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Don’t Forget Space for those Shoes

Many times while organizing or re-organizing a closet, a large aspect of that closet can get overlooked until it is to late, and there is not enough room left for those SHOES. This is not just a women thing either. My husband is an avid Outdoorsman and has a huge selection of Boots, Hiking shoes and outdoor specialty footwear.

Looking at the best and most space efficient ways to store all these shoes and boots are just as important as making plenty of room for lets say, “Long-hang” garments. So where to begin?


Just a Shoe closet. The Ultimate way to go

We always start out an organizing of a closet with a complete Clean-out of that closet. We like to remove everything in the closet, clean the closet area, sort through what we have that will be returning to the closet, and then begin our designs of how we will return everything to that space in an efficient way, so that it is stored properly, using the least amount of space but still have access to everything there, easily.

For Shoes and Boots there are many options to choose from depending on the design of the closet as a whole. Angled shelving in one way to store them shoes and still see very clearly what is at hand and available.

ShoeBoxStackClear storage boxes is another means at storing those shoes effectively, taking minimal space, keeping the shoes protected from dust and still having easy access to every pair of shoes stored in that closet. These clear storage boxes are replacements for the original shoe boxes the footwear came in. Those original boxes stop us from ever seeing the shoes inside without opening up each box to see. These clear boxes stack very nicely on any shelf or floor.

On an average, women have approximately 30 pairs of shoes and boots to store. Men have normally only 8 pairs. But again, in y particular case, my husband has 14 pairs of outdoor and dress footwear.







The main point here is that Shoes and Boots are usually something most people forget about when organizing their closets. With some 50 pairs of footwear between a couple, this can add up to alot of space needed. If you forget about the Shoes this needed space suddenly turns your well organized closet into a mess.

As always, good advance planning is key. That is why we like to pull everything out of a closet, set up a design for restoring everything and then return it all to that space. Even if you have a Shoe fetish, as I do. 🙂 A well planned out closet can accommodate those 50 pairs of shoes and boots and still allow room for the actual cloths you intended the closet to hold. 🙂

HBA Awards & Leadership Recognition


We are very proud here at JO’s Cleaning & Organizing, to have received the “ASSOCIATE of the YEAR” award for 2012, from HBA and the Builders Association of Michigan. It is very full-filling to be recognized by your peers for the hard work and effort you make in contributing to both the Michigan Builders Association members and the overall economy of our wonderful state.



This years Awards Banquet and gathering had a special guest in the Governor of the state of Michigan, Mr. Rick Snyder. Governor Snyder gave out the Awards this year at the annual Banquet. It was exciting to be a part of the people who where all recognized for their contributions to the Building Industry in Michigan.



Entrance Booth for Exhibitors

The afternoons Event started out with many of the Builders Industry members who had gathered with displays and Information about their businesses and the future of the Building Trades in Michigan. There were over 30 Exhibitors in attendance at the hall.



Builders Association Board of Directors

Builders Association Board of Directors

Afterwards, everyone moved over to the Banquet room for a lovely Lunch and guest speakers, which included the Governor. The day closed with Mr. Snyder handing out this years Awards, after receiving a special award himself, from the Building Industry, for his help in promoting and improving the Building Trades in our state. His contributions assisted greatly in helping to promote new construction and the Remodeling industry through out the state.


Santas in Town

Santa stopped by the Bloomfield Hills Mercedes-Benz dealership to say HI to his many friend there. Looking a little worn from last year, his friends called JO’s Cleaning & Organizing. Rose came out and tended to Santa, giving him a good cleaning and grooming. So pleased with his new look, Santa decided to stay awhile. Stop in and say HI at the Mercedes-Benz dealership at 36600 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

This Months FREE Drawing

This months Free-Bee is a Gift Certificate worth 2HRS of Cleaning & Organizing. Jo just finished her reach into the Fish bowl and came out with: PRLANTA Fine Jewelery & Timepieces. CONGRADS to PRLANTA on being this months winner.

All it takes is for you to be a FAN on our Facebook page, to be eligible for each months Free drawings. Sign up today for next months drawing.

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Lin Klaassen was this month winner in our FREE stuff, Facebook FAN PAGE drawing. Lin won one of our Tote Organizing bags. The bag is lined to keep cold thing cold and hot things hot. Perfect for shopping or bringing things home from that family gathering or business Networking Event.

CONGRADS Lin for being our first winner. You too are elegable for each months drawing just by signing up for our FAN PAGE on Facebook. It costs you nothing. Click on the link here on this Blog and sign up.

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This Months FAN Page Drawing

This week we will be doing our first Free drawing for all the people who have signed up at our Facebook FAN Page. Each month we will be giving away Free stuff and gift certificates. It’s not to late to get in on this months drawing. So head over to the FAN page and just sign in. The link for the FAN page is below.

HOMEPRENEUERS the Home office-Business

The month of March will mark the return of our “Tip of the Month” series. This month we will be focused on the Home office space. This is a huge growing area in the world. Because of the many economical changes we have seen Internationally, the focus on operating overhead and a more hands-on approach for the small business owner is gaining a large following.

Take a good look at the report and statistics in the PDF download provided here. You will be truly amazed at what is going on in the small and medium size business world. It is the small business that makes most of the economy run here in the USA and the world. Having a Home office not only keeps the small business owner closely connected to his or her growing business, but allows for many more options that the separate office building did not provide. You will be impressed at some of the statistics in this report. I hope this will be helpful to all my fellow small & medium size business owners. It sure impressed me.                        Jo Golda

Get all 9 pages of this intriguing report:

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