Posts Tagged ‘Richmond’

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!

Organizing the Coat Closet

November 10th, 2010

coat closetWith the temperature steadily dropping it seems as if you need a heavier jacket each week, but who wants to open the coat closet? It’s a complete and utter mess. It’s over stuffed and half of the items in there don’t even belong. Unless you would rather be cold, we are going to provide some tips on organizing your coat closet so you can find the right jacket or sweater for the weather.

1. Use all the space. There’s a little of everything is in the coat closet, but none of it is organized or fits correctly. Here at Closet Factory Richmond we can customize your coat closet to use all the space in an organized and efficient manner.

2. Double up on rods. If you have good amount of short or kids coats consider installing double rods. having an additional rod will allow you to easily store coats and keep them neatly organized by length.

3. Discover hidden storage. Having a customized closet solution will reveal all the hidden storage space you didn’t know you had. The extra space will allow you to store additional items in your coat closet, such as boots, umbrellas and other weather accessories.

4. As always, purge. Eliminate coat closet clutter by deciding which coats and sweaters you actually wear. Open up additional space by donating the items you don’t wear. Do this every year and to keep your coat closet under control.

5. Go outside the closet. If you don’t have a large coat closet go outside the closet for storage. Placing a coat tree or hooks in your entryway will allow you to store outerwear you wear on a daily basis, keeping specialty items organized in the closet.

6. Use additional organizers. Including an over-the-door organizer will allow you to store small accessories such as gloves, keys, sunglasses, hats and earmuffs right along with your outerwear.

7. Rotate seasonal items. Just as we detailed in our post, Seasonal Closet Organization you may want to consider rotating your outerwear by seasons. When it warms up move winter coats to other storage places and replace with lighter jackets to keep both sets organized.

Call Closet Factory Richmond today so we can create a custom coat closet organization solution for your home!

Image from Real Simple.

More Shoes than Closet Space?

November 2nd, 2010

closet factory Richmond closetDo you live with someone that hasn’t found a pair of shoes they don’t like, worse yet that they don’t own?  Well welcome to my world.  Not long ago I realized that miraculously shoes multiply in the dark, they must because there’s no other way to explain it.  In the morning when I go get my shoes for the day I notice that they are intermingled with my wife’s shoes.  Slowly but surely I noticed they were taking over all the floor space in our closet.  So as I looked one morning I thought to myself, if I can separate the male shoes from the female shoes I just might get my closet back (well at least my corner).  That is when we put in shoe shelves (actually the whole closet) so I could stop the multiplication (or at least slow it down). If the shoes or even clothes in your closet seem to be multiplying give us a call today here at Closet Factory Richmond so we can begin creating a custom closet solution for you to help slow down the multiplication!


October Web-Only Special!

October 15th, 2010

Are  you trying to organize you home but you need a little help? Well that’s what everyone at Closet Factory Richmond is here for. To get you started we are offering a web only promotion. Visit the Closet Factory web site and request a FREE design consultation for any area of your home. By scheduling the free consultation you automatically receive $250 off of a new custom order and FREE installation. Act now so you can receive our web-only special and start anew with custom home organization solutions!

For more information call us at 804-559-0001.

Charlottesville Design House after closet

Green Closet Solutions

October 8th, 2010

Have you gone green in the majority of your lifestyle choices? If so, you can continue to preserve the environment and become organized with a sustainable closet solution. Because Closet Factory has such environmentally aware clients we have obtained melamine and wood veneers made of green substrate materials. One of our newest products is engineered wood veneer. The materials used in the engineered version are designed to mimic the look of real wood, without the harm caused by cutting down trees. We also have a bamboo-paneling option as a green closet solution. Take another step in becoming sustainable by having a custom, green closet solution created for you by Closet Factory Richmond.closet factory wood finishes

To read more about our green closet materials you can visit the national Closet Factory Green Material Expressions page, or visit Closet Factory Vice President and head designer Kay Wade’s blog.

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.****

Virginia State Fair

October 1st, 2010

virginia state fairIf you haven’t had a chance to visit the state fair you still have three days. This year the fair is at a new location in Doswell, VA at the Meadow Event Park. Bring your family out to experience Virginia’s finest animals, agriculture, exhibits and shows, music, arts and crafts and competitions!

  • What: Virginia State Fair
  • When: Now – October 3, 2010
  • Time: Friday 10am-1am, Saturday 10am-midnight, Sunday 10am-10pm
  • Where: The Meadow Event Park;  Doswell, VA
  • For more information visit the Virginia State fair website.

Image from Virginia State Fair.

Seasonal Closet Organization

September 29th, 2010

girl cleaning closetImagine you have to be to work in 20 minutes, your commute will take up 15 of those, and with the addition of cooler mornings you want to grab a sweater but you just can’t get to it in 5 minutes. Although you’ve re-organized and cleaned up your closet every piece of summer clothing you own is in the front and your cold weather clothes are in the back. Now that fall is officially upon us you may not need to have you summer wardrobe at the forefront of your closet.

If you happen to have a lot of clothes you may need to consider rotating the items in your closet on a seasonal basis. Removing your summer clothes from your closet and storing them in else where will clear room for your long sleeve shirts, sweaters and jackets. Rotating your closet on a seasonal system will make organizing and finding items easier with only one season’s clothes to worry about. Remember as you are packing up clothes for the off season to store them in an organized manner so you can put them back in the closet with ease.

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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.

Simple Desk Organization

September 22nd, 2010

modern office desk by Closet Factory

Desk designed by Closet Factory

You have a rack of over flowing file folders, a legal pad, a stapler and tape dispenser, a pencil holder, 3 sticky-note pads, a calendar, your cell phone and desk phone, your iPod, a bottle of water, hand sanitizer, and computer all on your desk. Not only is it a lot to call aloud, but it’s a lot to have on your desk. As the week progresses things are sure to get moved around and scattered about. If you are having a hard time finding things or focusing it may be time to organize your desk. To do so follow these simple steps to desk organization.

  • Take everything off. Decide which things are most important to your fulfilling your duties and find another storage place for everything else.
  • Keep a small notebook or pad by the phone to jot down conversation notes and voicemails so they are readily available. Also use this to create notes before a conversation as a guide.
  • Keep your planner or PDA open and in plain sight. This will make scheduling meetings and appointments easier and quicker.
  • Place all your office supplies in a drawer. Keep extra pens, paperclips, notepads and other supplies in one place off your desk.
  • Sort your files. Purge any files that are no longer relevant to make space for new items and things you use on a regular basis.
  • Use the last 10 minutes of your time in your office to clean your desk so things aren’t chaotic when you return. Place your next task in the middle of your desk for when you return.