Our favorite tie racks for gift giving: Over the door tie rack

Not sure what to get the man in your life this holiday season? We here at Tie Racks Blog have you covered! Over the next two weeks, we will share our top five favorite tie racks, perfect for the well-dressed guy in your life. 

First up is the simple Over the Door Tie Rack. This classic design is great for numerous reasons. First, the simple design is a great way to add extra storage to your bedroom or closet without installation. Simply slid it over any interior door and voila! No tools needed and no drilling holes in your walls or closet organizer.

Ten double hooks and four single hooks mean you have more than enough storage for your delicate accessories. Hang ties, scarves, belts, hats — there’s room for all of it with the Over the Door Tie Rack.

This multi-use rack is a great way to add storage without compromising limited space. Typically unused space behind your door becomes a convenient way to amp up your closet space. With this organizer you can add storage without taking up floor space or cramping your dressing area.

Made from durable steel with a chrome finish, this organizer is made to be long-lasting.

Give the gift of organization this holiday season.

How to clean a tie and properly store it

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It’s happened before. Many swanky, expensive ties have been sent to an early grave after a losing battle against beer, tomato sauce, mustard and more. But what if there was a way to save those ties from demise. The question: how to clean a tie.

Storage

Proper tie upkeep is more than one step. Yes, we know that proper storage is essential. Keeping your ties correctly put away protects them from creasing, wrinkling and other unfavorable outcomes. A standard tie rack will keep your accessories in line. Anything from a small cedar hanger to a rotating, light-up display is available — it just depends on your collection.

Every day care

The way you treat your tie is important too. Take your time putting your tie on and untying it too. Untie your tie by reversing the steps you followed to tie it; do not simply pull the thin end through the knot and definitely do not store it with the knot still intact. Pulling stretches the silk or material and leaving it knotted creates creases and folds that will be difficult to remove later.

Cleaning: the  basics

Yes, removing those stains from ties — especially silk ones — seems impossible. The most important thing you need to remember is NO water. Water ruins silk ties so you need to be clever with your stain fighters.

  • Rubbing alcohol can be gently dabbed on the infected area. Blow dry immediately and repeat up to three times if needed.
  • Talcum powder or corn starch can be used to soak up oily stains. Cover the stain and let it sit over night. This method can also be repeated over the same area if needed.
  • If you’re more likely to trust the professionals, try dry cleaning. Or if you want to keep it simple, try a laundry stain remover — just pat it dry and remember not to wet the area with water.

Looking to clean a different material? Check out this awesome info-graphic from our friends at Ties.com.

Or, to avoid stains all together, you can just throw your tie over your shoulder when digging in. It’s not very suave, but it gets the job done.

Necktie Care Chart

Let it slide: A pull out tie rack keep things tidy

There are a million and a half ways to organize neck ties, but have you ever thought of utilizing a belt valet? These handy storage pieces mount inside your closet and slide out on smooth ball bearings to make your accessories accessible. The durable, strong construction of these hidden hangers is guaranteed to last years. Try these models: 

This nickel Sliding Belt Rack is made from commercial grade steel.  Seven sturdy hooks securely hang ties, belts and more without damaging delicate fabrics. It can be mounted to slide out to the left or right, so it can easily accommodate any closet system. Hooks can hold multiple accessories a piece and hardware comes included for easy installation.

For more storage, check out the Custom Closet Slide-Out Tie Rack. Boasting 18 strong prongs for hanging your favorite neckties, this tie valet is made from strong aluminum. A charming oil-rubbed bronze finish compliments any decor. Mount it to the wall, the inside of a closet or cabinet door – anywhere that is easily accessible.

Find these products and other like them at StacksandStacks.com.