If my obsession with organization was not bad enough, I applied to work at The Container Store over Christmas break. It took everything in me to not spend my whole pay check there. I spent most of my days straightening aisles and taking mental notes on everything I thought I needed, which was ultimately everything. My favorite product to not only buy, but sell, was elfa. What is elfa you ask? It is customizable shelving and drawer systems…and so much more.
Every day I learned something new about elfa and became more and more obsessed with it. Unfortunately for my family, they got to constantly hear all about it every 15 minutes. Fortunately for my parents, it convinced them to think about getting elfa for their master closet.
A few weeks ago, I was hanging out with my mom in her studio, and my dad came in looking for the tape measure. When he said he was measuring the closet, I immediately went into elfa selling mode. By the end of the day, we had a custom design for my dad’s side of the closet with everything we needed to install it.
Two weeks later, my dad and I finally found a day that we had time to clean out the closet and install the elfa. It was a great day! Not only did we add more space and organization with the elfa system, but we were able to get rid of clothes and other things he hasn’t touched in ages. I even gained a few old comfy sweaters :)
You can get efla installed by a professional, but it’s really not that hard to install with two people.
The installation took only about an hour or so with 2 people who had never installed elfa before.
We did have a little help from this guy.
My nephew Toby
Out of all the features elfa has, my favorite is the gliding shoe rack/shelf. We got my dad two shelves since the racks are for heels. The shelves are supposed to hold only 6 pairs of men’s shoes, but we were able to fit 10 pairs on each.
love love love!
In the end, it visually looks a little crowded, but his hanging space doubled allowing his clothes to not be jammed together and easy to find. He is also able to match suits, shirts, and ties together with his valet rod and gliding tie rack closer to the closet light.
As I was writing this post, I got a call from my mom to inform me she went into The Container Store today to get her side of the closet designed. This is a great service by The Container Store. Anyone can drop in or schedule an appointment with a designer for a free custom design and consultation with no obligation to purchase.
Now is actually the best time to purchase elfa though. The Container Store’s huge annual efla sale is going on through February 13th. Everything is 30% off!
If you don’t have a closet that needs organization, elfa can also help you organize laundry rooms, offices, kitchens, and even entertainment centers. Learn more about these options here!