If you need more storage, consider installing an adjustable metal track closet system.

Track systems offer much more storage space than a standard hanging rod and shelf, and they can be easily rearranged to meet your changing needs.

Here’s how to install this popular system:

  • Remove the existing shelf and rod from your closet.
  • Lay the track storage components out on the floor and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to see how they fit together.
  • Use a stud finder to locate and mark the position of studs on the closet wall.
  • Secure the horizontal track to the back wall near the ceiling with toggle bolts where there aren’t any studs, and wood screws where there are some.
  • Position the vertical standards on the wall every 24 inches or less, and secure them to the wall using toggles or screws.
  • Use a hacksaw, bolt cutters, or reciprocating saw to cut the wire shelves to length.
  • Mount the shelf supports on the standards.
  • Position the wire shelves, hanging rods, and wire baskets on shelf supports where desired.

Watch the video above for step-by-step instructions on how to install a track storage system in your closet.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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