Friday, March 12, 2021

Scarf Storage

So here is one bit of my cleaning and organizing that is interesting.

I love scarves. I've always loved them.  I don't wear them as often as I used to particularly since I resumed knitting about 4 years ago.  I've knitted cowls, ponchos and shawls that have take the place of wearing scarves in cooler weather.

When I worked in a corporate environment from the mid-1980's until the early 2000's, I wore decorative scarves weekly to work.  I still have many of them. 

Recently, I needed to shift some things around in our walk-in closet displacing my crude scarf storage system made up of a bunch of coat hangers tied together with the scarves draped over them.  I know that things buried in a drawer are forgotten so I wanted at least some of my scarves still out where I could reach for them.  

This is the solution I came up with.  The last free wall space in the closet was a small area behind the door.  I used 2 - 1x4x6 boards and 6 - 4 foot dowels.  I painted the boards and then my husband suggested I screw them together before drilling the holes to assure that they lined up.  He also has a drill press which made drilling the holes fast and exact.  You could do the same thing with a regular drill.

Here's the finished scarf rack with a few scarves on it.  In the end, it held 25!  The rest, and yes there are more, are in a drawer.  Some of the ones on the rack are winter and can be removed in just a couple more weeks.

I did this project on Sunday and all week I've popped into my closet to admire my storage solution.  I also wore one of the scarves this week.

Drapery embroidery continues, I'm through two widths of the 4 needed. Thanks for visiting today!


  1. This is so clever. I love scarves too but don't wear them often

  2. Nice job on the storage rack. My storage issues today are all about ink pads and punches. Searching for an economical solution! Wish me luck.


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