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How to put up closet shelving

Closets provide storage space for everything, from clothes, tools to household products. However, you must be organised if you want to be able to use them effectively. One of the best ways to organise your closet, is to put shelves in it. In order to do this, you will need to know how to put up closet shelving. This article details out how to put up closet shelving.

Gather your tools and prepare

The first step to put up closet shelving so as to increase your storage, is to prepare for the project. This implies clearing out the closet completely. When the closet is empty, you may wish to paint it to make it look better. Once the closet is ready, you should prepare your tools as well. These include a hammer and nails or a drill and screws, depending on what kind of shelving you are putting up. A stud finder and a laser are also important tools.

Select shelving

The next step, is to decide what kind of closet storage or closet system that you want. Where to buy closet organisers Closet shelves range from the fancy and the elaborate to the simple. If you want to have an easy time putting up closet shelving, consider one of the cheap closet organisers on the market. ClosetMaid makes inexpensive closet organisers that you can hang, as does Ikea. Many of these closet organisers can be purchased at stores like Homebase or other UK home improvement stores. The closet shelving kits come with Mounting Systems and rails. Therefore, mounting the closet becomes simpler than building shelves as well as finding and fitting brackets by yourself.

Hang your shelving

After finalising your closet design, gathering your tools and buying the ClosetMaid shelving, or other shelving product, it is time to hang them up. Studs You will need to first find the studs by using your stud finder. This is to ensure that you are screwing and nailing the Mounting System, or mounting brackets, only into studs. Building the closet Identify where the studs are and make a mark on the wall with pencil. Use a laser level to connect the points. You will then have a straight line going along the closet's back wall along with notations as to where the studs are. Hang your rails along those straight lines. Make sure to screw only in the area where you have identified studs.

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