Portable Garment Racks

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Portable Garment Racks – Convenient Temporary or Permanent Clothing Storage

Portable garment racks give you instant clothes hanging storage in temporary or “unideal” situations. Say you have a visitor who is spending a few months with you. You give them the spare attic room but there’s no built-in closet, as you normally use it for crafting. Of course you want your guest to be comfortable and convenienced, but you probably don’t want to build a custom closet. Solution? Portable garment racks.

portable zippered garment rack


They come in enclosed and freestanding, open styles – and in a range of prices. Say your new college apartment is under-equipped with closets and you just need some extra closet space. Again, portable garment racks are the idea storage solution. The cool part is you can repurpose them later when your living situation changes, or you find that dream apartment with all the storage space you need.

Portable garment racks are also ideal for off-season storage. In the winter, use it as a basement coat rack to store all your outerwear. Hunting clothes are another garment that you don’t need year-round. Just put them in a portable, zippered garment rack and forget about them until deer hunting seasons opens again.

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This lightweight, portable rack is ideal for student-housing situations and only costs $22.99 – great for poor students with money left over for books and lunch. It has wheels for easy mobility and assembles in just a little bit of time with the help of a screwdriver.

Portable garment racks come in a variety of sizes and configurations for short or long-term clothing storage. Check them out at Organize-It.

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.

 

 

Every home needs a good garment rack!

No matter where you live, or in what kind of dwelling, a garment rack is a handy thing to have around.  The typical rolling clothing rack can serve a variety of purposes, from storing seasonal clothes in the garage to adding a closet to any room.

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The guest room in my home is actually located in a space that was designated as a small office or bonus room, so it did not come with a closet.  I solved this problem by adding a Portable Spare Wardrobe Closet which acts like an instant closet.  It even closes up for a tidy look in the room.

A good garment rack can also help save your laundry room from getting messy, overcrowded and a confusing.  You can use it to hang clothes to dry, which will also save you some money on energy.  If you use a hanging sweater dryer to air dry delicates, you can hang it from your garment rod rather than putting holes in the wall or ceiling.  If you do not have space in your laundry room for a full size rolling garment rack, then there are a number of alternatives.

wallgarmentrackA wall garment rack saves you space and gives the same benefits of hanging clothes to store or dry.  Use this kind of clothing rack like a usual closet rod, and even hang sweater shelves or a hanging shoe rack.  Best of all, they can also be folded down when not in use.

As I said before, just about anyone can benefit from having a garment rack in the home.  They can do more than just store and dry clothing – think of unique and creative ways to re-purpose a garment rack!

The Urban Valet – Our Garment Rack of the Week

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.

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This Urban Valet by Honey Can Do was a smart choice.  Here’s why:

  • 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, bottom and side shelves.
  • 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.

 

Drying Racks Gift Guide

Just in time for holiday shopping, I have compiled a list of favorite clothes drying racks.  “Why on earth would I buy someone a drying rack as a gift?”, you say.  Because a clothes drying rack is something that every one needs!  Get one for your wife, your sister, a friend, anyone who needs a new solution for hanging clothes to dry.  I have made sure to include something here for everyone, including apartment dwellers, home owners and everyone in between!

This expandable drying rack is perfect for anyone.  It has the ability to expand and contract to meet one’s needs.  It holds a large capacity without taking up too much space:

For someone who doesn’t have a lot of space in their laundry room, or doesn’t have one at all, this countertop rack is ideal.  Best of all, it can be folded down and stored in a tight space when not in use:

Another space saving solution for garment drying racks is something that hangs over the door, like this one:

Someone with a large family and enough space in their laundry room would benefit from a larger, more traditional drying rack.  I recommend this one because it offers A LOT of hanging space:

Last but certainly not least, this over door drying rack is the simplest and smallest solution, to meet the most basic needs.  It also makes the perfect stocking stuffer!

As you can see, drying racks come in all shapes and sizes and there is just about any kind available to meet everyone’s needs.  Show someone you really care about them this holiday season with an unforgettable gift like the ones I’ve listed above.  Happy Holidays folks!

Here’s where you can find these awesome clothes drying racks:

1.  Expandable Clothes Drying Rack by Household Essentials

2. Countertop Drying Rack by Polder

3. Brabantia Door Drying Rack

4. 3 Tier Airer Clothes Drying Rack by Moerman Americas

5. Over the Door Hanger Holder – Set of 2

Clothes Drying Racks – Everyone needs a good one!

Whether you have access to an automatic dryer or not, manual line clothes drying is a necessity for almost anyone!  Some of us don’t have a machine to dry our clothes and even those of us who do, often have to line dry delicate garments.  I have noticed that line drying clothes is becoming popular as a “green” way of living.  It cuts down on energy use and will save you a little money monthly (and everyone is looking to save a penny here and there in this economy).

Now, you can find just about any kind of clothes drying rack for sale out there on the internet.  Whether you need something to hang a whole load outside, a few garments in your laundry area, or a load over the bathtub in your tiny urban apartment.  There are laundry racks that hang over the door, mount to the wall, stand over the tub, extend from the wall, and everywhere in between! The reason this topic interests me is because it applies to just about everyone.  Even if all you need to hang dry is a blouse or pair of stockings here and there.

When looking for a rack to dry garments and laundry, consider your needs.  First and foremost: capacity.  Are you going to be drying whole loads of laundry or just a few pieces at a time?  Secondly, consider how much space is available; do you have a laundry room, a back yard, or just a space in your bathroom?  Will you need to use a wall mounted drying rack to save floor space, or will you have to go with a freestanding rack because the landlord won’t abide wall damage?  Whatever your needs, there’s sure to be a perfect clothes drying rack out there for you!

Garment Racks for Beginners

If you are new to the world of organizing, you may be thinking to yourself, What is a garment rack?  In fact, garment racks are nothing new themselves, they have been around for ages.  In the olden days, they usually took the form of a large, bulky armoire, and while it is still possible to find a full size, wooden clothing or bedroom armoire, many people are foregoing those classics in favor of modern, updated, lighter style garment storage racks.

Here is a run down of the basic different types of garment racks, what to do with them and where to find them:
Covered Garment Racks – These models have a few benefits over other garment racks.  One is that they are designed to offer a bit more protection to your clothing.  It all depends on what the fabric is made of, though.

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Vinyl covered racks, such as the Easy View Crystal Clear Vinyl Wardrobe Closet offer maximum protection of your clothes, especially important if you are storing them in the garage or shed.  Fabric covers, like the 48″ Portable Wardrobe with Shelves offer some protection and could still work in the garage, as long as there is not too much moisture.  A model like this Wardrobe Center keeps dust and insects out, while still allowing for some air flow. It is compact enough for use in the guest room.

Double Bar Rolling Garment Rack

Double Bar Rolling Garment Rack

Rolling Garment Racks, like the Double Bar Rolling Garment Rack and single bar garment rack are great for use inside the home as a coat rack or as extra closet rod space.  The beautiful wooden design is a premium choice and enhances any room’s decor.  Casters make it easy to roll this stand in and out of place.
Simple Garment Racks – For the most basic of garment storage stands, the Fol-D-Rack simply can’t be beat.  It has an ultra-minimalist style and a great price point.  Plus it is portable, a big plus!

Pant Trolley with cedar hangers

Pant Trolley with cedar hangers

Other Types of Garment Storage – Not all garment racks are large, some come in smaller packages with just one type of storage in mind, like this Pant Trolley with Cedar Hangers.  This is great for the office worker who uses slacks everyday.  The rack is space efficient and eliminates wrinkles.

A Garment Rack For An Easier Laundry Day

Living in an apartment without a dedicated laundry room, doing the laundry can be quite a pain for me. I live on the fourth floor of an apartment building, and the nearest laundry mat is four blocks away. There is no parking for this laundry mat so I have to walk to it, and it can be quite a task to carry all of my laundry to the Laundromat and back once a week. The issue is not so much getting the laundry there when it is dirty; it is taking all of my clean laundry back to my apartment. I do not want to wad up all my freshly dried clothes, particularly my work shirts and slacks, but I am left with few other options.

Garment Rack

Garment Rack

That is, until I made the purchase that changed my laundry carrying habits forever. I found the sturdy and stable Garment Rack, which makes transporting laundry from the mat to my apartment so much easier, plus I can keep all of my shirts and slacks hung up while I transport them, preventing them from getting all wrinkled up!

The rack is made from durable steel, allowing it to hold up perfectly when I am traversing the four blocks between the laundry mat and my home. Set on four casters, it easily conquers the treacherous broken sidewalks and weeds growing in the cracks. Another great feature of this garment rack is the hanging storage compartments, perfect for placing my detergent, drier sheets, quarters and of course, a good book to enjoy while I wait for my laundry to get finished.

This garment rack has made doing my laundry a must easier task, and one that I do not dread anymore. My shirts and slacks look sharp every day because they are able to be hung up right out of the drier!

Versatile Clothing Racks for Gaining Storage

Portable clothing racks run the gamut from stylish to inconspicuous and are a great way to gain clothing storage when you need it most. These hooks can be used to organize clothes, allow them to air dry or provide additional storage. Try a removable door hook or a more permanent option like a wall mounted one to suit your storage needs.

For small, occasional storage try the folding instahanger clothes drying rack. When placed on the back of a closet door it can be used to store a freshly pressed suit or outfit so you have everything you need to get dressed. This hanger can also be used to dry clothes in the laundry room, with a long bar that holds plenty of hangers.

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For occasional storage that can be used throughout the home try an over the door hook that can be carried from room to room, depending on where you need it. Use one in the closet to organize an outfit or in the laundry room to hang clothes. Gain additional coat storage in your hall closet or an extra towel rack in the bathroom. These hooks are ideal for situations where you only need a small amount of extra storage.

A department store style clothing rack set on casters is a fun way to store clothes, and provides more closet space. Place the rack at an angle in the corner of a room, store it in a guestroom for additional storage space or use it as a coat rack for your next party. Use it to display your favorite pieces and make dressing fun.

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Gain storage for a handful of hangers or an entire closet full, simply choose a rack to fit your clothing needs. In no time at all you’ll have manageable closets that make finding the clothes you need easy!

Open Garment Racks for Modern Homes

Many times, when I think about garment racks, I picture a covered garment rack.  Whether vinyl or canvas, I usually think about garment racks as being covered.  That is until I came across this collapsible garment rack with 4 shelves and double hanging rod, a totally open design, even the shelves are slatted for air flow and increased access.  I love the idea of a totally open garment rack, it has a very contemporary vibe to it.  It could be used in any room of the home for increased storage.  Create a bedroom or guestroom out of the office by adding this garment rack to the room, giving your guests somewhere to hang their clothes on their overnight visits.

collapsible garment rack with 4 shelves and double hanging rod

collapsible garment rack with 4 shelves and double hanging rod

Here are some more great ways to use an open shelf garment rack:
•     Sports Equipment – In the garage, this garment rack is perfect for jerseys and uniforms, cleats and running shoes.  The open shelves keep air circulating to reduce odors and keep the whole family organized and ready for game day.
•    Guest Room Closet – Turn any room into a guest room providing clothes storage
•    Hall or Coat Closet – If you have a large closet anywhere in the home that is lacking organization, this is a great tool for adding order to that area.  The closet rod can hold jackets, while shelves keep purses, shoes and other accessories neat and tidy.
•    Features of this garment rack include:
o    PVC connectors – these are sturdy and add a modern feel to the unit.
o    Five shelves offer storage of shoes, sweaters, purses, shirts and other folded garments
o    A double hanging rod to maximize use of vertical space – perfect for shorter garments like slacks, shirts and blazers.
o    Slatted shelves allow for air circulation and also contribute to the contemporary style of the unit.