When it comes to restoring a home, you will find many difficulties in organization the house. Back then, most people would use only the attics to store things, but nowadays, we use garages and almost any free space around the house. Most of us don’t even us a clothing rack anymore for our clothes as we all have closets.
Many people forget how useful a coat rack is for storage purposes. You can put so many coats and hats on it, and if you get the ones with shelves, you can store lots of small objects on there. Some people use it to place decorations on there. Besides putting hats and coats, you can put keys, or anything that you can imagine. The problem is that most people will only see it as a rack for coats only as the name states.
I know that some are not built to have multi-purposes other than to hang a few pieces of clothing, but the ones with shelves can definitely be used with multiple purposes. You should look for one that has a better finish for a little more money. I rather pay a few extra dollars for higher quality than one that is only mediocre at best. You want a strong, durable one that can hold several heavy coats. I remember purchasing one from a cheap thrift store, and one of the hooks broke after about a week when I tried to hang two coats on there. I was very disappointed because I had to spend more money to buy another one. The lesson that I learned there is that you should not buy junk because you will end up spending extra money to buy another one.
What other reasons are there to use a standalone coat rack? Some people use it to showoff vintage clothing. My uncle has a very old classic Hawaiian shirt that he hangs on his coat rack. He does not use it for real purposes other than to show off his collection of vintage clothing. I know a friend of mine who only use it for ties. He has over 20 different colors and patterns of ties that he hangs on it. It looks like a Christmas decoration all year round!
No matter how you use one, there is no right or way way to use it. You can use it to dry your clothes if you want to put it next to your washing machine. Who is stopping you?