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These days, everyone is getting in on the scarf trend. And not just during winter. People are wearing scarves year round now. They’re collecting a bevy of colors, patterns, fabrics, and styles.

Now, this is good and all — but this poses a threat to our perfectly organized homes. Once your scarf collection reaches the double digits, how can you keep them tamed and manageable?

Read on for 4 ways to keep your scarves organized:

1. Scarf Hanger

scarves on a hanger

Hanging your scarves takes zero drawer space and it displays them nicely for easy access. They do sell “scarf hangers” that have holes to thread your scarves through. But honestly, I think these are a waste of your hard-earned cash. Instead, just drape or knot them across the bottom bar of a regular hanger.

Another option is to get a four-bar hanger that will let you store extra scarves without taking up space width-wise.

If hanging up your scarves, it might be wise to keep them under a clear plastic dust cover to protect them.

2. Scarf Drawer

scarf drawer

Now, if you have drawer space available, this is probably your best scarf storage option. Especially if your scarves are valuable or made of fine materials like silk, it’s best to keep them folded or rolled up in a drawer where they won’t become snagged, stretched, faded, or destroyed by pets. Rolling them is especially good because they won’t get creases.

Even if you don’t have a dresser drawer available, you could get a plastic tub with drawers for your scarf storage; this can sit tucked away in a corner or in your closet.

Whenever storing scarves in a drawer, make sure they are first clean. Storing a scarf that has food debris can attract bugs and other unwanted creepy crawlies.

3. Scarf Rod

scarf rod

If you have the right spot for it, you can suspend a tension rod and use shower curtain rings to hang your scarf collection. This is a perfect solution if you have a large collection, and you want to be able to see everything you have without having to navigate around clothes or sift through a drawer. Again, as with scarf hangers, be careful if your scarves are valuable. This method won’t do as much to protect them as a drawer.

4. Scarf Display

scarves as decoration

Perhaps you love your collection so much you want to display them as room decoration. Scarves are great for adding a pop of color or a splash of pattern to a room. You can display scarves on a headboard or foot board (like in the photo), draped on a chair, or even hung as a stand-in curtain. Although this is a pretty solution, remember that your scarves will be subject to damage from the sun, dust, and pets.

Do you have any tips for scarf organization?


Image sources: Organizing Made Fun, Scarves Dot Net, A Yellow Bicycle

  • Chenice Clarke

    Great article! Just what I needed to read as I have over 30 scarves to display nicely. I think I will try the scarf rod Idea!

  • Sarah Heckle

    That’s a great solution for a huge scarf collection like yours!

  • Qsgirl01

    I got my sweet hubby to hang a towel bar in the closet for me.  I added a dozen shower curtain rings to the bar before it went up, and now I have plenty of storage for all my scarves!

  • KMF

    What do you do if you have over100 scarves ( I make them) and I small closet? Help!!

  • Sarah Heckle

    Awesome! That’s one of my favorite methods because it keeps them all visible for easy access :)

  • Sarah Heckle

    That’s quite the collection! I’d probably come up with some sort of rotation. Keep the ones you’re currently wearing (due to season, style, etc) hanging in your closet for easy access. Then, I’d store the out of season ones in plastic tubs under the bed to keep them protected. I hope this helps!

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