The Belt Organizer idea started while organizing my bedroom. The belts I had laying cluttered on my closet shelf was the only thing I needed to organize and there was no space on my closet rod. There was nothing out there that would do what I wanted it to do, have my belts rolled up and have them stored somewhere outside my closet.
I. Determined to create it
I got to work and used the first thing I could find in my kitchen. It was a rolled wafer can, it had the cylindrical shape that I needed and it was easy for modification.
II. Second attempt
This bellow is the second model that I made using PVC pipe(I called it tubular belt storage). The plan was to roll your belt and slide it down from the top, the belt buckle would stay outside for easy selection. I found out that it wasn’t easy to use, it didn’t look that organized, impractical because pulling one belt would pull the others next to it, and it could also damage the belt when pulled.
III. Third time the charm
Then I purchased some toilet paper holders, some lastic drawers, handles, hinges and other household items that had the shapes that I could use, and made a model shown below that was actually working and of which the final design was born. It helped me determine the door swing, hinge location, drawer size and depths etc.
A month later the design was born, which followed with the prototypes. Everything looked perfect. We were so happy that we created something so awesome. From the rolled wafer can to ultimate Belt Organizer.