How to choose a closet organizer?


Have been looking at closet organizers to use in my small home for extra storage. Would like input on what to look for when making a choice.

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  • Karen Ardillo Karen Ardillo on Aug 15, 2018

    First, I would diagram what you plan on storing in the closet. Wire shelves provide excellent storage with adjustable shelves. I also use baskets along with labels for the taller, out of reach spots.

  • We bought closet boards for about $10 apiece and cut them down to size for a custom look without much cost. Then we used different baskets so that we could change it up if needed.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 15, 2018

    Perhaps these tips will help -

  • Fran Fran on Aug 15, 2018

    Does anyone have any experience with the portable closet organizers? They are the ones that stand alone and not the ones that go into a prebuilt closet.

  • Julie Campbell Julie Campbell on Aug 16, 2018

    One thing I'd suggest about closet organizers: use a style and brand that is easy to find in multiple stores, that way you can find new parts when you need them, and you'll be able to move pieces between your closets as needed.

  • Bbunny42 Bbunny42 on Aug 17, 2018

    And more economical -- have you considered 1) a 6' bookcase (if you have room) in your closet for shoes, sweaters, sweats, etc.; 2) a clothes rod that hangs on the rod above, thus double-rodding that closet section; 3) various types of cubby-hole organizers that hang on a closet rod to hold shoes, scarves, handbags, etc.; and 4) covering sturdy boxes (like copier paper comes in) with Contac paper (the real thing) and lids (optional). Walmart has clear badges used for name tags and you could print box contents on slips of paper and insert in those then hang on the box with ribbon or glue them on.

  • Fran Fran on Aug 17, 2018

    Thanks. Sounds good.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 03, 2021

    Hello Fran,

    Above all else, Make sure it will fit into your space! Polythene Storage Boxes - Label them up!

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