Published on February 11, 2020

When you live in a small space, bits and pieces of your wardrobe inevitably end up everywhere: tucked under the bed, hung in the front hall, stuffed in a credenza. Imagine what it would be like if all your prized possessions were located in one seamless, custom closet—no sad racks or wonky shelves in sight. If you rent your place, this has always been an impossibility (construction and landlords do not mix), but Martha Stewart just collaborated with California Closets on its first-ever modular line to finally make that dream a reality for renters and organization enthusiasts alike.

The Everyday System, available today, can be configured hundreds of ways—from a walk-in closet to a kitchen pantry to a home office—thanks to hidden tracks behind the adjustable shelves and optional components (think: mesh-basket drawers and cabinet doors). Stewart’s personal touch: the white wood and gold metal finishes, inspired by her own home. Pricing for the units start at $999, but the organization ideas we’re stealing are priceless.

Store Folded Garments in a Central Cupboard

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Not everything is meant to go on a hanger. As we learned from Anna Z. Gray’s rental closet makeover, a central column with cubbyholes at different heights is ideal for jeans, sweaters, and even bags. The Everyday System features a trio of drawers, too, so you can swiftly hide disheveled piles.

Double Up on Hanging Racks

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If you don’t have a designated nook for a dressing room, make the most of a simple reach-in by stacking two rods. California Closets’s design is configured with more than 87 inches of hanging and overhead storage, taking full advantage of every inch of vertical space. 

Tilt Your Shoe Collection 

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The tiniest tweak can make a big difference. An angled shoe rack, like this one that’s integrated into the walk-in configuration, means you can easily find and grab your favorite pairs on the go. 

See more stories like this: 
When Your Closet Is at Capacity, It’s Time to Try This Storage Idea
Renovating Her Rental’s Closet Was the Best Decision Anna Z. Gray Ever Made
Elaine Welteroth’s Custom Closet Is a Master Class in Organization


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