Monday, September 9, 2013

Closet Reogranization: Double the Space & DIY Shoe Rack!

Continuing our quest to organize our closet, starting with the laundry room/closet... next up was Greg's closets. Each of his closets are about 36", so not really that big.

 We converted one of his closets from a single rod, to a double rod, giving double the hanging space.

Before - A single rod with a shelf

Out came the shelf and two rods hung. Wall anchors used when mounting these rods to the wall.

Dress Shirts hung on top

Casuals and Polos hung on the bottom
Enough room left at bottom for workout clothes in rubbermaids

Then the other closet became his pants closet. Got his pants out of my closet and gave me some more room! Woo-hoo!

This closet also is over the stairs so the "floor" of it as at a steep angle. You can't put anything there. So after adding another shelf and moving all his pants into this one. We created this little shoe rack.

We just used already white quarter round trim that we pre-cut at Home Depot (was about a $1 a foot I think). We stuck with white so that it would go with the trim work and not have to worry about painting.

Just pre-drill your holes (it'll split if you're trying to drill into the quarter round AND the floor), then screw into the floor. Voila! Previously unused space is now a shoe rack!


Jeri Slater said...

GREAT use of space!

shelley c. said...

Oh my gosh, that "shoe rack" was such a good idea!

the cape on the corner said...

oh man, what a great addition to that closet!