As the fearless leader of the Tie Racks Blog, I like to try out products that can have more than one function. It is always fun to think outside of the box with something and imagine its capabilities beyond its intended use. Thinking creatively is a helpful skill when undertaking any home organizing project. I have put this skill to use with plastic totes, drawer organizers and even wall shelves (which I used to create a climbing system for my indoor cat).
Unique Idea for Tie Racks
Recently I went searching for a tie rack for my husband. He is an avid collector of neck ties and owns just about any style you can image. From funky vintage neckties to funny themed ones, he covers the whole gamut of neck tie couture.
I decided to get him a Woodlore brand cedar tie rack because it has a simple and highly functional design. We actually combined multiple tie racks side by side along the wall to accommodate his whole collection. Even though this wall mount tie rack has a great capacity (twenty four) he owns more ties than the average man.
Once I saw what a great job this wall mounted neck tie rack did at organizing his fashion accessories, I got to thinking about other places I could use it around the house.
My first thought was necklaces. Aha! I can’t stand how my necklaces get tangled in the jewelry box. And having them hanging would make selection so much easier. And then I thought, Well why not bracelets too? Done. Then I realized I could use one of these wall racks to hang garden hand tools in the shed. They already have little notches for hanging, but I made loops with leather rope to give them more freedom to dangle.
Once you get the hang of it, the practice of “re-purposing” objects can be a lot of fun! Start looking around your home, at your favorite organizers, and imagine them being useful in a new way that you never saw before.