Another option: creating a tie drawer

The search for the best tie storage continues.

This week, we’re looking into drawer organizers. While I typically warn against keeping expensive, quality ties in a drawer, using the correct type of organizer can be a perfect match. Large tie collections are best managed when you can see them all at once. Dedicating one or two dresser drawers to a proper organizer can make this possible. Create a tie drawer:Dresser Organizer - 9 Compartment Image

Cubbies

Inserts are really the best option. Using an organizing tray makes it super easy to create the exact system you need — no more, no less. This nine compartment design is great for the average Joe. The fabric lining protects silk ties from snags, tears or anything else.

A honeycomb divider is great for ties too. The small cubbies accommodate ties, belts or dress socks. You can properly roll up your ties and keep them one-to-a-cubby to best organize and protect them. The honeycomb shape is great for ties too.

Drawer dividers

You can utilize dividers to crate a more permanent organizer too. Drawer dividers are an easy way to create multiple storage areas in one drawer. Separate a drawer so you can keep all you ties, dress socks and other accessories in one, convenient place. These cool bamboo dividers are spring loaded and super simple to install. Padded ends protect your furniture from scratches and wear.

Tie Rack Blog’s Tips for Maintaining Ties

As a young man first entering the professional workforce, one of the biggest shockers to me was just how expensive a tie can be. Who knew a little flat of cloth that you tie around your neck could cost upwards of 50 dollars??? Add in the fact that my first job required a tie every single day, and you can imagine my entry-level salary was being stretched pretty thing – by ties!

The best way to save money when you have a professional career that requires ties is take very good care of them. If you are flip about the way you treat your ties, you are going to find yourself buying a new bunch of ties every single year. That kind of cash adds up fast, especially with salaries remaining stagnant.

Here are a couple quick tips to help you take care of that tie:

1.)    Never leave your tie tied-up. That is a great way to get deep, hard-to-remove wrinkles in the fabric. When removing the tie, do not just “yank” it off, take care in removing it to preserve the shape.

2.)    When you do get a wrinkle or a stain on the tie, be sure to not iron it. That too ruins the shape of your tie. The dry-cleaner is the only way to go in this scenario.

3.)    Be sure to keep your ties up off the floor! I know they are difficult to store and always fall off of the traditional storage devices. Use something with a little bit better grip like the Wall Mounted 30 Tie Organizer.

With these tips at your disposal you should be able to avoid running up a huge tab at the local department store, wasting money on new ties every month.

Tie Rack of the Week: Wood Peg Rack

Sometimes we just want something low-key and maintenance-free to store all of our accessories in the closet. One of the most high-maintenance closet accessories to store and organize is the dreaded but necessary tie. For some reason, these slippery little silk slings have a habit of sliding right off of the center rod in the closet. I can’t tell you how many ties I have had to just throw out because they simply had the life stomped out of them while sitting in a jumble on the closet floor. Typically ties are used to class-up your wardrobe, but they do nothing but class you down when you are wearing a wrinkly, disheveled looking tie. And has anyone ever noticed that ties are ridiculously expensive? I seriously cannot afford to have my ties stored in an inefficient or lackluster fashion. So let me tell you about how this week’s tie rack of the week can fix your problems.

One great way to avoid having your ties bite the dust is to store them on a sturdy but easy-to-use tie rack such as the tie rack with wooden pegs. This rack has a wall-mounted design that makes it perfect for anywhere in the bedroom, plus ample storage for ties and other accessories like belts and scarves! Another great thing about this tie rack is that its backing is made from cedar, which is great for warding off fabric-eating insects such as moths. For all of these reasons and so much more, this simple but unique tie rack has the honor of being this week’s incredible Tie Rack of the Week!

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So avoid the annoyance of ruined ties when you are getting ready for a day at the office or an important interview, and use this easy-to-install tie rack every day!

A Great Tie Rack for Valentines Day

Taking out the garbage, repairing that broken fence in the backyard, coaching your son’s little league tee ball team, taking the car to Pep Boys for a tune up, cooking up a four-course dinner before you go on a romantic date together – for some lucky ladies, these tasks are just a day in the life when they are with the man of their dreams. Stereotypically, it is the man that is left feeling the pressure when Valentine’s Day comes around. But when you have such an amazing man in your life, you cannot help but want to make this a special holiday.

One of the most classic gifts for Valentine’s Day is a fancy silk tie – not only is it a functional gift but it can also show a little individuality as you can select the tie pattern. However, many of our husbands or boyfriends already have an abundance of ties in the closet. It makes little sense to get them yet another tie when they have a huge issue just keeping the neckpieces they currently own organized.

This year, instead of the trite necktie, try a new spin on the classic gift – instead of a tie, get them a state-of-the-art tie rack that makes organization and finding the right tie easy. There are a wide variety of tie racks available on the market, from the standard cedar wood, wall-mounted peg rack – to the more sophisticated such as a light-up, rotating tie rack that connects to the closet rod.

No matter what type of tie rack you choose, the man in your life is surely going to appreciate the ability to organize and find tie racks quickly and efficiently. Instead of being stressed every morning because his favorite tie is wrinkly from sitting on the floor, or being stressed out because they cannot find the right tie for their big job interview, he will locate that neckpiece with ease and be ready to go right away!

Featuring: Wall Mounted Tie Racks

Last week we delved into the extraordinarily interesting topic of tie racks in small closets. You will recall the detail in which we explained how difficult it can be to find room in the closet to store a wall mounted tie rack, because they are best suited for a walk-in closet or larger closets.

For those of you that do have a walk in closet, you sat by patiently while your less blessed co-followers were given a lesson on tie storage 101. We learned about a variety of hanging and rod-mounted tie racks, all made in a variety of styles.

Well this is your lucky blog post, walk in closet owners! This week we will explore the fascinating and surprising world of wall mounted tie racks! Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, construction materials and capacities, there is surely a great wall mount rack out there for your closet.

The most common wall mounted tie rack is the standard cedar-backed metal peg tie rack. Holding between 10 and 40 ties, these racks are great because they have a good solid base, so ties are less likely to be shaken around, causing them to fall to the ground. There is a downside however, and that is the peg’s metal construction. Because the pegs are a smooth metal (to prevent damage to silk ties), it is very common for ties to just slip right off of the peg.

Wall Mounted 30 Tie Organizer

 

To avoid this annoying occurrence with your run-of-the-mill wall mounted necktie rack, I would recommend looking into something a little bit more “grippy”. You’ll remember earlier on the blog we featured a hanging tie rack with gripping arms. This wall-mounted rack is a little bit different but provides the same function. The wall-mounted 30 tie organizer has a single metal rod with 30 separate clips, each one holding a single tie. The clips are specially designed to keep the tie from getting wrinkled while keeping it firmly in place.

Either of these options is perfect for anyone with a lot of closet space to mount a tie rack. They have great capacity, a durable quality and are relatively inexpensive!

Tie Rack of the Week: Friction Rack

One thing that is extremely frustrating about tie storage is their propensity to fall off of tie racks and onto the floor. What good is a tie rack if half of the time your favorite ties end up on the ground, getting wrinkled and stomped while they lay in a messy pile? Instead of saving yourself some money on dry-cleaning costs, you waste money on a low-quality, ineffective tie rack plus the cost of getting all of your fallen ties dry-cleaned anyways.

This week’s Tie Rack of the Week is designed specifically to avoid this annoying occurrence. Instead of just using plain old pegs to hold your ties, this tie rack uses a unique material to keep your ties “stuck” to it. Able to hang from a closet rod, the Friction Tie Rack and Scarf Hanger is the perfect selection for this week’s honors.

Friction Tie Rack

The key to this unique tie rack is right there in the name: Friction. Unlike plain wood or metal necktie hangers which are smooth and allow the silky fabric of your ties to slide right off, this rack’s “arms” are lined with a state of the art friction surface. The surface effectively utilizes the natural friction to keep your ties right in place, never falling to the floor.

This tie rack is great because with six arms on either side, it has an incredible capacity for holding ties, scarves and other accessories that are hard to find a storage place for. The rack itself is made from an extremely durable metal that holds up well over time.

With this unique tie rack hanging happily in your closet, you will never have to deal with the frustration of wrinkled ties all over your floor. Another great thing about this rack is it comes in a set of two, so you will always have a great place to keep your favorite ties!

Tie Rack of the Week: Accessory Rack

After taking a short break from our “Tie Rack of the Week” feature due to the Christmas holiday, I am back to highlight another convenient, durable and unique organizational rack for your closet – the accessory rack!  Normally we stick to just talking about regular tie racks, but this week I want to showcase a storage accessory that is great for a variety of items.

Most tie racks are pretty simple in their design and only really provide good storage for the one item they are intended to hold: ties. Now as most of you know, dressing your best for work takes much more than just having a stellar tie around your neck. No, there are a variety of other formal accessories that are necessary in order to look your best, including belts, scarves and other “strappy” items.

As you may know, it can be quite difficult to find a good place to store your belts and other clothing accessories – they always end up falling to the floor, making a mess and a dangerous obstacle as you get ready in the morning. Anyone that has every stepped on the “peg” side of a belt buckle will understand what I am getting at.

Accessory Racks

So without any further ado, I would like to present this week’s “Tie Rack of the Week”, which is an accessory rack made by the folks over at Interdesign. This rack is perfect because it has a compact size that fits easily into closets whether they are large or small. The hook design of the accessory rack makes it easy to hang from a closet rod, taking up very little space. The rack offers a total of fourteen hooks, which are perfect for holding not only ties, but belts, scarves and other formal wear accessories. Made from metal with a chrome finish, this rack is easy to spot among the other hangers in your closet.

What’s your Tie Rack Category?

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Often people are not sure about what type of tie rack they should get. For most people, getting the right tie rack for your needs is not the most earth-shatteringly important choice that needs to be made. But there are a variety of other people throughout the world that require their neck-piece looks like it just came off the dry-cleaner’s presses.

The average Joe only really wears ties for special occasions, such as a funeral or a wedding, a graduation or a coronation, perhaps to Christmas service. This is the type of man that only needs a small hanging tie rack, something to hold his five or six ties that he has at a time.

The next level of tie-ownership is the salesman. For some inexplicable reason, it seems that sales jobs invariably require wearing a tie. Now, it makes sense for a guy selling life insurance to be wearing a tie, the professionalism puts as at ease – probably making us more likely to purchase that platinum death and dismemberment plan.  But the multi-level marketing guy who is trying to get you to agree to a “free” insulated window treatment quote, why is he wearing an ill-fitting tie that is tied in a manner similar to how you would before your middle school basketball games. I mean, it is soaked through with sweat at this point – where is the professionalism in that?

Anyways, I digress. This type of person probably needs a better tie rack than your average Joe, something with a little better capacity but nothing too fancy because, let’s be honest, none of those ties are worth anything anyways. A great choice for a salesman is to use a wall mounted tie rack to hold between 10-20 ties.

The third category of people that need to wear ties are those in a service job, people like police officers and TSA workers. Now, they usually just wear the exact same tie every single day, so something like an automatic tie rack is perfect, just dispensing that navy blue tie every single morning.

Lastly, we have high-ranking executives, who are pretty much wear full three-piece suits every single day. I cannot relate with that sort of work attire but for these constantly tie-wearing folks, the best bet is the automatic tie rack with a light attached, which makes it easy to see in the closet while you get read.

Hopefully you fall into one of these four categories, I know I am with the vast majority of Americans and fit into group one, average Joe with 6 ties, most of which were inherited from my grandfather.

A Brief History of the Necktie

We all wear them from time to time, little decorative collars that hang down our chest, adding a little bit of “flare” to our outfit. Maybe it is for church, business, celebration or whatever, but every man at some point has to clumsily attempt to pull off the Double Windsor and wear the old necktie. Maybe as you are strangling yourself while you try to tighten the knot, or frustratingly tying and untying the knot to get it at the correct length you have though to yourself, “Why am I wearing this contraptions anyways?!?!”

Well of course, like anything in fashion the modern tie sprang up after Parisians took a liking to the decorative garb of a group of Croatian mercenaries from the Croatian Military Frontier. After the French adopted it and called the early necktie a “cravat”, a full-fledged fashion craze swept the continent of Europe – and it wasn’t just for guys either.

Around the 19th century the tie had become a staple of formal wear, and in fact several publications were released specifying the proper way to tie and wear your cravat. At this time they were merely a proto-necktie, much more decorative and even sometimes lacy, and worn at quite a bit shorter length. But then along came the Industrial Revolution and the need for a more practical, durable and most importantly, comfortable tie and the modern necktie was born. Since then the style and preferred length of ties has morphed and melded with the ever-changing tide of fashion, but has basically retained its general form.

Now, I’m not sure how they ever stored all of their neckties back in the 19th and early 20th century, but today there are a wide variety of tie racks available, from wall mounted racks made of cedar up to motorized tie racks that rotate around and allow you to find your tie easily. Whatever your need, be sure to keep those ties hung up and looking great because nothing is worse than a frazzled tie!

Tie Rack Blog: Great Gift Guide for the Professional

Is your husband always busy at work and you are not sure of what to get him this year for the holiday season? One great gift for those with hard-working business professionals is a spin on the old cliché of “get Dad a tie” – instead of an actual tie, which he surely has plenty of get him a convenient and practical tie rack this year!

Not only is a it a great gift for him, a tie rack is a great way to add organization to the closet and keep those ties off the floor, making it a bit of a gift for you, too!

There are a wide variety of tie racks available all over the internet. The first step is to decide which tie rack is the most appropriate for your man.

Maybe he is a lawyer or financial adviser and has the sort of job which requires ties every single day. This would mean he needs a whole lot of ties. In that case you would want to get a tie rack that has a lot of capacity.

On the other hand, maybe he does not wear ties daily, but prefers to wear them for special occasions.  In this case a smaller tie rack is probably acceptable and you can start to look for special features that set it apart from standard tie racks.

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