Archive for the ‘Closet Factory in the Community’ Category

Charlottesville Design House – Closet Factory Tradition

May 6th, 2015

Closet Factory custom organizer Peggy Woodall lends her custom storage expertise to the Charlottesville Design House. For the 6th year, the Shelter for Help in Emergency in Charlottesville, VA is hosting it’s Cville Design House, a fundraiser for the Shelter and an opportunity for the public to view the work of dozens of local designers. And for the 6th year the Closet Factory Richmond VA owners Bryan and Teresa Mueller along with Senior Designer Peggy Woodall are participating in this worthwhile event and having fun in the process.

How It Works
Each winter, an invitation arrives to preview the home which will be showcased that spring. Designers from the area bid on which rooms they would like to transform and that’s where the real work begins. Paint colors are fanned out, light fixtures are switched on, and furniture and accessories are considered and moved around. In the span of just a few weeks, the designers take empty rooms and bring them to life.

Inspiration Fabric

DH15_fabricThis year the Design House is in Earlysville so you get lovely mountain views as a bonus! As you tour the house, you will see dozens of ideas that you can take home with you. Even if your home is not large, or your budget is small, you will find something you can do in your own home. Case in point, this year U-Fab hung empty picture frames in the master bedroom, to great effect!

Closet Factory Involvement
I’m not going to give away the secrets of this year’s expansive master closet (you have to come out and see it!) but last year, myself for the Closet Factory and designer Amy Smith of Organized Design redid the laundry room and what a laundry room it was! A large footprint allowed us to create large cedar closets for storage, spaces for sewing and crafts, and there was even this nifty fold-out ironing board for quick touch-ups. Oh yeah, there was also a washer and dryer.

The Cville Design House is open now through May 17, 2015. Please visit for hours and directions. There is a cafe and a boutique which also benefit the Shelter for Help in Emergency and women in our area.

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4th Annual Spring Clean for a Cause

March 19th, 2012

We are gearing up for April. Not only is it a beautiful time of year it is our Spring Clean for a Cause special month. 2012 marks our 4th year of this event and we are very proud that with your assistance we can do our part of giving back to our community. We live here, as you do, and we want to do all we can to help make our community the very best it can be. During the month of April you can call our office at anytime and a member of our team will come get your gently used “Spring Clean” clothes and shoes. We sort and coordinate all the clothes and then work with local charitable partners to give these clothes away during the annual “yard sale” event. There is no reason to wait until April to start organizing your master closet or any other closet space in your home. And nothing makes the heart feel better than to help someone. Now your clothes can make a difference to someone in need and your generosity is so much appreciated. Remember feel free to call us at 804-559-0001 and we will come to you. If it is easier feel free to come visit us at our showroom/factory in Mechanicsville as well.

Before we go any further please know how much we appreciate you and your willingness to work with us to make our community stronger.

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



Spring Clean For A Cause – A Sweeping Success!

May 26th, 2011

For the third consecutive year, Closet Factory of Richmond has been helping Richmonders clean out their closets for a great cause that helps out their local neighbors.

This year’s Spring Clean For A Cause campaign started in April when we encouraged local families to clean out their closets and donate their gently used clothing.  Closet Factory drivers picked up these donations throughout the city and surrounding counties and brought them all back to the Closet Factory showroom.

The Salvation Army provided volunteers to help organize and sort the clothing and to also help during the yard sale. They were tireless in their efforts to make sure that word got out about the event to those people who could benefit the most. SMARTBOX, a local leader in the moving and storage industry, donated seven portable storage boxes to transport the clothes. Thank you to our Richmond partners who helped make this event another great success.

The FREE yard sale was held on Friday, May 20th. In total, we collected over 160 feet of men’s and women’s hanging clothes, a dozen boxes of shoes, and two dozen bags of assorted children’s clothing.  Thanks Richmond!

Happy New Year Wishes from Closet Factory Richmond!

December 31st, 2010

Before you head out to celebrate the beginning of the new year we would like to take the time to wish you a very happy new from everyone here at Closet Factory Richmond!!

Closet Factory Richmond Wishes You Happy Holidays

December 23rd, 2010

The holidays have arrived and we hope you enjoy quality time spend with the special people in your life. We will be closed Christmas Eve to do the same. We will reopen Monday, December 27th to help you with all your closet organization needs.

Happy holidays from Closet Factory Richmond!

Closet Factory Richmond in Homearama Charity House

December 3rd, 2010

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Closet Factory Richmond Blog Updates!

November 16th, 2010
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We’ve made some updates to our blog here at Closet Factory Richmond! We are constantly searching for ways to make your time spent on our blog as efficient as possible. The blog updates will allow you to preview multiple home and closet organization post excerpts on the homepage, as well as easily share them through the most popular social networking sites. In addition to these updates here’s what else is new to the Closet Factory Richmond blog:

  1. New slider – a smaller updated flash box at the top of the homepage will display our featured posts on organization
  2. Excerpts –  segments from six  posts will appear on the homepage giving you a quick preview, the posts can be expanded by clicking the title or read more link
  3. Facebook “like” and Twitter “tweet” – “like” and “tweet” buttons will be at the top of every post so you can easily and quickly share our blog through your favorite social media sites
  4. You might also like — boxes at the bottom of each post will suggest other posts related to the one you are currently under

We hope the updates makes reading our blog more pleasurable, leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Homearama Weekend Events

September 24th, 2010

Richmond's HomearamaLooking for something to do this weekend? Head out to Richmond’s Homearama at Patriot’s Landing. We have products featured in 4 of 6 homes on display. The homes will be showcasing the latest trends in interior design and new home innovations. In addition to the home tour, there will be daily events up until October 3rd. Head out for this weekend’s fun events and learn about 101 great new ideas for your home at the same time!

Homearama events for this weekend:

  • What: Children’s  Hospital Foundation Block Party
  • When: September 25th 12pm-4pm
  • Enjoy: Live entertainment by Flat Elvis, a silent auction benefitting the hospital, free lunch for 500 guests
  • What: Senior Day sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power
  • When: September 27 12pm-9pm
  • Enjoy: Organization seminar, flower arranging workshop, interior design tips and live music.

For more information on Homearama and its events visit Richmond’s Homearama.

23rd Annual Richmond Home Show

September 17th, 2010

Richmond Home ShowThis weekend is the 23rd Annual Richmond Home Show at RIR. Come see Richmond’s best decorating, remodeling and building companies all in one location. Stop by our booth (152-154) and let our design experts help with your next home organization project. Book an appointment at the show and you’ll get 10 percent off plus FREE installation. We hope to see you there!

  • When: Saturday September 18th and Sunday September 19th
  • Where: Richmond Raceway Complex (Richmond, VA)
  • Show Hours: Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm
  • Admission: 16 & under FREE, Adults $7, Military, Police, Fireman, EMS with ID: Free