If you have wire shelving in your closet, you can easily add additional racks for increased storage and a cleaner, more organized closet. As a matter of fact, while cleaning our master closet today, I added a wire rack shoe shelf to our closet in just 5 minutes. Let me show you how…
It’s May and it’s when the weather officially turns warm here in New England. May also means the change over of clothes. You see, here in New England we may have four seasons, but we have two sets of clothes – cold weather clothes and warm weather clothes.
And in order to keep our closets neat and organized, we pack the out-of-season clothes away into bins. It’s also a great time to clear out the older items or items we haven’t worn in quite a few years and discard or donate them.
Honestly, I hold on to my clothes for longer than the average person. I bet I could find clothes in my closet that are 15+ years old. Yet there are alway a few I’m willing to let go during this semi-annual change-over.
This time around, however, I made a change to my closet itself. In the last year I added a few new sandals to my wardrobe and found I need more organized shoe storage. I also noticed my closet was looking a little crowded. Well… crowded for me.
So it was time for a change and make better use of the space in our master closet.
Cleaner Floors & Better Organization
We moved out the the white MDF shoe shelves the sat on the floor and replaced them with another wire shelf.
I cannot believe we waited 20 years to do this!
Lifting these items up off the floor immediately made our closet feel larger and cleaner.
I always say… keep your floors clear and your house will feel cleaner.
Just look at the difference!
And it only took 5 minutes to actually add the shelf because the existing brackets already extended down to the baseboard.
It may have taken me 3 hours to change over the clothes from winter to summer clothes and vacuum and dust as I went along. And it took a quick 30 minute trip to Lowes to buy the shelves and brackets. But the actual installation only took 5 minutes
The Wire Rack Supplies
The 4 existing shelves were 16-inches deep. We opted for a 12-inch deep shelf for the shoes so it sat back a few inches and because the smaller size less expensive.
I purchased a 12-foot long wire rack. A Lowes employee quickly cut the rack into two pieces for me so we could create the L-shaped shoe shelf.
Shelf cost: $35.
Six 12-inch Brackets: $39
Clean and organized: Priceless!
HERE are two baskets on Amazon similar to those in the photo.
Here’s the other side of our closet with the hanging clothes.
Those two buckets below are where I store my winter clothes. I only allow myself up to two bucket. Any more than that and it usually means I’m holding on to too many clothes and they get donated for someone else to make good use of them.
How does your master closet look?
Does it need a little re-organizing?
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