Monday, December 19, 2011

A Grown-up's Letter to Santa


Dear Santa,

I am writing to you with the hope that you can help me. I can't find the Christmas presents I bought and hid earlier this month. It is great that the kids didn't find them but now I can't either.
 
Could you please send an elf to my house to give me a clue as to their location? Are they hidden in the linen closet behind the disorganized heap of sheets? Or perhaps in garage behind the pile of gardening tools? Any help would be much appreciated.

Oh, and Santa, for Christmas can you please bring me a professional organizer and a new custom organization system for my closets? I have been a good girl this year.

Sincerely,
Susan in Eden Prairie
Get yourself the perfect gift this year, the gift of organization. Get started by contacting Closets For Life for a free in-home consultation. We will listen to your needs and design the closet or garage organization system you have always wanted. Santa will be so proud.

For a free in-home consultation, contact Closets For Life
by phone at 952-484-0416 or by email at rlyrek@closetsforlife.comYou can also visit our website at www.closetsforlife.com.




Monday, December 12, 2011

Reasons to Have a Wine Cellar

Whether you love to entertain or enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, having a home wine cellar is a great idea. Think a wine cellar is too expensive or only for a serious wine connoisseur? Not true! Hear us out on why a wine cellar is a fabulous idea for anyone. 



Wine cellars are convenient: Having a well stocked wine cellar means you will have a bottle of wine when you need it. Sure, you can run out to the store and buy wine on an as-needed basis but having a supply of your favorites is so much easier. Just a grab a bottle for last minute dinner plans at a friend's house or a romantic dinner at home. One less errand to run.
 
It's easier than you think : We stumbled across a fun blog, www.BlogYourWine.com written by Kris Chislett. His blog is informative about wine, yet approachable and humorous. He points out that you don't need a huge amount of space to have a wine cellar.  Having a custom wine cellar built in your home is wonderful but it doesn't have to be that way. You just need somewhere that is out of direct sunlight, away from any amount of vibration and in the coolest part of your house. Add wine racks and, ta-da!, you have can have a wine cellar. 
 
Collecting is fun: Collecting wine can be fun! On Blog Your Wine, Kris suggests buying a few bottles of a wine considered 'age-worthy' and conducting a fun experiment. Buy a few bottles, and drink them over the course of a few years, taking notes along the way. You don’t have to be a millionaire to do it, and it’s a great way to experience what even just a little bottle age can do to a wine. Another site suggested buying bottles of wine released in the year your child was born and then saving it for their 21st birthday.
 
A wine cellar will save you money: It's a well known fact that its cheaper to buy wine by the case. Having the proper place (like a wine cellar) to store larger quantities of wine will save you money in the long run.
 
If a home wine cellar is in your future, Closets For Life can help. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Closets For Life is a custom closet company that works with residential clients as well as designers, builders and architects to create innovative solutions to all of your organizational needs including wine cellars of all sizes.

Whether you are interested in racks or a building complete wine cellar, Closets for Life will come out to your house for a free home consultation to help you design a wine cellar that perfectly fits your needs.

Contact Closets For Life by phone at 952-484-0416 or by email at rlyrek@closetsforlife.com. You can also visit our website at www.closetsforlife.com.

Shawnessy Schwartz
Closets For Life Aficionado

Monday, December 5, 2011

Great Closet Accessories

If you haven't ever peeked into the world of closet accessories, we understand. It's not something the average person thinks about (unless you are us). However, we are here to tell you that once you start to look at all the fun and functional closet accessory options available, you won't be able to stop dreaming about what to add next to your own closet!

Closet accessories are like icing on a cake. Whether added to an existing closet or incorporated into a new custom closet design, closet accessories can transform even the most basic closet and greatly maximize its storage potential in a fun and functional way.

At Closets For Life, we frequently incorporate closet accessories from Rev-A-Shelf into our custom closet designs.  Below are just a few of the many options available. If these peak your interest, check out the Rev-A-Shelf website www.rev-a-shelf.com to see more.

Clockwise, starting at upper left:
pull out hamper, pants rack, pull down closet rod, pull out belt rack

Whether you are looking to add just a few closet accessories to your existing closet or want a whole new custom closet design, Closets For Life can help. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Closets For Life is a custom closet company that works with residential clients as well as designers, builders and architects to create innovative solutions to all of your organizational needs. Closets For Life is a family owned and operated business.

For a free in-home consultation, contact Closets For Life by phone at 952-484-0416 or by email at rlyrek@closetsforlife.com. You can also visit our website at www.closetsforlife.com.

Shawnessy Schwartz
Closets For Life Aficionado