A Whole New Kind of Closet

Posted: April 18, 2020
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Chicago-based Certified Professional Organizer® Amy Trager has been tackling chaotic closets for more than 15 years. She knows what real homeowners need to get organized and stay organized, appearing on TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive, HGTV.com, The Washington Post, and beyond.

Keep reading to hear from Amy about what makes Closets by Liberty’s new closet organization system a great choice for your home.


Closets come in all shapes and sizes. For good or for bad, we often use whatever system was in the closet when we moved into the home. Sometimes we try to add a shoe rack or some bins to customize it and make better use of it. In all reality, what would really maximize our space would be a whole new organization system.

Then, comes the hassle of trying to figure out what kind of system. No matter your price point, I think there are a few things we can all agree we want in our favorite closet organizer:

  • Easy to install. As in, I could even do it by myself.
  • Easy to adjust. I’m not going to have the same amount or the same kind of clothes my whole life.
  • Easy to use. I don’t want a closet system that’s awkward to slide hangers into or drawers that stick shut.
  • And bonus points if it looks nice, too!

There are tons of systems out there, and it can be hard to sift through the chaos to find the best fit. I’ve had the pleasure of working with a new system recently: Closets by Liberty.

This closet organizer definitely checks off my three musts: it can easily be installed by one person in an afternoon, all the accessories and components are adjustable and can be easily customized to really maximize whatever space is available in the closet. In most reach-in closets and many walk-ins, this system will even look like a built-in, which is even nicer!

Here’s the closet before the Closets by Liberty system was installed. The homeowners purchased this house with great storage space but absolutely no organization system in place at all. A closet like this becomes a quick dumping ground for whatever needs to get out of the way rather than a functional closet.

The Closets by Liberty closet system comes in two-foot sections, so you can extend it as far as your space will allow. From there, you decide how much shelf space, drawers or hanging space you need. Install your customizable system and adjust it. The system is anchored to the wall at the top for security and stability, but the rest easily snaps in and out of place.

Let’s say you have sweaters folded on a shelf. Then, for the holidays, you receive two new, bulky sweaters. Unsnap the shelf, move it down a notch or two, and voila – plenty of room for all the sweaters. This is a great system for those who change sizes and styles often (I’m looking at you, kids!). I also love that the shelves are solid – no wire shelves for accessories to fall through or leave marks on folded clothes.

Now, this closet is functional. There’s room for clothes, shoes, long-term storage, and even some space to store large items like a baby gate. And, as the family grows, so will this closet. Shelves can be removed and the hanging rod installed. Drawers can move up or down, or more added if that’s helpful, too. It’s really changed the functionality of the space. It’s more solid and better to look at then just shoving a free-standing shelf in the back, too.

Considering Closets by Liberty can be purchased at Home Depot and delivered to your door, the value is hard to beat. Measure your space and pick your accessories, then it arrives at your doorstep. An afternoon later, you have a closet that looks like it came with the house. My guess is, you’ll like it enough that if you move, you’ll want to take it with you. Easy enough to do, too, since it’s only anchored at the top.

Take a look. This could be the customizable closet organization system you’ve been waiting for!


Contributing Author
Written by Amy Trager, CPO for Closets by Liberty. Amy received this product for free but reviewed genuinely based on its use. To learn more about Amy, visit her blog.