657 E. Main St
The tri-state’s largest independent closet manufacturer, Alternative Closets uses wood and color laminates to build custom storage solutions with adjustable storage systems. Wall units, home offices, mud rooms, and entertainment centers are also part of the company’s repertoire. An array of accessories, such as sliding belt and tie racks, drawers, wire baskets, shoe cubbies, and hampers, can be configured to customize closets.
California Closets is so well established, it’s become a noun unto itself, like Coke and Band-Aids. Not even a tornado last summer could put the kibosh on this closet emporium, which suffered severe damage to its showroom. Owner Bob Westenberg restarted production within a week, offering a full line of storage solutions, ranging from simple laminate reach-in closets to wood-tone walk-ins fully outfitted with accessories California Closets recently introduced Suite, a flexible, furniture-like storage system that incorporates the latest trends in home dÃ©cor.
Closet Factory is proud to have engineered the industry’s first truly custom closet more than two decades ago—well before it became standard in new construction and a wish-list item for current homeowners. Today, the company has branched out into home offices, laundry rooms, children’s rooms, pantries, and entertainment centers. Installation is usually one week after the initial consultation with the designer. According to co-owner Sharon Gallerani, Closet Factory also provides furniture-quality woodworking in mahogany, cherry, and maple, even including built-in armoires and dressers.
Closets By Design
Home offices, pantries, garages, laundries and, of course closets—whether walk-in, reach-in, or custom built—are all part of Closets by Design’s area of expertise. Known for its large selection of materials and finishes, this national chain prices custom projects according to materials used.
141 Tompkins Ave.
Makers of custom closets, the new shop at 141 Tompkins, down the street from its old location, is set up with plenty of examples of the various wood and laminate possibilities.
92 S. Central Park Ave.
(See Cabinetry, Remodeling & Design under Kitchens & Baths)
Transform’s slogan, “Renew Your Inner Space,” sounds more like the mantra at a spiritual retreat than a home improvement goal. But anyone who’s opened an overstuffed closet only to have an entire season’s worth of sweaters tumble out knows that an organized closet helps keep the mental clutter at bay, too. Transform totally gets it, with ASID designers creating beautifully designed systems for walk-ins, reach-ins, dressing rooms, libraries, media centers, pantries, laundry rooms, and garages—for safety (the next tumble could be your shoeboxes) and sanity.
All Things Organized
Specializing in homes and small businesses, Blume teaches as she goes, showing clients how to stay organized so they can maintain a less cluttered environment and find what they need. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
Organized For Life
(914 ) 421-5020
An interior designer and professional organizer, Brunderman, a member of the Business Council of Westchester, helps create order in each room of the house (kitchens, bathrooms, home offices). In addition, she teaches clients how to maintain and manage new organizational systems. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
All In Order
Bushwick-Klauber once organized an entire medical-products storeroom for an ambulance corps. She helps organize kitchens, closets, pantries, basements, garages, and home offices. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
Specializing in simplifying life for families, women, and seniors, Deinstadt assists in downsizing, as well as with general clutter control, paper management, home and office organization, and time management. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers
I Need My Space Organizing Consultants
Featured on Inside Edition, Harwin’s I Need My Space is now entering its 11th year of business with a focus on paper and clutter management for busy households and small businesses. Harwin, a member of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, recently taped a segment on The View after helping Meredith Vieira take charge of her house. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
Time & Space Solutions
A coach and organizer for 15 years, Lasky specializes in the management of paper, information systems, time and space. She works primarily with large businesses and individuals with ADD or ADHD and related issues. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
The Dotted i
The Dotted i helps develop organizational systems that work to declutter, organize, and set up electronic filing systems. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
The Clutter Warrior
A professional organizer for 10 years, Elizabeth Maffucci also serves as a life coach (she has a background in psychology). Along with residential organizing, which includes paper management, closet organization, and moving and relocation, she offers services such as bill paying and medical-claims processing. You can attend one of her workshops or public speaking engagements to learn more. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
Oh, So Organized!
A certified professional organizer in Chronic Disorganization (a disability that apparently requires professional help), Samuels launched Oh, So Organized! in 1993. Some of her services include management and filing systems, as well as those smaller items you so often shove under the bed when company comes (i.e., toys, papers, and clothes). Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
GS Professional Organizer
A professional organizer and daily money manager, Shaffer believes that if you organize and simplify, the result is balance and peace of mind. Her diverse skills include organizing closets and kids’ rooms, bill paying, managing tax data, and home staging. Member: American Association of Daily Money Managers and National Association of Professional Organizers.
Sloman specializes in setting up various paper-management systems. She also specializes in office organization, space organizing, time management, and goal setting. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
Room To Breathe
Why not ask an organizer who doubles as the mother of two young boys to create the ideal playroom? Tucker, a master of creating ordered playrooms, home offices, kitchens, closets, garages, and basements, not only teaches clients to be better organized, but takes with her any items that need to be shredded, donated, recycled, or trashed, rather than leaving you with the remnants of the job (or tempting you to refile them). Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
Simply put, Yager helps both individuals and businesses maximize their potential through the power of organization. Residential services include clutter control, optimizing space, paper-management systems, and setting up home offices. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.
Phyllis Zahnd, PhD
An organizer and time management consultant, Zahnd, who has a PhD in school psychology, can help create space for children’s toys, school work, and equipment; set up a home office or small business filing system; and handle mail, newspapers, magazines, and other paper that comes through your door everyday. She also works with seniors who are downsizing their homes and possessions. Member: National Association of Professional Organizers.