ClosetMaid Adjustable Closet Organizer Kit

Last updated date: March 13, 2020

DWYM Score
8.7

ClosetMaid Adjustable Closet Organizer Kit

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Overall Take

This all-in-one kit includes everything you need to maximize hanging space and increase shelf space. You can customize it to fit closets from four- to eight-feet wide, with adjustable shelves and a "Super Slide" that transforms shelves into extra hanging space. In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the ClosetMaid ClosetMaid Adjustable Closet Organizer Kit placed 3rd 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
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
386 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The adjustable shelves of the organizer allow you to set up the closet in multiple ways.
- Best Consumer Reports
November 27, 2019 | Full review
Flexible design with many options.
- The Art Of Cleanliness
April 28, 2018 | Full review
This all-in-one kit has approximately 132 inches of hanging space and 216 inches of shelf space (includes 36 inch shoe shelf). Kit includes hang track, standards, shelf brackets, closet rods, closet rod support and superslide shelves.
- Blitorn.com
The best closet organizer is devised from standardized steel treated with vinyl film. It comes with equipment such as ‘Super Slide’ shelves, closet rods & supports, shelf brackets etc.
- Fashionplaytes
Since the kit is constructed with Vinyl coated steel, it is sturdy and durable.
- Floral Beauty
To help you to organize your entire closet to perfection here, the Super Slide element of this adjustable closet organizer is a huge benefit as it instantly transforms those traditional wire shelves – turning them into areas with an extra hanging spacer in an instant.
- Peachy Rooms
May 1, 2019 | Full review
You also won’t need to make to any additional cuts or trims so you can start using this kit as soon as possible. Another very nifty feature is the adjustable shelves that can add up to 216 inches of shelf space and 132 inches of hanging space.
- It Is Interesting
The adjustable shelves mean that just because you set it up one way, doesn’t mean that you have to keep it that way!
- The Creative Mama
What experts didn't like
Hard to read instructions.
- The Art Of Cleanliness
April 28, 2018 | Full review
In comparison with other options, this one offers the lowest number of features.
- Blitorn.com
The installation instructions are difficult to understand
- Floral Beauty
Some shelf, hang track and rod cutting may be required when fitting this in your closet space.
- Peachy Rooms
May 1, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Closet organization is easy with the ClosetMaid all-in-one ShelfTrack Closet Organizer Kits! The ClosetMaid 5-8 ft. ShelfTrack Closet Organizer Kit offers configuration and shelf location adjustability. The ShelfTrack is an adjustable standards and bracket program, allowing you to move shelves up and down for easy adjustability. Plus, this wire closet kit features SuperSlide hang rods that attach to the shelving for continuous slide for hangers. Kit includes hang track, standards, shelf brackets, closet rods, closet rod support and SuperSlide shelves.

Overall Product Rankings

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

DWYM 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.