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How to Install a Child's Closet Organizer

Closet organizers can be extremely versatile. The shelves are adjustable, and you can usually choose from several cabinet options, including drawers, shoe racks and sliding baskets. Learn how to build one for your child's closet.

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closet organizers are extremely versatile
  • Time


  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Prep the Closet

Remove everything from the closet, including the doors and existing shelves.

Patch any holes with spackling compound or other appropriate filler, and paint the closet.

Step 2: Measure and Mark the Wall

Measure 2" from the closet ceiling, and mark the wall.

Mark the wall for the hanging tracks. Make a level line at the top of the closet where the tracks will be mounted. Hold the track against the line, and mark holes for drilling. Try to arrange the mounting holes so that they'll be in front of wall studs. Otherwise use toggle bolts.

Step 3: Hang the Tracks

Hang the tracks using an adapter, spacing them about 24" from center to center. To support more weight, place the tracks closer together.

hang tracks using an adapter

Step 4: Install Shelf Brackets, Supports and Shelves

Begin installing the shelf brackets (Image 1). The first shelf should be about 42" from the floor.

Lay the shelves in place, snap the hanger-bar supports in place (Image 2), and snap the hanger rod in place.