DIY closet and home organization projects saw increase during pandemic
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CLEVELAND - According to The Freedonia Group, home organization products and modular units saw a boost during the pandemic as DIY projects increased.

Freedonia's analysis finds:

  • Sales of modular home organization products spiked 10% in 2020, boosted by a surge in DIY home renovations during the COVID-19 pandemic, including home organization.
  • Modular kitchen and pantry storage units benefited from the surge in at-home grocery sales and, in some cases, stockpiling, increasing storage requirements.
  • Closets and garages – the two rooms that account for the largest share of modular home organization product sales – also saw strong gains as homeowners used their increased time spent at home to expand or improve their storage capabilities in these spaces.

However, professional sales are expected to continue to outpace those DIY sales due to:

  • a rebound in professional projects, which experienced greater disruption in 2020
  • the convenience and generally higher value of comprehensive installations offered by a number of franchises, including California Closets and Closet Factory, which specialize in installing modular systems for consumers

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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.