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10 Best Closet Shelving Systems

Do you know what factors to look for when it comes to choosing the best closet shelving systems to buy? Simplified installation, a secure and lasting mount, and a maximized space for storage are all important qualities to consider come purchase time. Putting these qualities to the test in addition to many others, we’ve reviewed the wide field of today’s closet shelving systems and come up with a list of the true winners. The following represent 10 of the best closet shelving systems available for purchase right now.

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1. John Louis Home 16″ Deep Deluxe Organizer


John Louis Home 16in. Deep Deluxe Organizer with 3 Drawers (10in. Deep) - Red Mahogany Finish best closet shelving systems


First up, the 16″ Deep Deluxe Organizer system by John Louis Home is a top pick for anyone looking for a solid wood closet shelving system today. Made with gorgeous red mahogany, this shelf system is solid, offers plenty of space and versatility, and really looks great. The three 10″ drawers included in this system also really help add to its overall versatility.


2. Rubbermaid Configurations Deluxe Custom Closet Organizer System


Rubbermaid Configurations Deluxe Custom Closet Organizer System Kit, 4-to-8-Foot, Titanium, FG3H8900TITNM best closet shelving systems


Rubbermaid is a name known far and wide for its signature storage and organization offerings, and the maker’s Configurations Deluxe Custom Closet Organizer System is a great example of an affordable custom closet system that also performs very well. Without breaking the bank, buyers of this system get a truly solid setup that is easily changed and adapted to the user’s ever-changing storage needs. We also really like how maintenance-free this unit is with its high-quality materials and epoxy finish throughout.


3. ClosetMaid 1628 Closet Organizer Kit


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Closetmaid’s model 1628 Closet Organizer Kit is another top pick in today’s market of adjustable closet shelving systems. Here, we get a highly expandable 5′ – 8′ span range and plenty of additional versatility in the design of the system’s shelves and supports. A solid hardware mounting kit, and an overall shelving build that’s made from 91-percent recycled materials, and the maintenance-free perk of vinyl-coated steel throughout are all included perks here that also win the day for us.


4. ClosetMaid 5636 SuperSlide Closet Organizer Kit


ClosetMaid 5636 SuperSlide 5-Feet to 8-Feet Closet Organizer Kit, White best closet shelving system


Providing another completely expandable closet shelving option, Closetmaid does it again with their excellent model 5636 SuperSlide Closet Organizer Kit. Buyers of this great shelving system can look forward to the convenience of continuous-sliding hang rods, a 5′ to 8′ expansion range, maintenance-free, vinyl-coated steel, and a great overall arrangement that gives users plenty of options and space to work with. Sticking to the company’s greater theme of eco-consciousness and sustainability, this shelving unit is also made of 91-percent recycled material.

5. Rubbermaid 3-to-5-Foot Expandable Wardrobe Organizer


Rubbermaid 3-to-5-Foot Expandable Wardrobe Organizer, White (3D1000WHT) best closet shelving system


For shelving shoppers in need of a system that falls somewhere in the 3′ to 5′ range, Rubbermaid’s 3-to-5-Foot Expandable Wardrobe Organizer is a great option. Game-winning perks found in this system include great overall strength and design, a great hardware package and easy-to-follow install process, and all-steel construction. A high-quality, thick epoxy coating also assures of a maintenance-free, catch-free, and stain-free system for years to come.

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6. SONGMICS Interlocking Cube Storage Unit


SONGMICS Cube Storage Unit, Interlocking Metal Wire Organizer with Divider Design, Modular Cabinet, Bookcase for Closet Bedroom Kid's Room, 32.7 L x 12.2 W x 36.6 H Inches, Black ULPI36H best closet shelving system


SONGMICS makes a great closet and free-standing shelving system with its Interlocking Cube Storage Unit. This system features a reliable interlocking cube system that can be custom-built to the exact specs the user needs. Without breaking the bank, buyers of this system receive a highly versatile and customizable storage system that measures a total 32.7″ L x 12.2″ W x 36.6″ H if fully constructed. Color choices of either black or white are also offered to the customer.


7. AmazonBasics Expandable Metal Hanging Storage Organizer


AmazonBasics Expandable Metal Hanging Storage Organizer Rack Wardrobe with Shelves, 14"-63" x 58"-72", Black best closet shelving system


We really like the design of this Expandable Metal Hanging Storage Organizer by AmazonBasics. This one utilizes two columns of vertical shelving over which a system-long master shelf provides storage capacity for large or long items at the top of the unit and safely out of the way. Black, bronze, and chrome represent the three, gorgeous finish options the buyer can choose from at checkout, and this system’s overall size measures a very handy 14″ L x 58″-63″W x 72″ H.


8. Ameriwood Home Adult Closet Organizer


Ameriwood Home Adult Closet Organizer, Vintage White best closet shelving system


The Adult Closet Organizer by Adult Home provides a great closet storage approach, especially for those working in narrow areas. Designed as a single-column shelf system, this unit also provides the option to extend its clothing rods out to each side, should you have room, for additional clothes-hanging options. Each shelf in the central column itself provides its own unique, spatial signature and each extended clothing rod will support up to 50lbs of weight reliably.


9. mDesign Modular Closet Organizer System


mDesign Modular Closet Organizer System, Storage Unit, Sturdy Steel Frame, 3 Fabric Drawer Bins, 4 Garment Racks, 5 Shelves for Bedroom, Hallway, Entryway, Closet, Textured Print - Gray/White best closet shelving system


For anyone looking for a more contemporary closet shelving system that is also notably affordable and reliable, the mDesign Modular Closet Organizer System definitely has this area covered. Aesthetically, this system employs a unique and stylish contemporary design that comes in the buyer’s color choice of espresso, black, white, or grey. Function-wise, this great system is very sturdy and features three, spacious cloth drawers, five open shelves, and lots of hanging space for clothing storage.


10. AOOU Portable Closet Organizer and Wardrobe Closet


AOOU Portable Closet Organizer Storage, Wardrobe Closet with Non-Woven Fabric 14 Shelves, Quick and Easy to Assemble, 56 x 18.5 x 66 inches Black best closet shelving systems


Doubling as either a closet shelving system or a stand-alone wardrobe, this Portable Closet Organizer and Wardrobe Closet system by AOOU is a sure top pick. This one is heavy on shelf room and utility with a total of 14 shelves in addition to offering two clothes hanging rods, which themselves can be moved as needed. Once built, this system can even be jacketed with a stylish privacy shell that’s dust and water-resistant and easy to clean, or it can simply be left in its uncovered form. As with many of the other systems on our list of the top shelving systems out right now, AOOU proves that the best closet shelving systems don’t always need to cost an arm and a leg come checkout time.


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By BCR Staff

February 2020