New ClosetMaid(R) Garage Storage System Offers Custom Solution Where Homeowners Need It Most

    National Garage Sale Day on August 11th Reason to Clear the Clutter and
Organize with MultiSuite(TM)

    OCALA, FLA., August 1 /CNW/ - This month, ClosetMaid, industry leader in
home organization, releases its newest storage system, MultiSuite. Available
nationwide through ClosetMaid Authorized Dealers, MultiSuite is a
custom-designed, professionally-installed storage system that's perfect for
the garage, basement, utility room and laundry room. With National Garage Sale
Day on August 11th, now's the time for homeowners to clear the clutter and

    Sports equipment, holiday decorations, old baby clothes and more, people
tend to pile clutter in their garages. In a recent study, ClosetMaid found 93
percent of homeowners admitted that a well-organized garage was important. But
with a garage full of who-knows-what, where do homeowners start?

    "Considering how often it's used, it makes sense to give your garage some
organizing attention," says Lisa Engel, Vice President Channel Marketing &
Communications, ClosetMaid. "When you designate a spot for everything, you
actually can find your tools, garden supplies and whatever else you need.

    "If your garage or utility room is a frequent entry point of the home, it
can work double-time as a mudroom to efficiently store jackets, shopping bags,
backpacks, pet supplies and more. A carefully-planned garage captures clutter
before it has a chance to spread inside the home."

    To reclaim your garage, start by devoting one weekend day to "the big
sort," and work without distractions. Make four piles: store, sell, donate and
toss. After you know what you're keeping, call in the pros from ClosetMaid.
Your dealer will configure a custom MultiSuite design to meet your specific
needs and budget during an in-home consultation.

    Durable, stylish and affordable, MultiSuite is available in two White
melamine finishes, and homeowners can choose between Flat and Raised Panels.
If a more industrial look is your preference, ClosetMaid also offers
MultiSuite in Hammered Grey. Both the Hammered Grey and White Raised options
are powder-coated to be stain-, scratch- and chip-resistant. Plus, strong
MultiSuite cabinets feature 1" shelves and adjustable support legs raised off
the floor for easier cleaning. Cabinets are available in 16"- and 24"-depths.

    As an extension of the home, garages and utility rooms quickly are
becoming more of a hobby center. 45 percent of ClosetMaid customers reported
using their garages as a place for pastimes like woodworking, crafting and

    "ClosetMaid dealers know that when space is tight, garages need to serve
multiple functions," remarks Engel. "With careful planning and the help of a
professional to maximize space, homeowners can include a dedicated workspace
within their storage system."

    After making a list of family pursuits and projects, homeowners decide
which supplies to display and which to keep behind doors. Along with
MultiSuite cabinets and drawers, countertops provide generous workspace for
projects-in-progress. Slotwalls and flexible accessories like hooks and
hang-ups keep anything from tools to sewing materials close-at-hand and the
countertop clutter-free.

    With a ClosetMaid dealer managing every step from design to installation,
MultiSuite comes with the quality homeowners expect from ClosetMaid and is
backed by a lifetime Free Replacement Policy. Visit or call
(800) 874-0008 to find a ClosetMaid Authorized Dealer in your area or to learn
more about solving your storage and organization needs.

    About ClosetMaid

    ClosetMaid(R) (, industry leader in home organization
and storage systems, is a division of Emerson(TM). Emerson (NYSE:  EMR), based
in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering
together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network
power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and
appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2006 were $20.1 billion. For
more information, visit

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