Closet Organization Ideas

Amazing PVC cubby using PVC pipes! | diy closet organization ideas.

As a stay at home, I feel like most of the day is spent reorganizing after my family, mainly the kids. Their clothes are everywhere on the chairs, on the floors, in the car…sigh. However, my biggest issue with the kids are their shoes, I get called about a hundred times to help them find their shoes, I mean where else should your shoes be? That’s right in your closet (kid organization ideas). Not my kids they just take ’em off wherever! So, I commissioned hubby to make my life easy and help me help them (our kids). He busted out the PVC cubby that he had in his den (that was stacked with drinks by the way) and said maybe something like that might work in their closet (shoe organization ideas). I was down to try it if it was safe, and the kids couldn’t cut themselves on it because PVC can have some sharp serrated edges if it isn’t filed down properly, so yeah safety first and then bring on the solutions (best organization ideas).

He bought a long as hell piece of PVC with a diameter of 6.625″ since it had to be a lot smaller to fit inside the shoe closet, next he measured and cut 14 pieces from that entire pipe and filed down the edges. Next, he started by clamping them together two at a time and drilling holes into the sides of the pipes that would be secured with screws (craft ideas for home decors). This process was repeated until every PVC pipe was connected to another and stacked on top of each other. It was that easy albeit not that quick since all the screws had to be put in securely and one at a time (custom home ideas). We then lifted it upstairs and placed it into the kids’ closet and started organizing the shoes into the spaces, it actually worked, the boys started keeping their shoes in the PVC cubby and I have not heard “where are my shoes mom?” in a while. Now they are asking me to help them find their iPad! 

This PVC up so we can begin to build this storage unit.

Putting the entire length of the PVC pipe on a stable surface then clamping this baby up so we can begin to build this storage unit. | diy organization ideas.

Be sure to clamp securely so the pipe doesn’t move and we can get to the next step.

 

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Measuring the pipe up for the space and length we need for the kids shoes cubby. | best organization ideas.

Measuring the pipe up for the space and length we need for the kids shoes cubby. | best organization ideas.

Get your desired length marked off on the top of the pipe and make sure that it will work for what you intend to use it for (best organization ideas). I know my buddy Mike did not properly think about what he wanted to store in the PVC pipes and then had to scrap the entire job.

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I have to mark the space right around to make sure I stay on track! | college dorm organization ideas.

I have to mark the space right around to make sure I stay on track! | college dorm organization ideas.

So after I marked the top of the pipe, I still had to mark the circumference because I needed to not slant or ruin the straight cut needed. When I made my first PVC cubby I didn’t do that and my bottle cubby that was in my dorm room was all the way messed up (college dorm organization ideas).

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Andddd we saw and saw some more! | tackle organization ideas.

Andddd we saw and saw some more! | tackle organization ideas.

Get ready to saw like your life depended on it, the gym couldn’t give you this kind of work out (tackle organization ideas)! I counted 4 four water breaks during the sawing of the PVC and I contemplated putting it off for another day (smile)!

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I wanted to just show you guys my awesome tool drawer.

I wanted to just show you guys my awesome tool drawer.

So let me show off a little, this is my purple tool drawer and I am the only one allowed to open it. Look at the organization in there, it’s just perfectly lined up and ready to use; unsullied by my wife or kids trying to get their crafts done.

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You should have stacks of these by now sitting on the bench waiting on the next step. | basement organization ideas.

You should have stacks of these by now sitting on the bench waiting on the next step. | basement organization ideas.

After you have sawed the PVC pipe into pieces your workshop station should look like this and I should tell you guys that this project would be great for the basement room when you have the guys over for game night (basement organization ideas).

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Bringing out the clamps again to keep everything in place. | PVC pipe organization ideas.

Bringing out the clamps again to keep everything in place. | PVC pipe organization ideas.

You will need to clamp the pipe pieces again and start doing them in pairs since it is easier to manage when drilling the holes (PVC pipe organization ideas). It’s also prudent to ensure that your pipes are line up flush against each other.

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Time to drill the holes needed for the screws, I am using the clamps to keep them together..

Time to drill the holes needed for the screws, I am using the clamps to keep them together..

Get the power drill out and remember that you will be drilling sideways so take your time and get it right. Take breaks to work the stiffness out of your hands because that happened to me as I was doing this.

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Screwing the pipes together is going to take some patience, be prepared.

Screwing the pipes together is going to take some patience, be prepared.

If you thought that sawing the pipe into pieces was bad wait until you start screwing them all together! I suggest you grab a glass of water and keep going at it because this is going to be really tedious and repetitive.

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We created the monster storage for the man cave and it’s spectacular!

We created the monster storage for the man cave and it's spectacular!

Project PVC pipe cubby has been completed and it is ready for use! I hope that yours also came out looking just as good! Be sure to drop us a line or two letting us know what worked for you and what didn’t!

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