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Expandable Closet Shelf

  • Expandable Closet Shelf
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Expandable Closet Shelf


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Instantly double the storage space in your closet with our Expandable Closet Shelf! Add it to an existing closet shelf or use it on the closet floor to stack and sort sweaters and shoes. It can also be used to store accessories such as hats or handbags.

  • Made from heavy-gauge steel wire with a durable coating
  • Expands from 22" to 43" to fit most spaces



  • 22-43" x 10-1/4" x 7-1/2" h

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Expandable Closet Shelf is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super helpful re: add'l shelves! I bought these for my husband and I to use in the awesome built-in cabinets/shelves/pantry in our new apartment, but wanted to maximize shelving space especially to categorize our clothing. Thanks to these, we can use our built-in shelving/cabinets and don't have to buy separate/external drawers or cabinets! Also, they are pretty sturdy and easy to set up. I asked an employee at the store upon picking up my online order and he explained the proper way to easily set it up so one doesn't have to bend the product and risk it not being sturdy.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great product for maximizing the space.The product has decent amount of room under the shelf.
Date published: 2014-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! Bought one of these for the kitchen 4 years ago and liked it! Bought another one for more space under my bathroom vanity.
Date published: 2014-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adds another shelving layer to your closet Ever get tired of stacking folding clothes only to have them tip over? This product is the solution for you and adds another shelving layer to your current closet. Is it a little pricey? Yes but what is the cost to having someone come into you home and adding a built in shelf?
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super space saver! I just moved into a condo and needed to find a way to fit all of my sweaters and t-shirts into my walk-in closet. I thought that I would order these expandable shelves from the Container Store, not really knowing what to expect. Well, they surpassed my expectations! What a great way to save on space AND look really good in my closets.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Got a odd shaped closet? Try this! I think my closet was intended for coats and linens...I has very little hanging space but a lot of unusual sized compartments, very small and large. This shelf, virtually unexpanded, fit into one of those compartments just right, and I had enough room to put a second in front of the first. I added 10 Shoe Space Savers (also sold here) above and below it and viola... I had a custom shoe rack. No more piles of shoes in a milk crate!
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lou S This is a great shelf for closets - perfect fit and doubles your top shelf space. I also use it in cabinets to increase the space inside. You can adjust it to any length you need.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Glasses Used in bar cabinet to store a supply of the same glasses. One problem is the feet of this cannot be adjusted. So if you notice in the picture - some of the same type of glasses are sitting on the shelf. Some wire shelves have little rubber feet and the metal can be adjusted. this is a fixed leg height.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK Purchase It does what its meant to do but i definitely could of found another way to organize my shelves especially because there isn't much space between where the stand meets the shelf I situated it on. I feel like i am stacking my clothes on top of one another, just like I was doing without this expanding shelf.
Date published: 2012-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use closet organizer Works exactly like it says it does. Easy to adjust, but very sturdy when set in place. I love it, and I'll probably buy more for other closets in my house!
Date published: 2012-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extra Shelf Purchased product for a teenager's older closet. She set it up herself on top of a wood shelf. It gave her an extra shelf instantly.
Date published: 2012-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tripled my storage I stacked 3 of these in my storage closet by putting cardboard where the feet stacked. You could also put a piece of wood cut to the size of the shelf. I went from a wobbly tower to perfectly organized. So happy with these shelves!!
Date published: 2012-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed! I purchased these shelf dividers to use in an armoire. They are perfect for stacking tees and tank tops! They make the stacks more visible and accessible than would an extra shelf, and are working great for what I needed. I would definitely purchase these again.
Date published: 2012-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought a 2nd One! I love these shelves - I use them in my kitchen to create more space for pots and pans. This is the 2nd one I bought since I was so happy w the first
Date published: 2012-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to improve shelves! Great - exactly what I was looking. Our shelving unit was really disorganized, and now that I can divide in two, is so much better. Also never thought I would find something the right size, but this one is adjustable, which is perfect.
Date published: 2012-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Making the most of space. I have used this in my dish pantries along with the stacking shelves. It works for having my dinner plates underneath and platters on top. Also, for cups on top of other dishes.
Date published: 2012-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific! These shelves doubled the capacity of my inefficient, too high, too deep closet shelves. No more cursing while trying to find just the T shirt am looking for!
Date published: 2011-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Way to Expand your Closet Space I used 2 to add another level of storage for shoes.
Date published: 2011-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from expand your shelf space easily adapts Very flexible wire expanding shelf. Simple concept of one smaller shelf sliding out from under the larger one to create a flexible shelf. Only con would be a lack of adjustable height.
Date published: 2011-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect solution We used this in our kitchen cabinet to create extra storage space for bowls. No more stacks toppling over! The expandable feature ensures a perfect fit and no wasted space. Smart, smart product.
Date published: 2010-04-19
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Community Q&A

can this shelf be stacked with another one on top of it?

Asked by: scc5
These are not stackable.
Answered by: hcrolf
Date published: 2020-02-19

How much weight can this shelf hold?

Asked by: PhyllisM
Our Expandable Closet Shelf will support up to 15 pounds of static, evenly distributed weight.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-05-07


Does part of the shelf just slide in and out? Or does expandable mean you need to buy more shelves to "expand" it? Thanks
Asked by: Mandaaa
One side pulls out to expand all the way to 43".
Answered by: hcrolf
Date published: 2020-05-28

What is the composition of the "durable coating"? Is it vinyl? Polyethylene?

Asked by: hfuchs
Our Expandable Closet Shelf features a durable, double coating of protective vinyl.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-03-19

What is the height of this shelving?

Asked by: Woman
Our Expandable Closet Shelf measures between 22" to 43" wide x 10-1/4" deep x 7-1/2" high.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-05-28

Do you think this would hold tennis shoes?

I need a second level for a bench to hold shoes (36" W). Other suggestions?
Asked by: CynthiaJ
Our Expandable Closet Shelf features a storage platform that ranges from 22" to 43" wide x 10-1/4" deep and is 7-1/2" high. It's sturdy, vinyl-coated wire construction will easily support multiple pairs of tennis shoes. Another customer-favorite for shoe storage you might consider is our Mesh Stackable Shoe Shelf, available in your choice of White or Silver. The dimensions of each are 31" wide x 10" deep x 8" high. Stack multiples to accommodate your growing footwear needs.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-12-08
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