Rubbermaid Configurations Closet Kit
Last updated date: March 13, 2020
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This closet kit is compatible with walk-in or reach-in closets, provided at least one wall is 3.5 feet wide. Maximize space with a combination of expanding shelves and telescoping rods. Accessory kits are available to create the custom closet of your dreams. In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Rubbermaid Rubbermaid Configurations Closet Kit placed 1st when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
Editor's Note January 28, 2020:
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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.