DIY Wire Shelf Dividers (great for the linen closet)!
I was tackling one of the most embarrassing areas in my house, the linen closet, when I hit a speed bump: wire shelf dividers were costly for what they are and didn't have a good track record. Using the leftover wire shelving from the original closet organizer, I "hacked" some shelf dividers with the clever use of zap straps! I'm so pleased with the results! Click over to see how easy it is! # # # # # # #
Start with cutting a length of wire shelving (available at any Home Improvement store) into lengths that match your current wire shelving (ours were 16"). Grab your trusty zap-straps and get ready to install!
Using the lip of the shelf as the base of the shelf divider, zap strap the base onto the wire shelves. Strap them tightly and then trim the excess.
Cap off the cut ends of the shelving with shelf caps (again, available where you get your length of wire shelving).
If you're using baskets or bins in your space, consider making labels for each of them. Using a hole punch and those amazing zap-straps will come in handy here.
If you're feeling cheeky, you can use your zap straps and dividers to create quick and easy mini-shelves within your bigger shelves. This is perfect for baskets or smaller items.
Slide in your baskets, linens, towels, etc, into their designated homes. Appreciate that they can't "canoodle" with the pile next door. Everything has a place, and with these dividers, they will stay there.
Admire your handiwork! This set-up practically enforces organization.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published April 3rd, 2013 10:07 AM