Our Closet Valet Rod, Five Ways

My favorite custom closet feature is also one of the simplest: the valet rod.

 

A valet rod slides or telescopes to create additional hanging and display space in your custom closet. This minuscule but mighty tool packs a ton of convenience and functionality! Closets of Tulsa's custom closet accessories come in a range of finishes so your storage solutions reflect your personal style. 

 Details make the difference between a custom closet you love and one that simply does its job. Closets of Tulsa helps you select styles and finishes you'll be happy to see every day.

Details make the difference between a custom closet you love and one that simply does its job. Closets of Tulsa helps you select styles and finishes you'll be happy to see every day.

If you're new to the closet valet rod, I guarantee you'll be surprised at how often you use it. This is one accessory you almost can't have too many of.

 

Here's what I do with mine: 

 

PLAN OUTFITS

Deciding what to wear or packing for a trip? Valet rods hang clothing parallel to you, like a retail display. This makes it fun and easy to quickly see what works and what doesn't.

Pair your pieces on a valet rod to put looks together. Don't forget about your jewelry, tie, hat or handbag—hang it all as a unit so you see the big picture. Then...

Display tomorrow's outfit on the valet rod to spare yourself some fuzzy morning decision-making. This time-saver can help you or a loved one of any age to start the day with sense of order, a clear head and an efficient routine. 

 The valet rod telescopes to create temporary storage space and disappears when you want it to.

The valet rod telescopes to create temporary storage space and disappears when you want it to.

STAY ORGANIZED

Use your valet rod as a holding station to keep your closet floor and other surfaces free of clutter. Easily hang your coat, hat or handbag instead of letting things pile up. Or, use your valet rod as an organization station to put away laundry or dry cleaning, see what you have, and find a place for each item.

See what I mean about never having too many of these? 

 

LOOK CLOSELY

Need to check an item for stains, holes or damage? Struggling to tell black from navy blue?  (Just kidding, those were both black.) 

Position your valet rod so garments are in your line of sight,
where you can easily inspect them.

 

CLEAN UP

Whether laundry happens in your closet or a room of its own, the valet rod is a game-changer for your routine. Hang wet clothes to dry without a bulky drying rack—or the umpteen other places you try to hang your delicates :)

Position a valet rod near your dryer or ironing board to move garments directly onto hangers while they're still fresh. If you steam your clothing, hang a valet rod high enough to accommodate.

 A fold away ironing board and telescoping valet rods are huge space savers in a laundry room or closet. Locate valet rods wherever you'll use them and as high or low as you'll need them.

A fold away ironing board and telescoping valet rods are huge space savers in a laundry room or closet. Locate valet rods wherever you'll use them and as high or low as you'll need them.

HAVE FUN WITH IT

The valet rod is a playful place for a thoughtful note that won't get lost among the bills. Post encouraging words for yourself or a loved one before a big day, or leave a fun surprise to celebrate a promotion or the first day of school.

 If you've found a clever or surprising use for your unassuming valet rod, I want to know about it! Comment below or on Facebook, or shoot me an email at jane@closetsoftulsa.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


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