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How to Install a Wire-Type Closet Organizing System

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Gain Custom Designed Closet Space to Fit You and Your Belongings with a Completely Adjustable Wire Closet Organizing System

Reclaim closet space lost to disorganization and transform it into storage where you need it with a completely adjustable wire closet organizing system. First, light demolition will be required to remove the existing wooden shelves and supports and restore the wallboard to pristine condition with spackling and paint. After that, installation requires a bore, a snap, and a nip.

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demolishing to make way for the new wire closet organizing system
Step 1

Empty the Closet to Receive the Wire Closet Organizing System

Remove all clothes and contents from the closet, including existing shelves and rods, to make room for the wire closet organizing system. Use a hammer and pry bar to remove supporting trim and ledgers.

smoothing the installation of the wire closet organizing system
Step 2

Smooth Wallboard for the Wire Closet Organizing System

Use a paint scraper to knock down ridges of paint and torn wallboard paper left by the demolition of the old shelf system. The imperfections on the wall will impede the level installation of the new wire closet organizing system.

spackling before installation of the wire closet organizing system
Step 3

Spackle in Preparation for the Wire Closet Organizing System

Apply interior-grade spackling compound, pressing it into holes and crevices with a putty knife while keeping the blade flat. Hold blade at a 45-degree angle and scrape off the excess. Sand and paint before attaching the wire closet organizing system.

securing the hanging bar for the wire closet organizing system
Step 4

Mount the Hanging Bar for the Wire Closet Organizing System

Pre-drill holes every eight inches into the wallboard and underlying two-by-four at the top of the closet wall where it meets the ceiling. Mount the hanging bar for the wire closet organizing system and secure it with screws.

mounting shelf standards for the wire closet organizing system
Step 5

Install Shelf Standards for the Wire Closet Organizing System

Fit the special adapter into the top of the shelf standards for the wire closet organizing system. Slip the adapter and standard assembly over the bottom lip or rail of the hanging bar, where it will slide to any location.

positioning shelf standards for the wire closet organizing system
Step 6

Plumb the Shelf Standards for the Wire Closet Organizing System

Position and plumb each wire closet organizing system standard using a bar level. Pre-drill a hole, tap in a plastic anchor, and secure the standard with a screw at the bottom to stop it from swinging from side to side.

snapping wire closet organizing system shelves into brackets
Step 7

Position Shelves and Brackets for the Wire Closet Organizing System

Fit two shelf brackets at level elevations in two adjacent wire closet organizing system standards. Adjust shelf length where necessary with a bolt cutter, set the shelves on top of the brackets, and snap them into position.

covering cut ends of wire closet organizing system
Step 8

Add Plastic Caps to Rough Ends of Wire Closet Organizing System

Slip ready-made plastic caps over rough ends of the shelves that were cut to fit the wire closet organizing system. The smooth caps will stop clothing and people from snagging on the wire ends left sharp by the bolt cutter.

installing shoe racks for the wire closet organizing system
Step 9

Add Brackets to Support Wire Closet Organizing System for Shoes

Add triangular plastic brackets and wall clips to support inverted shelves as shoe racks for the wire closet organizing system. The upward-facing lip stops the shoes from sliding off the angled shelf components.

adding rods for hangers in the wire closet organizing system
Step 10

Finish the Wire Closet Organizing System with Rods and Baskets

Snap rods for hangers in place beneath the storage shelves anywhere space was left for dresses, shirts, and pants. Roll in sliding basket storage units for special storage in the wire closet organizing system.

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