As of just a few weeks ago, this was my closet. Or rather “clothes storage situation I’ve been living with”
I’m not proud of it. Who would be? It’s terrible.
I have a DVD shelf on the floor, and my clothes are hanging from a sprinkler pipe and stored in a see thru Ikea basket.
With Christmas ornaments.
Like I said, I’m not proud.
First priority was getting my clothes off the sprinkler pipe (hangers don’t fit… and it’s little ghetto). Second, I needed more storage. (I’m not being unreasonable, that wasn’t enough space for anybody.)
A trip to Home Depot and $25 solved my problems. I needed a closet bar and figured if I gave it enough support, it could be suspended. I’ve actually waited about six weeks since original installation to post this to be certain this would hold up.
Part 1: Supplies
A closet bar, cut to length. Mine was about 90″. More than enough storage for someone 5’2″ with a bureau of clothing storage as well.
Some 1/4″ rope (I only used about 15′)
#4 Eye Bolts (I used 7)
Use your rope to create a clean end on the raw wooden edge.
This is purely aesthetic.
But doesn’t it look pretty?
Twist your eye bolts into the wall and suspend your closet bar with a double length of rope.
That’s just a normal knot – trust me, I’m no engineer.
That’s it. Get organized.
Yes, it’s “rustic”, but I like it. It fits me, and it’s a heck of a lot better than what I had in there before!
It works for me, and it was the right price – just about $25.
The only thing not accounted for in the expense is the shelf from Target that I bought about 5 years ago, repurposed for shoes (great idea, right?). This apartment is a rental, and I can only invest so much, but my clothes deserve a home. Now I have no excuse for not putting away my laundry.
I’m taking ideas for new excuses now. Thanks.