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Closet Organization Made Easy With Rubbermaid HomeFree™ Closet Kits is a bold statement but I’m going to show you my before and after pictures as well as how easy the system is to install.
There is something about the onset of winter which turns my thoughts to closet organization. We need to retrieve our coats from the back of our bedroom closet and have them easily accessible. I had my eye on an available closet for winter coat season and the makeover has been on my to-do list for a while. The big walk in closet in my craft room would feel sort of lonely with nothing but a few coats and jackets in there so I had the bright idea to transform it into a craft/coat closet.
We are empty nesters living in 4 bedroom home and loving every minute of it. Our two girls are grown married and moved away. I have recently been turning an empty bedroom into my crafting and sewing room. As you will see in the before picture below, the closet in there had become a dumping ground for all sorts of odds and ends. Do you have a closet in your own home like that? I hated to even open the door.
It is actually a nice big walk in closet with plenty of storage room when properly organized. It was a brave move for me to show this before picture but since I love and adore my new well organized closet, I’m willing to let you peek inside so you can appreciate the transformation. As you can see, after everything was removed, there is plenty of valuable space for a well organized closet. We removed the shelving on the right. My husband is going to use it in his storage building so Yay, no waste!
We began our closet organization process by going onto the Rubbermaid Storage Planner site and playing around with the designs until we had created one to suit our needs. The Rubbermaid® HomeFree Series™ Closet Kits are for bedrooms and Rubbermaid® FastTrack® is designed for other closets.
We organized 5 feet of space in our closet, which is actually a bedroom closet so we decided to purchase the Rubbermaid® HomeFree Series™ 3-ft to 6-ft White Adjustable Mount Wire Shelving Kit. See how easy that was. Decision made.
Then, we played around on the Planner site with the accessories options to personalize craft storage organization. We are keeping in mind that should this bedroom closet ever be used solely for clothing again, we will have selected options suitable for that as well. The Telescoping rods and expanding shelves make it quick and easy to reconfigure the closet system at any time. Once we were satisfied with our design, we were able to print our shopping list provided by the Rubbermaid Storage Planner.
List in hand, we headed out to Lowe’s early on Saturday morning to get our project started. Our Lowe’s has a nice selection of kit options as well as accessory options. Because we had our list and were already familiar with all the pieces, it only took a few minutes to select the items we needed.
In addition to the 3-6′ kit, we purchased two Rubbermaid® HomeFree Series™ Beige Canvas Sliding Divided Bin Kits, as well as the Rubbermaid HomeFree White Wire Sliding Tie & Belt Rack which was not on our list but we loved it. I can’t wait for you to see how I’m using it!
Installation is really easy with the Rubbermaid HomeFree Kit. Everything you need is in the kit and best of all there is no cutting! Simply, measure, mark a straight line using a leveler for accuracy then drill the screw holes. All hardware is provided in the kit which is so nice.
Install the uprights which goes pretty fast. Then add your shelving and clothing rods. The many holes on the uprights will allow you to be able to adjust your shelving, bins or whichever accessory you select, to suit your changing needs.
One of my favorite features of our new closet is the Beige Canvas Sliding Divided Bins. They are versatile for closet organization. I’m using them for craft supplies but they would also be great for socks, underwear, sweaters, scarves or any accessories! The dividers are collapsible so you can configure them different ways. I’d love to put a couple in my master bedroom closet and I know the perfect spot! The drawer kit is complete with the uprights and all the hardware.
Don’t you just love how I used the Belt and Tie rack! It holds about 16 spools of my thread. The bar pulls out for easy access. I love this little accessory.
I store my seasonal wreaths on hangers by tying a ribbon around the top. It’s best to keep those inside rather than in an outdoor building where rodents or wasps could ruin them. The larger wreaths are hanging high up out of the way on a closet wall.
Our heavy winter coats are at the end of the closet, easily accessible. We have plenty of clothing rods and shelving in our ‘new’ closet but if we need to make any changes, it will be an easy fix with the versatility of the Rubbermaid kit we installed.
We had our entire closet makeover completed in time for a date night out! That’s how easy the Rubbermaid® HomeFree Series™ Closet Kit is to install.
Head on over to the Rubbermaid Storage Planner and design your closet. It’s fun and easy!