Posts Tagged ‘home organization’

Storage Solutions for the Shoe Obsessed

By csc-admin - April 14th, 2015

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For the shoe lovers among us, sometimes it seems like there’s simply never enough room to house our whole collections. From stilettos to sneakers, pumps to Pumas, finding places to store your shoes is no mean feat when you’re a passionate shoe lover. Fortunately, Closet and Storage Concepts has your back! Try any one of these options for a unique and clever way to store your shoes. It might even allow you to add a few more pairs to the collection without driving your significant other crazy, and that’s a win-win in our books!

Chair Rail

Using a chair rail is a clever way to store your stilettos, plus they’ll always be within reach. You can put chair rails at different levels for even more shoe storage. Unfortunately, this method only works for high-heeled shoes, sorry flat lovers. Another note about this storage method is that while it might be creative, it can also scuff your walls. To combat this, try a semi-gloss paint. The shine and finish can make cleaning a bit easier. Of course, the most passionate shoe lovers among us won’t have any problems in this regard, since of course we treat our shoes with the utmost care!

Shelving

Shelving is useful in just about every area of your home, and your closet should be no exception. Shelving should be customized for your shoes, so if you have more flats, you can get the most of your space with shorter shelving units than the friend who is all about her heels, and who’ll require taller shelves. This means that no vertical space is lost.

Alternate the shoes so you fit more into your space. You can even try open shelving for a more minimal and modern look. Open shelving can help you see the full picture of your shoe story. Maybe with all that extra room you can even start a bag collection!

Pedestal

Try this option for that Holy Grail pair of designer shoes that are just begging to be shown off. This can help to make your closet look like a boutique and offers a chic focal point, which will work especially well in walk-in closets. You can try short pedestals on top of a dresser in order to be more space conscious as well.

Hidden

You can try clever storage units for your shoes particularly if you’re short on space. Try treasure trunks or ottomans with hidden shoe pockets, or create your own in a DIY project! These are particularly great for flats, depending on how large the trunk or ottoman is. Use this option if you want shoe storage that protects your shoes, while also allowing them be concealed if you’re not one to flaunt your collection. Look for containers with interesting patterns and textures to really jazz up your space.

All of these options can help to customize your shoes and your home. For a truly customized closet, you’ll want to work with experts like those at Closet and Storage Concepts, so give us a call today!

Photo by beart-presets, under Public Domain through Creative Commons License Zero (CC0 1.0).

Spring Forward & Other Spring Organization Projects

By csc-admin - March 12th, 2015

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Image by obpia30, available under Public Domain through Creative Commons License Zero 1.0 (CC0 1.0).

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!

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.

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 .

 

Laundry Room Renovation Project

By csc-admin - July 25th, 2011

Builders surveyed at the end of 2010 by the National Association of Home Builders revealed the average home size by 2015 will be down 10% vs. 2010 and is likely to feature walk-in utility-room1closets and a laundry room.

Remodeling a laundry room can add a surprising amount of appeal and value to a home. A high quality Laundry Room Renovation project can return as much as 67% – 78% of its initial cost

Here are some tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Laundry Room Renovation project plan.

  • For best resale value select a neutral design for your Laundry Room Renovation
  • For best home resale value follow a consistent design and decorating theme throughout the home
  • Use bright lighting to make a small room appear larger
  • Have all circuits protected by GFCI
  • Select finish treatments that harmonize with furniture and accessories


Closet & Storage Concepts
can take your design ideas to create a custom laundry room. Contact us for a free, no obligation, in-home design consultation.
We will help create just what you need to conquer the clutter in every area of the home including laundry rooms, mud rooms, utility rooms, and playrooms.

Custom Closets: Get the Best Value

By csc-admin - May 24th, 2011

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The value that custom closets can add to a home cannot be underestimated. For that reason you need to take care in selecting the right option. The right purchase can add value by adding both functionality and style to a room.

The best way to start is to have a trained professional closet designer help you decide the best options for your wardrobe. There are several aspects to take into consideration when selecting and designing a storage solution to fit your needs.

The first area for custom closet design will no doubt be the bedroom. Choose a closet system to match your needs and décor.  Make sure that the model contains enough space.

There are of course other areas in the home to get organized. A home office storage solution can add to your working environment. Select from different finishes and types to add   the most value to your workplace.Slider Office-3 J

The first step is to contact Closet & Storage Concepts for an in-home, no obligation design consultation at no charge. During   this visit, our designer will measure the closet or area in need of organization, show photographs of products, and perform a   wardrobe analysis. Using all of this information, the designer will create a plan for a closet or storage system which best  serves the customer’s needs and budget.

Once the design is approved, we will custom manufacture the system in our own factory. A company trained and employed installer will then deliver the system and custom install it in the location. Our personnel are company employees, not sub-contractors, and all work is covered by a full lifetime warranty.

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