February 5th, 2016 — Garment Rack of the Month
There are many details that have to be aligned to perfect your wardrobe storage. While we stress the importance of a great garment rack, there are many other factors we know to be just as vital.
We here at Garment Racks Blog have seen our fair share of hangers. We recently decided to compile out top three favorites. We based our choice on style, material and overall quality. Here is what we found:
Bumps Be Gone Hangers
We chose the Bumps Be Gone Slim as our favorite over-all hanger. These things can manage t-shirts, blouses, sweaters, pants, dresses, suits — all of it! And do without compromising structural integrity, too.
These flexible hangers are designed to be adjusted to accommodate your specific wardrobe. You can bend the arms up or down to best fit a certain piece.
The slim design lets you fit more in your closet and works wonders for traveling, too. Fold them up to fit in your luggage and keep clothes wrinkle-free during your hotel stay.
The Slim Bumps Be Gone Hangers come in a set of six and run just under $15 a set.
Ten Hook Tie and Belt Hanger
When it comes to accessory hangers, there was some competition, but we ultimately settled on the Tie and Belt Hanger. While there are some beautifully intricate scarf hangers, we choose this simpler design because it is easier to use and fit for belts as well as neckties too.
Ten separate hooks let you hang numerous accessories and access any one at any time without shuffling through the others. The rubber tips hold pieces in place, too.
The slim design can be hung from any style closet rod or bar. Durable metal provides quality through the years to come.
This handy little guy is just $4!
Wood Slack Hangers
We have accessories and tops covered, so we wanted to make sure our third choice focuses on pants and slacks. The Wood Slack Hanger was no question. This winning hanger is made from solid wood and feature a nice glossy finish.
The clamping design works with any style pant. Plus, a swivel head means you can fit them in closet.
The Wood Slack Hangers are $7.99 plus shipping for five.
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January 6th, 2016 — Hang it Up
I’ll admit, it may seem strange to add a drying rack to your closet, but if you struggle with limited space, hear me out. I have lived in rentals of all sizes and I have had to get creative with my clothes storage more than once. One of the more convenient ideas that I had during my time as a seasoned renter was the clothes drying rack. There was one bedroom in particular that had no closet whatsoever. I had a small dresser for the basics, but there are a few pieces that just had to be hung up. I kept them in the laundry room for a short period, but it was too inconvenient in the mornings when I got dressed. Then it dawned on me — why not move that rack to my bedroom?
So I did some searching and I found a tension rod style drying rack that was perfect. This slim design fit perfectly in a corner of my bedroom, allowing me tons of vertical space without cluttering up treasured floor space.
The unique style features multiple arms that can be swung around and pointed in any direction. Tucked in the corner, I would turn them all in towards the wall and only swing them out when I was searching for something. This not only allowed me space, but let me keep it flush with the wall so it didn’t jut out into the room.
I bring this idea up because I recently moved into a smaller home. It has all the features I love, but I compromised a little on storage. I knew going in that was something I could work on. Once again, it proves how important maintaining proper organization is. By cutting down my wardrobe (how often do you really wear that those leather pants) and utilizing organizers in creative ways, I can enjoy the things I love about my smaller home.
This rack would work wonders in any tight space: small closets, laundry rooms (of course) and like I said, the bedroom.
If you’re troubled by a clutter, organization or storage issue, try to think outside of the box and around the house.
December 11th, 2015 — Hang it Up, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
Expecting guests for Christmas? Make sure you have the space in your entryway for all of their stuff.
When I was a kid, my parents would always heap guests coats and bags in one, unmanageable pile on the bed in their bedroom. This set up is undesirable for many reasons. It makes it awkward for your guests and yourself. Not only do guests now have to break up the festivities to inquire about their belongings if they want to leave, but they are forced to dig for their jacket under the mess. Plus, it invites guests into parts of your home that, if you’re like me, you’d prefer they stay out of. Between dinner prep, cleaning the living room, bathroom and more, there is no time left to clean my bedroom when I’m expecting guests. So why invite them in there?
All of this is easily avoidable.
One simple Google search will show you that there are millions of ways to accomplish an accommodating foyer without construction. Simple pieces of entryway furniture create vertical storage that is great for holidays or everyday use.
I want to draw attention to one multi-purpose entryway organizer in particular. This sleek black design from Whitmor covers all bases. It has hooks for coats, a drawer for personal items, shelves for bags or wallets and an umbrella cubby for wet items. Here are the specifics:
- Constructed from durable, long-lasting wood in an espresso finish.
- A single drawer gives you concealed storage space for accessories.
- Three shelves offer space to store and display a wide array of items.
- Eight double hooks at the top provide space to store coats and hats.
- Bottom stand holds long umbrellas upright and securely in place.
- Prevents you from tracking debris past the entryway of your home.
- Instructions are included for a quick assembly process upon arrival.
I love this piece because it does so much and still looks good. It’s not clunky or over-sized; it looks great in small and large rooms alike and will always be helpful.
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November 25th, 2015 — Garment Rack of the Month
Planning to do some traveling this holiday season? Or maybe you’re opening your home to family and friends from out of town? Using a luggage rack is a great way to make yourself more comfortable abroad or welcome guests into your own home.
A suitcase stand allows travelers to rest their luggage at a accommodating height. This way luggage doesn’t sit on the floor or take up that bed. Completely unpacking isn’t necessary either because bag contents remain accessible at all times.
This Wooden Luggage Rack features three fabric straps that are built to support anything from carry-on totes to large suitcases. The folding design can be tucked into closets or under the bed in between uses. The slim design is easy to travel with too, folding perfect to fit in the trunk or on a cargo rack. Available in espresso or white, this convenient design is a great addition to any decor.
This rack even features a bottom shelf, perfect for shoes or other accessories. Stay neat and organized while traveling for the holiday with a luggage rack.
October 29th, 2015 — Garment Rack of the Month
A nice suit doesn’t just hang on a hanger. It deserves to be on display, to be kept pristine and ready to go. Suit valets are classic wardrobe accessories, not just for your grandfather.
Clothes valets are an excellent way to protect expensive business or professional wear. There are multiple styles and any one of them may be the perfect match for you and your home.
These comfortable valets are the best of both worlds. The storage capacity allows you to hang your freshly pressed suit and accessories, while the chair offers a place to sit and lace your shoes. This valet chair features a wooden coat hanger, metal pants rack, two hangers for your tie and/or belt, plus a drawer under the seat to tuck in shoes, socks and more. The padded chair seat
Valet stand with outlet
This valet does it all. Be ready to go in the morning, with your suit and accessories ready to go — plus, leave your electronics plugged in and have them fully charged in the morning. This wardrobe valet features a three-outlet extension cord that is perfect for your iPod, cellphone, tablet and more. The valet itself features a coat hanger and pants rack, plus a ledge to store accessories.
September 23rd, 2015 — Garment Rack of the Month
Sometimes it’s not just about finding the right garment rack for your needs — it’s about being creative and re-purposing an already amazing piece.
I love rethinking the products that come across my desk and finding new ways to use them. Not too long ago, this gorgeous Bronze Entryway Coat Rack came my way. I love it’s multi-use design and it’s industrial feel. It’s a great piece to use throughout the home, but I think it would be especially awesome in the bedroom or walk-in closet.
Designed with two baskets and three hooks, this organizational piece is great for mail and handbags by the front door, but it would be right at home in the bedroom. Think clutches and wallets in the baskets, hats and maybe a bathrobe from the hooks.
Complimentary pieces like this rack can take stress off of your already existing garment racks without adding large, bulky pieces to an already furnished room. Plus, the wall rack adds a great decorative element to empty walls.
This functional piece adds undeniable style. The wire basket design is a great industrial accent to any contemporary decor, while the soft bronze finish is neutral enough to fit into any traditional setting.
This basket coat rack would also work wonders in a bathroom. Hang towels while storing extra toiletries in the baskets.
Constructed from durable steel, this long-lasting coat rack with baskets includes pr-drilled holes and all the hardware needed for a quick installation.
Find this product and more like it at StacksandStacks.com.
September 15th, 2015 — Durable Garment Racks
Finding the perfect clothing storage is essential. You want something that is going to fit your wardrobe, but also fit the style and space of your closet or bedroom.
While garment racks remain an excellent choice for large wardrobes, they’re not always a great fit decor wise. But there can be middle ground between the simple garment rack and large, bulky dressers or wardrobes. And I’ve found it!
Storage shelves and bins
Chest of drawers, storage shelf — whatever you choose to call them, this style of clothing storage is perfect for any space. You can find these shelves in a million different styles and easily customize them to fit your needs. Choose the number of bins you use, how they’re arranged and even use two units together to create a bigger storage piece.
My most recent find are these Bamboo Storage Towers. Available in a 43 inch by 13 inch style or a 34 inch by 18 style, both of these tall chest of drawers include four bins. These shelves are constructed from environmentally friendly bamboo with a natural finish that brings a classic accent to any decor. The wider shelf comes with two small bins and two large bins, perfect for containing clothes, accessories, handbags and more. The taller of the two comes with four the smaller bins.
These shelves are great as space-conserving secondary clothing storage in your bedroom, but they also work great in closets or even master bathrooms.
These shelves are great because they have the efficiency of a classic storage shelf or garment rack, but they offer a stylish alternative that blends in great with the comfy decor of any bedroom. It doesn’t look like plain old storage — but it still performs the task.
Find these products and more like them at StacksandStacks.com.
August 26th, 2015 — Garment Rack of the Month
Photo courtesy MakingHomeBase.com.
Yes, garment racks can actually be stylish. Small spaces demand extra storage, but when we add storage pieces we can add them in a manner that helps a room decoratively instead of hurting it.
No closet? No worry. Decorative garment racks can be a focal point in small bedrooms. Display your style by sorting and organizing clothes, shoes, bags and more. Assemble your wardrobe in a manner that compliments your decor instead of being an eyesore.
This Adjustable Garment Rack is the perfect addition to any small space. Create storage to fit your needs with this rack that extends to accommodate you. Top and bottom shelves make it super easy to fold and store jeans, t-shirts and more. Shoes can sit in order as well, creating a clean look.
For something more sleek, consider the Heavy Duty Garment Rack. This chrome finished storage piece has a boxy, modern design that is sure to be a great accent to any contemporary decor. Top and bottom shelves hold up to 300 pounds each – perfect for extra storage throughout the home. The clothes rod can hold up to 170 pounds, perfect for any wardrobe.
If you’re looking for covered storage, this Storage Closet with Doors is the perfect solution. The sturdy steel frame features double door entry as well as double bottom drawers. Utilize 43 inches of hanging space, all protected by a breathable mesh cover that keeps contents fresh.
Find these products and more like them at StacksandStacks.com.
February 24th, 2014 — Get Your Laundry Done, Hang it Up
Whenever I see new organizing products for kids, I wish we’d had cute things like this when I was little…
I think at best, my room had the standard dresser, bookshelf and closet. My sister and I actually shared the bedroom, so besides our beds, we pretty much didn’t have anything to ourselves.
This Elephant Ensemble by Innovative Home might have prevented some of our arguments over space and territory. It has the basics: a clothing hamper, storage cube, waste basket and hanging storage basket with tiers. If we’d had this sort of thing, we might have been more enthusiastic about keeping our room clean.
And especially because it comes in other cute kid-friendly designs, each of us could have had our own theme, making it extra special.
I mean, why not learn about organizing early on? You learn to tie your shoes, make your bed, stuff like that. Obviously, no child is going to put organizing at the top of their list of favorite things to do (most of us adults don’t even feel that way about it), but it couldn’t hurt to guide them in that direction with cute organizers for their bedroom.
I know that I feel more inclined to stay organized when I have attractive looking containers and organizers, so maybe our kids can feel the same way?
January 5th, 2014 — Durable Garment Racks
The holidays are over, and for me that means it’s time for a new project…
An overstuffed closet can present a number of problems for any person. When you have too many garments hanging on the rack, they easily get wrinkled and forgotten about. And it is pretty well known now that household clutter is a stress inducer for most people. It tends to be a reminder of how out of control things have gotten. De-cluttering around my house has not only become an activity I enjoy, but the more organized and tidy my home becomes, the more care free I am.
For me, the abundance of clothing I own has always been an issue. What can I say, I like clothes! And I have always had crowded, over filled closets with clothes smashed up against each other like sardines in a can. Which always means more wasted time looking for an article of clothing and having to re-iron it. My solution to this problem happened when I started storing my seasonal clothing in the garage. Some items are multi-seasonal, but others really aren’t and you can afford to send them on a little vacation somewhere else in the house.
This steel garment rack with 2 shelves and hanging rod by Intermetro was a smart choice. It is sturdy, but rolls around easily when I need it to, and it offers around forty eight inches of hanging space! You can hang long and short garments on it, and you can store other seasonal items such as winter shoes and accessories on the top and bottom shelves. I believe the shelves that are incorporated into the frame provide more stability all over, than you would get with regular clothing racks, which tend to be flimsy and tip over easily.
Also, it comes in either white or chrome so you can actually choose the one that suits your taste.