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9 Garment Racks For Closet-Less Apartments & Luxury Dressing Rooms

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

I’ve decided to start the blog-year out by focusing on the most generalized organizational needs. Last week we had pull-out storage options, which are ostensibly beneficial and viable in most spaces. The week before that, we talked about the top 6 essentials every organized home needs (even though presumptuous posts are The Worst.

Today, I’m bringing it back to the good old garment rack.

Throughout the many homes I’ve had the privilege of Simplifying, garment racks–or the painfully obvious lack thereof–have featured throughout. 

The reasons are three fold: 1. The existing “closet” layout is all but nonexistent, 2. The existing “closet” is all but a myth, 3. The notion of a coat closet is a cruel joke, 4. One’s closets are sufficient and also occupied, and one happens to host large dinner parties frequently, necessitating a place to hang many coats, and 5. People have way too many clothes and don’t know when to cut themselves off and abide by their spatial means already.

So I guess the reasons were five-fold.

The latter group should not apply here, not pass go, and not collect $200, a.k.a. lots of posts are for you, but this one probably isn’t.

As for the previous four, the solution of a garment rack is highly recommended. Versatile, mobile, often foldable, garment racks are a major player ,and can help to alleviate some of the worst closet-woes. Discerning crew that you are, the average garment rack may feel underwhelming, generic, or just plain ugly. So here’s a bunch of appealing, or at least more visually interesting, options in the garment rack world, just for you. (STILL NOT YOU, NUMERO FIVE.)

garment racks--the answer to your closet problems.


1. Commercial Strength Garment Rack

2. Dolores Garment Rack

3. Happimess Sophia Single-Bar Garment Rack

4.  72″ Chrome Garment Rack

5. Lila Garment Rack

6. Garment rack with wood shelves

7. Slat Wood Garment Rack

8. 6-Hook Rolling Garment Rack

9. Industrial Garment Rack 




Top 5 Small Space Solutions Posts Of 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It’s the annual top posts of the year week on Live Simply!

As has become the tradition, we’re wrapping up 2016 by looking back at the posts you deemed your favorites by way of clicks, re-pins, re-shares and so on. Whether that’s because they’re the most helpful or the most wacky, well, I’ll leave that to you to decide.

For the next two weeks, a concise list of stand-out blog post stars will be yours to peruse. Revisit posts that struck a cord. Read posts you missed during the year. Bask in a Live Simply glow. And hey, be a pal and share the ones you really love with the ones you really love, okay?

Thank you ever so much for reading. Commence the counting down!  

the top five most popular posts about small space solutions! Pin now, read later.


5. 1 Big Reason These Kitchen Islands Are Better For Small Spaces Than The Rest


4. 9 No Closet Solutions


3. 7 Inspiring Examples Of Makeup Dressing Tables For Small Spaces


2. 10 Space-Saving, Order-Inducing New Uses For Tension Rods


1. Behind Door Number One–A World Of Storage For Your Small Space



This & That: Small Space No Closet Solutions from CB2

Thursday, April 7, 2016

In my daily life, I stumble across so many things that I think are pretty darn rad that I believe would be of benefit and interest to my readers and clients.

So I zealously tear pages out of catalogues and magazines and so forth, but then find myself at a loss as to what to do with said information and items. Maybe they don’t quite fit into the blog posts I feel like writing at the time and they aren’t beefy enough on their own to constitute a post. So I eventually crumble them up, rather sadly, and move on with my life, albeit feeling as though I didn’t share the PSA.

Listen, I’m not suggesting I’m privy to some secret source of awesomeness; I’m pretty sure CB2 has a couple dozen people at this point on their mailing list. Only, I’m looking through materials with my organizer eyes, meaning that maybe I notice things you flipped over. Who knows?

Anyhow, CB2 has been, in my opinion–and barring the Lenny Kravitz collaboration which just felt like what the what and why now?–playing a strong style and small space solutions game as of late. And so it is that for the first time, I’m shouting out just two items in this post, without having any real theme or even a shared category. (Other than helpful, innovative, attractive, and did I mention solution oriented?)

Take it or leave it. A little bit of this and that.

1. Outside the box wall mounted stand


Such a fantastic solution for no closet situations!

Such a fantastic solution for no closet situations!


2. SAIC valet 23.5″ jewelry cabinet with mirror


Why just have a mirror, when you can have a mirror that doubles as a jewelry cabinet?!