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Garment Racks

Clothing racks for out-of-season garments

Garment racks are a great way to store out-of-season clothing until they can be worn once more. Even if you have enough space in your closet to store all of your clothing, it can be useful to remove clothes you will not wear in the upcoming season to help you further organize your wardrobe choices.

Types of Garment Racks

Garment racks, or clothing racks, are simple storage systems used to hang items of clothing. Most garment racks are made to accommodate clothing on hangers, although some are specially designed to accommodate items such as ties or hats:

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  • Clothes racks are any type of storage rack that accommodates hangers. They are typically made of metal, but often have a covering to protect the clothing inside. For clothing that will be stored long-term, garment bags or a covered clothes rack is essential.

  • Folding garment racks provide the same storage space as other clothing racks, but can easily be stored when not in use. Most folding garment racks can be placed under a bed if they are not needed.
  • Collapsible garment racks are great for occasional use. They can be kept in a coat closet or another area when not in use, and are incredibly handy for parties and visiting guests who need a bit more closet space.
  • Hat racks can be difficult to find, but are essential if you own several hats. A good hat rack will have pegs that accommodate many different hats without altering their shape. For hats that will not be used often, a hat box is still the preferred choice.
  • Tie racks are useful for preventing creases as well as displaying a tie collection. Tie racks are available in all shapes and sizes. They can be freestanding or be designed to mount on a closet wall. The size of a tie rack can vary widely: from 5 to 30 ties or more. A rack that holds 15 ties is usually sufficient.
  • Coat racks not only solve a storage problem, but they are also preferred by many people who appreciate the easy accessibility of their cold weather gear. Coat racks are available in almost every color, style and design imaginable. Look for a bright color or interesting shape to make a statement near your entryway.

Written by Amy Whittle