How Closet Shelf Dividers Can Help You Keep Organized

Here is how closet shelf dividers can help you keep your closet more organized, plus tips for the right type of shelf organizers you need for your type of shelves.

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Many types of closets, from your master bedroom, linen closet, bathroom closet, or even coat closet, have one or more shelves within them.

This makes absolute sense, because shelves are a really helpful place to store items that you can't or don't want to hang up, but that you want to store in that space.

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However, shelves can suffer from one organizing flaw. They're a space where you can place all types of things, but all those things you place on those shelves can all end up spread out and jumbled together because, by themselves, shelves don't have any dividers or ways to separate out the items you place on them.

If you're not careful your closet shelves can become catchalls for anything that you don't know what to do with, or doesn't have another home. It can also become a jumble of stuff where you have to move a lot of things around, and search, to find what you already placed there.

That's where closet shelf dividers come in to help you.

The idea behind these dividers is simple -- it's a way to divide the shelf up into smaller compartments, so that you can store multiple categories of items on the shelves without sacrificing your organizational system.

Basically, they're book ends that are used for shelves that don't hold books, but instead items like clothes, towels or other linens, purses, and more.

Shelf dividers help you organize items by separating different categories, and also keep items from one stack or pile from toppling over onto another stack of pile, so once you've got your closet organized you can keep it that way.

If you want to be even more super-organized, you can then label the shelves between the dividers, so you'll know exactly what type of items are supposed to be stored on that section of the shelf.

Places & Ways To Use Closet Shelf Dividers

There is a wide variety of ways to use these shelf dividers. They're most commonly found in these types of closets:

  • Master bedroom closet - for separating and categorizing folded clothing, and large accessories like purses, shoes, and other items
  • Kids closet - for separating and categorizing folded clothes, and also types of toys
  • Linen closet - for separating types and sizes of linens, towels, sheets, and blankets, and to keep the stacks from toppling over
  • Bathroom closet - for separating and categorizing towels and wash cloths, as well as toiletries and other bathroom items

Of course, you can use these dividers on any type of shelf you like, including those in your kitchen, pantry, coat closet, toy closet, game closet and more. The sky's the limit!

Make Sure To Get The Right Type Of Dividers For Your Shelves

If you would like to get yourself some dividers for your closet shelves, it's important to make sure you're choosing the right type for your shelving.

The two most common types of shelves are wire and solid, and because of the way these dividers attach to the shelf you've got to get the type of divider designed for your type of shelving.

In addition, you can choose for yourself, based on cost and what you find looks best, whether you want the dividers themselves to be wire, solid, or see-through.

Here are some closet shelf dividers that are available, separated into categories based on the type of shelving they work with.

Shelf Dividers For Wire Shelves

Shelf Dividers For Solid Shelves

You can get even more ideas for storage solutions and organizers in my {A - Z} Storage Solutions & Ideas section of the website. Check it out now!

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