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Seating Area and Mannequin

To make your dressing experience more like a shopping experience, add a seating area outside of your
closet — the perfect place for your friends to sit and help you pick out the right look. And for an extra
touch of glam, add a life-size mannequin to model your possible outfits.

Laundry Cabinet

Nothing kills the look of a fancy closet faster than a pile of filthy clothes. Hide your dirty garments with a
built-in laundry cabinet. On top of being discreet, most laundry cabinets come with an easy-to-remove
basket, making laundry day just a little easier.

Jewelry Organizer

To really make your closet resemble a high-end boutique, give each piece of jewelry a place of its own.
Jewelry inserts feature separate compartments for rings, necklaces, bracelets and any other small trinket
that may need storing. And since each lovely piece is so easily accessible, you will always know your
choices ahead of time and won't have to spend all morning digging for a pair of matching earrings.

Tie Rack

While a jewelry drawer insert is great for most knickknacks, a person with multiple long necklaces may
need a different type of storage. A great way to decorate your closet, show off your favorite gems and
make accessories handier is a tie rack. They're great for necklaces, scarves and, of course, ties. Be
creative, and see what other uses you can dream up with these useful closet helpers.

Shoes

Size up your needs
Consider your entire closet when planning storage of your shoes. Ask yourself how you feel the closet as
a whole is functioning? You don’t want to make room for shoes only to displace other items.
Plan for visibility and accessibility »
If possible, avoid storing shoes underneath hanging clothes because they’ll be hard to see. Choose clear
drawers or boxes so that you can quickly identify the pair you want. Make sure shoes are stored where
Review your options »
There are many choices for shoe storage — from overdoor organizers and organizers that hang from a
closet rod to stackable bins and drawers for use on closet shelves.

These questions can help determine which solution is right for you:
•What style do I like?
•Where am I planning to store my shoes?
•What styles of shoes do I have? (Heeled shoes require different storage than flats since they take up more
room)
•How many pairs do I need to store? (If you like to add to your shoe collection, look for a modular system
that can grow with your collection)
Prioritize your collection »
Shoes that are worn most frequently should be easily accessible on lower shelves.
Store less-frequently worn shoes in protective clear shoe boxes so they’re out of the way — yet easy to
spot when you need them. Switching your shoes between summer and winter is a great way to save space.

Care and protection »
Outfit your shoes with shoe trees to help protect the shape. Cedar shoe trees, in addition to shaping your
shoe, absorb moisture that will weaken and damage the shoe. Boot Shapers are also helpful for preventing
boots from cracks and creases — they even feature a hook for hanging your boots on a closet rod!