June 4th, 2012 — Durable Garment Racks, Garment Rack of the Month, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
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
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?
May 3rd, 2012 — Durable Garment Racks, Garment Rack of the Month, Get Your Laundry Done, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
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
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!
February 16th, 2012 — Garment Racks can Save Lives, Get Your Laundry Done, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
I absolutely hate it when I run out of closet space in my bedroom and just cannot find a good place to keep my newest garments. They always end up strewn messily across the floor, giving my home the look of a Hazmat site. Sometimes I try to save my floors from the disastrous mess and stuff my clothes into drawers, giving my room a false sense of order. In reality though, the drawers are so stuffed full of socks, shirts, skirts, slips and shorts that I cannot even pull the drawer out to see what is contained within.
One solution for this clothing catastrophe is to purchase loads of bins to place all of your clothes into. The problem with this solution to clothes storage is twofold. For one, bins still take up a ton of space in your closet or bedroom, therefore not really solving the problem at all; two, bins can be hard to organize and make it difficult to find what you are looking for, especially early in the morning when you are all groggy and haven’t had your coffee yet.
4-tier skirt hanger
The perfect solution to closet and bedroom storage issues is to maximize your closet by using tiered hangers. With tiered hangers, you can place multiple garments in nearly the same amount of space as just one! There are all kinds of tiered hangers, including tiered shirt hangers, tiered slacks hangers or even a 4-tier skirt hanger.
With all the extra closet and bedroom space you will save by using tiered hangers, just think of all the options you have to recreate the space: You could turn part of your closet into a dark room, or a mini recording studio, or better yet, for you ladies you could turn the closet into a vanity room.
Find all sorts of tiered clothes hangers online at StacksandStack.com, under the metal hangers category.
January 17th, 2012 — Garment Rack of the Month, Garment Racks can Save Lives, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
WallSaver wooden luggage racks
When I go home to visit my family, I always stay with my mother, which is such a treat. She loves having “her baby” back for the weekend and does everything she can to make me feel welcomed and cared for. Those visits are such a special time for my mom and me. And she gets all excited when she gets to fuss over my accommodations and put thought into every little detail. The fold out couch in the guest room gets a cozy down mattress topper and pretty bedding. Fresh flowers greet me when I get to my room, as well as a set of matching towels and a ceramic cup for my toothbrush. She never falls short of making my place to stay feel even fancier than a five-star hotel!
One thing that I think she is especially proud of is her WallSaver wooden luggage rack that lives in the closet. I mean, I had only seen suitcase racks in hotels until the last few times I stayed at my mom’s house. They are just so convenient when you have to unpack and pack your suitcase. Or especially, if you have to live out of your suitcase, it puts it up at a comfortable height for retrieving clothes. I think my mom takes pride in her enthusiasm for taking care of houseguests and making them feel comfortable, and this luggage stand really shows it.
The WallSaver suitcase stand is especially cool because it has this bar in the back that keeps your suit case from banging against the wall and damaging it. I have appreciated it when I stay there so much that I put one in my own guest room to help visitors feel extra comfortable when staying for the weekend! And as a bonus, when it’s not being used as a rack for luggage I can use it to stack blankets and pillows!
December 2nd, 2011 — Durable Garment Racks, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
Living in an old home has its ups and its downs. On the one hand, you get lots of old charm and character, unique details and features that aren’t found in modern design. On the other hand, you tend to end up with small rooms and very small closets. This is the bane of my existence.
My apartment’s bedroom has a closet the size of a shoebox. The biggest challenge this has presented is, “what to do with my jackets?” I have a lot of jackets; it’s a bit of an obsession. While the closet is just big enough for clothing alone, there is definitely no room for the coats and heavy sweaters. And there isn’t even a spare closet to fall back on.
Wall Mounted Laundry Valet
I wasn’t keen on the idea of adding a modular closet or large garment rack – I just don’t have the space for those either. And keeping my jackets stored under the bed in boxes just wasn’t a convenient option either. I decided to go with a wall mounted laundry valet. Technically, it’s designed for hanging laundry to dry, but I found it perfectly suitable to my needs for jacket hanging space.
The thing I like most about this wall mounted hanger is its collapsible design. It measures a wonderful 11 inches long, so it perfectly holds a number of coats, but I don’t necessarily want it sticking out all the time. As I mentioned before, I need all the space efficiency I can get. So, when I don’t actually need to select a coat, I can keep the garment rack folded down and the coats hang nicely tiered. I’m actually using two of these racks. Each has six holes and you can fit about two hangers in each hole, but as I also said before, I have an expansive jacket collection.
I’ll probably keep using these laundry valets from Stacks and Stacks when I do have more closet space, just because they make selection so nice and easy!
December 12th, 2008 — Get Your Laundry Done, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
Laundry rooms come in all shapes and sizes, thankfully garment racks do too. It’s important to take a look at the space you have to use before deciding on a garment rack to help with laundry tasks. There are many different options of racks that will make your laundry tasks super easy!
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