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Spring Forward & Other Spring Organization Projects

By csc-admin - March 12th, 2015

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With the start of daylight savings time this past Sunday, we hope you feel refreshed after losing an hour of sleep, we thought it would be a perfect time to bring you some spring organization projects for areas throughout your home along with some helpful tips. We know we’re not quite into spring, and many places around the country don’t feel like it either, but it doesn’t hurt to start getting ahead. On with the list!

  1. Garden Shed

Spring often brings to mind flower blooms and increased sunshine. To prep for increased gardening time, it’s a great time to clean out and organize your shed. Hooks and a place for tools along a bead or peg board is a classic option so clippers, dandelion pullers, and hand trowels are all within easy reach. Try some new pots to really spruce things up in your home as well.

  1. Hallway Closet

If you will have guests for upcoming spring breaks, the hall closet is an ideal place to start within your home. If this is also your go-to place for overflow storage, it might be time to give it a look and do a purge. Start with the top shelf as it is often forgotten about. Don’t forget to give it a clean wipe down to knock out some spring cleaning too!

  1. Closet Storage

Once you’ve reclaimed the hallway closet start working on the other closets in your home. To make the task seem more manageable, consider doing them one by one. The linen closet is one place that is often overlooked. If you’re busy changing out the sheets on your beds,  be sure to go through this closet to see if there are any outdated bed spreads that you are okay to part with.

Clearing out the winter gear will also be occurring. Try natural products to protect your clothes from moths with items like lavender or cedar blocks. Utilize under the bed storage to rotate items through the seasons. Space saving bags can also come in handy for thick knit sweaters and jackets that you’re ready to store until next winter. These help to keep your clothes fresh while making room for other goodies in your closet; a win-win!

  1. Junk Drawer

The dreaded junk drawer is often avoided for as long as possible, which makes it one of the best places to sort out and get organized as you head into a new season. As always, be sure to give the drawer (or drawers) a good clean out. Dividers will be the best option here, especially for all the bits and bobs. If you have any old mint tins, these can help keep sewing needles, safety pins, eraser caps, etcetera contained. Try magnets along the inside to pick up and securely hold paper clips or tacks. Your home will feel a lot freer once you tackle this area.

  1. Filing Cabinet

Prepare for the upcoming tax season by starting with your filing cabinet! Clear out or, for an even better option, shred paperwork especially if your cabinet is having difficulties opening or closing. Most tax professionals recommend keeping records for up to seven years.

Labeling will be a huge help here so you will be able to spot the account or year you need when you are going about your taxes and into the future. This tip can even be applied if you’re using online tax software or storing documents electronically.

While adjusting to losing an hour less of sleep can be less than pleasant, cleaning and organizing can help put your home, and you, into a spring spirit. Share your go-to spring organization tips in the comments below!

Back To School Blues

By csc-admin - September 30th, 2013

custom bench systemAs of September 22nd fall is officially upon us.  The weather has cooled, your décor has changed, and the kids are all settled into the new school year.  Unfortunately, with the changing of the season and the turning of the leaves comes the clutter associated with your children returning to school.  I bet you are picturing a corner of your home piled high with backpacks and binders at this very moment.  It’s time to reclaim that space with a custom system from Closet and Storage Concepts.  A simple bench system placed in an entryway or mudroom is just the thing to tame that mess by storing shoes, jackets and those bulky backpacks.  Ready to get started?  Contact us today for your Free In-Home Estimate!

Stop “Toying” Around and Get Organized!

By csc-admin - November 30th, 2012

Playroom Storage UnitThe holidays are a time where space is truly at a premium and organization is key.  For anyone out there with children you know exactly what that playroom will look like come the end of the holiday season.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have an adjustable, durable yet attractive playroom storage system designed specifically for your unique needs?  Well our Closet & Storage Concepts design professionals are prepared to help with a few tips to get you started:

  • Adjustable shelving is key.  These shelves can be moved up and down to accommodate bulky items.
  • Smaller items can be stored away in a container and placed on the shelves as well.
  • Sliding baskets with removable/ washable canvas bags are great for small toys and art supplies.
  • Rounded corners should be used on lower bench areas to create a “child friendly” experience.

 

 

Ready to get started?   Contact us today for your free in-home consultation  with one of our design professionals.

Wallbeds: Murphy Beds

By csc-admin - January 20th, 2012

Murphy Beds - Closet & Storage ConceptsDo you have a room that needs to serve a dual function? Do you want a playroom for the kids, but the room is too small to accommodate a bed and still have space for them to play?  What if you could have a playroom that could double as a guest room?  Having a room that serves a dual purpose can be a great space saver.

Murphy Wall Bed AwayA Murphy Bed may be the perfect solution for a family that will not be using the bed on a regular basis and would love the extra space.

What is a Murphy Bed, you may ask.  A Murphy Bed is a bed that sits in the wall and is pulled down when needed. They are nothing new. Actually, the concept was design in 1900 by William Murphy. Today Murphy Beds have advanced into sleek and creative units.

Closet & Storage Concepts has all types of furniture options that include Murphy Beds. A full-size bed disappearing behind cabinet doors or a folding wall bed with contemporary wall units. The result is an elegant-looking room while the bed is up and away.

Murphy Wall Bed - DownThe Murphy Bed is as comfortable as any bed in your home and can be stored with the bed fully made-up with sheets, blankets and pillows. The Murphy Bed is available in sizes from Twin to California King.

Contact Closet & Storage Concepts for more information on the Murphy Bed and to schedule a Free In-Home Design Consultation.

Call 1-888-THE-CLOSET (1-888-843-2567).

Improve Your Life with Home Organization

By csc-admin - September 28th, 2011

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Ever wonder why it is so difficult to get organized or to do away with things? Try taking one day to conquer the clutter in your life and see what these changes do to how you feel. You can start by having containers and marking them for storage, donations or recycle.

As you begin to do away with the clutter and get things out of the way, you will want to clean up every unorganized area in your home.

Closet & Storage Concepts can help you get organized and get things ‘off of the floor’. We have options available to make use of every space. From junk drawers to closets, from craft rooms to garages we can create a system to organize any area needing help. All of our units are completely custom designed and built.

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Custom Closet Design

We offer a free in-home, no obligation design consultation. The designer will create a plan for a closet or storage system that best serves your needs and budget. All of our products are custom manufactured in our company owned local factories and installed by company trained and employed installers. All of our personnel are company employees, not sub-contractors, and all of our work is backed by a full warranty.

So, if you are ready to Conquer the Clutter, call 1-888-THE-CLOSET today for a free in-home design consultation,  or complete our online form.

You will find that becoming organized makes you feel focused and clean. When eliminating the mess, you will feel as if a burden has been lifted. You will be amazed at how much lighter you will feel.

Get Your Home Organized

By csc-admin - September 28th, 2011

Closet & Storage Concepts has recently been featured on a segment of local talk show ‘Charlotte Today‘. The segment toured Closet and Storage Concepts’ Charlotte showroom and provided tips for getting organized in different areas of your home. They featured great solutions for kitchens, craft rooms, and garages.

The video is available for viewing at: WCNC Charlotte Today .

 

Efficient and Functional Closet Systems

By csc-admin - August 25th, 2011

Every household needs efficient and functional closet-design-charlottecloset systems. Closet systems bring enormous benefits wherever they are installed – bedrooms, pantry, laundry room, garage, home office.

It does not matter if your closet is a complete mess or you simply do not have enough room for all your belongings, closet organizers can help keep your belongings in order by giving them a ‘designated’ area. Conquer closet clutter and learn how to utilize a closet system to your benefit.

So do your Dog Days of Summer task and get your closets beautified. Spend less time looking and more time wearing.

Contact us for a Free In-Home Closet Design Consultation.  Our designers will create a plan for a closet or storage system which best serves your needs and budget.

Custom Kitchen Pantry: Add Home Value

By csc-admin - June 30th, 2011

Custom Kitchen Pantry DesignAdding a custom kitchen pantry to your home is a great idea. By incorporating a pantry into your existing kitchen area, you can increase your property value. Kitchen pantries are noted by real estate agents as one of the typically least expensive kitchen renovations that can add value to your home when it comes to resale.

Not only will the addition of a kitchen pantry add re-sale value to your property it will add comfort to your kitchen work area. A kitchen pantry can add storage and function.

Adding a series of shelves and bins for vegetables also can accommodate storage of seldom used small appliances like juicers or bread makers. Some homeowners use the kitchen pantry to store mops and brooms.

The designers at Closet & Storage Concepts will measure your area, discuss your needs and perform an analysis to create your custom kitchen pantry design. Contact us now to schedule a Free In-Home Consultation for your Custom Kitchen Pantry Design.

Custom Entertainment Center Fits Your Lifestyle

By csc-admin - June 30th, 2011

If your idea of relaxation is to listen to music, read a good book, surf the net or watch your favorite TV Show,Custom Entertainment Center then a custom home entertainment center is a response to your lifestyle.

There are various styles and designs of home entertainment centers to fit any lifestyle or decor. Lack of space is a common problem in most homes today, so purchasing a custom entertainment center makes perfect sense. In addition to audio and video devices you can store photo albums, games and books in your entertainment center.

If you want to display your stereo or collections of books you may choose to have open shelving, perhaps with glass panels.

Closet & Storage Concepts’ designers will measure your area, provide photographs and perform an analysis. Using all of this they can create a plan to serve both your needs and your budget.

Contact us for a Free In-Home Custom Entertainment Center Design Consultation.

Closet Clutter

By csc-admin - June 29th, 2011

Cluttered closets defeat the purpose of storage place.

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Conquer Closet Clutter®

To accomplish organization in your home, you should begin with your closet. You will no doubt want a total over haul to recover major space lost. One solution in conquering closet clutter is to organize things into categories. Begin by sorting items you use, items you can pass on to family or friends, items you can donate and items that just need to be gotten rid of.

The next step is to begin arranging in order. If you have top and bottom rods for hanging, use them efficiently. Try grouping folded clothes by type – sweaters, shirts, shorts etc. and put them in specific areas for easy access.

Closet and Storage Concepts can help you overcome disorganized closets and Conquer Closet Clutter®.

Contact Us to Schedule a FREE In-Home Closet – Storage – Design Consultation.  Our closet systems are built in our own factories so even the most difficult of closet spaces can be easily designed

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