For many of us, closet space is hard to come by and there are never enough laundry baskets in the house. Luckily, there is a way to fix both of these problems without adding to the clutter or blowing your budget. The simple solution is a garment rack.
Garment racks are helpful in many aspects of your home and even business. They come in all shapes and sizes and some are even portable.
There are garment racks in the form of standing racks, over the door racks, closet shelf expanders, pant trolleys, adjustable racks and multiple shelved racks.
Garment racks don’t always have to be for clothing either. There are many uses for a garment rack that can help control clutter and keep your closets and laundry room organized for daily tasks.
My Personal Favorite Garment Rack
My favorite garment rack is the multiple shelved one that has areas for different pieces.
The two separate sections are a great way to save space and create extra storage. The basket provides not only a private storage area but also a shelf for anything to sit on. The top doubles as a shelf as well because it is covered and has high edges. Plus, it has a great design, making it an attractive piece to have in your home.
A piece like this is great at home and in the office. If you want to have a place to hang coats and store an extra sweater or two, this would be a perfect option for you to have. Its mobility makes it perfect for any room.
This is just one out of the tons of garment rack options available – all of which will help you to reduce clutter and gain space at home and in the office.
Best Garment Racks
Cover All Bases with a Folding Garment Rack
Not all garment racks are made equally. Some favor efficiency, some favor style and some favor size. Every once in a while you come across one that weighs importance on all three of those characteristics.
The folding clothes valet in antique bronze is just as valuable in the laundry room as it is the bedroom. The sleek modern design is an excellent accent among any decor and the rich color only extenuates the design even more.
Constructed from tubular steel, this garment rack is a great multi-use piece. Utilize it in the laundry room to assist in your ironing or air-drying. It’s also a helpful way to add extra storage to closets or bedrooms. If you have limited closet space, adding a garment rack can give you the hanging storage space you need.
Generous clothes hanging space makes this garment rack ideal for everyday storage, too. Add it to your bedroom and create an accent piece that accommodates your storage needs.
What’s more, the folding design is compact and can be stored behind doors or in closets. The lightweight frame can even be stored on hooks to keep it tucked away.
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.
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.
A small coat rack with baskets can make a big difference
Sometimes it’s not just about finding the right garment rack for your needs — it’s about being creative and re-purposing an already amazing piece.
I love rethinking the products that come across my desk and finding new ways to use them. Not too long ago, this gorgeous Bronze Entryway Coat Rack came my way. I love it’s multi-use design and it’s industrial feel. It’s a great piece to use throughout the home, but I think it would be especially awesome in the bedroom or walk-in closet.
Designed with two baskets and three hooks, this organizational piece is great for mail and handbags by the front door, but it would be right at home in the bedroom. Think clutches and wallets in the baskets, hats and maybe a bathrobe from the hooks.
Complimentary pieces like this rack can take stress off of your already existing garment racks without adding large, bulky pieces to an already furnished room. Plus, the wall rack adds a great decorative element to empty walls.
This functional piece adds undeniable style. The wire basket design is a great industrial accent to any contemporary decor, while the soft bronze finish is neutral enough to fit into any traditional setting.
This basket coat rack would also work wonders in a bathroom. Hang towels while storing extra toiletries in the baskets.
Constructed from durable steel, this long-lasting coat rack with baskets includes pr-drilled holes and all the hardware needed for a quick installation.
Exploring decorative garment racks
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.
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.
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.