Posts Tagged ‘Home Organization’

Shamrock the Block in Richmond for St. Patrick’s Day

March 10th, 2011

Shamrock the BlockAttention Richmond, St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and the city will be celebrating with the first outdoor festival of the season. The 8th Annual Shamrock the Block Festival will take over the streets of Historic Shockoe Bottom this weekend Saturday, March 12, 2011. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Greater Richmond SCAN, the local nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in the Greater Richmond area.

Festival guests will vibe to the sounds of live music all day from Uisce Beatha, Trogone Band and Bayside to name a few, and enjoy good eats courtesy of one of Richmond’s best, Halligan Bar & Grill. Don’t forget to bring the kids, there will be a children’s area with jugglers, face-painting, bouncies, games and more. Join 20,000 of your neighbors in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, after all it is free!

  • What: 2011 Shamrock the Block
  • When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ noon
  • Where: Historic Shockoe Bottom
      • 17th Street Farmers Market
        100 North 17th St.
        Richmond, VA 23219
  • Admission: FREE
  • For additional information visit Shamrock the Block

Take Inventory Before Your Closet Consultation

March 7th, 2011

Closet Factory RichmondHave you called us or visited our website to set up a design consultation for the custom closets you wish to add to your home, but now you don’t know what to do? Before you meet with one of our top closet designers prepare for the consultation. We know you’re probably wondering how do I prepare for a closet consultation, and the answer is by taking inventory.

To help you take inventory of your belongings Vice President and Head Designer for Closet Factory Kay Wade has developed an Inventory Guide. The purpose of the Inventory Guide is help you see exactly how much space you will need in your closet, and which accessories would be beneficial. It’s one thing to visually look and guess at how many items you have, but another to sort through them and obtain accurate numbers. The inventory guide is perfect for those who may not get the chance to show the designer all their belongings to help them customize your closet.

Download your very own copy of the Inventory Guide visit the national Closet Factory website.

Only 3 Days Left to Receive 2 FREE Closet Accessories!

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.Closet Factory acccessories

Organize Your Accessories with Custom Jewelry Storage

February 23rd, 2011
Jewelry storage by Closet Factory Richmond

Custom jewelry storage by Closet Factory Richmond

How many times have you avid jewelry wearers went to grab a necklace of bracelet to accessorize with, only to find it was tangled? Or have you ever reached for the perfect pair of earrings only to be able to find one? Tangled or lost jewelry can be a common problem if you aren’t using the correct type of storage. Here at Closet Factory Richmond we provide custom, built-in jewelry storage right along with your closet solution. You can have your jewelry drawers mounted to the wall along with the other cabinetry in your closet, or as apart of an island in your closet.

Once you have you custom jewelry storage added to your closet keep these storage tips in mind:

  • Always lay jewelry flat and face up to prevent bends and kinks from forming.
  • Leave an ample amount of space between each piece of jewelry in the same compartment to hinder tangles.
  • Place your everyday jewelry closest to the front so it’s quick to reach.

If you are ready to add custom jewelry storage to your home call Closet Factory Richmond today!

Benefits of Custom Wine Cellars

February 18th, 2011

Are you a self proclaimed wine connoisseur? Do you find enjoyment in collecting different types of wine and hosting tastings in your home? If you are a wine enthusiast with a growing collection you should place your findings on display with a custom wine room by Closet Factory Richmond. Just as you organize and display other collections for guests to view, the same should be done with your wine. Custom wine rooms tailored to your needs provide many benefits which will allow…

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Custom wine cellar design by Closet Factory Richmond

  • Vintages to age accordingly
  • You to tastefully display your collection
  • The design to flow with the rest of your home
  • Proper storage space
  • Host private tastings for friends in and family
  • Easy organization and retrieval of  bottles based on your preferences
  • You to increase the resale value of your home

Want to discuss installing a custom wine cellar in your home? Call Closet Factory Richmond today to begin planning your design.

Why You Should Choose Closet Factory Richmond

February 15th, 2011
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Closet design by Closet Factory Richmond

If you are looking to install custom closets and other organization solutions into your home then you are probably aware of the various companies which claim to offer such services. However, no other brands of custom organization solutions are quite like those of Closet Factory Richmond. Because we truly care about our clients needs and we want them to be successful when it comes to home organization, we not only customize their designs but back them with a lifetime guarantee. With that being said we want to share why you should choose Closet Factory Richmond…

  • Our design process is like no other. We start with a free consultation in which a designer comes to your home to survey your space and learn about you specific needs.
  • Our manufacturing is truly custom. Each piece of your organizational solution is made to order from scratch to make sure it accommodates your every need.
  • The installation is easy. Since your organizational solutions are completely customized to the dimensions of your room installation is simple and mess-free.

To really see why you should choose Closet Factory Richmond call us today to set up a design consultation.

Tips on Keeping an Organized Laundry Room

February 10th, 2011
Closest Factory Richmond laundry room design

Laundry room design by Closet Factory Richmond

No one loves doing laundry, well there may be a few people who find it relaxing and therapeutic, but the majority of us only do it because it’s necessary. If you do the laundry in your home then you know first hand how quickly the laundry room can become cluttered and disorganized. With everyone dropping their clothes off  things tend to build up and spiral out of control.

If we just described the scene in your laundry room we want to share a few tips on keeping an organized laundry room.

  • Add organization solutions and accessories by Closet Factory Richmond such as shelving, cabinetry and hooks to optimize all the space in your laundry room.
  • Maximize shelf space by placing the items you use most often in the front on the shelves closest to your workspace. Organize remaining products in order from how much they are used, with the items used the least in the back.
  • Use a collapsible drying rack that is easy to put up and take down on hand for items that aren’t dryer friendly.
  • Use a laundry sorter so family members can separate their clothes as they drop them off, eliminating clutter and cutting down the time it takes to complete the laundry.

Need organization solutions to help keep your laundry room organized? Call Closet Factory Richmond today to set up a consultation.

It’s Time for the 2011 Richmond Home Show!

February 7th, 2011

Attention Richmond homeowners, are you aware that your home needs to undergo a few renovations, but you have no idea what you want to do or where to start? No need to worry, Richmond’s premier home and garden show is here to rescue you. The Richmond Home Show will commence this Thursday Feb. 10th and run until this Sunday Feb. 13th. The Greater Richmond Convention will be home to the latest in remodeling and gardening trends. There will be displays from over 300 vendors at the home and garden show, home seminars, speakers and home tours to name a few. So if you are at a loss for where to go with your remodeling project head out to the Richmond Home Show for inspiration on everything from interior design, renovations and landscape design.

Richmond Home Show

  • What: Richmond Home Show
  • When: Thursday Feb. 10th – Sunday Feb. 13th
  • Where: Greater Richmond Convention Center
  • Admission: Adults $12, Seniors $8, Kids (12-17) $6, Kids under 12 FREE
  • For additional information: MAC Events

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How is the Clutter Created in Your Home?

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Treat your home like a museum. Be sentimental about everything, from your first-grade report card to family heirlooms.
  3. Agree to store things indefinitely for other people.
  4. If someone offers to give you something you don’t really need, like an extra set of dishes, say yes.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. Instead of appreciating what you have, dwell on the nagging feeling that you’re missing something important.
  11. 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!
  12. Buy sale items because they are such an amazing deal and not because you actually need them.
  13. If you can’t sell your old things for what you think they’re worth, keep them instead of donating them.
  14. 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.
  15. Out of sight, out of mind. If it’s tucked in a container or hidden away in a cupboard, it’s not clutter.
  16. Speed up your impulse shopping by signing up for “flash sale” sites like Groupon.
  17. Value quantity over quality.
  18. 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.
  19. If you have a yard sale, put everything you can’t sell back in the basement until next year’s yard sale. Repeat annually.
  20. When in doubt, box it up and put it into paid storage!
  21. (Information from timesunion.com)

Anything sound familiar? Leave a comment and let us know which clutter vice describes you.

Get Organized Month Tip: Cleaning the Medicine Cabinet

January 21st, 2011

medicine cabinetHow many times have you opened you medicine cabinet in search of a much needed item, produced a blank stare and then proceeded to close it? Probably too many times to count. The medicine cabinet is much like the ‘junk drawer’ except it is found in the bathroom. It is one of the most convenient places to throw random items that you use in the bathroom. Because we know the majority of people have disorganized medicine cabinets we are going to share a few tips for cleaning it out for Get Organized Month.

  • De-clutter your medicine cabinet by removing any hygiene related items or things that simply do not belong and move them to the correct place. Only keep prescriptions, band aids, rubbing alcohol and items of that nature in your medicine cabinet.
  • Throw away any items you haven’t used within the last six months or anything with a past expiration date.
  • Reduce bulky packaging by arranging cotton swabs and balls, bandages and other small items in small apothecary jars to keep them dry and for space optimization.
  • Keep the medicine cabinet organized by not adding additional items that do not belong when you are cleaning in a rush, and by reorganizing it every few months.

Need to add more storage solutions to organize the overflow from your medicine cabinet? Call Closet Factory Richmond today for your custom solution!

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