Use a storage box, drawer divider, or hangers to store your belts neatly. For effective management of your belts, first, you need to work out how many belts you own and need, then you can decide the best storage option for them.
Belts not only are functional essential clothing accessories that help hold your pants up but are often fashion statements too.
And, over the years, you may end up with a vast collection in a range of materials, styles, and colors to match every outfit. So storing them properly and keeping them well organized may become a challenge.
And whether the belts you own are formal ones made of leather or casual ones made of fabric or any other materials, the key is to organize and store them properly to ensure that they remain in good condition.
In this article, we have discussed some of our favorite belt organization ideas to help you store your belts in an orderly yet accessible way.
Belt Storage Box
This is probably the simplest and most practical way of storing belts.
All you need to do is simply roll the belts and place them in a storage box. This convenient storage method enables you to keep your belts within reach in a single place.
But when using this method, remember that some leather belts may be susceptible to cracking when rolled too tightly. Also, rolling can cause them to get damaged in the long run.
Also, make sure to roll your belt from the buckle end. Doing this can prevent you from rolling it too tightly and keep it from getting damaged.
If you don’t like hanging up your belts, then storing them in drawers can be a good way. You can use wood or acrylic organizers, which make organizing them inside the drawers extremely easy.
The best thing about drawer dividers is that they can be adjusted very easily to fit into the drawer and also the width of the rolled-up belts.
These draw dividers allow you to keep each belt in an individual compartment, making them easily accessible and easy to sort out. Also, rolling them up will help protect their material, preventing them from getting scratched.
Drawer dividers are a great storage option for any belt type, even ones that don’t have buckles. And you can also use them to store your socks, ties, gloves, and other accessories.
Pull-out racks are an extremely functional and convenient way to store and organize your belts. This is especially useful if you love collecting belts and have a large collection, which you want to keep organized and neat.
Invest in high-quality pull-out racks such as anodized aluminum and zinc, which are more durable and long-lasting. Avoid those made of plastic because they are rather fragile and cannot support the weight of belts with heavier buckles and can break.
Pull-out racks do not need a lot of closet space as they are space-saving, and the best part is that these racks can be customized as per your requirements.
A simple and easy way to organize your belts, cubbies are shallow shelves vertically divided into cubes. They are a great way to store belts with large buckles and display them even when you’re not wearing them.
To store the belts in cubbies, they must be rolled and placed horizontally so that the belt buckle faces the front and can be seen. Cubbies are usually customized items, so you may not be able to buy a readymade one at the store.
You can either build a DIY cubby or get a professional to build it for you. The best area to place it is at the end of your walk-in closet so that it does not take up too much shelf or drawer space.
Metal belt hooks are a popular way to hang belts. They can fit behind doors and in odd spaces and effectively add storage for your belts. There are a variety of hooks to choose from to organize your belts.
But the main thing to consider before choosing the right type of hook is that the belt buckle gets over it. Typically, belt hooks have many hanging arms, allowing you to organize all your belts neatly for easy access.
There are many types of belt hooks available on the market; however, make sure to avoid the flimsy plastic ones because they are not long-lasting. Instead, choose those made of metal, such as zinc. Although they may be expensive, they are more durable and long-lasting.
Also, install hooks on a wooden door or into the studs, as your drywall will not be able to support the weight of your belts.
And, if you want to mount multiple hooks in a row, it is a good idea to screw them into a piece of wood/cleat, which will offer greater stability and strength.
A belt rack is a great option for organizing your belts. It is essentially some hooks on a wooden board or metal bar, which attaches to a flat surface. The belts can be hung on the hooks by their buckles.
You can install the belt rack inside your closet, and doing this will ensure that your belts are safe and help preserve the leather or any other material that the belt is made of.
You can either install it on the back of the closet door or the closet’s back wall. When installed on the back wall, the rack will not take up any space at all!
This is a good place to install the belt rack if you have room to slide the clothes aside to access your belts. But the drawback is that it may be difficult to get them if your closet is tightly packed with clothes and you can’t slide them apart easily.
Installing the belt rack on the back of the cupboard door is also a good option. This is a great place for your belt rack if your closet is tiny, as the belt rack will not occupy a lot of space.
But the limitation of this method is that the belts may swing when you close the closet door, and they can get trapped in the door, damaging the belts.
Sliding Belt Rack
A sliding belt rack is a good space-saving option to organize your belts. It works in the same way as the slides attached to kitchen drawers.
You can install the sliding belt rack on the side of the cabinet or inside your closet, as long as you have sufficient space.
Sliding belt racks have ball bearings enabling the sections to slide easily over one another, and this helps minimize the space needed to hang your belts.
You can simply hang the buckles of the belts on the hooks and slide them away until you need to access a belt. The biggest plus of the sliding belt racks is that they are very neat, and most times, you won’t even notice them.
But the drawback of this system is that they must be mounted in the right location to make them work the best. And, if your closet is tiny, then the sliding rack may not be the best option for you.
Another great way to store belts is to hang them on a hanger. This method is not only practical but space-saving too. Simply put all the belts on a hanger and hang them in your closet.
The only drawback of this method is that you will need to browse through all of them if you need a particular belt.
FAQs on How to Organize Belts
Should I Hang My Belts Or Roll Them?
Belts made of fabric can be rolled up, whereas if the belt is made of premium quality leather, it is better to hang it on a hook.
Is My Closet A Good Place to Store My Belts?
Yes, your closet is a good place to store your belts because they don’t have any sunlight and have low humidity levels, making them perfect for storing leather and other belts.
How to Take Care of My Leather Belts?
Leather belts must be cared for and maintained. They must be cleaned and conditioned, making them take on a patina that makes the belt look rich for several years.