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Spring Clean For A Cause – Thanks Richmond!

May 31st, 2011

Dear Richmond Community,

Spring Clean for a Cause is truly a humbling experience. The outpouring of generosity from the Richmond community is heart warming. From everyone who takes the time clean out their closets to the swarm of volunteers that make it happen. With all that goes into making our Spring Clean event possible, nothing can top the heartfelt thanks of the recipients on the day of the Free Yard sale.

It is an honor to be of service to those in need.


Bryan and Teresa Mueller
Owners, Closet Factory of Richmond



3rd Annual Spring Clean for A Cause – Final Week for Pick Up

May 3rd, 2011

Cleaning out your closets can be a chore, but wouldn’t it be easier if you had an incentive to get it done? Well, there is one. Join Closet Factory and FOX Richmond as we Spring Clean for A Cause to benefit our neighbors in the Richmond area.

Clean out your closets and give back to the community all at the same time by donating your gently used clothing and shoes. Through this partnership with the Closet Factory of Richmond and the Salvation Army, all donated items will directly help those in need in the Richmond community.

This is the final week for pick ups! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to organize your closets and help a worthwhile cause at the same time. We can schedule pick ups anytime between now and May 6th. Call 559-0001 now to schedule a pick up in your area.



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

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

Image from MAC Events

Closet Factory Richmond on Local Morning Show

January 18th, 2011

Closet Facotory RichmondWe have an announcement to make, Closet Factory Richmond‘s very own Teresa Mueller was recently featured on a local CBS affiliate station. On the morning show she discussed the benefits and difference in space between an un0ganized closet and one that is customized to suit your needs . The station loved her interview so much they picked it as Clip of the Week. The clip of Teresa was also featured on the main Closet Factory blog. After looking at the clip, determine your the size of your closet and contact us to create and install the storage systems that fits your lifestyle.

To view the video visit the WTVR website.

Ready, Set, GO: January is Get Organized Month

January 4th, 2011

Get Organized MonthIt’s the beginning of 2011 are you ready to GO? Since the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start or change your organization habits, the National Association of Professional Organizers has deemed January Get Organized Month (GO). According to a recent poll conducted by NAPO 65% of the responders described their homes as disorganized and 96% of them said they would save time by being more organized.

This January marks the 7th year that NAPO is hosting the event. To celebrate NAPO chapters throughout the country will be hosting events to help you become more organized. A few of the events include Ask-the-Organizer panels, Organize to Economize in the New Year workshops, Shred-and-Organize events, and more. To find an event in your area visit the NAPO website.

Ready to take control of your home, save time and become more organized? Call Closet Factory Richmond today at 804-559-0001 and let us help!

Experience Richmond’s Tacky Lights Tour

December 15th, 2010

ugly tacky christmas lightsToday is a special day for lighting and Richmond, why is it special you might ask? Because Mayor Dwight Jones has officially made December 16th Richmond Tacky Lights Tour Day. Richmond receives this distinguished honor from a multitude of outlets after…

being named “the capital of the lighting universe” by BusinessWeek, a “Christmas beacon” for tacky lights from Forbes Magazine, after being featured on NPR for our tacky lights, and after being featured on TLC’s “Crazy Christmas Lights” TV show.

In celebration of tacky lights Richmond locals are encouraged to get out there are experience the Tacky Lights Tour for themselves tonight.  You can plan your own tour by using the tacky lights map, search Richmond Tacky Lights on you smartphone for step-by-step directions, make a donation and tour with To The Bottom and Back, or ride around in a stylish limo. Whichever way you decide to experience Richmond’s Tacky Lights Tour we hope you enjoy yourselves and the tacky, yet festive lights!

SunTrust Richmond Marathon

November 11th, 2010

suntrust richmond marathonIf you’re going to run a marathon, why not choose a friendly one? Richmond the time has come once again for the SunTrust Richmond Marathon, “America’s Friendliest Marathon.” The marathon will start in finish in downtown Richmond taking runners through our scenic city. Throughout the race there will be the typical water and sports drink stops, but there will be other stops which set this marathon apart from others.

In addition to the hydration stations there will be be junk food stops at miles 16 and 22. The sweet stations will feature cookies, candy and soda. There will also be two wet-washcloth stations so runners look their best as they get their photo taken crossing the finish line. Runners don’t get to have all the fun at this marathon. There will be three party zones with free food, prizes and noisemakers for spectators. Head out this weekend and be apart of “America’s Friendliest Marathon!”

Good luck to all the runners from Closet Factory Richmond!

Halloween Events in Richmond

October 26th, 2010

It’s almost time for Halloween Richmond do you know how you’ll be celebrating? If you are looking to have a scary good time there are a few local events to get you spooked. Kick-off Halloween a little early by heading out Thursday for the Creepy Hollow Hayride. The Virginia Halloween Legend will be back for its 19th year. The hayride will be a narrated account on the horrors of Dr. Ulysses S. Farrington’s experiments that took place in the hollow of the woods.

On the day of Halloween experience the biggest and best haunted trail in the state of Virginia, Scream Forest. You’ll have to use your own two feet to navigate this scary adventure. After being dropped off in the middle of the woods you must find your way out of Scream Forest and into the haunted Bedlam House.

  • What: Creepy Hollow Hayride
  • When: Thursday, October 28, 2010 – Sunday, October 31, 2010 (7:00 PM-11:00 PM)
  • Where: 14499 Stone Horse Creek Road; Richmond, VA 23059
  • Admission: $15
  • For more information visit the Creepy Hollow Hayride website.

scream forest

  • What: Scream Forest
  • When: Sunday, October 31, 2010 – Sunday, November 28, 2010 (7:00 PM-11:00 PM)
  • Where: 14499 Stone Horse Creek Road; Richmond, VA 23059
  • Admission: $15
  • For more information visit the Scream Forest website.

Have a safe a happy Halloween Richmond, from everyone here at Closet Factory Richmond!

*Both events are scary entertainment and may not be suitable for young children.

4th Annual Fall Home Show Richmond

October 4th, 2010

We have been very busy these last few weeks and we aren’t slowing down yet. Next week we will be showcasing our custom closet solutions at the 4th annual MAC Events Fall Home Show Richmond. The high-quality home show will take place October 16th and 17th at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. This home show is just in time if you are planning to get your home improvement projects completed by the holiday season. Come out to Fall Home Show and visit us at booth 418 to discuss organization solutions for your home!

MAC Events fall home show richmond

  • What: MAC Events Fall Home Show Richmond
  • When: October 16th and 17th
  • Time: Saturday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 11am –  5pm
  • Where: Greater Richmond Convention Center
  • Admission: Seniors $5, Adults $7, Kids (12-17) $4, Kids under 11 Free
  • For more information visit Mac Events Fall Home Show Richmond.

****Receive free admission for two with a monetary or non-perishable food donation to the Central Virginia Food bank.****