12 TRICKS TO CLEAR YOUR CLOSET

Out­fit your mas­ter closet with an easy-to-in­stall stor­age sys­tem for clothes and ac­ces­sories—and get ready faster in the morn­ing.

Secrets of Getting Organized - - Front Page - WRITER SA­MAN­THA S. THORPE PRO­DUCER LES­LIE POYZER

the alarm goes off and the race

be­gins. The last thing any­one wants to face is a mas­ter closet full of shoe pile­ups and clothes crammed to­gether be­cause the sin­gle rod and shelf the closet came with can’t keep up with the needs for two peo­ple. To de­stress the morn­ing rou­tine, we worked with pro­fes­sional or­ga­nizer Deb­o­rah J. Cabral, owner of The De­clut­ter Coach, for a plan that takes ad­van­tage of ev­ery inch of an 8×10-foot walk-in closet. We used a DIYfriendl­y coated-wire Con­fig­u­ra­tions Deluxe Cus­tom Closet Kit from Rub­ber­maid. To max­i­mize the amount of ver­ti­cal space on each wall, we hung the sys­tem higher on the wall, 86 ½ inches above the floor. This gave us room to in­stall dou­ble rods and in­cor­po­rate smart com­po­nents such as hooks, shelves, bins, bas­kets, ham­pers, and other add-ons so all clothes and shoes are ac­ces­si­ble. By fol­low­ing a few or­ga­ni­za­tional tricks—hang­ing like items to­gether from light to dark and short to long—the closet will stay easy to use for the long term. And keep­ing ev­ery­thing in its place means a hap­pier start to each day.

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SMART EN­TRANCE

Hooks along the closet’s back wall, left, hold fa­vorite purses, hats, and more at ev­ery­one’s fin­ger­tips. A dresser nearby stashes es­sen­tials such as socks, un­der­wear, and pa­ja­mas.

WORK­ING DIS­PLAY

A drawer-shelf, this photo, dou­bles as a prep­ping sta­tion with a makeup mir­ror and jew­elry tree. Twin slim ham­pers eas­ily slip un­der the shelf. Vel­vet-lined or­ga­niz­ers in the draw­ers, in­set, sep­a­rate and pro­tect del­i­cate jew­elry.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER MARTY BALD­WIN

Hang to­mor­row’s out­fit on a fold­able valet hook.

Boots stay stand­ing tall with cut large swim noo­dles in­side. Use the bot­tom panel of a fab­ric bin to or­ga­nize flip-flops.

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