I tossed my hat onto the closet shelf the other day and discovered a whole lot of unused real estate up there. Made me think, if one shelf is good, two would be better. And the upper shelf could be 15 in. deep instead of 12 in. because there's no closet rod hanging out below. The deep baskets help with the organization; cabinet knobs make for easier access. We show a two-tier shelf; you can install three if your closets (and you) are tall enough.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Cordless drill
- Circular saw
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- 1-5/8 inch screws
- Closet rod