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By Rich Christianson | Posted: 11/09/2011 10:21PM


Are you getting your daily dose of CLOSETS magazine’s new website, We successfully launched on September 21, not only greatly enhancing the look of this publication’s former website, but dramatically improving its functionality both for the editors’ and users’ experience.’s new content management system that allows CLOSETS editors to post more content faster and more frequently than before, which makes the site the go-to online resource for storage professionals to keep tabs on the latest headlines, trends and products — not only for closets, but garages, home offices, kitchen cabinets and other home storage solutions.

 As part of our daily routine, CLOSETS editors actively search for related news items that will offer the market intelligence that savvy home organization professionals need to get a leg up on the competition. Plus, the news feed is chock-full of company specific news such as the debut of new product lines, business expansions and special promotions. Got Blogs, Videos is emerging as a critical industry forum for staff and guest opinions. Prime example, what are the “must-have” accessories for today’s closets? Jeff Blair of Rev-A-Shelf contends in his Nov. 2 Guest Blog that every closet should have belt/tie racks; pull-out baskets and pull-out valets. Do you agree? Disagree? Every blog, make that every item, posted on offers readers an opportunity to endorse an argument or present a rebuttal, join a discussion or get one going.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what’s the value proposition of a video? Videos are becoming an important staple of our complete coverage of the closet and home organization industry. is building a depository of videos ranging from product demonstrations at the Closets Expo and other industry events through items we find while scouring the web.

To help you stay on top of what’s new at, we publish the CLOSETS Weekly eNewsletter. There’s nothing else like it and best of all, it’s free. To get on our send list, e-mail me directly.


About the Author

Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at or follow him on Google+.

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