9 Clever Closet Accessory Organizer Ideas Every Bedroom Needs

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Mornings never seem to give you enough time to get everything done before leaving for work.

There’s making and eating breakfast for yourself and others, catching up on the news, showering, choosing an outfit, putting on makeup, and getting the kids off to school.

The luxury of squeezing in a morning workout is a pipe dream for most working professionals. Streamlining your busy routine in a few imaginative ways can help save you a little time every morning.

Your bedroom closet is a great place to start in order to make some improvements.

Closet accessory organizer ideas to save you time

Consider these eye-opening statistics:

  • 57% of women believe they would find things quicker in an organized closet. (OnePoll survey)
  • 67% of people surveyed estimate they’d save up to 30 minutes a day if they were more organized. (Alpha Phi Quarterly study)
  • 47% of women struggle when it comes to deciding on which work outfit they should wear. (OnePoll survey)
  • 3 in 10 women say their mornings would be less stressful if they had an organized closet. (OnePoll survey)

As you can see, messy closets are a particularly notorious culprit for wasting time.

Let’s look at nine clever closet accessory organizer ideas to improve your bedroom closet’s functionality, which can help you reclaim some of that precious time that’s being wasted.

1. Pullout tie rack

closet accessory organizer tie rackA pullout tie rack is perfect for any man with a large tie collection who just can’t seem to keep them all organized. More than one tie rack can be added to a closet if a tie collection is particularly large.

This space-saving tie rack smoothly pulls out to allow you to see everything in your tie collection at once. That makes it easier to pick a tie that goes best with the suit you’ve chosen to wear that day.

Another benefit of a tie rack is that it gives all your ties a proper home. They won’t end up folded up on a shelf or drawer where they can get wrinkled.

2. Watch winder

closet accessory organizer watch winderIf you’re a collector and connoisseur of luxury watches, your expensive collection is sure to include a few automatic watches (also known as self-winding or mechanical watches).

Unless automatic watches are worn regularly, their self-winding process won’t activate. A watch winder is needed to keep the timepieces always running, thereby keeping their time and date accurate.

Using this handy closet accessory organizer will also keep your watches well-maintained. It will also make sure your watch collection stays organized and protected.

Ask an Organized Interiors design consultant about the high quality Orbita watch winders we carry. They can be incorporated into your closet’s custom cabinetry design in a drawer or showcased more prominently in a beautiful glass case.

3. Valet rod

closet accessory organizer valet rodA simple, yet incredibly useful closet accessory organizer solution are valet rods (also known as valet poles).

Why are valet rods so useful in a bedroom closet space? Think about how many times you’ve hung a clothes hanger holding an outfit you’re wearing the next day or in a few hours on a door knob or from the top of an open door. That’s certainly not ideal.

A retractable valet rod provides readily available hanging space so you can hang dry cleaning or the next day’s outfit properly, which can save you time in the morning.

You’ll find the rod is surprisingly strong and conveniently stays out of the way when it isn’t needed with its telescopic design. Valet rods can also be used in any closet in your home and make a very practical addition to your laundry room.

4. Pullout shoe rack

closet accessory organizer shoe rackIt goes without saying that keeping your footwear in disorganized piles in the closet is bad for a few reasons.

First of all, it will be a daily chore trying to find matching pairs of dress shoes, heels, or boots. Having to rummage through a disorganized collection of footwear every morning will add up to hours of wasted time each year.

Not taking care of your footwear also leads to them scuffing and scratching, which shortens your footwear’s life. Some delicate footwear and expensive designer shoes need especially careful care.

A pullout shoe rack is the perfect closet accessory organizer idea to address your shoe storage needs.

Have your closet or dressing room’s shoe rack built to any depth of shelf so that shoes (as well as purses) can be stored more than one row deep.

Using a pullout shoe rack allows you to see everything in your shoe collection at a glance and keeps all of your footwear well-organized and well-preserved..

5. Sliding belt rack

closet accessory organizer belt rackSimilar to the pullout tie rack is the handy sliding belt rack.

Belts are another clothing accessory that often end up draped over a piece of furniture or door knob. Sometimes they’ll just get rolled up and stored on a shelf or the top of dresser.

You can maintain the appearance of your belts and get a longer life from them by storing these accessories on a low profile sliding belt rack.

These belt racks provide a dedicated home for your belt collection and make sure they maintain their shape. Another closet accessory organizer idea for your belts is to store them on a belt hook.

6. Four position hanger

closet accessory organizer hangerLike the valet rod, a four position hanger is a practical closet accessory organizer that creates extra closet hanging space.

This closet accessory may be tiny, but it’s stronger than it might look and very versatile.

The hanger has holes for hanging multiple items of clothing, allowing you to get your outfits easily coordinated.

The “four position” part of the name refers to the fact the hanger can be adjusted into four different positions, depending on your hanging needs.

Four position hangers are another accessory that can be used in other places besides bedroom closets. They’re useful in a mudroom, laundry room, or can even be attached to the side of a cabinet or dresser.

7. Jewellery drawer

closet accessory organizer jewellery drawerFine jewellery should be kept in a proper home like a jewellery box or, even better, a jewellery drawer.

One more jewellery drawers can be added to your bedroom closet’s cabinetry to keep all of your earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, and other precious jewellery items organized.

Keeping your jewellery collection hidden from view is also smart from a security perspective.

Our custom jewellery drawers feature velvet lining, which serves two purposes. First, it adds an elegant touch to where your valuables are kept. Secondly, the velvet lining (along with the drawer dividers) helps to keep your jewellery safe from scratches, scuffing, and tangling.

8. Pullout pant rack

closet accessory organizer pant rackThis closet accessory organizer idea adds more functionality to your closet and can also allow you to maximize your closet’s storage space.

A pullout pant rack accomplishes this by making better use of your bedroom closet’s underused lower storage space.

A pant rack can be shorter or longer, depending on your available space and how many pairs of pants you need to hang. The rack easily pulls out when you need to choose a pair of pants and stays out of the way the rest of the time.

Now you can keep all of your pants well-pressed, grouped together by colour, and more organized.

9. Hooks

closet accessory organizer multiple hooksNot every square inch of a closet interior needs to be filled with something being stored.

Every closet should still include a few hooks, however, as a supplementary closet accessory organizer for any of your hangable items.

Hanging hats, purses, scarves, or any number of additional hangable items can free up space in your other closet storage systems.

And because hooks are so small, they can be easily incorporated into your custom closet’s layout just about anywhere.

Visit our showroom to browse the hundreds of types of hooks and other decorative hardware items we have available.

Clever closet accessory organizer ideas (and much more)

These are just a few of the clever bedroom closet accessory organizer products available at Organized Interiors.

We also carry a wide variety of storage solutions for the entire home to save you time by helping your family to stay organized with less effort.

Learn more about how our closet accessory organizer ideas and other products can simplify your life by booking a free in-home design consultation.

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Why the Type of Clothes Hangers You Use Actually Matters

Unless you work in the fashion, retail clothing, or home organization business, there’s a good chance you don’t give much thought to the type of clothes hangers you use.

We use clothes hangers every day and stand to benefit from storing our apparel in the best manner possible. That’s why it’s actually rather curious that we mostly don’t pay much attention to what kind of hangers are in our closets.

So why is this the case? You might be surprised to learn that it does actually matter what type of clothes hangers you use.

Most clothes hangers are cheap and readily available

The main reason clothes hangers probably don’t quite get the consideration they should is because they’re typically very cheap and easy to come by.

Yes, that 12-pack of plastic hangers that only costs a buck at the dollar store might seem like a great deal today. You probably know they won’t be the best quality, but they’re only clothes hangers, right?

And all those free wire hangers you’ve gotten from your dry cleaner over the years? Well, why throw out a perfectly functional item?

However, it’s worth pondering this – just what kind of quality can those hangers possibly have if the dry cleaner is just giving them away all the time?

The truth is, there’s a downside to buying and using cheap hangers instead of relying on a higher quality type, like wood clothes hangers.

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The downsides of using plastic clothes hangers

Everyone has had to throw out some of their plastic clothes hangers at some point. While they may be cheap, plastic hangers have several downsides:

  • they’re flimsy and have a shorter life (a reminder that “cheap” also equals “disposable” much of the time)
  • aren’t ideal for maintaining the shape of your garments, which shortens the lifespan of clothing
  • are more prone to clothes slippage
  • you’re more likely to have many colours and styles of plastic hangers, which creates a disorganized, mismatched closet look

The downsides of using wire clothes hangers

Wire hangers share some of the same downsides as plastic hangers and have a unique additional downside. The downsides include:

  • their pliability causes wire hangers to bend, which reduces their lifespan
  • also don’t provide an ideal long-term storage method when it comes to maintaining garment shapes
  • will rust, which shortens their life and can damage clothing
  • are also more prone to clothes slipping off the hanger

So as you can see, wire and plastic hangers may be readily available and cheap, but that comes at the expense of the best interests of your clothing.

Why premium wood clothes hangers are your best option

Aside from plastic and wire hangers, velvet hangers are an additional option that have their own benefits. But when it comes to hanging storage for your clothing, premium wood hangers are your best choice. Here’s why:

  • they’re much sturdier and won’t bend, which keeps your garment structure intact
  • will last a lifetime, which provides better value
  • have a stronger design, which allows for storage of heavier items like winter coats, jackets, and jeans
  • look much nicer than wire and plastic hangers
  • offer special design features like notches that keep clothing with straps secured
  • your garments are less likely to slip off the hanger or wrinkle

Are all wood clothes hangers created equal?

Definitely not. A set of wood clothes hangers being sold at your local store for a tantalizing low price might be better than the thin, flimsy wire hangers you’re currently using, but beware.

Both the wood and design quality are the key factors you need to be concerned with. Logically, a harder wood used in the clothes hanger’s construction will provide better strength and durability.

At Organized Interiors, we believe our premium cherry and white hardwood hangers are the best clothes hangers you can invest in. Here’s what they feature:

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The metal head of our hangers is smartly designed with a safety hook to prevent scratching.

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The hanger shoulders are strong to support jackets and shirts. We also carry thicker hanger shapes to support heavier items of clothing.

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Notches securely hold straps in place and prevent clothing from falling.

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Like the hanger‘s shoulders, its supportive cross bar is resistant to clothes slipping and creasing.

Maximize the life of your garments with wood clothes hangers

Our premium hardwood clothes hangers work well for all types of garments and will help you get the most life out of them by providing an ideal storage solution for your clothes.

You’ll spend less time ironing out the unsightly creases and wrinkles that can be problematic with inferior hanger types.

High-end clothing items (such as an evening gown or men’s formal wear) can cost into the thousands of dollars, so you need to protect your investment. Even a relatively cheaper $100 blouse deserves a suitable hanging home to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth out of it.

Keep your closet or dressing room’s look classy with wood clothes hangers

The mismatched colours of a closet filled with plastic hangers doesn’t add to the space’s aesthetics. Neither does the nondescript look of a bunch of wire hangers.

Premium hardwood clothes hangers add a distinct touch of class to your closet space. And while it may seem like a small thing, you’ll also appreciate the cohesive look that’s added to a closet full of identical premium clothes hangers.

If you’ve had home improvements made in the form of either a closet organizer or dressing room/walk-in closet, premium hardwood hangers are also a must-have. They’ll nicely complement the upgraded looks and functionality of these transformed spaces.

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Organized Interiors’ premium cherry and white hardwood hangers.

Limit your clothes hanger clutter by saying “no thanks”

After years of buying clothes and getting your dry cleaning done, it’s inevitable that clothes hanger clutter will become just one more thing you’ll eventually have to contend with.

You can minimize or eliminate this problem by simply saying “no thanks” when presented with the option of bringing a free wire or plastic hanger home. The salesperson or dry cleaner certainly won’t mind.

It’s a small gesture and the impact on your carbon footprint by rejecting hangers you don’t really need may be minimal, but every little bit helps.

Your old useable wire and plastic hangers might be welcome at a thrift store. Plastic hangers (without any metal) might also be recyclable in your blue box. Check your municipality’s recycling guidelines.

Treat your garments right with premium hardwood clothes hangers

You’ll prolong the life of your garments by treating them right and hanging them on premium wood clothes hangers.

Organized Interiors currently has a special offer that gives you 160 deluxe hardwood hangers for free with a closet or wardrobe order. That’s a $300 value! Schedule your free in-home design consultation to take advantage of this great offer.

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7 Ways Your Closet Can Help You Maintain A Good Morning Routine

Between waking up, eating breakfast, getting the kids fed and off to school, showering, getting dressed, and getting out the door in time to make it to work, your morning is pretty busy.

By limiting the amount of time you spend looking for specific items, you can establish and maintain a good morning routine that’s efficient.

Look no further than the closet for some ideas that can save you time in the morning.

Upgrade your closet space to help you establish a good morning routine

Having the right closet organizer and closet accessories will contribute to a good morning routine that’s stress-free.

Let’s look at seven ways you can improve your closet space to save you time in the morning and throughout the day.

Good morning routine helper #1: four position hangers

Offering four positions in which to hang your items, this closet accessory is perfect for hanging the outfit you’ll be wearing the next day. A four position hanger barely takes up any space and is stronger than it looks.

You might also consider adding a four position hanger to the side of a cabinet or to your laundry room or mudroom for additional hanging space.

Good morning routine helper #2: retractable valet rods

A retractable valet rod or two added to your closet is a simple, yet effective way to speed up your morning routine. Retractable valet rods take up very little space and can be used for hanging up the outfit you’ll be wearing the following day.

Using a valet rod for your outfits will leave one less worry in the morning and your outfit will stay wrinkle-free, which might not be the case if you were draping the ready-to-wear ensemble over the back of a chair. Valet rods are also ideal for your laundry room.

Good morning routine helper #3: a pullout ironing board

When you do need to give any of your clothing a quick ironing while getting ready in the morning, have a handy pullout ironing board added to a drawer in your closet, dressing room, or laundry room.

It saves space and offers a quick, convenient solution when you’re pressed for time.

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Good morning routine helper #4: drawer dividers

Are your drawers containing your socks, underwear, and other small articles of clothing a complete mess? If so, that will slow you down whenever you’re searching for a particular item.

Keep your drawers organized with helpful drawer dividers. You’ll find it much easier to sort and group your belongings and make sure you’re able to maintain a good morning routine.

Good morning routine helper #5: sliding belt racks

Hold all your belts in one place so you don’t waste your time searching for them in the morning. Attach a low profile sliding belt rack below a high closet shelf, which makes your belts easy to view and access.

In addition to contributing to a good morning routine, this closet accessory also helps your belts maintain their shape.

Good morning routine helper #6: jewellery drawers

Earrings and other smaller jewellery items can be hard to keep track of without an effective organization system in place.

We can add one or more high quality jewellery drawers to your closet space to store your jewellery in compartments with a felt lining to protect your valuables.

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Good morning routine helper #7: custom closet organizers

Saving the best for last, you’ll set yourself up for a successful morning routine by adding a custom closet organizer to your bedroom.

Choose from our SmartLine, Classic, or Custom Cabinetry Collection organizers to significantly boost your ability to keep your closets tidy, thereby ensuring a good morning routine.

More storage and organization solutions to help your day start right

Along with these seven ideas to improve your closet space, Organized Interiors has many more storage and organization solutions to help you maintain a good morning routine.

From bedroom storage solutions like bed surrounds and wardrobes to custom cabinetry solutions for the rest of your home, we can help.

If you’d like to improve the efficiency of your morning routine by adding better organization and storage to your home, book your complimentary in-home design consultation today.

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Custom Home Organization Solutions On A Budget: What Should You Prioritize?

One of the foundations for any beautiful home is organization.

If you’re looking to improve your home’s level of organization and are on a budget, you may be wondering – which home organization solutions should I prioritize? 

There are three important custom home organization solutions that we would suggest allocating your organization budget towards.

These three organization and storage solutions will deliver effective results and reduce clutter in your home.

1. Custom home organization solutions for the closet

Whether your closets are too small or you’re just not making the best use of their space, one of the most effective custom home organization solutions to choose is a closet organizer.

A customized closet solution provides a place for every wardrobe item. You’ll find that keeping clutter minimized in your closet and bedroom space requires much less effort. 

Whether you want a simple closet organizer with various shelves, drawers, and a hanging rod, or a more complex walk-in closet organizer, you can find a design that works for your home and budget.

Here are two options:

  • SmartLine closet organizer: this modular organization system is flexible to accommodate your future storage needs. That means should you need to adjust the heights of hanging bars or shelving, you’ll be able to do so. Drawers, plenty of hanging space, and open shelving maximize your storage space. The SmartLine organizer is also wall-mounted, leaving your closet floor space clear.
  • Classic closet organizer: this floor-supported custom home organization solution is ideal for closet spaces both smaller and larger, such as a walk-in. Get even more out of your closet’s storage space with the Classic’s deeper shelving and drawers. You can ensure this organizer complements your home’s décor with the available custom options.
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The Classic closet organizer’s deep drawers and shelves provide ample storage space.

2. Closet accessory custom home organization solutions

Adding useful closet accessories to not just your closets, but other areas of your house, saves you space and makes your home more functional. Here’s just a few of the many closet accessories we have available:

  • built-in laundry hampers can be added to closets and laundry rooms and keep your dirty clothes sorted and out of sight
  • a four position hanger can create more room for hanging clothes in the closet or be attached to a wall or the side of a cabinet
  • install a pullout rack for your shoes that makes each pair easily accessible (it can also be used for bags)
  • a retractable valet rod is a relatively inexpensive closet accessory that’s small and simple, yet highly effective when it comes to adding extra hanging space for your wardrobe
  • a low profile sliding belt rack can be added almost anywhere and will keep your belts organized and properly stored to maintain their shape

3. Custom home organization solutions to protect your valuables

Do you have expensive jewellery or important documents you’d prefer to keep protected? We have three custom home organization solutions that are designed to safeguard your valuables:

  • custom jewellery drawers with felt lining provide a soft surface for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, and prevent these accessories from sliding around and getting tangled
  • vital documents like a will or insurance policy and other valuables can be keep in a lockable hidden document drawer that’s discretely installed underneath a clothing drawer
  • a fire-resistant drawer safe can also be discreetly secured within a cabinetry drawer
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Keep your valuables discreetly stored in a hidden document drawer.

Custom home organization solutions are worth the expense

Although you may be on a budget, you’ll find that choosing custom home organization solutions is worth the expense.

Our design consultants can work with you to tailor all of your custom home organization solutions to your space and aesthetic preferences. That includes picking the type of finish or decorative hardware that your custom cabinetry is made with.

We also manufacture and install our custom products, resulting in a professional beginning-to-end process that ensures quality control and complete customer satisfaction.

Unlike inferior big box home organization products, we don’t believe a one-size-fits-all approach to home organization systems best serves our client’s needs.

Schedule your free in-home design consultation so one of our design consultants can evaluate your space and find the best custom home organization solutions that will work within your budget.

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The Watch Winder And Storage Space Every Watch Collector’s Closet Should Have

Collectors of high quality watches should have a watch winder and storage space, especially when their collection begins to grow.

Among the smart closet accessories Organized Interiors carries is a custom watch winder and storage solution that’s perfect for any watch connoisseur.

A watch winder and storage space protects your investment

Whether your premium watch collection consists of a couple of timepieces or has grown to a number much larger, it’s wise to protect your investment.

High quality watches have traditionally been passed down from one generation to the next. Having a custom watch winder and storage space that keeps them properly stored, organized, and wound will lengthen the life of your timepieces.

Organized Interiors exclusively uses high quality Orbita watch winders in our custom watch storage designs for closets and dressing rooms.

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Why we exclusively use Orbita watch winders

Orbita is an American company that was started in 1996 after founder Charles Agnoff was given a Rolex as a retirement gift.

Although he loved the stylish look of the watch, he was frustrated that its otherwise brilliant design necessitated the time and date to be reset if the timepiece wasn’t worn for a few days.

He applied his background in mechanical engineering to devise a winder that kept the watch wound and went on to find great success with his concept.

Organized Interiors is firmly committed to using the highest quality products in our clients’ projects and Orbita watch winders certainly adhere to this philosophy.

Orbita is considered the world’s leading manufacturer of watch winders and is renowned for its innovation and exceptional quality.

Why is a watch winder worth having?

If you’re unfamiliar with why a watch winder might be needed, here’s the reasoning. Automatic watches (also referred to as self-winding, mechanical, or some variation of all three terms) have a self-winding mechanism.

The self-winding process only occurs when the watch is worn regularly, however. That’s because it’s activated by detecting regular wrist movement.

If your luxury watch goes days or weeks without being worn, it stops running. The next time you wear the watch, the time and date will need to be updated.

If you have a larger watch collection, this can be inconvenient because you’ll assuredly be changing your watches regularly to suit your mood or a specific wardrobe choice.

A watch winder simply keeps the watch always running, thereby keeping the time and date accurate, in addition to keeping it well-maintained.

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The innovative winding technology in Orbita watch winders

Orbita’s unique Rotorwind technology is a great example of their innovative design approach. Unlike traditional watch winders, the Rotorwind system actually replicates the motion of the wrist, which activates the self-winding mechanism.

Using a tiny amount of lithium battery power, the winding system activates every few minutes to keep the watch running. Orbita also sells traditional rotating-style watch winders that can be programmed, depending on the individual needs of your watches.

A watch winder and storage space showcases your collection

Our custom watch winder and storage space designs will do more than just provide an area to keep your treasured timepieces stored, protected, and well-organized. We can design a closet, dressing room, or bedroom space for your watches that will enhance their natural beauty.

Your watch winder and storage space can be added to an elegant custom drawer with felt lining. For a more visible storage space, we can design a beautiful glass case that shows off your prized watch collection. Regardless of the size of your collection of fine watches, we can accommodate your needs.

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Learn more about our watch winder and storage space solutions

You can learn more about our elegant watch winder and storage space solutions and other helpful closet accessories by visiting our 10,000 square foot showroom.

With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day just around the corner, why not consider this stylish and functional gift idea for the watch connoisseur in your life?

Schedule your free in-home design consultation today and you’ll be able to make that happen.

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