June 20th, 2012 — Durable Racks, Get Your Laundry Done, Hang it Up, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
Clothes hangers have been around forever and are a must have in any organized garment rack. But many advancements in organizing tools over the past few decades have resulted in great new tools to keep your closet or garment rack looking neat and tidy! Hangers come in all shapes, sizes and materials, from wooden to plastic, metal and more. I usually go for metal hangers when I am organizing a client’s closet, for a few reasons. First of all, they simply last longer than plastic. Even if they cost a tiny bit more, it is a worth while investment. Secondly, although they may be a bit more expensive than plastic, they are usually less expensive than wood, a major plus for the budget minded. Here is what I consider to be some of the most useful metal hangers available, and why:
Clamp Hangers – These clamping hangers, like this set of 6 Skirt and Slack Hangers – Jawbreaker Clamp are nothing new, they are great for hanging skirts and slacks. Look for a non slip kind, which leads me to the next category…
Non Slip Hangers – So important for keeping your closet neat and tidy, non slip hangers are a must have in every home. These use everything from vinyl to foam, as with these Open End Trouser Hangers, Set of Nine to keep any type of clothing on the hanger, where it belongs, and off the floor. That also ensures safekeeping of your garments for added longevity.
Multiple Garment Hangers – This is a great choice for those with limited closet space, or those with plenty of closet space that has somehow already been filled to the brim. This Multiple Blouse Hanger- Set of 3 keeps you covered for tops, while the Multiple Skirt Hanger (2) keeps you covered with skirts or slacks.
Hanger Hangers! No, that’s not a typo. This handy Laundry Valet Rod is literally a wall mounted hanger that is designed to hold hangers. Perfect for use in the laundry room to hang dry blouses coats and other delicate items.
November 16th, 2011 — Durable Racks, Garment Rack of the Month, Garment Racks can Save Lives, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
Laundry Valet Rod
No, this isn’t a fairy tale about a little magic clothes hanger that helped Santa by leading all the reindeer through a foggy night. No! This is a true tale of how a little metal hanger saved my first holiday experience with the in-laws (and maybe my marriage).
Well, it all started last year when I was living in the frigid and damp environs of Boston, MA. The sort of place you always need a coat in the winter, and in turn, a sturdy clothes hanger for the substantial weight of my puffy jacket collection.
My newly-minted in laws were coming into town for the holidays, and being from sunny California, boy did they bring a lot of extra winter wear! We saw the sights of Bean Town and had decided to go out for dinner on Christmas Eve and my father in law chose to wear his favorite leather jacket, handed down for generations. I decided the weather looked clear enough and we should just hoof it home. While walking back to our apartment we were caught in a white-out blizzard, leaving my father-in-law’s jacket soaked, and near ruin.
Luckily I had planned ahead and purchased the Laundry Valet Rod! This strong metal hanger really came in handy when we needed to drip dry that leather jacket. My favorite part is that we were able to fit all of our jackets onto just one of these wall mounted metal hangers, with plenty of room for my aforementioned puffy jacket collection (I now have eight). I was able to adjust the rod to hang the jackets horizontally, allowing them to drip on my brand new carpet instead of onto each other! The next morning every jacket on the clothes hanger was dry as a bone. I was impressed with how my valet rod had saved the day. It came with an oil rubbed bronze finish and was made from chrome plated steel, purchased from the gang at Stacks and Stacks!
So ends my tale: the leather jacket was saved, drip drying away on the Laundry Valet Rack. In turn, Christmas was saved and my in-laws were in awe of my foresight.