Add a Shelf Quickly and Easily WITHOUT MEASURING!

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20 Minutes

Hi, I'm Amber Oliver! I hope if you enjoy this project you'll also stop by my blog!

I recently updated our primary closet and did my best to maximize the small space right down to the last inch! I used a modular closet system that has incremental sizes so I was able to fill in most of the closet with racks, drawers, and shelves. The long hanging area that I use for dresses had a cubby above it that I wanted to store my heels in, but because it was tall there was a lot of wasted space!

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I wanted to add a shelf here, but the thought of measuring seemed overwhelming - how would I get them even and level?

Instead, I used this shelf pin jig and it is seriously the coolest ever! The holes are pre-measured so all you have to do is start from the same point and your holes will be level!

I figured out about how high I wanted the shelf so my shoes would fit, and found the corresponding hole. Then setting it flush to the bottom shelf I drilled in the hole on both sides. I then removed the front piece that holds onto the front/side of the shelves and pushed it flush against the back wall to drill the 2 holes on the back side.

After the holes are drilled, you can put in shelf pins and set your shelf in place! Super easy way to add a shelf!!

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