it up even more, paint the frame to match your room!

For a more eclectic look, you can find unique ring and necklace holders that add interest to any room!

For more information on jewelry drawers and creating your own, personalized closet, visit our showroom in Scottsdale!

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Organize Office, Garage, and Entertainment Center Cords

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We live in an era that relies heavily on electronics. We have TVs, phones, and computers at our fingertips at all times. With all these electronics come the mess and abundance of cords. Cords can make a mess of any office, garage, or entertainment center if you let them. However, we have a few tips that will keep them neat and organized!

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 1. Use binder clips to keep cords handy. This works best with laptop and other gadget chargers. To do this, simply release one clamp, slip the cord through, reattach the clamp, and clip it to your desk! This keeps your cords from being trampled on the ground and makes them convenient to find. Check out lihab’s Flickr set for step-by-step photos.

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2. Label your cords. Power strips make identifying cords difficult, but by labeling them, whether you choose these kable flags or a homemade version, you’ll never accidently unplug your computer again!

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3. Hide your cords with a foam pipe insulator. Keep your charging cords looking neat by slicing the foam down its length and storing the cords inside with the ends hanging out the slit. The Unclutterer blog has step-by-step photos to help you out.

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4. Tie up the slack. Most of the mess and sloppiness of cords comes from their length. Make your cords the perfect length by gathering the slack and tying it with cable ties. Although you can use regular zip ties to do the job, reusable ties can be used indefinitely without having to be cut.

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5. Store extension cords in a paper towel tube. This is a great tip for the garage, where extension cords can be hung on a pegboard. Although it is not the most attractive storing technique, you can manage your heaps of extension cords much easier.

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6. Keep the cords off the floor using a wire basket. This can be used in any area, although the most obvious and practical is the office. Simply attach the wire basket to the underside of your desk and snake your cords under your desk and through it. This trick will keep the cords off the floor and give the illusion that there are no cords!

For more organizational tips, check out the Classy Closets Pinterest page!

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How to Organize Your Drawers!

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Finding clothes in your dresser can sometimes be a chore and the typical organizational method, stacking shirts and pants on top of each other, can lead to forgotten clothing and a messy searching. The “fold-and-stuff” method can also waste space, causing t-shirts to be hung in the closet. A simple fold and reorganization will help you condense your closet and maintain your dresser.

First, decide on a folding technique. The two methods that we recommend are rolling your clothes or folding them. (Stay tuned for a video tutorial on how to fold shirts with the same outcome every time!) Roll or fold them in a way that shows the logo or graphic if at all possible so you can differentiate between the shirts.

Next, stack, or file, your shirts, pants, and pajamas next to each other instead of on top of each other. This will allow you to see all of your clothes at the same time and will help you in maintaining the neatness of your dresser. You will no longer have to fumble around drawers to find the shirt you’re looking for!

Finally, to further organize your dresser, add dividers in your drawers to separate fundamental garments like socks and tank tops.

For more organizational tips, check out our Pinterest page!

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Purse Organization

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We all love to shop, and purses seem to be our Achilles heel. If you’re anything like me, you have a mountain of purses in the corner of your closet, climbing up the wall, and threatening to topple over. This lack of organization makes you forget about and underuse some bags and can bend other purses out of shape. Organizing your purses in your closet can be just what you need to utilize space, as well as your budding supply of handbags. We have some great organizer suggestions to help you start!

A purse file is essentially a closet shoe holder for purses. This particular purse file is made out of clear vinyl so you can easily choose your purse. This is great for clutches and leather purses (leather purses shouldn’t be hung by their handles).

An over the door purse rack accommodates for both space and number of handbags. It can be hung on the back of a bedroom or closet door, out of the way and using the least amount of space, and hangs up to 16 purses at once.

An over the rod purse rack, much like the over the door purse rack, provides a utilization of space and number of purses. It is hung on the rod inside your closet and has room for accessories like belts and scarves. It can fit up to 20 purses and accessories.

For a more DIY purse organizer, shower curtain hooks can be hung from closet rods to keep purses off the floor and easy to find. Clutches and leather bags can be stowed in baskets on a shelf, giving them an ordered, clean look.

We hope that these tips have helped you organize your life just a little more! For more organizational tips, visit us at our Pinterest page!

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Boot Storage

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With the return of summer, boots are being pushed into the back of closets once again. But pushing them back there can create a mess and can misshape the boots. With a few storage ideas, you can clean up the floor of your closet and keep all of your boots looking new!

Booties don’t typically fit into normal sized shoe cubbies or shoe racks, so shoe shelves are the way to go! Not wearing your booties all summer? Store them in a boot box until winter.

For all your other boots, boot stands, holders, and shapers can be used according to preference.

Boot stands will hold your boots in shape, while keeping them together.

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Boot holders clip tall boots together while also keeping them upright.

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Boot shapers provide shaping for boots along with a hanger. This keeps tall boots from slouching and off the floor.

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Enjoy these ideas and comment on which is your favorite! For more organizational tips, visit our Classy Closet Pinterest page!

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Clean Up Your Closet

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Is your closet cluttered with belts, purses, and shoes? With all the messes of life, there’s no time to be scrambling to find your accessories. Create a closet that organizes the confusion with these cool, innovative ideas.

1. Use a wooden hanger with attached hooks to hang belts.

This altered hanger is a great way to keep belts untangled and all in one place!

2. Use shower curtain hooks to hang purses.

Keep your purses off the floor of your closet and hanging in your closet so you never have to search for them again!

3. Stow purses in a basket.

This alternative storage for purses gives a place for leather purses (which shouldn’t be hung by their handles) and clutches.

4. Hang a shoe rack on the back of your closet door.

Utilize the wasted space of your closet door with this shoe rack.

As a nice, finishing touch, add a valet hook outside of your closet to hang purses, outfits for parties, or dry cleaning.

For more organizational ideas, visit our Pinterest page!

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