Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hanging Closet Organizer Take Two

OK, so the hanging closet organizer I installed only lasted a couple of days before it came crashing down.  I installed this organizer in a non traditional way because I wanted it to take up as little closet space as possible.  It is as high up and as far back to the wall as possible, thus allowing more room in front of it to take the boxes of toys in and out.  I had to do this since the organizer isn't in the middle of the closet, but to the side with the wall in front of it.

Apparently the hanger I used didn't have the wire all the way through the cardboard tube, so the wire sides just popped out and the closet organizer fell down.  At first I tried using packing tape to keep the hanger wire inside the cardboard tube, but that didn't work.  

But don't worry, I've fixed it and it is even more durable.  Again, just using what I had on hand, I used a Lincoln Log and two zip ties (at least I think that's what they are called).  

I used the zip ties to attach the Lincoln Log to the wire shelf in the closet.

Then I attached the Velcro tab around the Lincoln Log and Velcro-ed it shut.  

Should be much more sturdy now.

And speaking of Lincoln Logs, a good idea is to have your kids build on top of a tray.  That way when they are done building, you can easily move their structure to a safer place to put on display.

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