Are you storing your ties properly?
Storing your ties properly can do a lot to extend the life of your ties. If you’re like the old me, storing your ties consisted of taking it off and throwing it across the nearest chair, desk, or table. The main problem with this is that it puts your ties at risk of having items thrown on top of them which can ruin them and shorten their life span.
The good news is that you have a few options. The great news is that these options won’t cost you a lot of money (if any at all).
This first options is one that nearly everyone can take advantage of because it involves something that most people have in their closets already, a good ol’ hangar. Once taken off, simply lay your tie across the inside of the hangar.Resist the temptation to leave the tie knot in tact before hanging.
Remember, retracing your steps in reverse when removing your tie will also help extend the life of your ties so leaving the knot in is counterproductive.
Tie racks are simply racks designed specifically to hold neckties. There are a number of options that range from a few bucks to those that approach $100 in cost. If you decide to invest in a tie rack you’ll have plenty of options. Some racks are plastic, wooden, and yes even electronic. If you’re someone who has a collection or intend to build one, I recommend getting a tie rack.
If you can’t invest in the tie rack of your choosing at this point in time no worries; ultimately, the hangar and the tie rack help to achieve the same goal of preserving your ties so use a hangar until you can.
If hangars aren’t your thing then we have a method for you as well. Clear out space in a drawer. It would be nice if you were able to divide it into sections like the image at the top of this post; however, that isn’t necessary. Fold the tie once from the narrow end to the wide end. Then roll the tie tightly beginning at the narrower end.
Remember that drawer space you created earlier? Well, after the tie has been rolled to your liking simply place your ties there. Make sure that you don’t stand the ties up vertically as they will unravel.
How are you currently storing your ties? Which of these methods do you feel you might use? Let us know below.