Posts Tagged ‘Home Organization’

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.

Get Organized Month Tip: Organizing Mail

January 11th, 2011

organizing mailLast week we shared that January is the official host Get Organized Month according to the National Association of Professional Organizers. In honor of the month we will be celebrating with specific organization tips each week. This week’s Get Organized Month Tip will outline effective ways to organize mail found on Real Simple.

  • Set up a workplace. Designate a place in your home as your mail workspace. Include a table or desk, container to store the week’s mail, a trash can for junk mail, and a paper shredder to destroy documents with sensitive information. Devise a scheduled time to sort through mail each day.
  • Create a filing System. Create a separate, portable file designated for bill pay. File bills (minus their envelopes unless you mail them in) by their due date. Also include a check book, online passwords, pens, envelops and stamps so you will have everything you need at any given time.
  • Store important documents. Use a file cabinet to store bank statements, insurance claims, tax records and other important documents. Section them off in broadly labeled file folders that include more specific sub-categories.
  • Organize magazines and catalogs. Separate magazine and catalogs from the rest of your mail as soon as you bring them in and place them in a magazine rack or on your coffee table for viewing pleasure.

Are you looking the right organization solutions from your home? Call Closet Factory Richmond today to learn the custom organization solutions we offer!

Image by Alexandra Rowley for Real Simple.

Closet Pictures from The New American Home 2011

January 7th, 2011

Do you remember when we shared the news about Closet Factory being chosen for the 6th time to install the closets in The New American Home 2011 in our December 10th post? Well now the official press release is available for you to read. We also have more pictures of the actual closets designed for the home to share with you.

The featured trend of custom closets on display are walk-in closets that have evolved into the dressing room. They have center islands fully equipped with seating areas. Closet Factory even considered today’s economy  while designing. Decorative melamine was used in construction instead of wood. Other textured materials such as faux leather, stainless steel and matte Lucite were also used as accents to enhance and tie in to the modern contemporary style of the home.

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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!

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!!

Organizing and Storing Holiday Decorations

December 27th, 2010

organizing and storing holiday decorationsWith the New Year a few days away you will probably begin the dreaded process of taking down your holiday decorations. We’ve all experienced the tangled lights, broken ornaments and missing wreaths. To make your experience with your holiday decor more manageable and enjoyable thoroughly organize your decorations before storing them this year. To help you along the way we’re including some tips on organizing and storing your holiday decorations.

  1. Gather all your decorations and pre-sort them into specific categories
  2. Sort through the decorations deciding which ones you will keep or toss
  3. Pack decorations into containers, store bought organizers, original boxes or any container/system that works best for you
  4. LABEL each and every container
  5. Store all holiday decorations in the same place
  6. Pack up your toss items and donate them to charity if they are still in good condition

Call Closet Factory Richmond today to set up a organization system consultation for your home!

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 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!

Top Organization Tips From Closet Factory Experts

December 17th, 2010

sticky notesThe road to home organization can be a long one full of bumps and detours. We all struggle to some degree when it comes to keeping our home as neat as we would like them to be. If you ever happen to find yourself  knee deep in clutter head here to our blog for tips on home organization and closet solutions. In addition to our blog you can find expert tips on the main Closet Factory website. From time to time they feature guest posts from members of the National Association of Professional Organizers and other well established home organization experts.

The main Closet Factory website recently compiled their top posts from experts into one post. The most viewed posts cover organization tips on everything from holiday to financial organization. To read the top organization tips from Closet Factory experts visit the Closet Factory website.

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!