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Professional Organizer Helps Wounded Warrior Get Extreme Closet Makeover!

After 36 years in the military, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Luciano Yulfo ended his career in Afghanistan when a bomb shattered his left leg, leaving him disabled and soon to be without a leg. His 27-year-old daughter Sonia is his only caretaker, so it's really tough trying to keep their house in order. But help is on the way! Professional organizing expert, Barbara Reich and ClosetMaid are giving them each a much-needed closet makeover!


Barbara, the star of Life Organized with Barbara Reich is the master of extreme makeovers, helping people make their lives more organized and stress-free. "My dream for them is that this is a catalyst for future changes in their lives," says Barbara Reich. "Sometimes all it takes is uncluttering one part of your life and that becomes a pathway to unclutter other parts of your life," she continues.

With a ClosetMaid Shelf-Track system for both Luciano and Sonia, along with a ClosetMaid 3, 2, 1 Cube Organizer for Sonia, their closets and rooms are more organized and clutter-free than they've ever been before! Plus, these ClosetMaid systems will make it easier to keep their closets clean in the future!

To thank Sergeant Yulfo for his service in the army, Barbara organized an additional coat closet make-over and it looks amazing! "His home being a happy hub for him is what truly is important," says Barbara. What do you think about the amazing job Barbara Reich did with the help of ClosetMaid in transforming Sonia and Sergeant Yulfo's closets?! We think they did an exceptional job!

This HooplaHa original video was produced by Tracy Chevrier, shot by Martin Loper and Fanny Texier, and edited by Martin Loper. To see more good news and more of Barbara Reich, visit our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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A Teacher's Passion For The Constitution Changes Her Students' Lives

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