“Wearing multiple hats” is something that many people claim to do – but how are they
storing all those hats? Different types of headgear require different storage solutions, so here are a few to consider:
For baseball cap collectors, Over-the-door Cap Racks provide a budget-friendly, space-saving way to store up to 16 caps. If that’s not enough to contain your cap collection, consider the Perfect Curve Cap Rack: it can hold up to 36 baseball caps for storage or display over a door, on a wall or even hanging from the ceiling.
Storing ladies’ hats safely in a way that keeps them dust-free is another type of storage challenge. Hatboxes have been
around for centuries but there weren’t any major variations until relatively recently. Now there’s the pyramid-shaped yet uniquely stackable Millinery Vault. This clever contraption (available in clear plastic, and in pink or red cardboard) is designed to protect hats and save space. A coordinated carry-handle makes them easy to transport.
For storage and transport of cowboy hats and other brimmed hats, there’s the hinged Brim Styles Hat Storage Case, which includes a mirror and adjustable hat rest.
Q. I am trying to find storage unit for 12 antique stemware 4 1/8” diam. x 6 1/8” tall. So far everything seems to have smaller diam. sections and a lot taller. Am I missing something? Do you have anything close to my size needs?
A. It’s true that the dimensions of most stemware storage container sections are under 4 inches diameter, but I was able to locate two different chests that could accommodate your antique goblets:
Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, rings – there are probably more categories of jewelry than any other accessory. But it’s the subcategories that make it tricky to find the best jewelry organizers for your needs. For example, chain necklaces require
special storage to keep them from getting knotted and tangled, and should be kept away from necklaces made of pearls, gems or beads since those need to be stored in a scratch-free environment.
If you have a lot of jewelry but lack space for a full-size jewelry armoire, the Hinge Mounted Mirrored Jewelry Cabinet is a compact compromise. Hidden behind a full-length mirror is a velvet-lined cabinet with multiple hooks for hanging necklaces and bracelets, along with holders for all sizes of rings and earrings, and a keepsake drawer.
If you’ve somehow managed to avoid accumulating mass quantities of jewelry, the Smart
Jewelry Case is a streamlined solution for safely storing a limited quantity of baubles. The travel-ready rubber-coated hard case features a velvet anti-tarnish liner and a two-sided design: One side has a patented soft-peg system that keeps necklaces both untangled and scratch-free; the opposite side includes secure compartments for earrings, pins and other pieces.
Short-handled handbags, long-strapped shoulder bags, tiny clutches and floppy totes –
these extremes in purse physiology can create a storage challenge even if you don’t keep mass quantities of any types of purses.
Hanging strappy bags and totes from conveniently located hooks is an effective and time-honored tradition; likewise, storing evening clutches in drawers and organizing flat-bottomed handbags on shelves may work just fine.
But if those old standbys don’t do the trick, there are now
many different kinds of specialized purse storage options. Here are three worth considering:
The modular Park-A-Purse Organizer, designed for use on wire racks and closet shelving, features 10 compartments with adjustable and removable panels for customizing the spaces so you can keep purses of various sizes upright and neatly separated.
The Over the Door Handbag Organizer utilizes
door space (it can also be mounted on a wall) with nine storage pockets that can be adjusted to accommodate purses of all different sizes.
The Swiveling Handbag Hanger hangs from a closet rod yet doesn’t take up much closet space thanks to the clever swivel design.
If you have an overabundance of office supplies, you’re not alone. Overloading on these products is easy to do since many of them seem inexpensive–pens, highlighters, scissors, paperclips, notepads, Post-it notes, etc. Yet they add up quickly and can take up a lot of space.
Instead of clogging your drawers and cabinets with a buildup of office product inventory, use them to create “mini-offices”—small containers filled with the most frequently used supplies. Then distribute them in convenient places throughout your home, especially any place you tend to sit and read or do paperwork. (The kitchen, dining table, bedroom, bathroom and home office are all popular paper-processing and piling places.) The supplies you choose for your mini-offices should be the ones that you’ve wished were handy but never have been–until now.
If space is at a premium, the clever Under Desk Organizer is a good alternative–it can also be mounted under a counter or table top.
Finally, allocate a limited space such as an out-of-the-way drawer or box for storing back-up supplies. If after this process you still have mass quantities of extra office supplies left, donate them to a nonprofit.