A Good Garment Rack is Nothing Without Great Hangers!

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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Maximize your wardrobe with a clothes drying rack

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.

 

 

Exploring decorative garment racks

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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.

 

 

A Winter Closet Project

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.
intermetroThis 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.

Garment Rack of the Week has a Shelf!

This week’s choice has everything you want in a garment rack and more!  The Chrome Garment Rack with Top Shelf is an all around A+ choice for storing clothes in the bedroom, office, guest room or even out in the garage.  Why?  Well, let’s just start with style.  This garment rack has a fun, refreshing modern design to it.  The mixture of materials also gives it a mixture of colors and finishes, with chrome being the main highlight which we know is great for the contemporary style minded.

Chrome Garment Rack with Top Shelf

Chrome Garment Rack with Top Shelf

Read on to find out what else I love about this garment rack:

Casters – I think that every garment rack should come with wheels on it like this one does.  Let’s face it, you will always have a need to move it in and out of the way, no matter where you are using it.  The casters make that job easy, and also make it easier to clean under.  If your garment rack is stationary, you are not going to vacuum under it, yet the dust will still be gathering down there.

Adjustability – This rack has arms that allow the total closet rod hanging space to adjust from 41.25″ to 66.75″, and it does so without looking bulky and imposing on the room too much.  You can draw those arms out when guests come to visit and then push them back in when they leave.

Shelf – I love it when there are additional storage methods incorporated into a garment rack.  This one has a shelf on top which is a great place to stack sweaters or t-shirts and other non-hanging items.  It also makes it a great choice for storing all of your uniforms and sporting equipment in the garage.
Shoe Rack – That’s Right!  This garment rack also has a shoe rack built in.  Need I say more?

An Extra Sturdy Garment Rack For Extra Storage

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.

Steel Garment Rack with 2 Shelves and Hanging Rod by Intermetro

Steel Garment Rack with 2 Shelves and Hanging Rod by Intermetro

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.

Make Use Of Unused Space With An Over-the-Door Garment Rack

Have clothes and shoes spilling out of your bedroom closet? Think you’ve run out of closet space? Well think again! There are countless ways to gain additional closet space for everything from shoes to clothing to accessories. Just a few creative storage tools and your closet will once again be manageable and used to it’s full potential.

Over-the-Door Garment Rack

Over-the-Door Garment Rack

When you find yourself stuffing hangers into place it might be time to add more rack space with the Over-the-Door Garment Rack. This rack makes the most of unused closet door space and can be added everywhere from the bedroom to the coat closet. A smaller rack is the perfect place to lay out clothes for the week so you don’t have to search through your wardrobe everyday for something to wear. Over door organizers can also provide storage for everything from a collection of hats or handbags or shoes. That way everything is on display and easy to find, rather than getting lost in the back of your closet.

Need even more hanger space? Consider a double rod to store shorter items of clothing like shirts, jackets or folded pants. Adding it to just one side of a closet quickly adds clothing space that can easily be removed when it is no longer needed. This is also ideal for gaining storage in coat closets where extra space often goes unused.

Make the most of closet shelves by adding stacking wire shelves that can double shelf space. Shelf dividers are another way to keep items organized and easy to grab, rather than having a messy disorganized space. If you have an extra foot of hanging space to spare in the closet a hanging closet organizer also adds shelf space for items that can’t be stored on hangers, like sweaters or purses. With the right tools a more manageable closet is within reach!

A Supreme Solution to Clothes Storage

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

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!

Over the Door Rack for Bulky Coats

Living in our nation’s third largest city, the bustling metropolis of Chicago is absolutely wonderful. There are just so many benefits to living in a bustling, faced paced, diverse urban center. I am always able to find things to do, places to see, food to eat, and I am never bored living in the city. This city is truly is one of the greatest places on earth. However, there is one serious drawback to living in Chicago.

over the door rack for clothes hanger

over the door rack for clothes hanger

For those that do not know, the Midwest has famously terrible weather. In the winter, it routinely gets below zero and the winds are bone chilling. In order to survive in this region of the United States, a full arsenal of heavy jackets is a must have. Without warm jackets, you will simply freeze; there is no way around it.

Unlike Antarctica, where a heavy jacket is a must have year-round, the summers in Chicago are equally brutal, but not for their chilliness. Summers in the Midwest get incredibly hot and humid making a jacket is the last thing you need taking up closet space.

This creates quite a large dilemma; where is one to store all of these heavy winter coats that are completely obsolete in the summer? A great solution for winter jacket storage is the over the door rack clothes hanger. This rack hangs over a closet or bedroom door, providing extra space for hanging coats, jackets and more.

The rack is made from coated metal, giving it excellent durability. This over the door storage rack has space for fifteen racks, and is able to support up to 40 pounds, which is plenty of strength for every one of my oversized down jackets.

This over the door rack and other space saving closet organizers can be found online at Stacks and Stacks!

Garment Racks For A Dream Closet

Creating a dream closet doesn’t mean you have to start big. Garment racks are an easy way to store clothes in smaller spaces like a studio and then become handy as your collection and storage space expands. When storing clothes in an open space organize clothes by type and then color to create an organized look that also makes it easy to coordinate in the morning. Place favorite pieces, like a dress or nice coat at either end to show them off. Really tight on space? Get creative and add closet organization shelves for storing anything that can’t be hung, like bags, shoes or sweaters.

medium duty 5ft z-rack clothing rack

medium duty 5ft z-rack clothing rack

When you finally have the closet space you need a garment rack can still by useful. Combine a rack with some garment bags to properly store seasonal clothing in a guest room. This makes it easy to keep the clothes you want to wear up front and center in your closet and protect out of season clothes. A garment rack also makes convenient clothing storage for a guest room that doesn’t have a closet. All you have to do is add some hangers and guests can easily unpack.

If you’re lucky enough to have a large closet or entire room to dedicate to your wardrobe than the storage options are limitless. A garment rack like the medium duty 5ft z-rack clothing rack is ideal for a dream closet. With a heavy duty design and set on casters this rack can easily be moved. Organize clothes by season, such as heavy winter coats on one rack and summer dresses on another, then rearrange these portable racks so you have easy access to season appropriate clothes.

For wardrobes big or small a garment rack can help get organized and store clothes so they are ready to wear for years to come.