Closet Hangers: Valets, Hooks and Pull-Outs

It's the little things that matter when choosing the right accessories to best organize your closet. Here, we guide you through the hooks, valet rods and hangers that will work best for your space.

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One of the most useful and easy-to-install closet accessories is a simple set of hooks. Closet hooks are ideal for hanging everyday outerwear items, like a lightweight coat or rain jacket, and also handbags, purses or children's book bags. Also consider a closet valet and what kind of hangers will be best for your needs.

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Cellarets — or built-in drawer insets — keep socks, ties, and other delicate items organized and clearly visible. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Laundry Cabinet

Incorporating laundry storage in your closet lets you keep dirty clothes out of sight yet readily accessible. Add a removable liner so you can easily transport the clothes to the laundry room. Photo courtesy of California Closets

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Pull-Out Pant Rack

A pull-out pant rack keeps pants looking freshly pressed and makes it easy to find your favorite pair. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Valet Pole

If you want a spot to hang dry cleaning or plan outfits, a valet pole is a handy addition to your closet. These pull-out poles usually install into a vertical panel in your closet system and come in a variety of colors and finishes. Photo courtesy of California Closets

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Jewelry Organizer

Often made of felt, velvet or suede, jewelry inserts for drawers offer multiple compartments for small items like rings, bracelets, watches and glasses. Some come with locks to keep valuables safe. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker


Hutches or hutch-style dressers are popular because they combine open and closed storage. Available with different drawer and shelf combinations, a tall hutch can also act as a space divider for cohabitation closets. Photo courtesy of California Closets

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Pull-Out Table

Handy for folding clothes or packing for trips, a pull-out table saves space since it can be stowed away when not in use. Photo courtesy of Studio Becker

Closet hooks can be installed on closet walls or even on the back of a door, saving valuable wall space. A valet hanger or rod can also be a useful addition to a closet. Wall-mount hanger valets allow for extra room to hang clothing when closet space becomes tight. These valets are easily mounted to the wall and are often able to be folded down when not in use. Closet valet rods are often made to be extendable and retractable, allowing more room for excess clothing. Valets are also useful when setting aside clothing to wear for the next day or a special event.

Of course, simply selecting proper hangers can also lend a great hand in proper closet organization. Not only does this step help to eliminate what can often become a messy mixture of hangers but it will also properly preserve clothing. Plastic, wooden, textured, rounded and fabric hangers are just a few varieties to consider when choosing an option that will work best for your space and budget.

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