Monthly Archives: August 2011

Garment Rack Uses for the Home

Garment racks were originally only used in retail settings. However, they have become so useful and popular that they are available in just about every home department store. They have many home uses that can help you to get organized, create storage, and have some flexibility while doing your housework. Learn how a garment rack in your home can help you to make things easier on yourself.

1) Use a garment rack where closet space is lacking. You can place one in the corner of the room to give yourself some extra hanging space. Some have two bars, baskets on the sides, bars that extend, and shelves for more storage. These types of “portable closets” can save you a lot of space, allowing you to use your regular closet for your everyday wardrobe.

2) Use your garment rack to create storage. You can hang clothing, box up shoes, stow scarves and hats, whatever you need on your rolling rack. If you want to store some clothing long-term, use a dust cover. These covers usually come with the rack or are sold as an accessory. They zip up and seal off your clothing and belonging from moisture, humidity and insects. Protecting your stored items has never been easier.

3) You can use clothing racks as portable storage. Many people with back problems or ones that are simply incapable of moving heavy boxes full of clothes from storage to the closet love using garment racks instead. They are usually set atop of heavy casters so you can roll them from the garage to the bedroom.

4) Being portable also makes these racks useful while doing laundry. Hang your air-dry clothes on quality clothes hangers that can handle the weight of heavy clothes. Coat hangers or wood hangers are good choices. You can hang the clothes while they’re still in the laundry room, keeping them out of sight and contained until the clothes in the dryer are done. You can fold, hang and organize all of your laundry, and then simply roll it around the house to the rooms where the clothing goes.

5) If you’re hanging wet clothes, make sure that you use hangers that are either designed for drying wet clothes, or ones that you at least know won’t deposit stain or rust onto your clothing. Flimsy hangers can bend or break. Hangers that are designed to hold heavy items are generally curved at the shoulder, which helps you to avoid puckering. They should also have a wider body to hold the front and back of your garment apart for better circulation.

About the Author: Charlie Hafter is on the staff of Closet Hanger Factory, a leading online resource for clothes hangers. Get all of the closet and clothes hanger accessories you could need at, which is recognized worldwide for their excellent quality hangers.

Better Use of Your Space

If you’re looking to get organized, you probably have several goals in mind. You don’t want your home to look cluttered. You want to be able to find what you need when you need it. You don’t want to lose money due to your possessions getting damaged and lost. Keeping these things in mind, you can move forward and start to get your home under control.

The first thing to work on is finding a space for everything. If you’re like most people, you may feel like you’re short on space. This is why you need to open your mind up to seeing things a bit differently. You don’t necessarily need to invest in an expensive closet system, more furniture, or a truckload of plastic containers. You do, however, need to learn how to find storage where you didn’t know you had it before.

For example, you may feel like your kitchen cabinets are packed to the hilt and there’s no way you can get anything else in there. Making a few adjustments over time can help you to free up the space that you need. You may have a lot of mixing bowls, plastic storage containers, and casserole dishes in your cabinets. Slowly replacing these with ones that nest can greatly improve your cabinet space.

In the living room a simple entryway organizer can help to eliminate piles of clutter around the house. A table with a charging station for phones and other electronic devices, along with files or drawers for mail and other important papers coming in can help you to keep down a lot of the clutter.

In the bathroom, using separate containers for different categories of items can allow you to stack and use more space under the sink. Installing an extra shelf or riser in the cabinets can double the space that you thought you had.

Bedrooms can especially get out of control. You may have a computer, medications, arts and crafts, TV remotes, make-up, clothing, linens, camera or computer equipment, and more in there. Keeping the bedroom clutter-free means that you will have to figure out how to make more room in your closet. Small shelves, hooks, over-the-door organizers, and extra hanging bars can give you the room that you need to get some stuff out of the bedroom and into the closet. Don’t neglect the space around the ceiling as this is a valuable storage area. Use specialty hangers, like tie hangers, belt hangers, scarf hangers, and skirt hangers to get multiple items stored in a small amount of space. Clothes hangers that cascade from each other will help you to make even more room in your closet.

About the Author: Charlie Hafter is on the staff of Closet Hanger Factory, a leading online resource for clothes hangers. Get all of the closet and clothes hanger accessories you could need at, which is recognized worldwide for their excellent quality hangers.

Bathroom Storage Options

Managing bathroom clutter is difficult for most people. There is so much stuff that needs to be organized in there and you use it every day. Beauty products, medications, hair accessories, cleaning products, towels, linens and laundry are all clutter culprits in the bathroom. Learning how to create a space for everything will help you to keep things organized. The key is to categorize and provide an area for each thing. However, being low on space can make this seem like a real challenge. Here we are going to discuss how you can make the most of the little space that you have so that you’ll be on your way to getting your bathroom organized in a way that will allow you to keep it that way.

Many times, we replace items that we use every day before they run out. Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and make-up are often purchased before they run out or in bulk, meaning that you will need somewhere to store the new items. Another problem is that sometimes we are excited about trying a new product or, in the case of make-up, we don’t want to throw out the old stuff that is still good. So, you end up collecting double or triple what you need.

A small shelving system outside of the bathroom or a corner of the closet can be very helpful in managing these items. When you buy something new, make a deal with yourself that you will either throw out the old items, or keep the new items in storage until you actually need them. Doing this will allow you to save money by buying in bulk, but will also train you not to bring unnecessary items into the bathroom.

Go through everything in your bathroom and get rid of expired make-up and medications. Throw out that almost empty bottle of shampoo or body wash that you abandoned for the new one that you purchased months ago. Clean out drawers and wipe down shelves as you go so that you are inclined to go through everything in the bathroom. Use a box or other container to take the items that you are going to keep out of the bathroom and start getting them organized.

You can use containers or simply make piles of what you have in the floor, on a counter, on the bed or where ever you have space to work. Categorize things so that you can start to see how much actual space you need for each set of items. Physically divide these categories on shelves or in containers in the bathroom.

When you have all of your “products” organized, start thinking about what else clutters up the bathroom. Laundry can get out of control in there, so you need to make sure you have somewhere for dirty laundry to go. Linen closets can be organized using specialty hangers designed for hanging sheets, blankets and curtains. Use clothes hangers for smaller items and robes. When you get these things off of your shelves, you will have room to keep your towels and washcloths organized.

About the Author: Charlie Hafter is on the staff of Closet Hanger Factory, a leading online resource for clothes hangers. Get all of the closet and clothes hanger accessories you could need at, which is recognized worldwide for their excellent quality hangers.