For years I have had my ties hanging on an ordinary clothes hanger. However from time to time they either fall down, or is collated on the end and it's a mess. And they are hard to separate, get an overview and pick one.

Therefore I ask you for a hack in how to store ties in a better way with the following specifications:

  • around 10-20 ties
  • keep them organised, and still be able to pick a single tie without disturbing the rest
  • take a minimum of space
  • (optional) possible to hang alongside shirts

Do note that I don't use ties very often, so I don't need the solution to be extremely accessible, and I'll survive using a little bit of time to get it back into the system.

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You can use a tie rack or make your own. The core concept is pretty simple: instead of hanging your ties on a line (like a clothes hanger), hang them in a grid.

Here's an example of one that is commercially available:

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If you don't want to buy one, you are still in luck. As I said, the idea is pretty simple, and it's pretty easy to make your own.

Use any grid-like object you have lying around, whether it is a toaster oven rack or a section of chain-link fence or a wire storage grid square. I recommend the last one in particular. If you want to hang it with the rest of your clothes, you can tie or glue it to a hanger.

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  • This thing is magic
    – Justin
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 23:46
  • These things don't work for more than a few days because ties have very low friction. After a week of sliding hangers around, the ties slip bit by bit until one side is heavier and it falls off. A clothespin helps but it can permanently deform the tie.
    – Moby Disk
    Commented Sep 18, 2015 at 18:39

If you've got drawer space, roll 'em up and store them as demonstrated here


There's a link within that link to a compartment separator to hold such things as rolled up ties, belts and the like, but Ikea sells those too.

  • Rolling your ties also helps to remove the creases from tying them, more than hanging does, in my experience. Commented Sep 18, 2015 at 12:15
  • Yep, rolling's brilliant, I roll everything when packing to go away, far fewer creases that way...
    – Bamboo
    Commented Sep 18, 2015 at 12:28

I have always found it harder to hang up a tie on a rod in a closet than on a doorknob, or a simple wall hook. But I only own 3 or 4 ties. 5 to 10 wall hooks might take up a bit more space.

When I do put a tie on a closet rod, I loop it once (loose tie) to keep it in place so it does not fall... Much better than hanging loosely.

  • If you have lots of ties, you can put a coat rack on your wall instead of a bunch of individual wall hooks.
    – Gwen
    Commented Sep 18, 2015 at 16:35

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