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It’s January, and if one of your resolutions was to become more organized, you’re not alone. According to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), the promise to get organized is one of the top five New Year’s resolutions we make, which is why the organization is sponsoring January as national Get Organized Month.

A recent survey conducted by NAPO showed that 65 percent  of people surveyed described their home as at least moderately disorganized, while 71 percent said their quality of life would improve if they were better organized. If you find yourself agreeing with the results of this survey, it’s time to take action and make this the year you finally get organized.  The freshness of an uncluttered, well organized home
can give you the positive energy you need to tackle the other resolutions on your list.

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more.

This year, it’s all about getting real. Back to the basics. Simplifying in smart, new ways. So, why not consider taking that
home organization right into your closet!

While there are optimum times to purge items from your wardrobe (prior to the start of a new season), there is never a
wrong time organize your closet. In fact, organizing in phases can be equally liberating — spreading joy throughout the year.
How long do you stand in your closet, wondering what to wear? If you’re like most, the answer is “too long.” You know what that means — it’s time to take matters into your own hands. Trust me, it’s worth the time and effort. And it will drastically cut back dressing time in the morning, as well.

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As a personal stylist in Charlotte, Catherine Horgan works with clients to create signature looks and a fulfilling wardrobe. Learn how to tap into your personal style at http://www.ClosetOfStyle.com or call 704-408-0055 to schedule a style session.

I love playrooms today. I don’t remember having one as a kid; we all played in our bedrooms and in the backyard, so how lucky are our kids to have that bonus room, basement or attic conversion found in homes today. I frequently am asked to help with these spaces and the No. 1 need is storage and zones for all the activities and “stuff” that can clutter up a bedroom (and the family living room). It’s a room that should be devoted to imagination, color, fun and a hiding place for all the plastic toys we love to hate. Basically it’s a room for stuff and lots of it.
Depending on a child’s age, interests and activities the one constant is the color and usually a lot of it. There are a rare few that will amp up our family rooms to this extent, so go nuts in the playroom.

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Beth Keim is the owner of Lucy and Company, a full-service interior design firm
located at 1009 East Boulevard in Charlotte. They can be reached at 704-342-
6655 or at www.lucyandcompany.com.


Murphy beds sure aren’t what they used to be. See for yourself at Closet and Storage Concepts, well – that is if you can find them in their newly styled disguises. Today’s Murphy bed is virtually undetectable in entertainment-center designs surrounded by cabinets often taking up an entire wall.

By definition, a Murphy bed folds or swings into a cabinet or closet for concealment. These days, innovation has almost made you resist hiding them because when the bed is out, it’s a beautiful piece, and folded up, it’s even more striking.

Robert Coover, owner of Closet and Storage Concepts, offers these beds typically used in guest bedrooms for homeowners who are either downsizing or want to utilize the room as a den as well as a guest room by incorporating TVs, desks, and couches. “This makes sense for downtown condos, town homes, retirement communities, and places with restrictive square footage,” Robert says. “They are a lovely, efficient way for single-family homes to double up…”

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For more information on Closet and Storage Concepts, call 704-525-6515 or 1-888-THE-CLOSET (849-2567), or visit them at 635 Pressley Road, Suite H, and www.closetandstorageconcepts.com.


In today’s market, many of us are looking to repurpose and reassess our home spaces. What are we using inefficiently? Where is the
unused space?

Laura VanSickle of Closets by Design says more homeowners today are rethinking their rooms and converting them into usable spaces. Instead of adding more rooms, give some thought to your existing layout. Is there a guest room used only once a year? Is there a
corner that would perfectly hold a small computer station?

For many, there is a large room that is underutilized and can be made more valuable – the garage. So many of us have already replaced
our parked cars with boxes and boxes of “one day” or “just in case” items. One day we discover we can barely walk through the garage. It
truly becomes a dysfunctional room.

“I dressed up my front door, but inevitably visitors pull in the driveway and come through my garage to enter the house,” says VanSickle. “So I solved the clutter problem and made the garage an organized entry point for my home.”

Closets by Design has a series of components to organize your garage, including a new product, Design Floor©, a non-epoxy flooring
system made of a polypropylene mix and rubber which is non-slip and repels dirt and grease. With its interlocking design, water and dirt
drops down below and can be easily blown out. If there is a problem, just pop out one piece as necessary…

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more about Closets By Design.

For more information on the products mentioned in this story, please call Closets By Design at 704-588-7272 or www.closetsbydesign.com.

MS Urban Colonial Kitchen
MS Urban Colonial Dressing Area
MS Urban Colonial Master Bath
Lisa Wagner, TV producer, was determined to bring an urban aesthetic to her new suburban home in Pelham, New York, after moving from downtown Manhattan.  In the kitchen, cabinets from a laboratory supply company hold white tableware and an array of glass compotes and cake plates.  The master bath evokes a black-and-white color scheme. For more information about this home visit marthastewart.com.

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On a rustic lane on the edge of a village near Philadelphia, Lauren Sara happened upon a stone house covered with vines, weeds and so many creepy-crawly things that it looked like a giant terrarium. To Sara, it was a magical encounter, like something out of a children’s book, and underneath all that green disorder she saw something beautiful. And as she looked around at the surrounding woods and meadows, she saw everything she wanted: space, quiet and a barn for her horses.  To learn more about this gorgeous home visit architecturaldigest.com.

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Receive 10% off Rubbermaid closet and garage system design and install from All South Supply until November 14th.

Homeowners take 10% off the price of any stocked manufactured stone from All South Supply. Several lines from which to choose from.  Larger discounts for discontinued items.  Offer valid through October 31st.

For additional information about these promotions click here.

A field journal
Livy, of A field JOURNAL, drew these beautiful plans for her new craft closet. To get the look, she shopped at Ikea, Target, Home Depot, and Anthropologie. For additional details on this project click here.

Craft Closet After

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