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Rain Boots and Rain Coats Need a Home TOO!!

Saint Louis Closet Co. likes to find a Place for Everything in your home…including Rain Boots and Rain Coats!!  Now that we’re heading into the rainy, cold season it’s time to break out all your rain gear and soon winter coats.

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Every home functions better when everyone can find their stuff!!  Organized Mud Rooms and Lockers for each member of your family can save time and stress in the morning.  Places for rain boots, baskets and cubbies for gloves and hats, and locker hooks can not only save time looking for stuff but clean up your home.  No more boots all over the kitchen and coats laying on the counters.

Kids especially love using a locker at home.  They are used to the concept from school and it gives them the responsibility of knowing where their stuff goes and where they can find things!!

Call 314-781-9000 for a free in-home Locker and Mud Room estimate.  Saint Louis Closet Co. can find a Place for everything in your home!!!

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January is Get Organized Month!!

Every year January is designated Get Organized Month by NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers).  Starting the new year off organized can help you with time management and increased productivity.  It can also save you money and time!

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Top 6 Areas People want Organized:  Office/Home Office, Kitchen, Closets, Master Bedroom, Garage, Attics and Basements and Laundry Rooms.

Getting Organized creates many benefits such as relieving stress and anxiety, having more useable space and having a general sense of control and calm.  When homes are organized and everyone has a place for their stuff, family life is happier and there is more free time for fun and relaxation.

Start small, a drawer or closet…then move to rooms that need the most help.  Create locker areas for member of the family, establish a ‘drop area’ for backpacks, wallets and purses.  Create a system for incoming paperwork (mail, bills, schedules, emails, etc).  Donate unused clothes and toys to local charities and clear out space!!  Create More Space Places!

Saint Louis Closet Co. trained designers can give you a free in-home estimate and help you get on your way to a more organized year!

 

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Jennifer’s January Column in Savvy Family Magazine

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 January is National Get Organized Month.

In celebration of National Get Organized month, I’m really excited to be partnering up with Claire Keeling from Sort It Out, Inc. and Carol Daniel from KMOX on January 10th. We are hosting an evening of organization at Saint Louis Closet Co. Claire will be sharing valuable information to help you start 2008 more organized and Carol will be the hostess for the evening.  The event is from 6:30 to 8:00pm , so mark your calendars now and RSVP as seating is complementary but limited.  Please RSVP via email to diane@stlouisclosetco.com by January 8th, 2008.

As many of you may have put this on your list, getting organized is frequently in the top 10 of people’s New Year’s resolutions. It is a great goal to start the year off organized. The problem that many people have is that they lose their motivation or go back to old habits of disorganization if they don’t get going right away.

If the only thing you are able to accomplish during Get Organized month is to give everything in your home or office a “home”, you’ll be amazed at how organized you’ll stay. Just like the Saint Louis Company motto, you really do need “a place for everything”.  We pile, stack and spread because we don’t know where to put things.

I’ve heard before that it takes 21 days to create a habit. For some people I’m sure that’s true, but I think Stephen Covey is more accurate when he states in his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, that to develop a habit, you need the knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do it) and desire (the want to do it).  If you don’t have all three, you truly can’t begin and then develop the habit. 

People give me helpful organizing tips all of the time and I always appreciate learning something new. As a mother of two, I’m constantly looking for more efficient ways to help my kids stay organized. My favorite tip regarding library books is for the books to always stay in the kids’ backpacks. Most moms I know have had to deal with lost library books at some point and it’s really frustrating to have to pay for the book and then eventually find it again. If you get the books out of the backpacks to read them, just help your kids develop the habit of putting them back into the backpack as their “home”. Once the books go into the kids’ rooms, it’s very easy for them to get lost or mixed in with their own books.

If you’re interested in more helpful organizing information, make sure to come to our January 10th event. I can guarantee that you will learn something new and will be motivated to start your 2008 more organized.

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January is National Get Organized Month!!

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To celebrate, Saint Louis Closet Co. was proud to present guest speaker Claire Keeling, President of Sort It Out, a St. Louis company that focuses on organization of companies, general organizational details and paper management. KMOX’s Carol Daniel hosted the event that drew over 150 attendees enthusiastic attendees and Saint Louis Cellars conducted fabulous wine tastings.  We all got some great tips for how to get organized in 2008 and we hopefully inspired some people to really make changes in the way they organize themselves and their families.  Thank you to everyone who came out!

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