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Posts in the ‘Closets’ Category

11 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a Custom Closet System

11 Dumb mistakes to avoid when designing a custom closet system | Innovate Building Solutions | #CustomCloset #WalkInCloset #OpenShelving
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How many custom closets have you designed in your life?

How many custom closets has your builder or remodeler designed in the history of their business?

If your answer to these questions is zero, nada, none, nient – you’re not alone (no matter what language you say it in).

Closet design is a niche business. It’s not something the average homeowner (or production builder or remodeler) does daily (or ever).

The challenge with this is IF you…

Our Top 10 Home Storage and Space-Saving Idea Blog Posts of 2018 – Innovate Home Org

Top 10 home storage and space-saving idea blog posts of 2018 | Innovate Home Org | #StorageTips #OrganizationTips #TopOrganizationIdes #OrganizationIdeas
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Thank you for reading my blog Professionally Organized in 2018. Your support generated double the traffic over last year. The popularity of these articles are multiplying faster than individual socks you can’t find a matching pair for (I bet you’re familiar with this laundry dilemma).

In this article I’m sharing the 10 most popular home storage articles from 2018. From these top 10 articles three themes emerged:  

  • Theme #1) You’re desperately…

13 Wild, Wacky and Workable Shoe Storage Tricks You Need to Know

Shoe Storage Tips You Need to Know - Opening | Innovate Home Org | #ClosetSotrage #ShoeStorage #WalkInCloset
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You love your shoes (and so do I). It’s estimated in 2018 the average woman has 30 pairs of shoes and the average guy weighs in at 12 pairs. 

This shoe/boot/sneaker obsession has reached such epic proportions I recently noticed a guy at my local mall whose entire business was shining sneakers (hey, marketing gurus out there – how’s that for a niche business?).

You love your shoes so much it’s estimated 13% of woman have turned shoe buying into…

7 Secret Downsizing and Storage Planning Ideas an Empty Nester Needs to Know

7 Secret downsizing and storage planning ideas an empty nester needs to know | Innovate Home Org | #EmptyNester #StorageOptions #DownsizingHome
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After you dropped Jack off to start his freshman year at Ohio State it finally hits you. Unless his older brother Jim or sister Stephanie ‘boomerang’ back you’re finally an empty nester. And since Stephanie is due in a few short months, living in Chicago, and game fully employed (Thank God) the boomeranging child effect is unlikely to happen – at least with her.   

Somehow you thought being transformed into an empty nester would feel more…

7 Powerful Tips to Squeeze More Space and Beauty into a Narrow Walk in Closet

7 Powerful Tips to Squeeze more space and beauty into a narrow walk in closet | Innovate Home Org | #WalkInCloset #HangingSpace #TinyCloset
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Do you feel you have to go on a diet just to walk through your narrow walk in closet?

You’re fighting hanging clothes which are spaced as closely together as weeds in a jungle.

Your single closet rod is under so much pressure you think ‘this baby could blow at any moment.’

Your scarves live in a jumbled mess on a flimsy wire hanger you inherited from the cleaners.

Your sweaters resemble a leaning Tower of Pisa on the rickety wire top shelf.

And oh…

A ‘Simply Plain’ Home Captures a Sophisticated Uncluttered Life

A Simple Plain Home Captures a Sophisticated Uncluttered Life | Innovate Home Org | #HomeOrganization #ContemporaryHomes #EmptyNester
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Lou Slangen immigrated to the United States from Holland as a young man with 2 simple suitcases, a boat-load of dreams and the perfect formula for success. He exuded passion, persistence and eventually found the perfect partner for his journey – his wife Linda.

He and Linda raised 4 kids while moving around to multiple cities during his journey. He led large sales teams for a multinational healthcare products firm - rising to become the…