How to Install a Track Storage System in Your Closet

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