IKEA Hacking Gets Me Every Time


A while back, Mr. Gets Me Every Time and I purchased two Billy Bookcases from IKEA. Billy is a popular boy and can be spotted all across the Interwebs posing as a built-in. But, as you may already be able to tell, we didn’t go there. Billy was originally supposed to serve as storage for wedding gifts and office supplies.

But it didn’t take long to see that one closet in the bedroom didn’t quite measure up to the task of holding the clothes of these happy newlyweds.

$29.99 @ BB&B

So, since we had enough time, we trekked to Bed, Bath & Beyond to harvest some supplies. Actually, all we needed was this tension rod with optional screw mounting.

We used the existing holes drilled in Billy’s interior (I know, sounds dirtier than it is) that hold the adjustable shelf brackets to mount our tension rod in. And yes, we did utilize the optional screw fitting to make sure it could carry the weight of our clothes.


Then, we simply removed the fixed middle shelf and rearranged the adjustable shelves to leave room for shoes, bags, accessories and folded jeans.

A super simple IKEA hack that doubled our closet space. All in a day’s work!

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