In The Zone

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Although everyone’s closet storage dilemmas vary, the team at ClosetMaid® has developed eight main Closet Zones™, a systematic method of organizing your stuff for the highest level of efficiency. When your closet is clutter free, your mornings run more smoothly, giving you the right mindset to tackle the day.

Closet Zones

As you begin to sort through the contents of your closet, remember the 80/20 rule: You wear 20 percent of your clothes 80 percent of the time. The rest just takes up valuable, reachable space.


Arrange your collection by category, grouping shirts, pants, suits, dresses, etc. Depending on the nature of your wardrobe, you can also separate casual clothes from those you wear to work or to very special occasions.


A center tower of shelving on each wall for frequently used items creates a place for folded things like t-shirts, sweaters and denim. Pants, shirts and dresses can be kept on hang rods, making them effortless to access. Upper storage shelving above the highest hanging rod is ideal for seasonal clothes you use less often as well as those archival pieces you rarely use at all.


Personal and activity items like your everyday watch, wedding rings, wallet, keys and phone can stay within arm’s reach on a waist-level shelf or drawer. 


Shoes worn most often should be the easiest to reach. Keep special party shoes or those rarely used running shoes (it’s time to admit it!) on the floor or way up high.


When space in other areas of the home is tight, keep luggage and other items tucked away in your walk-in. These occasional items can be hidden away and pulled out when you need them, leaving you with plenty of open space.


Don’t underestimate the power of closet accessories. Your closet system can be outfitted with drawers, doors, cubbies, jewelry trays and pull-out rods, putting every last inch of space to work!


Whether you decide to turn to professionals or do it yourself, ClosetMaid offers a variety of solutions for every room.  To learn more, go to

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