See how an affordable closet shelving kit can reorganize a small closet and increase useable space to store and hang clothes.
I have a lot of clothes. Like, a whole lot. I’m not afraid to admit it. And a lot of shoes. And a lot of accessories.
But you know what I don’t have? A big closet to put them all in. When we moved into our house last March, I just shoved everything I could in the closet and threw in some random containers to corral what wouldn’t fit on the rod, and I left it there.
This is what I was working with. (Don’t judge.) Until one rainy Sunday at Lowes. I was killing time because the rain was really coming down, and I didn’t want to go out in it. So I walked up and down every aisle and looked at every single thing in the store. I found these Closet Shelving Kits, brought one home and spent the rest of the day ripping out the old closet shelving and building a custom design.
I never realized how useless that one rod was until I set up this system. Now I have shelves and rods and multiple levels and baskets and boxes and—oh, how I love it.
Every time I walk into the closet I am amazed at how much I’m able to fit in such a small space, and the fact that it’s all on a track system means that I can rearrange the layout easily anytime I want.
The boxes are perfect for belts, hats, gloves, and bathing suits; and the baskets hold t-shirts, shorts, and pj’s. I didn’t get rid of those two plastic drawers, either. I stacked them on top of each other and put them in the corner behind the clothes. They now hold sandals and handbags.
I utilized storage in other places to hold the overflow. Between the shared dresser with my husband, the under-bed rolling drawers, the scarf rack on the door, and the cedar chest for part of my shoe collection, I’m able to store all my stuff without having a morning meltdown. Not bad for a hundred dollar shelving kit, huh Now on to the rest of the closets in the house!