These Little Dividers Solved the Biggest Problem I Had with My Closet

published Mar 16, 2019
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Anyone who lives in a small studio or teeny, tiny house can tell you that a smart storage system is crucial. After all, nobody has room for a bulky dresser or armoire when square footage is at a premium. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I love my apartment so much. Sure, my studio isn’t perfect—I don’t have a dishwasher and my balcony has a, erm, pigeon problem—but I have plenty of storage for all my stuff.

But while my built-in media center and kitchen cabinets make it easy to keep papers, books, and candles organized, my closets are another story. You see, I have a shelf above the rack in my closet, which is perfect for folding pajamas, sweatshirts, and my gym clothes. The only problem is, as I pull clothes to wear and restock my closet after doing laundry, my once-pristine piles of jeans, pajamas, and workout clothes become messy and disorganized. Not only does it make getting ready in the morning significantly more time-consuming, but it makes picking out an outfit feel like a game of sartorial Jenga.

My closet before (Image credit: Kelsey Mulvey)

While it has always been a nuisance, there wasn’t an effective alternative.

Or so I thought.

I recently picked up some of Evelots’ shelf dividers, and they’ve quickly become the best purchase I’ve made for my closet so far.*

Once I removed all my clothes from my shelves, setting these dividers up was easy. Each divider is made of a slim, metal frame that easily attached to the base of your shelf, plus they are adjustable so you can make each section as wide or narrow as you need.

It’s been a couple months since I installed these dividers and the difference has been night and day. Simply put, these weird dividers work. Not only do my piles stay upright without turning into a clothing avalanche, but it’s also a lot easier to see my leggings, tops, and pajamas. It’s as if I KonMari’d my closet without getting rid of anything.

(Image credit: Kelsey Mulvey)

The only downside is its price. At $36 for a set of eight, these dividers don’t seem like the best deal. After all, they are only metal. However, if you’re looking for an easy, and low-maintenance way to tidy up your closet, it’s an investment that will pay for itself in no time.