February 14th, 2012 — Durable Racks, Garment Rack of the Month, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
folding luggage rack by winsome trading company
Let’s face it, sometimes you want to put a garment rack in the guest room to make your overnight visitors more comfortable, especially in rooms where there is no closet (such as the office), but you just don’t have the space. And in fact you might actually be reducing the comfort level in the room by adding bulky organizers! If you’re in this boat, then a luggage rack, like this folding luggage rack by winsome trading company might just be the solution you’ve been looking for! A luggage rack technically is a garment rack, it’s just in a different form. I think luggage racks are a fun addition to the guest room or office or bedroom, because they make the room look just like a hotel room, a fun way to show your overnight visitors that you really and truly care about their comfort level! When choosing a luggage rack, there are so many different styles and price points, how to choose?
Here are some things to think about when purchasing your first luggage rack:
• Style – Yes! Luggage racks can serve a style purpose in the home. For example, if you have a contemporary styled bedroom, look for metal or wood racks with clean, modern lines. If you have a traditionally styled home, a wooden luggage rack with fabric straps may be the way to go for a country or French cottage feel.
• Folding – I always recommend that people choose a luggage stand that folds. This way you can keep it in the back of the closet when you are not hosting overnight guests. Otherwise you are talking about adding a little bit of clutter to the room that is simply unnecessary.
• Price – A very cheap luggage rack is probably not a good idea – how embarrassing would that be if guests set their suitcase on the rack and it broke? Very. I would go mid-range. Above a certain price point, any added benefit is probably just aesthetic.
February 10th, 2012 — Durable Racks, Garment Rack of the Month, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
For maximum clothes storage in the closet, you must check out the closet doubler double hanging closet rod. This nifty tool hangs on your existing closet rod and instantly doubles the hanging space with a bar hanging below.
closet doubler double hanging closet rod
This is perfect for hanging any shorter garments. Skirts, shirts, folded slacks, jackets and blazers, they all fit perfectly on this double closet rod. Whoever thought up this idea must be some kind of organizing genius! When you look inside an average closet, you see clothes hanging on top, and then you look down and usually what you find is totally wasted space underneath the clothes! With this closet organizer, there is no more wasted space. And you don’t have to install anything. All you do is hang the rod from your existing closet rod. It’s very sturdy, too. The metal sides and wooden rod bar are stiff so there’s not a lot of swaying and swinging. Here are some more great ways to use a closet doubler:
• Kids room. A closet doubling rod is really ideal for the kids’ room or nursery. Since all of their clothes are short hanging, you will have no problem fitting whatever you want in there. It could be a great solution, too, for rooms where brothers and sisters share a closet, allowing them to each have their own space.
• Garage – In the garage, you can hold anything from jackets to sporting equipment on these closet rods. For example, jerseys, sweaters, ski clothing and more all can be kept off the garage floor, neat and tidy on a closet rod!
• Coat Closet – Maximize the storage capabilities of your coat or hall closet by using a doubling bar. You will fit twice as many items in the same amount of space – a great idea when you have guests over for dinner!
January 27th, 2009 — Garment Rack of the Month, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
This week I’d like to give you a closer look at a very convenient and helpful garment rack. This covered garment rack is ideal for storing and organizing your out of season clothing. There are many desirable features about this rack, the most important being the canvas covering. The cover offers the ultimate protection from dust, bugs and odor. The zipper allows easy access and the rolling casters enable you to put it wherever is best for you. Another fun feature is the side slots inside the cover for cedar boards. The cedar boards will keep your clothes smelling refreshed while being stored for any period of time. Fifty pounds is the maximum weight the rack can hold, so it’s not really for heavy storage or commercial use.
Making your own garment rack cover is also an option. With a sewing machine and supplies you can make a custom cover for a garment rack you already have around the house. You can easily close the garment rack with fabric ties instead of a zipper. The cover you make can be washable, removable and have your personal touch.