Martha Stewart knows a thing or two about organization. Hailed as the “queen of home,” the media mogul has long been helping us out in the cleaning department, teaching us everything from how to correctly fold our sheets to how to remove an old sticker from any surface. Now, the Woman’s World cover girl is taking things one step further, bringing us all the tools we’ll need to get things in order once and for all with her brand new collaboration with California Closets.
Dubbed The Everyday System, the joint collection boasts everything from standard walk-in closets and wardrobes to media systems that will house all your entertainment needs, making the pair a match made in systemized heaven.
As Stewart herself raved in a press release, “Our new closet and storage components are versatile and beautifully-designed and rendered in exquisite materials and finishes.”
More than simply using her organizational prowess on these practical storage solutions, which can be used in any room for your abode “to simplify and organize everyday living,” the 78-year-old Martha Stewart Show alum is gracing us with her classic, comfortable style: Each design is constructed from a blend of metal- and eco-friendly wood and comes in a variety of finishes to suit your own personal tastes.
These portable and customizable pieces also fit in with Stewart’s longtime life motto of, “When you’re through changing, you’re through” — The Everyday collection was inspired by the idea that storage, too, should adapt to your ever-changing needs.
Keep reading to see the eight collaboration elements that will help you finally get a handle on all those organizational goals.
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Where to buy: From $59, California Closets
There are regular hangers … and then there are the high-quality lotus wood hangers that go along with Stewart’s California Closets line. Available in white or graphite, each style (suit, slacks, coat, skirt, and shirt hangers are all shoppable options) come in a set of 20 and feature a design that will help clothes keep their shape.
Another pro tip from Stewart? “Color-code hangers for each family member, using paint or ribbon. Everyone is happier if they know where things go,” she told Woman’s World in the latest issue.
Where to buy: From $3,770, California Closets
If you’ve got a larger closet, these do-it-all systems, which come with three units each, will line nearly every wall of your wardrobe to keep your suits, purses, pants, coats, and everything in between nice and tidy. They can be customized with drawers, shoe space, and more, and offer as many as 40 storage shelves in a collective unit.
Where to buy: From $15, California Closets
These small or large bins are just like the right size for accessories, such as hats or scarves, and can be used in any of the Everyday configurations, from closet to panty storage, for a more sightly setup. They can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth and come in colors that coordinate with each system.
Where to buy: From $995, California Closets
These open, airy systems can be mounted to the wall and customized for your needs, with varying sizes (choose from 3 to 8 feet) and features. If you have a lot of shoes, for instance, you might opt for this hanging and shoe storage system ($1,319), which has four additional rows for your sneakers, heels, and boots in addition to the hanging racks you can use for pants or tops. This three-drawer cabinet and door cabinet system ($2,480), meanwhile, places a heavier emphasis on storable items, such as intimates or accessories, thanks to its cabinet-style drawers.
Where to buy: From $1,105, California Closets
Stewart’s own m.o. is to make the most of her functioning desk space, as she told Woman’s World in her cover story this month. “My home office used to be in a closet,” she said. “That’s the kind I like. You can close the door and nobody has to see your mess.”
Her office set-ups reflect that mantra, with plenty of room for storage in the form of drawers or shelves and a clean, efficient workspace. A pro Stewart tip? “If you’re right-handed, keep all the supplies on the right side, and vice versa,” she says, noting that the lamp should always go on the opposite side to avoid shadows.
Where to buy: From $2,480, California Closets
Like the reach-in closets, Stewart’s wardrobes combine a bevy of elements (think shelves, hanging rods, and drawers) to maximize your closet space, but each one also includes a single or dual-door tall mesh cabinet, where you can place folded sweaters, jeans, and tops — genius!
Where to buy: From $1,856, California Closets
“Staying organized helps you be more productive,” Stewart told us of her pantry space. In addition to housing items on her 4- to 4.5-foot wall-mountable shelving units, which are optimal for displaying dishes or canned food and come in a variety of finishes to match your kitchen, Stewart advises pouring dry goods into see-through, sealed containers so you can instantly spot when items are running low. “They don’t have to be all new or matching jars," she assures.
She also likes to create pantry “stations,” grouping like items together. “I keep oils on one shelf, vinegars on another and salts on another," she revealed.
Where to buy: From $1,453, California Closets
Designed to house your television (up to 48 inches), electronics, and speakers, these media systems will keep your room free of all the cords and clutter than can go along with media accessories. They're available in 4-, 6-, or 8-foot options and feature plenty of hidden storage, plus open shelving for knick knacks or picture frames that will make for a nice addition when you're taking in your favorite shows.