Ready for a Closet Makeover? Here’s How to Maximize and Organize Your Closet Space

woman reaching for clothing in closet with matching hangersPosted On: Feb 05 - 2 months ago

Ready for a Closet Makeover? Here’s How to Maximize and Organize Your Closet Space

Diving into a closet makeover is like hitting the refresh button on your daily life. Imagine opening your closet to find everything neatly arranged and easy to find – that’s the magic we’re talking about!

This blog is your go-to guide for turning closet chaos into organized bliss. Whether you’re after small fixes or dreaming of a full-blown transformation, we’ve got the tips, tricks, and inspiration to help you craft a closet that’s as functional as it is stylish.

Ready to fall in love with your closet all over again? Let’s get started!

How to Organize Your Closet: Understanding Your Space

Assessing Your Needs

Start by evaluating your closet system and storage habits. Take a moment to consider the items you use daily versus those special occasion pieces that rarely see the light of day.

This initial assessment is crucial for customizing a closet that not only fits your space but also mirrors your lifestyle. Consider the variety of your clothing, from bulky sweaters to delicate dresses, and how each requires different storage solutions.

Decluttering Your Closet

woman sorting through clothes on hangers

Sorting Your Belongings

Embrace the decluttering process by creating distinct piles for keeping, donating, or discarding items. This methodical approach not only clears your space but also clarifies what truly deserves a spot in your storage space. Remember, the goal is to save drawer space and closet space for items that match your current tastes and lifestyle.

Deciding What Stays and What Goes

This step challenges you to be decisive and honest about what items enhance your life. If something hasn’t been worn in over a year or no longer fits, it’s likely time to part ways. Streamlining your wardrobe not only frees up valuable closet space but also makes room for pieces that fit your current needs and style.

Closet Organization Ideas

well organized closet full of hanging clothing

Seasonal Changes and Closet Rotations

Adapt your closet with the changing seasons. Storing away off-season garments not only frees up prime real estate in your closet but also makes it easier to choose outfits appropriate for the current weather. This rotation keeps your closet functional and your wardrobe fresh.

Daily Habits for Lasting Organization

The key to maintaining an organized closet is consistency. Implement a system where every item has a place, and make it a habit to return items to their designated spots immediately after use. Regular, quick decluttering sessions can prevent buildup and keep your closet in pristine condition.

Designing Your Custom Closet

Closet Express custom organizer in walk-in closet

Choosing the Right Closet Express System

Closet Express caters to a wide range of preferences and requirements, offering both DIY closet systems and professionally installed solutions. Consider how involved you want to be in the process and what type of system best suits your space, whether it’s a reach-in closet in a small bedroom or a lavish walk-in wardrobe.

Customizing for Your Needs – Accessory Must-Haves

Think beyond basic hanging rods and shelves to make use of vertical space. Closet Express allows you to personalize your wall space and drawer space with adjustable shelving, drawer organizers, and specialty accessories.

Enhance your closet’s functionality with shoe racks, belt and tie organizers, and jewelry drawers to transform chaotic drawers and shelves into neatly organized spaces. These tailored solutions ensure that every item has a designated spot, through an improved use of hanging space and extra storage space; they can be easily added when you order custom closet organizers in Canada through Closet Express.

Closet Express team installing new custom closet organizer

Your Dream Closet Awaits!

As we conclude our guide to closet makeovers, we at Closet Express want to remind you that transforming your space into a perfectly organized and stylish sanctuary is not just a dream—it’s easily within reach thanks to our custom solutions.

Investing in a custom closet with Closet Express isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about creating a stress-free environment where every item is thoughtfully placed and easily accessible.

Our products are designed to meet your unique needs, offering both beauty and functionality. Embark on a journey with us and experience the delight of a closet makeover that mirrors your personal style and enhances your daily life.

With Closet Express, a beautifully organized and aesthetically pleasing closet is just a step away. Here’s to embracing the change and enjoying the benefits of your newly organized closet!

Contact us to learn more about our DIY and professionally installed custom closets in Toronto!

Closet Express Expands From Ontario To All of Canada

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Closet Express Expands From Ontario To All of Canada

Closet Express has been serving Ontario since 2016 and we’re pleased to announce that we’ve expanded to the rest of Canada! Canadians from coast to coast can order our quality DIY closet systems online and have them conveniently shipped to their homes. The shopping experience is a breeze – just go to our DIY home page and follow our 3 easy steps: DIY Modular Closet Systems | Closet Express

Closet Express closet organizers systems are made in Canada. We manufacture on precision CNC machinery in our Mississauga, Ontario factory. We source only high-quality materials and components, such as soft-close drawers, all backed by our 10-year limited warranty: Return Policy – Closet Express

Closet Express closet organizer systems are DIY-friendly. You don’t have to be a DIY pro; you only need some basic tools and average skills to successfully install our product in your home. Every order comes with easy-to-follow instructions with helpful photos, along with closet and hardware layout plans so you know where everything goes. Watch our installation video to see for yourself: Videos – Closet Express

Closet Express is all about giving the consumer choices, including many finishes from classic white to multiple wood grain colours. You also have your choice of hardware finish – either matt nickel or matt black: Finishes – Closet Express We also have many accessories to increase the utility of your closet: Accessories – Closet Express

So, if you’re looking to add storage space, functionality, and style to your closet, make your purchase from Closet Express!

Closet Express is Baeumler Approved

Posted On: Jul 20 - 8 months ago

Closet Express is Baeumler Approved

Closet Express is pleased to announce that it has attained Baeumler Approved membership. Bryan Baeumler is Canada’s #1 expert on DIY and many of you will know him from HGTV shows such as Island of Bryan, Leave It To Bryan, and appearances on Rock the Block (season 4) and Battle on the Beach (season 3).

Closet Express went through a rigorous approval process in which we had to demonstrate a verifiable history of quality work and customer satisfaction. Read about it in more detail on the Baeumler Approved website: About – Baeumler Approved

Doing business with a Baeumler Approved member brings peace of mind to the consumer. For those of you too far away to visit our showroom, the only thing you have to go by is our reputation. Why spend thousands of dollars on other brands with questionable quality and poor warranty coverage? Go with a Baeumler Approved closet instead. By getting Baeumler Approved membership, we’re confident you will be confident in our product!

To get started on ordering your Baeumler Approved closet, go to our DIY page: DIY Modular Closet Systems | Closet Express

A World Full of DIY Custom Closet Systems

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A World Full of DIY Custom Closet Systems

Before there were HGTV, Home Depot, and high speed internet, doing a home improvement project was beyond the realm of possibility for most homeowners. Access to the required knowledge, materials, and inspiration was limited.

Nowadays there are so many sources to access for your project. Finding inspiration and forming ideas are only a matter of clicking your way through some websites. If you want to learn how to do a particular task there’s probably a YouTube video on it. With all this information around us it’s never been easier to do-it-yourself (DIY).

Are your closets cramped, ugly and disorganized? Are you are a DIY-er disappointed in the cheap, mass produced product offered at major retailers? The good news is there’s a local company that manufactures and sells high quality DIY-friendly custom closet systems. At Closet Express you can design and order your custom closet system online using a simple 3-step process.

Why opt for DIY when choosing a custom closet system?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people live and work. People are spending more time at home and want to make their home more functional. While a home office is at the top of most people’s list, custom closets are also increasing in popularity. Traditional custom closet companies require at least two visits: consultation and installation. Having multiple people enter your home is not something many homeowners are comfortable with these days, and might even be against COVID-19 restrictions. No worries: by choosing Closet Express you will get the same level of quality, customization and product choice. Not sure where to start? We are here to help you with your design, consult our FAQ or contact us, we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.

Only one place to shop for DIY closet systems.

Closet Express is the only store in the province where you can purchase a DIY custom closet system. Configure your closet from the 21 different section types for a truly custom solution meeting all your storage needs. Find your style with the choice of over 10 finishes and many smart accessories. Save up to 25% on labour and feel the self-satisfaction by installing it yourself. Have peace of mind with our 10 year warranty. You don’t have to be a DIY pro, either. You only need some basic tools and a little experience to accomplish the job. Watch our installation video and begin your project with confidence!

Closet Express Launches New & Improved Website

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Closet Express Launches New & Improved Website

We at Closet Express are proud to launch our new and improved website! We hope you will find it easy to navigate and more helpful in finding the information you’re seeking for your custom closet project. The new site was designed and configured to meet the needs of both the DIY’er and non-DIY’er. As a DIY’er you will be able to design, build and order your dream closet in 3 easy steps. As a non-DIY’er you will be presented with options on how to go about getting your custom closet plans started with us. Please continue to browse our new website and we hope to hear from you soon!

Closet Express New Logo

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Closet Express New Logo

When Closet Express was established in 2016, we didn’t spend much time thinking about a logo. Our primary concern was to build great custom closets at a fair price. We wanted to keep things simple at the beginning and our first logo reflected that. Now into our third year, we’re offering more closet solutions to suit everyone’s tastes, style and budget. So, we felt it was the right time to reflect our more sophisticated custom closet business by having a professional graphic designer create a new logo. We love it and hope you do to!

Closet Express Goes Upscale

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Closet Express Goes Upscale

Closet Express is proud to bring to market premium furniture-style closet organizers with many attractive and useful upgrades. For those buyers who desire a spectacular custom closet with luxury touches, they can fulfill their wish list with our Premium product line.

Our Premium custom closets feature:

  • Floor-standing drawer and shelf sections
  • Dynapro silent operating and soft-close drawer guides
  • Maple veneer drawer boxes
  • 5-piece drawer fronts in 7 different profiles and 16 colours
  • Optional 5-piece doors
  • Optional crown moulding and base moulding
  • Synergy Elite accessories by TAG Hardware
  • Dozens of handles, pulls and knobs in different finishes and sizes to choose from
  • Hourglass aluminum hanging rod with protective plastic top

Closet Express to be Featured in Season 5 of Property Brothers: Buying + Selling

closetexpress teamPosted On: Sep 12 - 5 years ago

Closet Express to be Featured in Season 5 of Property Brothers: Buying + Selling

The producers of Property Brothers: Buying + Selling were so pleased with our custom walk-in closet from Season 4/episode 10, that they called Closet Express again and asked us to supply and install a closet organization system for a master reach-in closet for a Season 5 episode!

The episode (#511) will be airing sometime in 2019 on HGTV Canada. Please check back again soon to find out the date and time.


As with the first episode we did, Drew and Jonathan were really nice to work with. They have high standards and pay close attention to details so that all parts of the reno come out looking fantastic. They were very impressed by how Closet Express was able to turn a simple bare closet into a functional and beautiful closet organization system.

Closet Design 101

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Closet Design 101

When it comes to designing your dream closet, it might come easy to you, or you might not know where to start and need all the advice you can find. I have talked to people at both ends of the spectrum and in between. Most people I’ve talked to have a rough idea of how they want their closet to look and function, but just need an expert to help them with some details, offer alternatives, or just give them a second opinion. What I’ve also found is that many people underestimate their ability to design their own closet. By following a simple process, as I will explain, anyone can do it!

A functional and esthetically pleasing closet design can be realized in a few basic steps:

  1. First, take inventory of your current closet: how many feet of hanging rod do you have? Would you like to increase this (or decrease it if you need to purge some clothing)?
  2. Second, do you have a dresser, chest, armoire, etc. in your bedroom? If so, is the storage space adequate? Or, would you like to get rid of this furniture and store all your clothes in your closet? Your answer will determine how much drawer and shelf space you need in your closet.
  3. Third, is your closet large enough to accommodate your clothing storage needs/wants? If not, you might need to rethink some of your answers to the first two questions.

Organize your closet to increase its storage capacity:

If you presently have just a hanging rod and single high shelf in your closet, a custom closet organizer will greatly increase your storage capacity. Double-hanging rods double your hanging capacity within a given space. Even a tall hanging rod provides an extra shelf. For clothes meant to be folded or just tucked away, drawers, shelves, and even baskets are now possible within your closet. We offer three convenient widths in drawers and baskets: 18, 24, and 30 inches. Drawers come in 2 heights: 5 and 7-1/2 inches, and baskets in 3 heights: 6, 11, and 17 inches. We also have a 25 inch high tilt-out hamper. Our closet organizer structure is 15 inches deep, is wall mounted 82 inches high, and is at least 12 inches above the floor.

Get inspired and design your closet!

Browse through our Gallery (or other websites such as Houzz.com) for inspirational ideas. Have a look through our 23 section designs on our Build It page. Then, make a sketch of your closet with dimensions. Be sure to use our handy measurement form (see Step 1 on our Build It page), to enter dimensions of your closet and chosen sections. If you have a walk-in closet, use one form for each wall. You can choose any of our hanging section designs between 12 and 36 inches wide in increments of 1 inch, thereby maximizing horizontal space. If you have a reach-in closet, ensure that you take into account the door opening if you’re planning on including any drawers or basket sections. If you have a walk-in closet, make sure you allow at least 24 inches from a corner when starting an adjacent section, in order to allow for access. If you’ll be using opposite walls, consider making the sections symmetrical. They don’t need to be an exact mirror image, just try to go with identical section widths and types.

Finally, go to our Accessories page to see if you need to a belt rack, pullout jewelry shelf, or valet rod, to name a few items. Plan where to mount your accessories and make sure that whatever hangs on them or goes into them will fit within the closet organizer.

Hopefully, the above information will allow you to design your dream closet that’s both functional and looks fantastic! Please contact us if you need advice or have any questions.

Closet Express introduces the VIVA collection from Tafisa.

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Closet Express introduces the VIVA collection from Tafisa.

At Closet Express we’re always searching for ways to improve and enhance our product. A major step in that direction is the introduction of the VIVA collection, the first in the new Sommet Series by Tafisa. We’re offering all 10 beautiful and vibrant colours, so you should be able to find the right look. VIVA thermally-fused laminate has the look and feel of wood with its unique texture and woodgrain structure. To see the collection for yourself go to our Build It page and click on Finishes. (Note: If you are a repeat customer and prefer to order a legacy colour, please contact us.)

GTA Home & Reno Show Experience

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GTA Home & Reno Show Experience

The 2017 GTA Home & Reno Show at the International Centre in Mississauga, held between Feb. 17-20, was a wonderful experience for Closet Express. About 30,000 visitors came to find inspiration and get information from over 200 exhibitors. It sure was busy! Closet Express was delighted to demonstrate our unique Canadian made closet organizers, and answer all kinds of questions. People were very impressed by our gorgeous and high quality product, and were able to envision it in their own homes. The show made us realize that being able to see and touch our product is important to many people, which is why we’re pleased to announce that we will be reassembling our booth right here in the office of our manufacturing facility in Mississauga! Just call us ahead to book an appointment.

New Installation Video

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New Installation Video

If a picture is worth a 1000 words then the Closet Express installation video is worth 3300. That’s the number of words in our written installation instructions, which we have brought to life with a very helpful video we added to our website for two main reasons:

One, to help our Closet Express customers with their installation experience, and two, to show you potential Closet Express customers how straightforward it is to install our closet organization system. You don’t have to be Mike Holmes to know how to install our product. Please go to the Videos page and click on the video and see for yourself!