When you’re running out of hanging space you’ll soon discover there is a limit to how many items of clothing you can hang on the back of a door. And then you have just three options:
- Have a clear out, which can be painful.
- Buy another wardrobe, which may be expensive, even if you have the room?
- Or, buy a hanging rail, which is the simplest and cheapest option.
The cheapest option is not always the best and you may find some of the lower priced rails on the market can be poor quality. If you’re willing to stretch your budget a little there are some decent quality rails available though. Here’s a few examples:
Russel Clothes Rail – available in white or black, this metal rail is plenty strong enough to replace an entire wardrobe full. Proper casters mean it’s a cinch to move around too. W126 × D46 × H157cm. £49 from johnlewis.com
Industrial Style Hanging Rail – this heavy-duty rail has fixed feet and style fashioned around industrial pipe fittings which make it a very sturdy option indeed. W92 × D42 × H151cm. £90 from laredoute.co.uk
Heavy Duty 6ft Hanging Rail – this wide rail looks the business and is so strong a grown man can hang from it. The reviews for this product are encouraging and I like the black colour. Another bonus is the parts click together without the need for screws or bolts. Not such a big deal when you’re assembling a rail for the first time but if you ever want to dismantle it you’ll appreciate the benefit. amazon.co.uk
Heavy Duty Double Rail – if you want to get the most out of the available space then this double rail will be the ideal solution. Again, it’s a heavy duty 6 ft rail but with the bonus of a centre rail which is height adjustable – ideal for shirts and trousers, perhaps? amazon.co.uk
Heavy Duty Clothes Rail With Shoe Rack Shelf And Hat Rack – this rail has the added benefits of a hat shelf, for folded clothes & boxes, plus a wire shoe rack in the base. 6 feet long x 5 feet high. amazon.co.uk
6 Ft Heavy Duty Telescopic Clothes Rail – a chrome finish steel rail with space for up to 45 hangers. Extends sideways as well as up. Complete with extra hanging bars at each side. L105 – 176 × W50 × H137 – 187 cm. amazon.co.uk
Gosford Clothes Rail – an all-in-one solution with a hanging rail, shoe rack and space above for boxes, hats or whatever you fancy. W88 × D54 × H173cm. £70 from argos.co.uk