Before we discuss how to organize ties, we need to talk about necktie storage. No matter what system you use to organize ties, it won’t work in the long term if you don’t have a designated area in your wardrobe or closet to store ties.
So the first thing you need to do is check out your closet space. Where do you want to store your ties? Do you have room to hang them in the closet? Are you going to place them on a closet shelf? A dresser drawer? There are many options for storing ties, so take a look at your space and decide what will work best for you.
If you have the space, hanging ties is always a good option because it keeps them from getting wrinkled. You can purchase tie hangers that hold multiple ties, or you can simply use regular clothes hangers. Using regular hangers can be a bit tricky, however, since ties tend to slip off easily, especially if they are silk.
We have this tie hanger and my husband loves it! It can store up to 25 ties and they are easy to keep organized. You can mount it on the closet wall, and one of the best parts about it is that it slides out for easier access!
So you can hang it on the wall behind clothes and then just slide it out when you need to choose a tie in the morning! It’s my favorite tie rack. If you want to hang ties in your closet space, I highly recommend that tie rack.
If your collection of neckties is really large, you might need to get multiple tie racks or find hanging tie racks that store lots of neckties.
If you don’t like tie racks and prefer the idea of a tie drawer, then that’s definitely an option, too. You can get a dresser with lots of small drawers, or you can find a tie box that fits in a regular dresser drawer.
Tie boxes fit rolled ties and you can organize and store ties in small compartments within a large tie box. Obviously, hanging ties keep them wrinkle-free, but don’t worry – with ties rolled loosely, they won’t get wrinkly. Don’t roll them too tightly though!
A drawer is a great way to store ties, but a tie box can take up a lot of space. So if you don’t have a lot of drawer space, then this method isn’t for you. You definitely don’t want to just throw ties in your drawer – they’ll be difficult to keep tidy and smooth. So if you don’t have room for nicely rolled ties, consider hanging ties or using a shelf instead of a drawer.
If you have a lot of shelves in your closet, they can definitely work to store ties. Using closet shelves to store your ties is a great way to keep them organized and tidy. You can use small baskets or even just lay them flat on the shelves. Just make sure that they’re not going to slide off!
You can also store them in a tie box on lower shelves, or use a standing tie rack on higher shelves! A tie box does work well if you have a lot of bow ties in your collection. While bow ties can be hung on racks, sometimes they look better placed in a tie box!
Another way to organize your ties is by rolling them up. This is another great method to keep the ties from getting wrinkled.
When you’re picking out tie storage options, make sure you’re getting tie organizers that have enough space for all of your neckties and have a bit of extra room for any new ties you get.
Otherwise, you can implement the one-in, one-out rule. When you get a new tie, then you have to get rid of a tie! This will keep your ties organized even through the years.