DIY Hack – Turn a Bookshelf into a Toddler Closet
I was storing my toddlers clothes in a dresser, but I found myself tossing them into the drawers and I could never find his matching outfits. I realized that I find our clothes more organized when they are hanging. That way all sets stay together and you are able to see all of your clothes. I picked a bookshelf to transform it into an open-shelf toddler closet.
You can find a cheap bookshelf at Walmart for 25$ or at a yard sale. I did not want to buy anything expensive since the kids will probably draw on it anyway. The set up of the Walmart shelf is easy and takes about 1 hour. I left the lower shelf out to screw in the wooden pole.
How to Transform Bookshelf into Closet
Measure the width of the shelf and cut a thin piece of wood in the measured size. You can simply use some leftover wood, pallets or buy a wooden pole cheap at the home improvement store. If you use the pallet or similar wood sand it down to make sure it’s smooth for the hangers.
To screw the pole in hit the screw into the outside of the shelf to create a little hole. That way the screw will go in better without slipping away. Use the screwdriver and push while you screw until you see it coming out on the other side (inside the shelf). Once that happens hold the pole tight against the shelf and keep pushing the screw in.
Do the same to the other side and you are done!
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There storage cube organizers are the ultimate organizing tool in my home. There are at least 8 more ways how to use these storage boxes.
What are your organizing hacks? Please share if you like my post!