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I Love My Closet…But

March 4th, 2012

I love my Closet Factory closet…but

by: Georgia Kukoski, Designer, Closet Factory Richmond

As a Closet Factory designer, my customers tell me every day how much they love their new Closet Factory closets. Customers share that the closet has truly made a difference in their daily lives. The morning routine is less stressful because clothes, shoes and jewelry have a place and are easy to access. So when my customer emailed after her installation that she loved her closet, but . . . my heart sank. I was at the installation and our Closet Factory Installation Team had done a masterful job of installing the panels, shelves, doors and drawers. And the continuous capshelf along the angled ceiling was amazing. What could she not love about her new master closet?

I took a deep breath and continued to read the email. “Georgia, I love my new closets.  My only criticism is that I can now see that I have six sweaters that are virtually the same color (really its twelve since I have the same problem with a particular shade of blue and another shade of green).  Ignorance was bliss.”

I laughed out loud! What a great problem we created for our customer! And it made me wonder how many other customers and future customers have purchased clothes that they already have in their closet or dresser because they could not find or see them.
With a season change around the corner, save some money on clothes. You will start the spring organized and aware of all your clothes and shoes.

Closet Factory Designers – Building Trust Across Richmond

September 12th, 2011

Senior Designer Sue Pike has worked with hundreds of clients over the years designing custom organization solutions that improve lives by reducing stress and clutter. When our clients take the time to praise the work we do it truly touches our hearts. Trust is an easy word to say these days, but a more difficult thing to show. At Closet Factory we believe every piece of custom organization we creatively design, manufacture and install makes a difference in the lives of all who use it.

Here is a letter just received from our client. Choosing an organizational company can be a challenge at times since so many elements of a great design are not always evident. As you read this letter ask yourself, “Does this company and Sue Pike sound like someone I can trust?” If you answer yes, our team and Sue are here ready to assist you.

Client Showcase: The Moten’s New Closet

May 5th, 2011

Recently, Closet Factory design consultant, Sue Pike, was given a challenge from one of her clients to transform an awkward closet space into an organized closet with lots of storage without skimping on style.

Sue said “My neighbors came to me for answers on how to make better use of their very challenging closet space.  They had a long, narrow closet with an attic stairway on one side, a 14 foot high ceiling and lots of clothes! They also had a keen sense of style and wanted a rich and contemporary look.”

Sue took advantage of the ceiling height and used it for storing and accessing the clients’ hanging clothes.  She created multiple sections of triple hanging units along with the use of wardrobe lifts so that all levels of the closet were easily accessible.  Closet Factory of Richmond specializes in customizing closets while working around existing space challenges.

The design features of the closet include a mocha woodgrain closet with full backing, solid slanted shoe shelves, chrome accessories, and under the stairway drawers.

Just like the Moten Family, you can create the closet of your dreams. Call Closet Factory of Richmond today at 804-559-0001 or 800-474-3776.










Closet Factory Richmond Celebrates 100 Blog Posts!

December 21st, 2010

Closet Factory Richmond custom closetWe are celebrating early here at Closet Factory Richmond because we are receiving the perfect gift that is right in time for the holidays. We’ve reached our 100th blog post! We are extremely excited to have reached this point and would like thank each and everyone of you. To further show thanks we want to kick off a celebration with all of our readers. That’s right we want all of you to help us celebrate this world-of-blogging milestone. We’ve decided to dedicate our 100th post to our most popular posts since we launched the blog nearly a year ago. If you’ve just recently started following our blog then now is the perfect time to see what you missed all in one post. Ready, set, get organization tips!

  1. Entryway Organization
  2. Make Room for Your Car!
  3. Shared Space
  4. Line Up Your Linens: Tips on How to Organize the Linen Closet
  5. Seeing You Clutter and Being Alright With It

We hope you’ve enjoyed our most popular posts for the first, or second time. Once again we want to thank you for visiting our blog for home organization tips. If you would like to receive our posts in your email subscribe on the left hand side of the blog!

Closet Factory Richmond in Homearama Charity House

December 3rd, 2010

letter from children's hospital to Closet Factory Richmond

Closet Factory Designers and Installers Aim to Please

September 9th, 2010

We enjoy what we do and we are always thrilled to learn how pleased our customers are. A recent satisfied customer writes:Letter testimonial to Closet Factory Richmond

I Love My Closet!

June 5th, 2010

We love when our customers are satisfied so we were thrilled to receive this email from Jill and would like to share some of it with you:

“Just wanted you to know I LOVE my closet.  What a difference.  It’s all so neat and clean.  I found it hard to believe my clothes fit well with plenty of shelf space to spare.  I didn’t believe it could make such a difference.  Of course, we did throw out a lot when we emptied out the closet, but still, I can’t believe how many empty shelves I still have available. ”

Thank you for your business Jill and for taking the time to write. We’re glad you are enjoying your new closet!

We Love our Closet Factory Clients!

April 4th, 2010

It’s always nice to hear from our happy customers. We just got this letter from Krystal and we thought we would share part of it with you:

“I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much I have been enjoying my bedroom closet systems that were installed late December 2009. The closet systems have made it so much more enjoyable to put away laundry now that I have adequate space to store my clothes… I am so pleased with the closet systems, and I will not hesitate to recommend your company and Carol to friends and family who are considering closet systems.”

Thanks Krystal for taking the time to write and we are so glad you are enjoying your new closet!

Today’s the Day – Time To Organize That Horribly Messy Closet

March 14th, 2010

Ok, get ready.  Today is the day.  I am going to get organized.  I am tired of opening closet doors and having something fall on my head!  Who needs all this stuff anyways; I have not used it or worn it in years.  That is how I feel every time I open my bedroom closet.  Let me back up a bit, we moved in to our new home 6 years ago, husband, three kids and me.  I still have things hanging in my closet that have not been worn since then!  Clothes still hanging on the same hang, in the same pile on top of the shelves, still cannot find the other shoe!

First things, firsts I am making a game plan. I have gathered three boxes, pencil, paper, labeler and ice-cold Mt. Dew.  This is going to be a tough few hours.  Therefore, here is the plan:

1.        Label each box.

a.       Cleaners or repair (is it not worn because it needs to be cleaned or a button sewn back on)

b.       Give away or donation box (it does not fit and never will, maybe someone else can use it)

c.        Garage sale or resale shop (still holds some value, new coat only worn twice, see what you can get for it)

2.       Handle each item once.  Decide right now, which box it, goes in to or if it is to be returned to the closet with its hang facing backwards.  (If it is still hanging that way in 6 months or a year, out it goes)

3.       Make a list of what storage items that will be need to help keep the closet neat.  Shoe racks, storage boxes, shelf dividers.

I start by taking out anything in the closest that does not belong there, dirty towels, shopping bags, etc.  I will deal with that later, now on to the clothes.  Once it is in my hand it has to either go into one of the labeled boxes or back to the closet hanging hanger facing backwards. Tackle all the sweaters and anything else that was thrown up on the shelves.  Toss out worn out shoes and boots.  Make a pile of shoes that just need minor repairs or a bit of polish.  Jot down items to purchase.

I will need a shoe rack that holds 24 pairs of shoes, 6 shelf dividers, 3 storages boxes and a clothes hamper.  Shoes will easier to find with their mates, sweaters will stop falling over or on my head and smaller items such as belts and scarves will have a place be.

After a few hours, everything has its place, and I am ready for a trip to Goodwill to drop of a box or two.  Next, on to my daughter’s closet…..

At Work or At Home Workout Tips

March 12th, 2010

Having a mini gym in the office is a great way to relieve some stress of just stay in shape between meetings. Doing moves like triceps dips and step-ups while you’re on a work conference call keeps the blood moving and keeps me sharp. One of the best parts is that anyone can do it. Whether you are a software engineer who is confined to an office or a stay at home mom or dad that with a houseful of kids who allow little space for a home gym due to all the Legos and Barbies scattered about. Really, this is about having a spot to work out wherever you spend the most time no matter how big of small the space is.

Think about it, you probably spend close to 10 hours a day at work, and since in most cases it’s impractical to squeeze a cardio machine into your office it makes sense to have some sort of physical exercise mixed in there somewhere. While it is great that you are getting exercise during this time, it is also important to make effective use of the 5 or 10 minutes you have between meetings or diaper changings. So, here are some tips on how to make the most of that precious little time:

Think Simple – Choose fitness equipment that is easy to use and doesn’t require a lot of setup. Try several forms of resistance. Think about using ankle weights, dumbbells, weighted balls and rubber tubing to keep your workout varied.

Start Collecting DVDs – Fitness DVDs can help you break out of a rut. You can usually find these at bargain basement prices. Maybe they don’t have latest sex symbol on the cover, but you are there for the workout and not for the pretty faces.

It’s a Numbers Game – When jogging, I find it motivating to use something that keeps track of my stats. Tools like the Nike and iPod combo allow you to track your workout stats on your iPod via a disc in your shoe. Polar and Timex have similar products at varying price points. It’s encouraging for me to see the distance that I traveled and how many calories I have burned.

Keep in mind that when planning your workout space that you are going to have to store your gear. I like using little cubbies. This way everything get neatly tucked away when not in use, yet it is visible. Seeing the equipment every few minutes reminds me to take advantage of it.