Ties are a necessary piece of attire for many men, and even if you do not wear a suit for your job, chances are you own at least a few. Tie racks on a hanger in your closet just get lost among the clothes, and individual ties get buried in a drawer. Try something different for keeping your ties stored neatly: Go green and make a tie storage rack out of recycled items from around your house.
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Baby Crib Rail
The side of a baby's crib has bars that are spaced just right for holding ties. Hang a rail lengthwise on a wall in your closet and drape your ties over the bars. This storage idea not only allows you to store your ties, it also gives you easy access to each one.
Wooden Coat Rack
Use an old wooden coat rack and make it into a new tie rack with some simple redesigning. Take the wooden hooks off the top of the rack so you just have a wooden pole on a stand. Hammer 50 to 60 large nails, evenly spaced, all over the wooden pole. Make sure the nails are long enough to go into the wood and have enough sticking out for a tie to perch upon neatly.
Purchase large wooden beads with holes big enough to go over the nail heads, and glue the beads to the nail heads. Hang your tie collection up and down this great display and storage rack.
Roll up your ties and store them in extra-large prescription pill containers. The plastic cylinder-shaped bottles are easy to get, especially if you know someone who gets their prescriptions in a three-month supply; or you can ask your neighbourhood pharmacy to order you a case of these inexpensive containers. Your ties will be kept clean, neat and secure, and the containers are transparent, so it will be easy to find the tie you want.
Build your own tie storage system on a wall inside your walk-in closet. Use plain white metal curtain rods and hang them in horizontal rows on the wall to drape your ties over. This storage technique will let you find your ties quickly and keeps them neat.
Old wooden baby gates, the type that jam between the doorways to keep your toddlers in one area, make another useful rack for ties. Take a two-piece gate apart and hang the pieces on a closet or bedroom wall lengthwise for storing your ties. The gate pieces are slim enough to fit behind a door, and the wooden slots give you more than enough room for hanging even the largest tie collection.
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