February 17th, 2012 — Garment Rack of the Month, Practical Uses for Garment Racks
My wife is an attorney and unfortunately, wearing suits is just one of those things that come with the territory of being a barrister. She has pant suits, skirt suits, white suits, blue suits, black suits and beige suits, in fact just about any suit you can think of.
We live right down the street from a wonderful dry cleaner that is owned by a very nice man and they always do an amazing job, but I am beginning to suspect that we are single handedly financing his retirement. Just about every day either my wife or I have to make a run out to Lido Dry Cleaning, to pick up or drop off a suit.
(Side note: My wife has an insane boss who insists on his employees’ suits being impeccably clean. If an employee shows up with a stain or dust or animal hair on his or her suit they were sent home promptly. Even if the mess was obtained at the office, off they would go to change into clean attire. Now you can get a sense of how important a clean suit is to my wife.)
PEVA Dress Bag - Set of 2
I needed to find a way to keep my wife’s suits from getting so dirty; half the time it was just from the dust the suits collected while hanging in the closet. We have a dog and a cat, and believe me they can create a whole mess of dust in our apartment.
I went to StacksandStacks.com to research ways to keep my wife’s suits from becoming so disheveled and dusty, and came across what may not be the solution, but is a step in the right direction. The set of 2 PEVA eco-friendly dress bags holds four suits each, providing enough storage for eight of my wife’s suits. Of course, just two was not enough for us; we had to get three sets of two!
Adding these storage bags to our closet has been a pretty good investment; I have to go to the dry cleaners a lot less. My wife is a very careful eater, so now she only has to come home to change out of a suit once a week!
February 14th, 2012 — Durable Garment 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.
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!
February 6th, 2009 — Practical Uses for Garment Racks
The frequent traveler should never leave the house without a 2 in 1 garment and luggage rack. With the perfect amount of storage and space, you’ll be able to keep your clothes organized and wrinkle free during your trip.
Another great purpose for a luggage rack/ garment rack is for packing assistance. You can get your hanging items together and pack without the tension of packing on the floor.
This is another great item to have in your guest bedroom at home. This leaves a place for guests to set their luggage while still having a place to hang and organize their clothing while they stay.