When my husband and I bought our house, we made an interesting discovery: people in the early 1900s apparently had no use for closets. Because out of the six bedrooms, only three have closets. And at least two of those were obviously added (badly) on by previous owners. There are no closets in any of the four bathrooms, and no hallway linen or coat closets (although there IS a little cupboard under the stairs).
This is bad news for me, the person who has no problem overflowing a walk-in closet (or two) with all of her clothes.
We’re planning on remodeling the house someday (we bought it as a fixer-upper), and while most of our remodeling plans involve restoring the house back to its former state, I DO hope to get at least one good-sized closet out of the deal. In the meantime, though, there are products like HangerJack to help keep our clothes organized despite the lack of closet space.
The HangerJack Scroll can hold up to 7 hangers and has a weight capacity of up to 25 pounds. It slides right over the top of most doors (it even worked on the oversized doors in our house) to provide extra clothes-hanging space in seconds.
The top of the HangerJack Scroll (the part that goes over the top of the door) is thinner than the sides, which means that most doors will be able to close with no difficulty.
If your doors close really tightly at the top, though, you might not be able to use it on that particular door. It worked perfectly on my bedroom door (with room to spare), but my office door (one of those original ancient doors) has stop mouldings, which also stop it from closing if there’s anything (like a HangerJack Scroll) hanging over the top of the door. I’d guesstimate that you’ll need about a quarter inch of clearance (possibly less, but let’s say a quarter inch to be safe) to be able to close a door with the HangerJack Scroll on it. I tested it out on several different doors throughout my house, and my office door is the only one I couldn’t close with the HangerJack Scroll on it.
Since it doesn’t require any hardware and also removes in seconds, I can use it anywhere in the house that I need some extra space to hang clothes. (Some of the doors in our house are the original century-old doors, and we’re hoping to restore them, not add to the damage done over the years by drilling holes in them!) That means the HangerJack Scroll is great for locations like rentals and dorm rooms or even hotel rooms – there are even thick pads where it touches the door so it won’t so much as chip the paint.
I really could use about ten more of these! One (or two) for each bedroom, a couple for the bathrooms, one for the laundry room, and a couple extras “just in case”! They’re incredibly handy, extremely easy to use, and I like the decorative-yet-functional design.
You can purchase the HangerJack Scroll (2-Pack) for $29.95 on the HangerJack website.
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