If you need more organization solutions in your closet, now is the time to install them while everything is out. Consider closet organizer kits with adjustable shelves. These can be easily moved and reconfigured as your storage needs change. Think about layout and what works best for your closet. Measure your closet space using a tape measure. There are many closet shelving system options available for purchase, so do some research and decide what you like and what works best for your closet. Follow all manufacturer instructions when installing a closet organizer.
Install additional shelving above the hanger rod if needed. Shelving can hold shoes, sweaters, accessories and storage boxes. Remember to secure them to the wall studs when installing shelves. Use a stud finder to locate them and mark their positions with a pencil. The shelving/storage system hardware can be fastened securely into the stud using a power screwdriver or drill.
Measure the closet wall where you will be installing the shelves using a tape measure. Determine how long you need your shelves to be and take note of the measurements. Use a pencil to mark the ends of the shelves on the wall. Use a level so that your marks will be aligned. Take into account where your wall studs are. Position your shelving so that its support hardware can be installed into the wall studs for security. Cut the wood with a circular saw to fit the measurements you took. Sand the shelves and sides with fine-grit sandpaper. If you want to add finish to the wood, do it now.
Always wear safety glasses when working with a saw and follow all other safety precautions for the equipment you’re using.
Attach support hardware to wall studs using 1" screws and a drill. Use the marks you made earlier on the wall as guides. Put the shelves on the brackets and ensure the brackets are securely in place before use.
You can complement shelving by adding hooks to your walls for coats, scarves, bags and other items on the front or back of doors.
To maximize your closet’s functionality, try multi-pocket shoe organizers that hang on the inside or outside of closet doors.
Keep a folding step stool handy to quickly access all parts of your closet.
Add additional lighting in the closet, if needed.