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Messy Kids Closets – Gone Forever (at least I hope)

I’ve been working at Rubbermaid for a few years now and I’ve worked on many web projects surrounding our Configurations / Homefree closet products.  I knew it was a nice product and that there were lots of nice features but I never got around to installing a closet kit.

About a month or so ago I purchased two of the 4’x8′ deluxe kits to install them in my kids closets.  Erin (10 year old daughter) and Shannon (8 year old son) don’t really have neatness or organization at the top of their list.  I however was extremely tired of clothes, stuffed animals and pokemon cards bursting from the closet doors.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I figured I had to try something.

I’m not going to take you through the whole process but the short of it is installing two of the closet kits took a few hours. The second one went up much quicker than the first.  What took the most time was not really the installing of the new closet but the removal of the old wire shelving (I pulled when I should have pushed and had to patch a few holes).  All-in-all a painless process.

The result…. WOW! I was totally amazed at the before and after difference. Before each closet had one shelf to hang clothes.  Now, two unique rods to hang stuff and tons of shelves.  The best part about the whole thing is that moving rods and shelves around is super easy.  Just slide a couple clips and you can move a shelf anywhere you want.  It’s perfect for the picky daughter who inevitable doesn’t like where dad put the shelf and rods.

If you’re looking to get your closet organized the Configurations/Homefree products are great.

P.S. Be sure to check out our really cool closet design tool. It helps visualize your new closet.  Plus I put a significant amount of time into working on that project and I’d love to share all the hard work.

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