Shelf dividers have a way of making any closet look instantly neater and more refined. Here's how to get started:
- Count how many stacks you need divided: shirts, sweaters and jeans (or for use in a linen closet: towels, blankets, tables cloths, etc.).
- Measure the width of the shelf, and then height between the shelf and the next highest shelf or ceiling.
- Choose your dividers baced on your style: wire, white, chrome, etc.
Example: if you have chrome shelving, chrome shelf dividers will lend a nice monochromatic look to your closet.How to Use Shelf Dividers to Organize Your Closet
Chrome may look best with chrome, but if you've got an older looking mostly wood closet, chrome can add a touch of glamour. These shelf dividers measure 13.25"H x 2.9"W x 11.8"D which means they will fit most standard closet shelving.
TIP: Shelf dividers are a great way to store handbags upright, in linen closets, and even for use as bookends. I especially love the idea of using chrome dividers on a kitchen shelf to keep your big hardcover cookbooks in place.
White dividers tend to fade into the background which is why I use them in my own closet. This way you see the stacks of jeans and sweaters and not the dividers, so your closet looks *magically* organized. These white dividers measure 13.25"H x 2.9"W x 11.8"D.
TIP: Dividers are a must-have for kids closets where you can stack by size (0-3M; 6M-9M, 2T, etc,). Don't forget to label the shelves for easy retrieval.
No wire hangers (there are too many other good options), but wire shelf dividers are a must if you have a wire closet system. These come in 2 sizes:
- Small: 9.1"H x 2"W x 8.5"D
- Large: 13.25"H x 2.78"W x 11.1"D
TIP: The large dividers are a perfect fit in a linen closet where you store bulkier, taller items like blankets, towels and comforters.
For those working within the Elfa system, these shelf dividers measure either
- Small: "12
- Large: "16
And either white or platiunum depending on your closet scheme.