April 23rd, 2012 — Durable Garment Racks, Garment Rack of the Month, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
For an all around all star garment rack, the 36″ Supreme Clothes Closet is the way to go! This sturdy garment rack can be used for endless amounts of clothes storage needs. I love the clear cover on it, as it protects your garments which allows it to be used in moist areas like the garage.
36" Supreme Clothes Closet
The clear cover also allows you to see what you have stored inside, a major plus when you are looking for something that you have not worn in a while. The other nice thing about this garment rack cover in particular is that it zips down the middle. Usually the ones I’ve seen zip around from the bottom around the top, so you are forced to undo the whole thing if the garment happens to be hanging on the wrong side of the unit. The casters make it portable, another great feature, especially if you are using it in the garage where you will likely want to roll it in and out of place to save space.
Here are some ideas of how you can use this handy clothes closet:
• In the Guest Room: If you don’t have a formal guest room, you can use this garment rack to turn any room into a guest room. Think the office, basement, or crafting room. These types of rooms often don’t have a closet built into the walls, so your guests will be very happy to have a place to hang their clothes.
• Garage: There are a ton of uses for this clothes storage rack in the garage. Usually people use them for out of season clothing, or “fancy” clothes (think prom dresses and suits) that you don’t need access to very often. Another great idea is to use it to hang up all of your sporting equipment. Uniforms that you aren’t currently using, etc. Winter coats can even find a summer home in this great garment rack, keeping them safe until the next season!
February 23rd, 2012 — Durable Garment Racks, Futuristic Garment Racks, Garment Rack of the Month, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
If you use your garment rack for out of season clothes storage or for storing special occasion clothes, you want to make sure that you are protecting those clothes the right way. The most common threats to stored clothes are insects and moisture. Both of these disasters can be avoided by keeping stored clothes covered in proper garment storage bags. This dress and suit protector garment bag
dress and suit protector garment bag
is perfect for that job! Garment storage bags should feature a zipper to fully close the bag for a good seal, ensuring water and bugs stay out! I like this particular garment bag because it has one clear side that is made of PEVA , which is also an eco friendly material, but the best thing about it is that it allows you to see what is stored in each bag. That way you don’t have to open up endless garment bags to find the right suit or formal dress you are looking for. On the other side of this garment bag there is a fabric backing which serves two purposes. First, it allows for some airflow to counteract the plastic front. And secondly, it can provide valuable protection from sun damage. A properly designed garment bag allows you to save suits, formal wear for years, keeping them safe from water, insects and sun damage. If you have an open style garment rack in your home, a garment cover is a must have for those special clothes that you want to make last!
Here are some tips for buying a garment bag:
• Look for a fully closed model. Sometimes these are vinyl, sometimes canvas, polyester and even hard plastic clothes storage boxes are a great choice when you don’t have space on the closet rod.
• Check to see how many hangers it can accommodate – some only hold one garment, great for formals, while others hold up to eight garments in one bag, which is a better choice for suits and business attire.
February 17th, 2012 — Garment Rack of the Month, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
My wife is an attorney and unfortunately, wearing suits is just one of those things that come with the territory of being a barrister. She has pant suits, skirt suits, white suits, blue suits, black suits and beige suits, in fact just about any suit you can think of.
We live right down the street from a wonderful dry cleaner that is owned by a very nice man and they always do an amazing job, but I am beginning to suspect that we are single handedly financing his retirement. Just about every day either my wife or I have to make a run out to Lido Dry Cleaning, to pick up or drop off a suit.
(Side note: My wife has an insane boss who insists on his employees’ suits being impeccably clean. If an employee shows up with a stain or dust or animal hair on his or her suit they were sent home promptly. Even if the mess was obtained at the office, off they would go to change into clean attire. Now you can get a sense of how important a clean suit is to my wife.)
PEVA Dress Bag - Set of 2
I needed to find a way to keep my wife’s suits from getting so dirty; half the time it was just from the dust the suits collected while hanging in the closet. We have a dog and a cat, and believe me they can create a whole mess of dust in our apartment.
I went to StacksandStacks.com to research ways to keep my wife’s suits from becoming so disheveled and dusty, and came across what may not be the solution, but is a step in the right direction. The set of 2 PEVA eco-friendly dress bags holds four suits each, providing enough storage for eight of my wife’s suits. Of course, just two was not enough for us; we had to get three sets of two!
Adding these storage bags to our closet has been a pretty good investment; I have to go to the dry cleaners a lot less. My wife is a very careful eater, so now she only has to come home to change out of a suit once a week!