So far 2017 has been a great year for closet and garage professionals.
At the AWFS in Las Vegas this past July, Closets & Organized Storage
had the opportunity to produce the first full day Home Organization
Symposium at the show.
Fifty-plus storage and organization professionals crowded the
oversold symposium. The atmosphere was rich with optimism and
engagement in the subject matter presented. Each presentation was
followed by a lengthy Q & A session that spilled out into breaks and
For the content presenters and producers, it was gratifying to
know that the subjects were spot on from Business, Design, Trends,
and management topics. It also told us that there is a hunger for
education and Closets & Organized Storage along with its partners
will continue to address this need.
In this issue, Denise Butchko will discuss Design Education and
the available resources. There is a lack of resources beyond the
ACSP Certification courses and her online courses.
As we move forward with developing our curriculum for the
magazine and live events “Education” is at the forefront. The Cabinets and Closets Conference in Pasadena next year will focus on
design education, trends, consumer habits and desires and a bevy
of useful information.
We will also continue developing research to fill the information
gap of demographics, trends, independents vs. franchises among
the professional organization and storage providers.
So, jump on board the Closets and Organized Storage Train as it
continues to provide timely and relevant information to help you in
Laurel Didier, Publisher
“As we move forward with
developing our corriculum
for the magazine and live
events, education is at the
Education is a Top Priority