AmazonBasics Expandable Storage Organizer Rack

Last updated date: March 13, 2020

DWYM Score
8.3


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Overall Take

With two hanging rods and 10 adjustable-height shelves, you can store and arrange clothing, shoes, and accessories. Each shelf holds up to 100 pounds and the rods are fully adjustable for maximum organization. The unit features four extra-wide feet for durability and stability. In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics AmazonBasics Expandable Storage Organizer Rack placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 28, 2020:
Checkout The Best Closet System for a detailed review of all the top closet systems.

Expert Summarized Score
8.0
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
1,012 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This is a brilliant closet that comes at a very affordable cost and also easy to assemble the plastic shelf liners and the wall mounting hardware for safety.
- Top Ten Products
For enhanced stability and increased ground contact, the company has added four extra-wide leveling feet in the unit.
- Best Consumer Reports
November 27, 2019 | Full review
With this comes plastic shell liners and essential wall-mounting hardware for added safety throughout the installation.
- Peachy Rooms
May 1, 2019 | Full review
Thankfully, there is a simple screw together assembly and it doesn’t take long to put together. This closet organizer includes plastic shelf liners and wall mounting hardware, and it’s backed with a 1 year limited warranty.
- The Creative Mama
When it comes to versatility, this closet organizer can do so much, calling it a closet organizer might not even do it justice. For one, you can use it in a room without a closet or even use it outside in case you need additional storage space. One of the advantages of its design is that it can fit anywhere around the house
- It Is Interesting
What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

AmazonBasics Expandable Closet Organizer Neatly arrange clothing, shoes, accessories, and more with this AmazonBasics Expandable Closet Organizer. The reliable, nice-looking closet organizer features durable steel-wire construction with a black, chrome, or bronze finish and sturdy plastic slip sleeves. Use the closet organizer in a walk-in closet, in a room without a closet, or anywhere in need of extra storage space. From seasonal collections to year-round apparel, the expandable closet organizer provides exceptional strength and versatility. Dimensions Measures 14 by 58 to 63 by 72 inches (LxWxH) Details 10 adjustable-height shelves; each shelf holds 100 pounds 2 hanging rods with adjustable width and height Made of durable steel wire and plastic slip sleeves 4 extra-wide leveling feet for stability Simple screw-together assembly Backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty 10 Adjustable-Height Shelves The expandable closet organizer provides 10 shelves total, 5 on either side. Of the 10 shelves, 8 shelves measure 14 by 14 inches, and 2 wider top shelves measure 14 by 28 inches. The adjustable-height shelves can be raised or lowered in 1-inch increments, and each shelf holds up to 100 pounds. Even more, plastic shelf liners create a smooth flat surface that prevents smaller items from falling through. 2 Extendable Rods Between the two shelving towers, the closet organizer provides an upper and lower clothing rod. By extending the adjustable-width rods, the versatile organizer expands from 58 to 63 inches wide. Use the two rods to keep clothing neatly organized—hang shirts on one rod and pants on the other, for example. The hanging rods hold 150 pounds when not extended and 75 pounds when fully extended. Easily raise or lower the hanging rods in 1-inch increments to the desired height. Secure, Stable Placement Four extra-wide leveling feet increase contact with the ground and promote enhanced stability. The AmazonBasics closet organizer screws together easily, and wall-mounting hardware comes included for added safety.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Rubbermaid Configurations Closet Kit
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
2. John Louis Home Solid Wood Closet System
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 0
3. ClosetMaid Adjustable Closet Organizer Kit
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
4. Whitmor Adjustable Closet Organization System
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
5. PRINCE HANGER Clothes Organizer
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Seville Classics Expandable Closet Organizer System
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
7. AmazonBasics Expandable Storage Organizer Rack
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Closet Systems

Starting your morning by selecting clothing from a tidy, organized closet sets the tone for a productive and positive day. A closet system helps streamline the process of organizing your clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Selecting the best closet organization kit is the key to successfully streamlining your wardrobe and making the most of the space that you have. But before you start shopping, there are a number of questions to ask yourself says home expert Vicki Liston.

“Do you hang most of your clothes? Do you prefer to fold and stack them on shelving? Are you even using any drawers for storage?” she says. “Make a list of your essential requirements and base your closet system purchase on that.  If you don’t use drawers, for example, don’t purchase a model with a section of floor-to-ceiling drawers.”

You’ll also want to choose the right size for your closet type. Although some organization systems are designed to adapt to both walk-in and reach-in closets, most are tailored to one or the other. Check the measurements for height, width, and depth to ensure you are purchasing the correct system type.

Think about what materials you prefer as well as how much you want to spend on a closet system. Laminate sets are inexpensive and easy to build, but as they are generally not as strong as other materials, these are better for small reach-in closets with minimal use.

Metal systems are an affordable option that can withstand a great deal of weight. They are typically easy to customize and are durable sturdy to last for years.

Wood closet systems are the most expensive option, but they are also durable, appropriate for large walk-in closets, and visually appealing.

Think about the components of a closet system that matter most to you, as well. Will double rods provide much-needed space, or do you have many dresses to hang that require the full closet height? Would you love shelves for shoes and purses, slide-out shelving for sweaters or overhead storage for boxes and baskets?

The installation method is another significant factor. If you are handy with tools, a highly-customizable system with lots of pieces might be ideal. On the other hand, you may prefer something with minimal setup required.

Also consider how permanent you want the system to be.

“If you own and have no plans to move anytime soon, I recommend a model that anchors to the walls for maximum stability,” says Liston. “If you rent, a freestanding closet system will serve your needs and won’t require you to drill holes, risking the return of your security deposit. And you’ll be able to take it with you to your next place.”

Make a note of what you want and need the most before shopping for a new closet system and then look for one that checks your more essential boxes.

DYWM Fun Fact

During the Middle Ages, wealthy homeowners began building bedroom closets. However, these small rooms were not a place to store clothing or other everyday belongings. Instead, they used them to safely hide treasured possessions. Closets were also a quiet place where people would go to read, pray or contemplate life in privacy and secrecy.

Puritans who came to the New World built closets in their homes as storage for household objects. American colonial people didn’t use closets to organize their clothing. However, they did utilize many of the organizational items used in modern closet organization, such as shelves, hooks, drawers and racks.

Walk-in closets became popular in the mid-1900s. Now, the average American home has four closets.

The Closet System Buying Guide

  • Before installing a new closet system, take the time to declutter. Get rid of items that are damaged, stained, don’t fit, or do not flatter you. Paring down your clothing and accessories will make it much easier to decide what kit will work best and make it much easier to organize, as well. Bonus: help someone else by giving your gently-used castoffs to a worthy cause.
  • Measure all of the walls in your closet before ordering a closet organization system. Write the measurements down and then measure once more. Better still, have someone else take the measurements the second time. Taking that extra step to ensure the closet system will fit and provide the space you need will be time well spent.
  • Look for under-utilized space in your closet that could be valuable storage real estate. Organizational accessories such as an over-the-door shoe hanger, a special hanger for scarves or even simple bins and baskets can make the most of this extra space.
  • If your closet is large enough, consider placing a dresser and a full-length mirror in it. Moving all of your clothes into your closet will free up space in your bedroom and turn your closet into a full-service dressing room.