Littleton Resident Wins the Closet Clean-Up Challenge and a $10,000 Makeover From Decor&You Colorado DecorDesigners and Rubbermaid® Partner for a Dream Closet Makeover

Sep 26, 2011, 12:55 ET from Decor&You

DENVER, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After reviewing photos and essays from Denver-area residents seeking a complete closet makeover, the DecorDesigners of Decor&You in Colorado and the organizing solution experts at Rubbermaid, have chosen Donna Schaefer as the winner for the Colorado's Closet Clean-Up Challenge.  As the winner, Donna, received a complete closet makeover valued at up to $10,000.


Donna has been a resident of Littleton for over 14 years and is the owner of Promotions West, a promotional marketing company. She learned about the contest on the Decor&You Facebook page and entered in hopes of turning her messy, disorganized closet into a functional, well-designed space.

"As a busy, self-employed business owner, it's important for me to have organization in my life," said Donna Schaefer. "It's ironic that my closet does not follow suit, and winning this contest has allowed my husband and I to have a well-designed space which will make both our lives more productive. The functionality of the Decor&You design coupled with the Rubbermaid Heirloom Collection pieces have turned our closet into a dream!"

Colorado's Closet Clean-Up Challenge launched in May, with residents in the Denver metro and surrounding areas visiting or to upload photos of their cluttered closet and a brief explanation of why it is in desperate need of a makeover.

"We are so excited to have helped Donna conquer her cluttered closet and show her how to begin loving the space she is in," said Linnore Gonzales, Territory Director of Decor&You in Denver. "We saw a lot of potential lurking beneath the disorganization, and our DecorDesigners know that with the right tools to maximize space and create durable storage solutions, Donna will enjoy a dream closet that is both functional and stylish."  

Grand prize winner Donna Schaefer received a new closet design and installation, including furniture, lighting and accessories, designed by Decor&You featuring the Rubbermaid Heirloom Collection.   This collection features drawers, islands, shoe shelves and jewelry storage that create a beautiful, durable storage system.  

"Our new Heirloom Collection, along with the expertise of professional designers like Decor&You, can help anyone achieve a stylish and organized dream closet," said Betty Schmal, Brand Manager of Rubbermaid. "We hope this Challenge will encourage everyone to see their home's potential for beautiful functionality."  

Decor&You furnishes and refines America's residential and commercial interiors through a vibrant network of more than 100 professional DecorDesigners in 30 states. These decorators manage every step of the project - from in-home or in-office consultation to delivery - to create interiors that truly add value to both the real estate and the enjoyment of it. Decor&You clients enjoy access to some of the world's finest products from exclusive suppliers of furniture, fabric, window, wall and floor coverings, art and accessories.

The Decor&You approach starts with getting to know the client and the unique needs of the space, with exacting measurements and careful analysis of layout and function. The DecorDesigner then presents three creative views for a custom-designed interior and oversees the selection, schedule and delivery. There is no design fee, and everything needed to realize a fully and beautifully custom-decorated interior is provided. The result is a space Decor&You clients love to be in.

About Decor&You

The second largest interior decorating franchise in the U.S., Decor&You furnishes and refines America's residential and commercial interiors. The company's network of local decorators has the power to simplify how people achieve comfort, style and value in their homes and businesses and are committed to creating beautiful interiors that will make you love the space you're in. The Decor&You team takes pride in their ability to truly listen and give design options that meet their clients' needs, wants and investment. For more information, visit

About Rubbermaid™

Rubbermaid is a leader in developing high-quality, innovative storage and organization solutions for the home, business and outdoors – making everyday life easier. Widely recognized and trusted, Rubbermaid designs and manufactures a full line of consumer and commercial food storage containers and beverage dispensers, as well products to store goods and keep homes, closets, garages and outdoor living space clean and organized. Rubbermaid ( is a part of Newell Rubbermaid's global portfolio of brands.

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