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Add Brackets for Neat Stacks




Prevent folded clothes and linens from toppling with wooden dividers. Choose shelf brackets with the long side measuring just less than the height of your shelf and the short side equal to or less than the depth; place the shorter side of each on the shelf and the longer side against the wall. To secure, drill two wood screws into each bracket from the shelf's underside.


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Reviews (17)

  • KyScribbler 24 Jul, 2012

    To allow repositioning of wooden dividers, you could drill holes on the sides and insert a dowel rod. The rod might need to be attached to the closet wall at each shelf end - not a carpenter, so I'm just spitballing :)

  • Patisserie82 2 Oct, 2009

    where do you find wooden brackets?

  • 11866409 30 Sep, 2009

    where did blakep find thes where they weren't "all that expensive"?
    and just my opinion, but don't you think organizing is hard enought withtout havineg to involve carpentry?!

  • rcarraher 29 Sep, 2009

    Lowes carries the wire shevel unit

  • catmandodo 29 Sep, 2009

    It would help if these were movable if the storage requirements and widths change.

  • moonrock 11 Apr, 2009

    Also easy to find items right


  • jfhartrph 8 Apr, 2009

    Anyone know where to find the wires shelving like Treesha mentioned?

  • jfhartrph 8 Apr, 2009

    Anyone know where to find the ones for wire shelving like Treesha mentioned?

  • sline 7 Apr, 2009

    HALLELUJAH! I've been trying to figure out a way to do this for a long time. I looked at pan dividers at Container Store that you just screw in, but like everything else there they are $10-20 apiece. This is perfect.

  • HarmonyV 7 Apr, 2009

    I love this idea! I agree with imwithdino's comnent. Smart thinker's you have there at MS.

  • imwithdino 13 Aug, 2008

    I just love this idea! I've seen ugly metal dividers you can install to serve this same purpose. But not only are these functional they're beautiful, too! I would probably go one step further with this and label the individual cubbies to ensure that everything is put back into it's proper home!

  • mommadog 7 Aug, 2008

    Awesome idea, but I have that awful metal shelving.

  • andeande 6 Aug, 2008

    that's a great idea! i always have trouble with towels and washclothes falling over. i wonder if you could use wood glue if the underside and backside were inaccessible?

  • BlakeP 6 Aug, 2008

    My kids love these! They think that this is a good hiding place when they are playing hide and go seek! But they are also very amazing!!!! OH! These are awesome! I use them all over my house and they don't cost that much either!!!! Thats the best part!!!!

  • concordma 6 Aug, 2008

    This truly will revolutionize how well your shelves work for you. They were very difficult to find, but I am using some chrome ones I discovered on Search for shelf dividers. Amazing difference.

  • Treeesha 6 Aug, 2008

    I would definitely recommend this tip. The closet looks so much neater and nicer when this is done. I like the wood ones if you have wood shelving, but if you have a wire organizer in your closet you can buy wire ones that you can use to seperate your closet items.

  • lbuser 6 Aug, 2008

    I like this idea but I have 2 problems. First, I have wire metal shelving units, and second, I move the stuff on them around. I think I will try this by gluing the brackets to a piece of galvanized metal bent into an L shape, like bookends. The items will sit on the metal and hold it in place and I can move them at will. Thank you, Martha, for ideas that get the creative juices flowing.