Closet Storage and Shelving Ideas

Properly organizing your closet can not only cut down the time it takes for you to get ready, but also optimizes the space so you can see all of your clothing and accessories. Our closet storage solutions – including shelving, rods and cubbies - can turn your chaotic closet into a neat and accessible space while staying within any budget.

Start by adding a closet organizer kit to make the most of your available storage. Closet kits are easy to install and generally include hanging rods, shelving and the necessary hardware for installation. Most closet systems offer expandable rods and shelves to fit different closet widths. Shelves are often times adjustable in height to accommodate storage totes, baskets, cubby systems and shoe racks.

Hanging

Hanging

Overcrowding can create chaos in your closet; chances are if you can't see it, then you won't be wearing it. A solution to this age-old problem hangs on three rods instead of one. Since you're limited by the width of the closet, consider making use of all the available vertical space. One hanging rod can be installed at standard height for dresses and long coats, while the other two can be situated one above the other. By installing one rod toward the top and the other in the middle of the closet, you will effectively double the hanging space for shorter garments.

Since hanging space is often prime real estate, add a tie and belt rack to organize smaller wardrobe essentials that would otherwise be in a tangled mess draped over some hangers. There are both fixed and sliding tie and belt racks available; the sliding feature allows for easier access.

Shelves

Shelves

Shelves made of wood or other materials provide accessible surface space in your closet - ideal for neatly storing purses, scarves and other small items and accessories. They're also handy for keeping storage boxes off the floor.

For clothing and other linens, wire shelves are a good choice because they allow air to pass through so fabrics can breathe.

Cubby Systems

Cubby Systems

The classic cubby system is one of the quintessential organizing tools that don both style and function. Some cubby systems can be customized with doors or fabric drawers for increased functionality and a personal touch. Use it inside your closet for sweaters and socks or in any room to showcase your favourite pictures, books or ornaments.

Shoe Storage

Shoe Storage

Just as your shoes come in all different styles, so do the storage solutions for them.  

  • Stackable shoe shelves have flat storage surfaces and can be stacked from the floor up. Hanging shoe shelves need to be mounted on a wall and are angled downward for better visibility.
  • Shoe boxes come with a lid to keep out dust. They are stackable but often bulkier than other shoe storage alternatives.
  • Shoe racks are generally freestanding; they provide clear visibility and ample storage.
  • Shoe cubbies are perfect for keeping shoes organized in smaller spaces; both freestanding and hanging versions are available.

Totes and Baskets

Totes and Baskets

Multipurpose storage totes and baskets are portable and come in different sizes. They are often stackable and can add texture or a punch of colour to open shelving.

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