We installed a closet organizer in the orange bedroom closet and it’s incredibly satisfying to simply pull out a garment, instead of rooting around through heaps and boxes. We loved the maple-look closet fitting in the townhouse because it
matched the floors nicely, but we didn’t find any wood closet systems to match our lakehouse floors. After some questing, we found a grey
version of the ubiquitous white wire closet organizer that we thought looked kind of smart.
Rubbermaid Configurations Closet Organizer (in Titanium) Review:
We purchased the Rubbermaid Configurations Closet Organizer system because it promised to be cheap and easy, but it didn’t look cheap (to us). When the dust settled, it turned out to be kind of pricey because we added Rubbermaid Slide on Baskets.
Here’s a look at the organized installed. I really hate when people stage closets for photos, so I hope you don’t mind that these photos reflect what it actually looks like, day to day.
First I want to address the cost of the Rubbermaid system. Admittedly, the basic kit is only about $150-200 dollars, but we ended up spending a lot of money on the baskets (online they are about $45, but we paid $55 in store). When all was said and done, after we bought every little bit and bob necessary, this cost us around $500!
But, everything is organized and in it’s place – and that’s priceless, right?
As customize-able as Rubbermaid claims this is, you’re a bit limited with how you can place the vertical tracks if you want to add shelves or baskets, or any of the other add-on pieces. We also couldn’t put the bars (on the right side) at the height we wanted them because the baskets use the same tracks to clip on to. That’s why the baskets ended up unevenly spaced, and Hubby’s shirts just dust the floor. We might need to fuss with this some more.
Happily, the wire shelving is smooth and doesn’t snag or catch (although
the basket brackets are a little sharp).
The spacing limitation has also left us with another problem: the baskets slide out, which is great, but now we can’t install double sliding doors. If we move the baskets over to the right, they bump into the frame and won’t open.
Despite these small installation issues, I’m really happy with the closet. I think we really maximized the space – I even added larger versions of my shoe bins to store winter boots and make use of that awkward space under our longer items. I also love that my purses all have their own space on the top shelf.
Certainly, it’s a far cry from before:
UPDATE: We purchased absolutely gorgeous, triple pass glass sliding doors. Take a look here!