Three Ways to Organize With Bed Slats

Learn how to quickly turn a twin-sized set of bed slats into a wall organizer for your kitchen, hallway or bathroom. With tons of space and flexibility, follow our inspiration or create your own for nearly any room in the house.

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Photo By: Derek Trimble?

Photo By: Derek Trimble?

Photo By: Derek Trimble?

Photo By: Derek Trimble?

Easy Wall Organizer on a Budget

Watch us turn a simple set of bed slats into wall organizers for three different rooms in your house. From the entry to the kitchen and into the bathroom, our budget organizer is the perfect weekend project to get any room in order.

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How to Install the Bed Slats

Start by locating the studs in the area where you want to install your bed slats. Try to find and mark at least three studs and put marks down the wall in two places to properly secure your slats. You'll ultimately want at least four screws driven into the studs, two at the top and two at the bottom as evenly spaced as possible.

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Transfer Your Marks to the Slats

Next, you'll need to transfer your marks on the wall to the front of your slats. Get your marks centered in each of the slats so that you'll have ample room to drive screws without the risk of any splitting.

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Drill Pilot Holes

Take your bed slats to your workbench and drill small pilot holes where you've made your marks. Pilot holes are crucial to avoid splitting the wood so don't skip this step.

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Drive Fasteners Into the Studs

Now that you've got your pilot holes drilled, get everything aligned to your stud marks and affix your bed slats to the wall. Take your time and make sure you get your slats level and securely fastened to the wall.

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Use as an Entryway Organizer

Keep the entryway clutter contained with a slatwall organizer that you can customize to fit your needs. You can attach anything from dry-erase boards to corkboards and more.

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Add Bins for Important Mail

Add some simple bins for sorting mail before it lands on your countertops. This is a great way to eliminate the junk mail that piles up everywhere. Sort what's important and needs attention, then keep a recycling basket on the floor to immediately discard anything that doesn't make the cut.

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A Magnetic Whiteboard Adds Function

A magnetic whiteboard does double duty as a place to write and post messages in an easy convenient place for the whole family.

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Corkboards for Push Pins

You can also use small corkboards if you prefer push-pins for attaching notes and messages to your slatwall. Corkboards are great for pinning things that you want to keep like photos or for things like reciepts or mail that needs your attention.

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Bins and Organizers Hold Essentials

Use assorted bins and racks to hold all of your by-the-door essentials. Pens, keys, sunglasses and all of the other things that you need once in a while can live in harmony in a little basket on your slatwall.

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It Can Even Hold Some Shoes

If you like to keep a pair of sandals by the back door, your slatwall is a great place to stash a few pairs of flats. This is great for those moments when you need to run outside for something and don't want to go hunting for your shoes.

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Chic + Useful Kitchen Organizer

Keep your counter clutter to the bare minimum with a slatwall organizer for your kitchen. You can have all of your cooking essentials at hand without creating an island eyesore.

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Shower Hooks Do the Work

A set of shower hooks provide the hanging power for our kitchen slatwall. They're perfect for hanging useful items like these cutting boards or storage like wire baskets.

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Magnetic Spice Jars

Screw on a small magnetic strip to attach your spice jars. They will be ready when you need them. And because they're out of your cabinets, it will free up a little space for other things.

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Add a Basket for Produce

A large basket keeps fresh produce available for a quickly accessible snack. It's also a great place to hold things like lemons and limes if you regularly use them while cooking.

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A Place to Grow Herbs

Put a small hole in the lip of a coffee can to grow a few of your favorite herbs in the kitchen. A simple S-hook holds it on the wall, but make sure to take your plants over to the sink when they need to be watered.

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Keep Your Shopping List Visible

If you like to keep a written shopping list in the kitchen, your slatwall is a perfect place to hang it. Find a notepad that you like and simply attach it right to the slats.

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A Simple Bathroom Organizer

The bathroom is the king of clutter, so it's a perfect candidate for a new wall organizer.

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Embroidery Hoop Hamper

A pair of embroidery hoops nested together and a pillowcase make a great hamper that's easy to hang and keep tidy. Pull the pillowcase through the inner embroidery hoop and then use the outer one to cinch the pillowcase on tightly. A simple S-hook makes hanging it up a breeze.

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Mason Jars for Cotton Swabs

Use a length of pipe straps to secure jars for things like cotton balls and cosmetic swabs. Take the center part of the lid out for quick access and liven things up with a quick coat of spray paint.

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A Place to Hang Dry

The wall slats are perfect for hanging things that need to dry in between use. Bath sponges and loofas last longer by being able to dry out between uses. Just make sure to squeeze them out really well before hanging them so they don't drip on the floor.

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Small Baskets Catch the Clutter

Attach a few small baskets to catch all of the things that you use the most. This will help keep your essentials at hand without cluttering up your drawers.

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A Small Shelf for Hand Towels

You can even add a few small shelves for things that you might reach for when you're in the shower. Keep your slatwall within reach of the shower so you won't have to worry about forgetting to bring a washcloth or your favorite rubber ducky in with you. You'll be able to reach what you need outside of the shower with ease.

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