How to Store Belts
Belts are essential clothing accessories. These classic pieces not only unique fashion statements but also perform a more practical role in holding up trousers.
Belts have quickly become used as jewelry, and, like scarves, represent crucial agents of color coordination. Most people own several belt collections to match different outfits. It is important to find a neat way to store your real leather belts for easy access, in the same way that chic businessmen learned how to store ties in generations past.
How can you organize your belt collections? Here are some ideas that won’t take too much elbow grease, whether you have a whole collection of mens leather dress belts or not.
There are one or two easy ideas for a storage option that convenient and accessible, like a divider system that will allow for rolled belts or going the hanging way by using hooks to store your Pinterest organizer sections.
There’s no need to search, explore, or stumble over impractical belt stockpiles. Here are a few ways you can organize your unique belt selection for optimal impact.
What is the Best Way to Store Belts?
Pull Out Belt Racks
Pull-out belt racks are known for sliding out in a telescoping action. A pull-out (or slide belt) drawer is designed to slide out of vertical panels or closet walls in your bedroom with ease. It provides instant access to your entire belt collection, and the compartments are hidden, like shelving inside a cabinet.
Quality pull-out cubbies are typically made from zinc and anodized aluminum. If you add one of these convenient belt storage closets to any room, avoid plastic slide rack. It lacks the durability to support heavy leather belts and buckles, for example.
Metal pull-out racks tend to last longer and slide smoothly. The optimal size depends on your preferences, privacy, and closet space. The belt rack occupies minimal space and tends to fit standard closet installation well.
Hanging Belts Using Hooks
Hook storage is the most common way to store belts, especially for women's casual belts. Wall hooks fit behind a closet door and even into an odd place, like under a shelf or behind the shoes. You conserve on storage tremendously, especially if you are limited on space.
When it comes to storage solutions using hooks, you must consider the overall size to ensure it is large enough to fit your buckles, studs, and tags over the holding rings.
Avoid buying garment hangers to store your belt collections; the garment hooks are usually evenly spread out to fit different sizes of clothes or a scarf selection, limiting your use of space. A belt hanger solution will have smaller spaces to store your items efficiently.
Should you settle for plastic hooks? Plastic alternatives scoop the cheap categories and store your belts and scarves with ease. It isn’t as durable as metal alternatives, though.
Metal is sturdier and strong enough to fit both light and heavy belts. Plastic hooks bend over time, but you can trust your zinc-inspired belt hanger to serve you through years of new outfit trends.
Another popular question is whether hooks should be directly on the wall of the home. Some people prefer placing belt hooks directly on the wall, but it is not advisable if you want to store more than a single belt on the hook. Belts vary in weight, depending on the leather used and type of buckle.
Instead, mount hooks on wooden materials or doors, or a piece of wood placed on the wall. Screwing hooks on a wooden cleat will keep it compact and firm for convenient storage.
Not everyone is a fan of using hooks and sliding drawers as top storage options. Rather, consider using a drawer divider for organizing belts or sunglasses. You will have to roll your belts neatly to store them inside a drawer.
Rolling belts also keep the spot neat and free from scratches.
It is advisable to use acrylic or wood drawer organizers as this material is often adjustable to fit any size of belt or buckle. Another advantage of using drawer dividers is the ease of storing belts that lack the traditional buckle end.
Tips for Easy Access
Use small and shallow shelves to make your belts easily accessible. You won't have time to go through all the colors in your room or closet system on a busy morning before work.
Consider arranging your belt collections based on color or functionality—official belts to one side and casual pairs elsewhere. Belts can be placed with jewelry, hats, or bags, as a pair or combination for a bunch of different styles.
Your storage ideas or preferences should suit your needs and closet space, so go wild!