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ShelfGenie of Columbus donated over $20,000 worth of glide-out shelving solutions to the Ronald McDonald House that helps families in their time of need.
ShelfGenie Columbus Franchise Owner, Michael Saunders appearing on Daytime Columbus.
Lorie Marrero of The Clutter Diet demonstrates how her kitchen storage was upgraded with custom pull out shelves and accessories from ShelfGenie.
Hi, I’m Lorie Marrero, here on assignment for Woman’s Day with Pam in her kitchen, and we wanted to show you the solution we have for this blind corner. As you see, this is the corner of the kitchen where there is a lot of storage back in there, but this cabinet really didn’t reflect that and make that very easy for her to access. So, part of doing this, what you’re about to see, Pam had to crawl back in there almost just literally crawling in her whole body to reach whatever was in the back there.
So, now, this is the brilliant solution instead. We have a pull out shelf here and another pull out coming from the side. This was done by ShelfGenie and it is ingenius. It has both top and the bottom the same way because she’s got her cake pans and things that she doesn’t use quite as often back there, but they’re still extremely accessible without any climbing or crawling. See more great organizational ideas from Project Declutter.
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Christy Lingo, ShelfGenie designer, appeared on Daytime Columbus on January 8, 2013 to talk about getting organized in the new year.
ShelfGenie designer Christy Lingo appeared on Daytime Columbus on November 11, 2012 to talk about the benefits of pull out shelves for your bathroom vanity.
See Michael Saunders, owner of ShelfGenie of Columbus in an encore appearance on Daytime Columbus.
See ShelfGenie of Columbus owner Michael Saunders on Daytime Columbus.
Friday March 30, 2012
Just a few months ago, Mike Saunders, 44, was in what some would call not a good place. A divorce, a house fire and the end of a 23-year career led Saunders to a new chapter in his life. The Marysville resident was raised in northwest Ohio before he went to work at Honda nearly two decades ago. He started there as a machinist and left last fall as a cost accountant. “It’s a good company,” he said. “But I had been looking to do something else for a while.” For his next step in life, he wanted something that was much different than his previous career. He met with a franchise consultant to see if there might be a chain that would fit his interests. That’s when Saunders found Shelf Genie. “They had a lot of systems in place to help the franchisee,” he said. “It fit my budget. It fit my personality. Organizing has always been something that interests me.” Shelf Genie is a franchise business that builds and installs glide-out shelving systems to fit into existing cabinets. He operates the only franchise in Ohio. A typical day is vastly different than his work at Honda, he said. He is able to drop his 9-year-old daughter at school, tend to some of his appointments, talk with his designers or set up meetings on his time. He may work until 11 p.m. on some days. “A lot of days, I’m putting in a lot more hours, but it’s enjoyable. I have a blast,” said Saunders. He hopes to keep growing the business and plans that this will be his last career change. In the meantime, he keeps a perspective on his recent life-changing events. “In the house firemI lost things. Nobody was hurt; nobody was home. I was lucky a lot of my keepsakes — photo albums and stuff — were in the basement. For the most part, I didn’t lose that stuff,” he said. Shortly before he became a franchisee, he watched the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” “The one scene that got to me was when George Bailey has all these problems and his whole house was filled with people coming to his aid,” Saunders said. “I want to make a big enough difference in people’s lives that my house is filled the way George Bailey’s house was. I want to make a difference in people’s lives. “I feel like I’m in a better place right now than I’ve been in a long, long time.”
Thursday, March 15, 2012
ShelfGenie of Columbus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Michael Saunders, the owner of ShelfGenie of Columbus, was on hand at the Union County Chamber of Commerce this morning for the official ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming ShelfGenie to the area. Michael and his team of ShelfGenie designers and installers have already been hard at work presenting ShelfGenie’s innovative line of Glide-Out shelves and accessories at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show. Check the Events tab for future shows and see the products firsthand, or schedule an appointment for an in-home consultation.
Listen in as ShelfGenie Columbus owner, Michael Saunders, is interviewed about ShelfGenie’s innovative line of Glide-Out shelves and accessories at the Women’s Expo.
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