1 Affordable closet system
For those who want to install a custom closet but might not have the budget, West Elm offers some great looking storage solutions that give that customized look without the high price tag. Made from eco-friendly hardwood with FSC-certified wood veneers from sustainably managed forests, the Bergen Closet Collection includes wall mounted valet shelving and stackable drawer systems. $129 to $249, westelm.com.
2 Multi-tasking hanger
No more digging around to find something that has fallen to the back of your closet. This funky hanger looks simple, but is extremely useful. It can store up to 28 different items from scarves and shawls to belts and ties with the space of a single hanger. Komplement hanger, $9.99, at ikea.ca.
3 Children’s chalkboard with hanger
Anyone with children will appreciate fun, kid-friendly storage solutions. Marissa Phelps, an architect-turned-children’s designer has just launched a series of customized chalkboards with hooks and storage boxes with chalkboard labels. Attached to the inside of a closet door, this chalkboard makes hanging up towels, shirts and ball caps a breeze. And, with a little reminder from mum or dad, it acts as a message centre too. Chalkboards and boxes can be specially designed to suit your child’s room theme and colours. The rocket ship chalkboard with hooks, $57.99, Koochie Koo Boutique.
4 Personalized baskets
Trying to find matching socks, locate a hairbrush, or search for a pair of mittens can be a pain — that’s why these cotton-lined wicker baskets are ideal for both children and adults. With a choice to have them monogrammed or labeled, the Sabrina baskets look stylish in a closet or even atop a dresser. XL, $44, Large, $28, Medium, $24, potterybarnkids.ca.
5 Super stylish fabric storage
Almost too stylish to stash away in your closet, these fabric covered boxes and great looking hanging systems are fantastic for storing winter sweaters, boots and hats and other items that are clogging your closet. Sitting on top of a closet shelf or stacked on top of each other, the boxes offer a ton of additional storage space and are a delight to look at, too. Or, use the hanging system to store your favourite purses and bags. MÄLLA storage collection in black and white floral, $7.00-$19.99, ikea.ca.
6 Over-the-door hook
Perfect for a quick fix, this hanger by Umbra is a fantastic storage solution and the best part is that you don’t need to haul out the drill or hammer to install them. Hang your clothes for work over the doorand save some much needed time in the morning. Or, install a peel and stick hook system and find your bathrobe in a breeze. Ideal for apartments or for closet doors that you don’t want to drive nails into, these portable pieces are perfect for the professional on the go. The Umbra Peel Over the Door Hook,