Posts Tagged ‘The Closet Factory’

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

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.

Tips on Organizing Recipes

October 22nd, 2010

Tackling kitchen organization can be a daunting task and a great deal of it may stem from your cluttered collection of recipes. Your recipe drawer is full of glorious sheets of paper displaying edibles from Paula Dean, Alton Brown, Rachel Ray, The Neelys and both of your grandmothers. Considering you have almost every recipe ever, it’s a wonder your recipes haven’t completely taken over your kitchen. Whether you have a few recipes or hundreds keeping them organized will simplify the cooking process and help keep your kitchen on track. Consider these tips on organizing your recipes:

  • Display them on a clipboard. While you are cooking keep them neat and clean by displaying them on a decorative clipboard and easel.recipe clipboard
  • Use a photo album or decorative box for storage. Preserve your mother’s and grandmother’s prized recipes by displaying them in a treasured photo album or decorative box that can be used as decor in your kitchen.

  • Catalog the masses in binders. If you have a great deal of recipes that you found on the Internet or ripped from magazines, place them in plastic sheet protectors and store them in a 3-ring binder. Go a step further and alphabetize and organize them by type of dish.

How would prefer to organize your recipes?

Images from Southern Living.

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

Manage Your Time, Organize Your Home

October 12th, 2010

Do you have a problem with time management as well as home organization? If so, this is probably because being organized directly relates to time management. If managing time is a constant struggle for you then you probably have a hard time blocking off time to clean up. If traditional methods such as making lists or attempting to time yourself have proven to be unsuccessful then you should consider merging the two.

The innovative designers at Wonjune Son have integrated a clock and diary together creating the Watch Diary. The Watch Diary is the perfect way to keep organized throughout the day. The diary is filled with ordinary blank pages, however there is a display in the middle of each page that displays the current time. With the Watch Diary you can efficiently plan out and organize your day because you have no choice but to mindful of the time. Although simple, the design of the Watch Diary could be very helpful with time management and in turn becoming organized. What do you think?

watch diarywatch diaryImages from freshome

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.

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.

Image from casasugar.

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.