Make room: space saving tips

There are sexier home improvements than closet and cabinet organizers. But what other upgrade will simplify your life and boost the salability of your home? Here's the best gear for organizing stuff now and impressing buyers later.

Wood system
You can get design help online at EasyClosets.com.
Closet organizers
Wood system
Price: $400 to $1,000 for melamine
$800 to $1,600 for wood veneer
This setup looks professional, but be ready for a major project. You must first assemble boards into shelves and then hang them on the closet wall.

For strength, go with boards that are three-quarters of an inch thick, not five-eighths of an inch, and a wood veneer or at least melamine (white laminate) finish instead of painted particleboard, says Mike Carson of Closet Works, a custom shop in Elmhurst, Ill., and president of the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals.

Some low-end products can pull apart at the seams over time.

Canvas sorters

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Metal
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Rollout trays

Drawer inserts

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