Accessory Storage: The Belt Ring Hanger

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After going from owning 1 belt to amassing a small collection, my poor mannequin begged me to find a new storage solution. Growing up, I remember toying with my dad's belt ring and thinking how clever it was. I don't know what took me so long, but I finally ordered my own from Amazon.

For the ring to be effective, look for a thin ring with the open ends super close to each other, preferably touching (this way the ring can move smoothly through all your other belts as you get to the one you are looking to remove). The open ends on mine are a little too far apart and belts fell off, so I flexed my muscles and did some bending. This one looks like a better alternative with close-together ends.

Readers - how do you organize and store your belts?

75 comments:

  1. great tip, Jean! i actually have a belt rack thing that i currently use to store all my belts (http://www.containerstore.com/shop?productId=10006850&N=&Ntt=tie+rack) but it's getting a little out of hand cause i have so many belt just stacked on top of each other. i think i'm gonna try out this ring hanger!

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  2. How do you come up with all these great ideas? haha wow!!

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  3. i just throw mine all on a shelf, lol. I used to hang them when i was younger, but have since gotten to lazy :/

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  4. I've NEVER seen one of those before...so cool! I use a hanging tie holder and drape my scarves and belts over it. Although I've gotten lazy and now my belts are just sitting on a shelf, my dresser, and the floor. :P

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  5. That's interesting. You could also get an extra-large binder circle ring from the office supply store.

    I use a scarf and belt hanger - it has about 8 arms on either side of the middle support for you to drape/hang scarves on and then has several hooks on the bottom for the belt.

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  6. Reason 3478561463948 why I love your blog! Best tips ever! I've never seen one of these, but will be getting on ASAP. I (try to) keep all my belts on a belt hanger thing that has hooks but the hooks are spaced out far enough for my wider belts so most of them end up on the floor.

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  7. oh that's a simple and clever solution!

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  8. I didn't know there were things like this made! I've been using a large loose leaf binder ring that I hang on a nail on the door. I balance it where the clasp opens so that it doesn't undo b/c of the weight of my belts, but it does the job!

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  9. Such a great idea! I was just rolling mine up and stuffing them in a drawer. :) I like yours better. It's funny because I have a smaller ring like that but smaller for all my hairties. :)

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  10. I acutally have something similar to that!

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  11. I strap mine over the closet rod & then place it through the buckle (but not fasten). That way, if I accidentally touch it, it won't just drop to the ground. This takes up more space though, so I only recommend it for bigger closets.

    at first, i was looking at this thing and was thinking, "ok...that's still tedious if you want a belt in the middle & you have to take out the ones ahead of it." Til I read and realized you can push it on the other side of the opening to get to the one you want, so that's why you want a closer gap. got it.

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  12. Wow, inexpensive too! Jean I want to see you flex your muscles LOL!!!

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  13. Anonymous said...I got that idea from my mom too! Hahaha
    Great tips always come from great persons as our parents!! lol

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  14. I'm a huge fan of yours! I'm 5'2" and gave up on shopping completely because I never thought to getting things tailored. Thanks for all the wonderful advice! btw, I think I lived in the same apartment complex as you do! I can just tell by your hardwood flooring and the russian market photo next door to the apartment! :)

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  15. I'm amazed! I never knew such things existed. And btw, where did you get that mannequin? I think I need one for 'future' sewing projects.

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  16. belt ring is a good idea! i just put them around a hanger! i love how you have a mannequin you use to put them on!

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  17. great idea! i've actually got all of my hats and belts in a wicker box..this would make it so much easier and funner :)

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  18. I have 2 hangers where i put the belt's metal hoop onto the hanger hook and one drawer with all the wide belts. I must have that belt ring, I've never seen it before! Thanks for the awesome post!

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  19. Usually on a hanger! LOL This is so cool! Thanks for the tip!

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    SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

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  20. This is one of those inventions that is genius but also makes me scratch my head at the simplicity -- duh, why couldn't I come up with that?! Thanks for the tip!

    I drape my belts and sashes over a regular hanger right now, but it's kind of a pain to "balance" the heavier items with the lighter so everything stays put.

    Does anyone have good storage solutions for sashes? Unfortunately it won't work with this belt ring.

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  21. This is the greatest idea ever! How come I never knew of this?! LOL! I am going to be ordering one now too, since I need more space in my closet. :)

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  22. I don't think I have any belts, TBH. I don't have much of a waist, and despite the conventional wisdom that belts are good on straighter figures they seem to just make me look wider.

    I do have quite a few scarves though. They usually spend the cooler months folded in a drawer in my dresser.

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  23. Great idea - I think i need one of these!

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  24. That's such a genius idea! I currently drape them all on one of the lower rods in our closet. That worked well until I started amassing more belts. Lately there have been a few times where I turned the house upside down searching for "that one belt" only to have it turn up hidden underneath another one in the closet. I'm so buying one of those belt rings.

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  25. I think I need this. The bf just built me a great closet, but I still have a few things lying around that just won't go on the shelves/hanging areas. This should help get all my belts off the floor...

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  26. I was actually searching for a belt hanger, one that I don't have to stack belts on top of each other and was trying to create one my self using shower curtain rings. This is a great idea. I wish there was some sort of a clip or a fastener though to fill the gap, so that it would be possible to remove the exact belt by simply turning it around. I am searching my brain for an alternative everyday ring with a fastener for a DIY. Would probably be able to hang it on a normal hook right?

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  27. Where'd you get your mannequin? And that is a very innovative idea, thanks!

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  28. hey jean, what makeup brushes do u use?

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  29. lol. i was just cleaning out my closet and needed a new belt rack also. i did have ring hook for my belts, but it was pain to grab the belt i wanted. so these are my new finds...

    http://www.amazon.com/ClosetMaid-8060-Sliding-Belt-Shelving/dp/B000TYJN8M/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I21J3YOWGH8HNJ&colid=2EAQTXBNES0Z6

    http://www.amazon.com/InterDesign-Tie-Accessory-Rack-Silver/dp/B000IF4T5O/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IJKJX018GSKSK&colid=2EAQTXBNES0Z6

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  30. Yay, your tips are always simple but soo helpful! I used to just hang my belts the way I hang my hangers but this would put dents/distort my fake leather belts. This is a nice way to showcase your collection too, though I kinda like them on your dress form too.

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  31. What a great way to store your belts! Looks really cute too. :]

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  32. I've never heard of this belt ring until now! :D

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  33. Nice.
    BTW Jean, can you have a session to talk about how to style with a belt?

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  34. This is such a great idea :) I normally just hang them from my wardrobe on little hooks.

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  35. jean, this is a great idea. i normally hang my belts on a belt rack but now that i have collected quite a few, they keep falling off the rack. i'm going to have to find myself one of these rings. thanks!

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  36. I recently saw a nifty belt and scarf hanger at Bed Bath and Beyond that I want, but in the meantime I actually keep the belts attached to the little hanging thing that they are on when you buy them in the store. I have 9 belts and they were all purchased in 3 packs from places like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe. Both stores have the belts hanging from a small plastic hook. I keep them on that hook and then attach the hook to another coat hanger that my scarves are on.

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  37. really good idea!

    www.petiteandhungry.blogspot.com

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  38. I use a hanging rack I purchased from Walmart. It has two sides with 5 slots each that you can string your belt to - it also double as a tie rack!

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  39. in a big coach box i got a purse in... its glossy so it looks nice on a shelf and its roomy enough so i can see all of them in it. neat enough to cover the lid also.

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  40. What a great way to organize belts, I have the hoops from IKEA but it's hard to pull out the belt I want when I have too many on one hoop :T

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  41. Great organizational tip! I had some empty wall space in my closet so I just installed a coat rack with thin hooks and hang all my belts off them. I like the display and it helps me see all my belts better so that I end up wearing more of them!

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  42. This is such a great idea! I think another solution to the large gap leading to belts falling out would be to use flashcard rings from like Office Depot or something and just attach one to each belt so that you don't even have to swing the belt ring around to the belt you want to take out. Just a thought! Love your blog! Only subscribed pretty recently but your posts get better and better!

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  43. I have a belt thingie like that but mine is pink and was only $7 at Ross. :)

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  44. This is a great organizing idea.

    In a future post or posts, can you talk about (and show us with pictures) how you organize your clothes, shoes and jewelry?

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  45. Loving your animal print belt!

    I just use a large purse box to store my belts. I hoard purse boxes, so I figured I might as well put one to use!

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  46. Wow... Now i learn!! never seen one of these but I shall definitely be looking out for em.. i presently throw my belts over the closet rail. :-/

    Thanks for the tip!

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  47. Thanks for the tip! Jean, might I ask you where you purchased your mannequin?

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  48. These are also great to store hair ties, head bands etc!

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  49. Had one since the early '90s, lol.

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  50. having one of those *why didn't i think of that* moments! such a cool idea.
    i've been hanging mine off the 'hook parts' of my hanger ... not very neat. this is a much more visible way of displaying them.

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  51. i actually have this one which i think is a little better
    think i got it from bed bath and beyond...

    http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/3d/c/AAAADBlUfwkAAAAAAD3Aaw.jpg

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  52. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?sku=14336281&utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=shopping

    same price with more hoops =p

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  53. Great idea! Never even knew that existed. Do you have a suggestion for scarves? Mine keeping falling on the falling most of the time!

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  54. That's a good belt ring. I got mine from the container store I think. It looks a little different and is not as functional as yours. Mine is more of U shape and if I have a belt at the end I have to take ALL the belts off to get to it! Yours looks more functional though. Good find!

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  55. But isn't it hard to get a belt off the ring if it's in the middle of the stack? Or am I missing any trick?

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  56. is it easy to take off a belt that is in the middle of those belts? Do you have to take out others in order to get to the one that you need? Just trying to visualize how it works in action. Thank you!

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  57. My dad has one of those too:) Great tip! I never thought to get one myself though I don't exactly have a belt collection. I only own a few. Yours are beautiful though-I love all of the skinny belts.

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  58. that is so cool! i store my belts in my wardrobe, there is this rack thing on the back of the door =)



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  59. hi jean, i just started following your blog. i just wanted to say i LOVE your blog and you!! i love nice things as well, but i am also a thrifter and am all about the bargains. you pull thriftiness off with elegance and i commend you for that. keep doing what you do!! :)

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  60. This is way cool. Best tip ever. Up there with the belt hole puncher. :)

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  61. Is your mannequin custom made? If so where did you get it made? Thanks!

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  62. Great ideas, everyone! Thanks for sharing your methods : ) I love the suggestions of the binder ring or flashcard ring. I think that might work better.

    @Julia Rose @Karen @jkyw @Evelyn Mannequin was from a local gift store that closed down and were selling their fixtures. If you look on ALterationsNeeded's blog, Kelly bought a nice little mannequin from a widely available store online, that is closer to her in size.

    @Anonymous Thank you! I have to agree with you, I love mixing "nice things" with bargain finds : )

    @Anonymous That's nuts! What a coincidence.

    @Anonymous I integrate belts into most outfits (for work, anyways) but I'll keep your post suggestion in mind!

    @Meg Sure thing! I'm working on a DIY jewelry case, can't wait to show it.

    @Anonymous @Anonymous I mentioned in my post that ideally the two open ends should be very close together, preferably touching, for this to work perfectly. The exact one I ordered has an issue where it's a little too far apart, and small belts do fall through when I'm trying to move through and take out the exact one I want. I tried bending the ends to be even closer together. THe one my dad has works perfectly with no issues, and I remember the open ends being so close they touch.

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  63. I just hang mines on one of those things you nail to the walls or over the door. Some of the buckles are too small so I just hang them side-ways but yours is definitely a better solution! I must looking into these ideas. hehe. Its been one of the reasons why I haven't bought any belts due to this reason... 'cause I didn't want to see clutter!

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  64. Hi Jean, if I may ask you about the size of belt. I usually wear xs size belt but what is the equivalent of xs in belt? Thanx:)

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  65. Hey Jean, I ordered the same belt ring as you did from amazon and mine did not have a gap! The ends were touching! Darn, and I was hoping to flex my muscles ;P

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  66. This is a worthwhile thing; I don't own it yet, but my amazon order has been placed! I never liked those coat hanger shaped belt rack types. They take up too much space and the belts fall off. After searching and searching I finally made my own belt holding contraption to hold my now, ample collection of cute belts. I was hoping I found a better solution and it worked out well for awhile except the belts still keep falling off! This ring looks to be much better! Can't wait, great tip!

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  67. Loved the idea of the belt organizer. I got this one from Amazon after getting inspired from you. Quite sturdy and holds all my belts, the rings do tend to move around a little on the hanger but I don't mind that. It's easy to take the belts on or off.

    http://www.amazon.com/BBQ-Guys-Round-a-belt-Organizer/dp/B00069QP9K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327372514&sr=8-1

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  68. I use mine as a Holliday present by taking individual wrapped hard candies and tying a piece of very thin ribbon on one end and tie it to the ring untill their is no more space available. When you are done it looks like a Christmas wreath to hang on the door. When I have given this in the past who ever got it thought it was a neat gift.........

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  69. Thanks for the deal with! However yeah thank for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic.

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  70. I think I may need one of these. I currently have all my belts stuffed in a drawer, not the best solution. Was thinking of a hook, but like the idea of being able to get off one belt at a time and not the whole lot.

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