Today I’m sharing my review of the closet system I got for the closet in my nursery. The video also includes a mini nursery tour. I recorded this a few weeks ago right after we installed the system. The nursery is now pretty much completely ready, and I’ll be sharing more updates on it later.
Also, this post is not sponsored in any way. Easy Closets doesn’t even know I exist. I’m just sharing my honest opinion of them, because I had hard time figuring out what closet system to choose.
We started in this closet with a fairly blank canvas. I knew wanted to keep the shelf in the very top, but there was nothing else there. Also, our closets aren’t framed out which gives us access to the top easily. It took me forever to decide what closet system I wanted.
I first considered Elfa from the Container Store. However, I think they would be even more expensive, and they didn’t seem to have a lot of options for a 4 foot wide closet. (It didn’t look like I could divide it in half at all. Therefore, Elfa was out!
Next, I considered Freedom Rail by Schulty. I still think it looks like a very good system that is very similar to Elfa. The deal breaker there was how difficult it was to try to order. The online system wouldn’t allow me to customize it quite the way I needed it.
When I saw a commercial for EasyClosets.com, I ordered one the next day. Here’s my thoughts on the various aspects of the closet and ordering experience:
Ease of Ordering: A+ This is ultimately why I ended up choosing this brand. Ordering was pretty easy and I was able to customize exactly how I wanted it. They also allow you to call them so they can help you set up your system.
Speed of Shipping: A+ Their shipping is free and they ship the next day! When it arrives depends on where you live, I think. I ordered on Sunday night and received it on Wednesday.
Packaging: C- This was on of their worst flaws. They did have a lot of the items packaged pretty thoroughly, but didn’t have a lot of padding on top of the shelves. Therefore, all three of the main side boards had a crack down the middle when we got them!
Customer Service: A When we saw the damage, I called them. They asked me to send a photo of the damage, and overnighted new parts the next day. While I wasn’t thrilled about the damage, I was happy they fixed it so quickly and easily.
Ease of Installation: B- Let me start by saying that I am so not a handy person when it comes to installing things. There is a very good reason why I went to school from electrical engineering instead of mechanical engineering! Not only am I not stellar at installing things, but I really don’t enjoy power tools in the least, which makes the whole situation worse. Fortunately, my husband is at least average when it comes to those sorts of things, so the installation job was primarily his task. He did need a little help from me to hold things. There is only one back support piece that actually gets drilled into the wall. However, it made me nervous because it’s holding nearly 90 pounds with just the system for our four foot wide closet! That said, it does seem to be really sturdy! Also there was a unique system for anchoring the main support to the wall. We got the closet all installed Friday night. Saturday morning I sat down at my desk which is on the other side of the closet wall and noticed a hole with something protruding! Two of of the metal things had gone entirely through the wall! Part of that may be that our walls are not super thick, but it certainly wasn’t ideal. However, a few of them did hold, so we still feel it’s safe and sturdy.
Ease of Configuration and Adjusting Things: C+ I would say one weakness of this system compared to Elfa or Freedom Rail is that it would take a little extra effort to adjust the height of a rod or shelf. The shelfs are secured underneath with a cam lock system, so you’d need to get a screwdriver and undo that in order to move it. Not a huge deal or anything, but the other systems are super easy to adjust. The trade off is that I think these shelves are even sturdier.
Overall Look: A The overall finished look of this closet (since it has actual shelf sides) is definitely really nice. It almost doesn’t even look like a closet.
Overall, I’m very happy with how it turned out, although I was biting my nails during the installation process. If I had another closet, I might try Freedom Rail or Elfa to see how I like a system that is lighter without the sides and so super easily adjustable.
Here’s my video review with a bonus tour of the nursery:
What’s your favorite closet system? Have you tried EasyClosets.com?