February 25th, 2011
Have you been going back and forth about whether or not you want to install a custom storage solution in your home? Well the time is now because we have a special! For a limited time we are offering two FREE closest system accessories on all new orders. That’s right you can choose between any of our closet accessories which include: baskets, convenience racks, dividers, jewelry storage, laundry baskets, pant racks, show storage or specialty items. And what’s a custom closet without accessories?
To receive your two free accessories along with your custom closet you must schedule the initial design consultation before February 28, 2011. Your order must also be at least $1,000 to qualify. Act now and so you can receive two free accessories to add to your custom closet design to aide with organization. If you are in the Richmond, VA area call Closet Factory Richmond at 804-559-0001 and speak with one of our designers for additional information.
January 25th, 2011
Have you ever sat back and wondered, “Where on earth did all of this clutter from?” If you often find yourself doing extensive organizing and cleaning on a weekly basis you probably repeat this thought quite often. Depending on your personality the clutter in your home can come from numerous places. Maybe you always shop sales because the prices are so low, or maybe you feel guilty throwing out your child’s artwork from 5 years ago, you may even keep every little thing that has been passed down to you. Today we are going to share with you some funny ways clutter is created that we found shared on the national Closet Factory Facebook page.
- Whenever you stay at a hotel, take the tiny shampoos and soaps home with you. Don’t use them, though. Hoard them in your bathroom for the coming zombie apocalypse.
- Treat your home like a museum. Be sentimental about everything, from your first-grade report card to family heirlooms.
- Agree to store things indefinitely for other people.
- If someone offers to give you something you don’t really need, like an extra set of dishes, say yes.
- Combining households with your sweetie? This is the perfect opportunity to bask in the thrill of double ladles, DVD players and litter boxes. Don’t be tempted to get rid of a single object; you never know when you might need those extra dining room chairs.
- On to your wardrobe. Don’t weed out old things when you buy new ones, and keep clothing in a wide range of sizes in case you shrink or expand like Alice in Wonderland.
- Solve all of your organizational issues in one fell swoop with a quick trip to The Container Store. Buy loads of stuff, but don’t measure spaces beforehand or create a clear plan for how you’re going to use them.
- Deal with every stray emotion by going shopping. Spend more than you planned to so you can get the free gift at the cosmetics counter, even if you never use eye shadow or flavored lip gloss and already own enough toiletry bags to last a lifetime.
- Take your “miscellaneous” pile of papers, sort papers according to category/subject/urgency, label each pile as such with a sticky note, paperclip each pile together, file under “miscellaneous” in your filing cabinet, voila!
- Instead of appreciating what you have, dwell on the nagging feeling that you’re missing something important.
- There’s nothing in a “free pile” that can’t become your new best friend. Broken TV’s become objects d’art, and rain-soaked couches transform into guest bedding for the in-laws!
- Buy sale items because they are such an amazing deal and not because you actually need them.
- If you can’t sell your old things for what you think they’re worth, keep them instead of donating them.
- Take up a hobby or activity that requires lots of specialized gear or supplies, like ice hockey or scrapbooking. Oh, sure, it seems innocent now. Just wait until an entire room in your house has been devoted to your spouse’s model-train collection.
- Out of sight, out of mind. If it’s tucked in a container or hidden away in a cupboard, it’s not clutter.
- Speed up your impulse shopping by signing up for “flash sale” sites like Groupon.
- Value quantity over quality.
- Subscribe to half a dozen weekly magazines and a couple of newspapers, and refuse to get rid of anything until you’ve read all of them. Stack them until you can get there, ideally on tables that are slightly too small for them, enhancing the likelihood of landslides.
- If you have a yard sale, put everything you can’t sell back in the basement until next year’s yard sale. Repeat annually.
- When in doubt, box it up and put it into paid storage!
(Information from timesunion.com)
Anything sound familiar? Leave a comment and let us know which clutter vice describes you.
January 14th, 2011
The groundbreaking days of the walk-in closet are nearly over as the takeover of the live-in closet commences. What exactly is a live-in closet you ask? A live-in closet is one that has been greatly expanded and customized to suit the needs of homeowners. The Wall Street Journal recently featured an article on the popular, new trend of closets. Live-in closets are often the result of remodeled bedrooms with various organization solutions such as: wall-to-wall shelving units, back lights, display cases, islands and even seating. Live-in closets derive their name from their size, they are literally big enough to live in. They are also commonly referred to as dressing rooms or boutique closets.
The reference to boutiques was applied given their ability to be highly specialized to the homeowners’ functional and design needs. Because the closets are custom made they make getting dressed and distributing laundry easier and more efficient. Every item has its place on a hook, in a drawer or display case, or on shelf. While meeting the needs of homeowners, custom made live- in boutique closets increase the value of a home. The article made note of a recent homeowner who sold her home giving credit to her custom live-in closet for increasing the value of her home.
Are ready to be able to not only walk-in your closet but live-in it? If so call Closet Factory Richmond today to set up a free consultation!
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September 12th, 2010
We all have our favorite celebrities and sometimes wish we could take a peek into their everyday lives to see how they really live out of the spotlight. Have you ever wondered what their closets look like? Of course they are filled with clothes and shoes from the most lavish designers, but are the actual closets over the top, simple, or full out oversized dressing rooms? Take a look at these star closets. Would you mind having one these designs in your home ? If so, which one?
Eva Longoria Parker
Kimora Lee Simmons
Images from InStyle