A new organizing superstore has been re-born. Schulte has purchased the defunct Organized Living website and made it their own. Super!
The Organized Living (see old picture, below, right) chain expanded operations in 2004 with a failing strategy-- too much expansion, with too many bills. We mourned the day the Grove location in Los Angeles closed. It was a Professional Organizer's paradise with wonderful products, a fun staff, and an extraordinarily supportive general manager.
But Schulte Corporation saw value in the Organized Living name, and purchased the website. The company now combines their expertise with the retail experience of Organized Living, and offers consumers storage solutions beyond the closet.
The new Organized Living includes an eCommerce Web site along with an upcoming Cincinnati-based 9,000 square foot Design Center and a separate Retail Store. The two locations open summer, 2007.
No firm news yet, but talk is that the company hopes to open 25 stores. Might they be wanting to compete with Container Store, Organize.com, Stack and Stacks, Lillian Vernon and Organizes-It? Gosh we're getting a headache listing all this competition. With all these choices, why aren't we more organized? Hmmmm?
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