How to Choose the System That's Right For You

Whether you’re tackling a closet in a bedroom or an open wall in your living room, the sizing of your system will impact its storage capacity, versatility, and visual appeal.

Our Everyday System™  offers hundreds of design options to suit your needs. Sections can be swapped and reconfigured, and the entire system can easily be moved to a new location in your existing—or future—home. The Everyday System allows you to select a design that works for your current space, but is also adjustable and customizable to support your changing needs. 

You can also further customize The Everyday System with complementary, premium accessories including hangers and collapsible bins offered in iconic Martha Stewart colors.

Here are some factors to consider when selecting a system:

Will the system be a focal point? 
If the system will be the main focus of a room, such as a wardrobe, home office or media center, it's helpful to visualize how much space it will occupy.

Use painter's tape to map out an overall width and depth that feels comfortable in the space. Take into account any door swings or other obstructions that may impede the functionality of the system. Select a system that fits within your measurements or contact us to create a custom solution.

Choosing the right closet system
When purchasing a closet system, you'll need to determine hanging space in linear feet, which can be done by measuring the length of the existing poles within your closet. Ensure the system you purchase can accommodate your overall clothing storage needs.

Utilize double-hanging sections—where clothes are situated on an upper and lower pole—to maximize the amount of hanging space. Choose a medium-hanging height if you hang your pants full length, or have short dresses and long skirts. Select a long-hanging height for full-length dresses—this is typically the hanging section in your closet with the smallest width. Take advantage of our proprietary Hidden Track System, which can be easily and seamlessly adjusted as your needs change. For instance, a triple-hanging height for a toddler can be converted to a double-hanging space for a teen.

What are your shoe storage needs?
Count the number and types of shoes you own, then determine which configuration works best. The Everyday System offers shelves in two widths and two depths to optimize your storage space.

16"-wide shoe shelves can accommodate two pairs of women's shoes and two pairs of men's dress shoes across one shelf. 24"-wide shoe shelves can hold three pairs of women's shoes across one shelf. To fit three pairs of men's shoes, stagger heel to toe. Deeper depth shoe shelves feature a heel catch that allows for two pairs of shoes to be stored front to back for most sizes to maximize storage.

What types of cabinets should I consider?
When choosing cabinet storage, you'll need to think about the types of items being stored.

Soft-close drawers are perfect for folded sweaters and T-shirts. Additionally, soft-close drawers are well-suited for concealing more personal items such as lingerie or undergarments. Breathable mesh bins provide at-a-glance visibility and easy access, making them a good choice for accessories like socks, belts and children’s toys. The mesh door cabinet protects clothing items while allowing them to breathe and adds a beautiful design accent to your closet or wardrobe.

Which shelving options are right for you?
The Everyday System shelves come in three widths and two depths to offer optimal functionality when storing your clothing items. 14” deep shelves are the perfect depth for folded clothing and shoes while 20” deep shelves offer extra storage for bulkier items.

16” wide shelves are ideal for storing folded clothing and handbags. 24” wide shelves are ideal for storing two stacks of folded items per shelf. 30” wide shelves can hold bulkier items such as sweaters and blankets.

Choosing the right system in other areas of the home: what type of shelving should I consider?
For pantries, 14” deep shelves are perfect for boxed items, storage jars and kitchen towels. 20” deep shelves are useful when storing larger items such as platters, baking dishes, kitchen appliances and cases of bottled drinks. In media centers, 20” deep shelving can accommodate your media equipment as well as showcase your favorite collectables. In home offices, 20” deep shelving allows space for your books, picture frames and household plants Take advantage of our proprietary Hidden Track System, which allows for shelves to be easily and seamlessly adjusted as your needs change.

What type of cabinets should I consider?
In pantries, mesh bins offer visibility and breathability for produce items and linens. The media cabinet will house your electronics with easy access for cords to run behind the system. The 2-drawer cabinet is a great solution in media centers for storing DVDs and gaming supplies. A desk drawer cabinet offers a sleek space to store your most used office supplies in the home office. The file drawer cabinet keeps important documents organized and tucked away behind soft-close drawers. A mesh door cabinet is an elegant solution for storing items in any system in the home and adds a unique design accent to the system.