How To Evaluate Your Carpenter’s Great Closet Organizer Ideas – 4 Things to Watch Out For

Winter is approaching and it’s time to start moving some of the summer stuff out of your over crowded closet and schlepping in the warm winter woolies. Wouldn’t it be easier if you had some killer closet organizer ideas that might lessen the need for so much changeover as well as enabling you to get more stuff in your closet in the first place?

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We often encounter customers who start out by telling us they know exactly what they want. The reality is they may know exactly what they want to accomplish, but how to get from point A to point B is the trick. And you can’t do that with an off the shelf “modular” closet system or a design from a carpenter or a handyman.

You see, closet design is a specific skill and it takes a trained designer to maximize the space that you have and turn it into the most efficient storage space possible.

You might need a custom design, created specifically for your space and your belongings that will utilize the latest in accessories and hardware and gizmos and gadgets so what you end up with is the true realization of your concept, made the best it can be.

Here are some things to watch out for in designs …things that will make your closet organizer ideas less efficient and less user friendly by ignoring industry design standards.

1. Don’t accept a design that puts one row (A) of hanging clothes in front of another row (B) of clothes that is running into the corner. Lots of non- professionals make this error and it makes it very difficult to access the items hanging on wall B.

2. Make sure you measure your belongings so shelf width and section height will actually accommodate your things – without waste. No point in having a 24” wide shoe shelf when 3 pair of “her” shoes will fit on a 21” wide shelf. You’ll pay for extra material and waste space that could be used for other things.

3. Check out the depth of a section as well. Most shoes will fit on 12” shelves so if your shoe sections are 16” deep you are paying for material you won’t be using and it looks awkward as well. You wouldn’t wear a garment 3 sizes too big, would you? It’s the same principle.

4. How high is your hanging rod? If you are 5’2” tall can you reach a rod at 94” off the floor? Not so easily. Your own physical “specs” need to be taken into account.

This is just a short list of the kinds of things that a professional closet designer will address. And if your designer or carpenter or handyman does not address these issues and many more along similar lines, at the end of the project your dream will not have been truly realized.

If you are not an expert (and after all why would you be), we would be happy to help. No cost. No obligation. Just an opportunity for us to show you closet organizer ideas that really work, correctly, beautifully and affordably.

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Garage Storage – Not Mission Impossible

I know. Garage storage…it oft times does seem like mission impossible. But it doesn’t have to be. Of course, let’s be realistic and at the same time, let’s set some standards. By storage we don’t mean the random flinging of items not immediately needed. We are referring to the ORGANIZED placement of all of your “stuff”, so it can be retrieved quickly and easily without risk to life and limb.

Garage Storage

The essence of being able to store your belongings in a neat, orderly and rational fashion is having a plan. Creating that garage storage plan is an exercise in common sense, tempered by experience. Creating the system to implement the plan effectively and economically is the purview of an expert…such as those who may be found designing garage storage systems at The Closet Works, Inc.

First, we need to do a survey. What are we going to store? We have all kinds of strange and wonderful things that inhabit our garages. First, there may be a car or two in there so we need to create a garage storage system that does not jeopardize the integrity of the bodywork or paint jobs of said vehicles. We want to make sure that getting to our stuff does not either endanger the vehicles in question or those seeking to retrieve that container of Gorilla Glue or the beach paraphernalia that we haven’t had our hands on since last summer.

We have to look at all of the types of things we are storing, their size, weight and danger factor (Sharp? Chemicals? Paints or solvents? Power driven?) We need to keep hazardous materials out of the hands of kids or anyone for that matter who may do harm or bodily injury should they have easy access to something from the dangerous category.

We need to account for clearances, door swings, shelf capacities, spans, floor clearance, floor slope, hobby requirements (tool bench, potting area, workshop space, sporting goods, etc.), all of the things that we need to get to when we need to use them and all the while facilitating not only the use, but actually finding those things in the first place. If this sounds like a project that you are better off not attempting at home alone, well, good! Then you get it…time to call the experts at The Closet Works for a garage storage approach that will make your garage the envy of the neighborhood!

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Garage Organization – It’s Not a Myth!

Some folks search for Shangri La, some seek the Holy Grail, others lust for sunken treasure, oft times with little chance for success. But if your quest is a bit more down to earth, say the elusive desire for garage organization you have stumbled upon the secret…a custom garage organizing system from The Closet Works.

Garage Organization

It’s just not that complicated. Simply give us a call and we will send a garage design specialist to visit. Our expert will take stock of your needs and create totally appropriate and marvelously functional solutions to all of the challenges your garage presents.

There’s a lot to consider when organizing a garage. Maybe your needs are simple…just lots of places to put stuff. Or so you think. But will the stuff be easily accessible? Will it be stored in a safe way? Will tools and sharp implements be out of reach of little hands? Will toxic chemicals, paints, thinners and the like be locked away from curious kids looking for something to open? Can garage organization truly be achieved? You bet it can.

How about access? Will cabinets that have doors open with your cars in the garage? (Yes, you should actually be able to once again park your chariot inside the garage and not in your driveway). They will – if the system is designed properly, either incorporating swinging doors with proper clearances or sliding doors as an alternative.

What about rugged construction? You need heavy duty shelves for some items, not so much for others. Drawers? A work bench? A potting bench? How about tool storage and hobby space? All of these and more can be integrated into your design.

With proper garage organization you actually can find things that you only need once in a while, rather than having the experience of looking without success and then finding what you needed after you went out and bought another at the hardware store.

A place for everything and everything in its place. What a concept! Sports equipment racks, bike racks, suspended racks, wall hung storage systems for all kinds of things like gardening implements and similar paraphernalia. A custom heavy duty rubber tiled floor? Sure! The list goes on and on.

Yes, garage organization is achievable and it can be done as simply or as elaborately as your wishes and budget dictate. Just call the Closet Works at 215 643 6430 and let’s get started.

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Custom Closet Design – A Game Changer

The world is composed of two types of people. Those who enjoy all of the benefits and advantages that good, custom closet design can bring, and those unfortunate, unenlightened folks who have yet to experience the ecstasy that comes from exposure to superior organization.

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Seriously though, for those of you who have not yet had your closets and other storage spaces professionally organized there is no time like the present to enter into the process that can yield a clutter free existence…a state that can change the way that you go about your business.

The steps to achieving this desirable goal are most easily carried out when you enlist the aid of a professional closet designer. A true pro can lead you down the path to organization with a minimum amount of effort on your part. A good closet designer will follow a procedure created to ensure that you get the maximum utilization that your space will permit, with economy, efficiency and aesthetic considerations all appropriately considered.

The expert custom closet designer will first measure and examine the space. Where are the potential problems and interferences from things like lighting fixtures, switches, HVAC registers and returns, trim, moldings, access panels, utility boxes and the like? Then a detailed review of your belongings and how you prefer them to be stored will ensue.

Your preferences will be factored into the final design assuring that your comfort level with the new system is high from day one. Then you can talk about the aesthetics of the plan and decide exactly how you want your new closet system to look. Traditional, contemporary, simple or spectacular, the choice is yours. All of these factors and more must be covered if you are to have a truly personalized and excellent custom closet design.

Finally, the installation day comes and as you excitedly anticipate the arrival of the skilled technicians who will transform your space into your own personal boutique you can be confident and secure in the thought that you have done exactly what it takes to create just the right custom closet design to create order where there once was chaos. And then…enjoy!

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The Closet Works, Inc. of Montgomeryville, PA is offering a free, no obligation in home closet design session to all clients, both new and existing clients. During this session your space design specialist will discuss your needs with you and gather specific detailed information about your space, the items that need to be stored and your personal preferences. If the project is a simple one and time permits, the designer will create a computer drawn rendering on site, or, if the project is more complex, he or she will do the design work off site and get back to you within 24-48 hours with a design and a proposal. There is absolutely no obligation on your part.Mens Reach in Closet

The Closet Works has been in the business of designing, manufacturing and installing custom closets and other types of storage systems in both residential and commercial projects since 1989. The company’s closet design specialists have an average of 16 years experience in the field and are true professionals when it comes to all aspects of closet design.

There are many options when a client wishes to purchase a closet organizing system or any of the many different products that can be utilized to help make their residence more efficient, “space wise” or to solve a specific storage or work space related challenge. Literally thousands of satisfied customers have found the Closet Works to be the best choice for these reasons:

*Value – Above all, The Closet Works is dedicated to providing you the best value available. The highest quality at the most competitive price equals value. After all, your complete satisfaction is our goal and we strive to make the entire experience pleasant, efficient and rewarding in every possible way.

*Experience, longevity and continuity – There is a big difference between 25 years of experience and one year of experience 25 times. The Closet Works’ retail division has successfully served thousands of closet design customers in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland over a significant time span and with a continuity of leadership that is outstanding in the industry. Each and every client is a priority whether their needs are for a new system, service on an existing Closet Works system or a simple repair. It’s a comforting thought to know that the closet design company you have chosen to work with will be there when you need them.

*Quality – Meticulous attention to quality is the essence of the Closet Works philosophy. Only the finest materials, manufactured by skilled local craftsmen on state of the art equipment in modern and environmentally friendly factories will suffice. Our board is all ¾”, double sided, thermofused, industrial grade melamine. Our standard edge banding is 2mm thick and is guaranteed never to chip or peel for as long as you own the product.

All hardware and fittings are of the finest quality; standard drawer slides are full extension, ball bearing type and all hinges are concealed European 32mm system compatible. We manufacture our own five piece doors and drawer fronts that exactly match the board color (no “iffy” color matches), and all of our products are installed by company employees (not sub-contractors) who are committed to taking care of your home, providing a spectacular closet design and a meticulous installation with spotless clean up so you can start to use your new Closet Works product right away.

*Options and Choices Galore – You really can have it your way. The Closet Works stocks 19 colors and wood grains. We offer a truly custom closet design, not modular stock components that may or may not really meet your specific needs and desires. We offer too many accessories and options to list, including but not limited to tie and belt racks, pull out valet bars, hooks, jewelry drawer inserts, drawer dividers, pull down rods, locks, hampers, baskets,.. the list goes on and on.

For closet design services that exceed your expectations call The Closet Works, Inc. and experience the Closet Works advantage personally.

About Us

The Closet Works Inc. is a leading closet design company which specializes in innovative closet systems that incorporate beautiful design as well as awesome utility, all at remarkably competitive prices.

The company has been in business since 1990 and offers custom storage solutions for residents of the entire Philadelphia Metro Area; Southern, Central & Northern New Jersey; New York City Metro Area Including Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Closet Works operates its own state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Pennsylvania.

The industriousness and ingenuity of its workforce enables the company to be one of the foremost providers of closet systems anywhere. Solutions are offered for both commercial and residential projects and all work is driven by the company’s unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.

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Address: 160 Commerce Drive, P.O. Box 839, Montgomeryville, PA

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Breaking News You Dont Need To Live Without Closet Systems Any Longer

Life is hard. You can’t watch the news, it’s too depressing. You need to lose a few pounds. Your new puppy is resisting house breaking. The lawn needs cutting. Your job is uninspiring. The Phillies can’t beat the local American Legion baseball team. But please, don’t despair. All is not lost.

Closet Systems

Sorry, we can’t help you with any of those problems, but we can provide the best, most economical and well designed, ruggedly built and professionally installed closet systems available anywhere…for less than you might think! Now that means something, doesn’t it?

Come on. Lighten up. Maybe you haven’t thought about changing your life in such a meaningful way as by acquiring closet systems, but you will be amazed at the way in which great closets seem to make everything else seem less overwhelming.

Just think…everything you need and want right there, stored efficiently and in an easily accessible and well organized manner. You can find anything and everything with a minimum of effort and it becomes easier to put things back where they belong than it does to do anything else with them…like throw them on the floor. That has special meaning if you have kids!

Think about it…how would you love to possess a walk in closet that has room for everything and then some; so much room that you can go shopping again without wondering where am I going to put that? Consider how wonderful it would be to have your kids stuff so well organized that finding things they need every day is less like Stanley searching for Dr. Livingston and more like just having it right there…without the grief and aggravation factor.

How about a really efficient mudroom or laundry or home office?. If you have to deal with the tasks that are associated with those areas of your home why not make it as easy and comfortable as it can be? How? Why, of course, with custom designed closet systems!

So while you’re thinking about it, just give us a call and find out how we can help you find your groove, with closet systems from the Closet Works. The best products. The best price. The best people. You can trust the Closet Works.

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Closet Organizers – You Need Them…You Want Them…Go For It!

You have suffered too long in the face of adversity…staring each and every morning at that cluttered mess…you need closet organizers! Let’s face it. You have too much stuff and not enough space and you certainly can’t be held responsible for looking rumpled and wrinkled if you are existing without closet organizers. What an absurd thought!


You need a place to put all your clothes. You need compartments and drawers and shelves and cubbies and tie racks and belt racks and long hanging and double hanging and shoe shelves and valet bars and jewelry drawers and, well, I could go on, but you get the drift. You need closet organizers. You need order. You need organization. You need systems that are professionally designed, manufactured and installed.

You need that amazing sense of calm that comes to all who live the organized life. No more searching and searching for that blouse. No more wondering where you put those gloves. No more frustration trying to find a pair of slacks that isn’t too wrinkled to wear. You need to get it together and nothing helps more with that daunting task.

And while we’re at it, please don’t think that you just need closet organizers for your clothes, you need them everywhere! Do you think I am exaggerating? Perish the thought. Consider this: how well organized is your laundry? Your pantry? Your basement? Your garage? Your home office? Your mudroom? Your coat closet? Your kids’ bedroom closets?

Let me help you with that…not so much. Just consider what it might mean…how well your day will start knowing that all you need is right there, just where you want it and stored neatly and in perfect order. What a concept!

YOU NEED CLOSET ORGANIZERS! And while you’re thinking about it, why not give us a call. We can help. Big time. The Closet Works. We have Closet Organizers. Oh yeah!

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