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Add an elfa Expandable Valet Rod to simplify your wardrobe planning. It makes an ideal place to assemble the clothing, accessories and jewelry for a complete outfit. It's also helpful for selecting garments while packing for a trip or as a holding area for garments coming back from the dry cleaner. It snaps onto the bottom of a 12" or 16" ventilated shelf and easy to pull out. Retracts when not in use.

  • Made from galvanized steel pole with translucent plastic fittings
  • 12" expands up to 4"; 16" expands 6"

elfa 12" Expandable Valet Rod
  • SKU#: 10048659
  • 6-5/8" x 1-5/8" x 2-1/2" h
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elfa 16" Expandable Valet Rod
  • SKU#: 10048660
  • 11-1/4" x 1-5/8" x 2-1/2" h
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elfa Expandable Valet Rods
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 63 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I never knew I always wanted these! I have two of these in my laundry room - one near the dryer to hang things immediately out of the dryer. Another over the utility sink to hang things that might need to drip dry. And of course a few in the master closet for setting out the next day's outfits. In my dual purpose guest bedroom/craft room I changed out the hanging rods for shelving in the closet. So I installed a few of these so guests can hang those few things that must hang. They always say they need some of these for their house. April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So convenient I just bought two more of the valet rods for my Elfa closet. (I LOVE my Elfa closet system.) The valet rod is almost the best feature in this system. After nine months of wishing that I had another one I finally bought another one. Especially great on laundry day when both hands are full of clothes on hangers to be put away. Also very helpful when packing for a trip. p.s. They also install quite easily. October 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tiny item great capacity Got this for my husband who loves to choose his outfit the night before. Installing it was a bit tricky for us at first since it didn't come with any instructions. Took him a few tries to finally get it correct. But since then, he loves it. Been using it and saying how easy this made his life. We also tried with 2 outfits- one for him and one for me, works well too. Would recommend this product. And when not in use, simply slide it back. January 17, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Expandable valet rod I ordered the wrong size, but I can use these in my laundry room, which has been elfa'd. Will order different size. However, these are difficult to install. I gave up the first time. Will try again when I muster the energy. January 15, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best gifts come in small packages We helped convert a bedroom to a nursery in our daughter's house. She presented us with our first grandchild just before Christmas. We had converted her nursery closet to elfa as a group decision. Just after Christmas I saw the elfa valet on the web site. Thought we would get it and surprise her with this little closet addition. It took all of five seconds to attach it. The elfa valet rod couldn't have been a better choice! She loves it! Thanks elfa and The Container Store! January 12, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by valet rod I added this to my closet about three weeks after the Elfa components had been installed, and I am crazy about it! I discovered a picture of it while browsing TCS site; not sure why the designer didn't suggest it. Such a simple item, yet it really helps! I use it to hang items when deciding what to wear to see if I like the way things look together - usually putting the jacket on the rod and holding pants below it. When I have decided what to wear, I put the outfit on the valet rod, so it is easy for me to grab in the morning when dressing for work. I leave the hangers on the rod, so they are accessible when I want to rehang anything. It took literally a minute to install, and it saves me so much time! January 2, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by Very useful until it breaks We installed two of these and have found them to be very useful. Unfortunately, the plastic 'clips' that attach the rod to the shelf eventually becomes brittle and snaps. We are now in the process of replacing the second item. When it works, it's great! November 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Broke in 2.5 seconds. Not recommended. This seemed like a great solution but it broke before I could even use it. Very disappointing. October 16, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Smaller One Does NOT Pull Out Far Enough The smaller one is way too small and doesnt pull out far enough but to hang one thin shirt. After installing it we just kept it installed and bought the larger one for another area which works fantastic. Do yourself a favor, buy the longer Valet Rod! September 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Works well...until it breaks We've used Elfa shelving for the past 8 years and the valet rod has always been a part of our closet designs. It's there when you need it, disappears when you don't, and does a great job holding a a few pieces of clothing. That being said, the plastic fittings are made of polycarbonate and have a tendency to become brittle and break after a year (or so) of normal use. Break #6 happened this morning. The Container Store has replaced mine for free each time, but I'd like for the design to be changed so this doesn't keep happening. September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great addition I needed a little more hanging space and these l rods are great. I bought 2 because I noticed that they don't extend our that far. They tuck back into the shelf when we don't need them. September 1, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by love it but plastic is brittle love this item - just want to give others (and the Container Store) a heads-up that the clear plastic parts become very brittle over time. I have attempted to move one, only to have it snap off and become unusable. I later tried to move a second one (thinking I had just not been careful enough the first time). The second one snapped in a different place (but same type of plastic). I have used Elfa products for years without any problem, so I am surprised at this construction. Container store was kind enough to send replacements. July 3, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by 12" Valet Rod Ineffective I have Elfa products that are 35 years old and still work as well as their first day of use. The Valet Rod concept is wonderful, but when used with 12" ventilated shelving, the 12" valet rod does not extend out over the edge of the regular hanging clothes. The items on the Valet Rod "drape" over the hanging clothes, causing wrinkles in both sets of clothing. I hope Elfa takes note and re-engineers this wonderful idea. Until then, skip the 12" Valet Rod. October 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great idea but came up short I love the valet rod idea but my shelves have clothes under them so when I have something on the rod it doesn't fit right. This would have been perfect if it extended out a little further. So sad I had to return it. Back to the drawing board. July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Expandable Valet Rod My husband and I each got an expandable valet rod to help organize our clothes for work. We like to put our clothes together the night before, and this rod helps to arrange it all. I also find that the rod is great for setting aside different items that I want to pack for vacation, so I don't wear it during the work week. May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great purchase One of the best things I've ever bought. We use them daily. Great to lay out your cloths for the next day Put your cleaning on it ,if you can't put it away right then. It takes up no space. April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Favorite Part of My New Closet I LOVE this feature in my new closet. I plan my outfit for the next day and this helps me to get ready for work more easily each morning. I use this feature when putting laundry away. I can hang my clean clothes on the valet rod and hang my clothes in the organized fashion in which I have designed my closet. I LOVE this feature. March 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Neat but brittle Was really excited about having a couple valet rods for use in our laundry room. They work pretty well, but after only a few weeks of use, I decided to move one to a better location. When I did, one of the plastic supports just crumbled. Hopefully, I can exchange it for a new one since the whole point of elfa is not only storage but flexible storage. I was a little surprised at how easily it broke considering the sturdiness of everything else elfa makes. March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great addition to Elfa system I wasn't even aware of this product until the Elfa consultant recommended it., so we got one for our new Efla closets. I am so glad we did! It is a small extra, but makes a huge difference in the utility of the closet. I get ready in the closet in the mornings, and the valet rod lets me set my clothes out the night before so I can get dressed faster. March 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cool Asset The valet rods are a great little extra. You can hang up many different things on this. Things that you will wear next, need to put away when you don't have time, belts, handbags, etc. A must have for both men and women!! March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great helper It's like having an extra hand! Great for organizing the day's wear or getting ready for a trip. So glad I made the decision to order! March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great Was easy to install & works great. Holds everything I need to hang up on front of my shelves. February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best detail to add to the closet It is perfect addition to the closet. I use it everyday. You can have another to be super organized. February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Icing on the cake of my awesome new closet Have had my new Elfa closet for almost a week and I love, love, love it. And I especially love the three valet rods that I had installed. They're sturdy and allow me to hang clothes temporarily that need to be put away (or put on different hangers), or pull out and consider different combinations of tops and bottoms. I love that they retract when they're not in use. And they didn't cost much, which makes it even better. February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Must have! love, love, love these valets. After being very satisfied with elfa closet systems we put in the mudroom and bedroom in a previous home, I am now outfitting our new home with elfa again and adding even more of these... in the mudroom for dog leashes, hats, wet raincoats, in the laundry area for clotheshangers with garments not dry enough to be put away, in our accessible shower area for bathrobes, and in the bedroom closet for scarves, pulling together outfits and airing out clothes. Inconspicuous when not in use but powerful when needed, this slender but not flimsy valet never buckled under the weight of anything I've hung on it. Love, love, love... February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this, a must have. If you install an elfa closet system you must get at least one of this. So useful for hanging new purchases for tag removal, hanging clothing items to air dry and putting together an outfit. May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works Great! Love this so much that I bought 2! Great for setting out the outfit for viewing. April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Packing This is a great addition to my closet. I use it to put out my outfit for the next day or when selecting clothes for packing. It's sturdy enough to hold many hanging items. March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Little Add on I love this small addition to my closet. I'm not the most organized in the morning and the Valet Rod makes it easy. Took one minute to install. March 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cool add-on I've had an elfa closet for years and was glad to see this when I was in the store. I bought it, installed it, and used it in less than an hour. I've found it to be very useful for "laying out" tomorrow's outfit. March 18, 2013
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Community Q&A

Can this be used for *permanent* hanging/display of multiple garments?

I was considering using the valet rod in lieu of a standard hanging rod to permanently (i.e., not temporarily) hang several long-hanging garments, e.g. suits or coats. The idea is that these garments would essentially always be "on display". Will the valet rod be able to handle all that weight on a permanent basis?
Asked by: Topher
I'm not sure - the parts that hold the rod in place are simply plastic. I don't think they are meant for anything permanent.
Answered by: iltxok2
Date published: 2017-02-04

Can the 16" be used with a 12" shelf?

I got a 12" for my 12" shelf and 16" for my 16" shelf, but the 16" is the only one that pulls out long enough clear the clothes rod underneath so that the item on the valet is hanging in front of the row of clothing, instead of draping over it. This makes the 12" useless IMO but I'm concerned that the more shallow shelf might not "fit" the longer-expanding valet rod.
Asked by: JJOP
I agree with you that the 12" one is useless. We installed it and NEVER use it. Fortunately, we have a large elfa closet which included some 16" wire shelves and the 16" valet works fantastic. We asked at the store and they said they are not interchangeable but when I look at it and do some measuring it seems it could be "rigged" to work....again, just a thought.
Answered by: BeverlyAnn
Date published: 2016-10-22

I have 9 year old elfa system with old style fascia. Will Valet rods prevent use of fascia?

Asked by: EyedocTN
I have the birch fascia, and it doesn't interfere at all.
Answered by: iltxok2
Date published: 2017-02-04

How to add elfa Expandable Valet Rods?

Bought the elfa Expandable Valet Rods and tried to install it without removing anything but couldn't. HELP!
Asked by: DFour
It comes with instructions and takes only a minute to install. I didn't have to add or remove anything; it just snaps into place on the wire shelf. Try it again! I really had to push to get the back portion to snap into place.
Answered by: iltxok2
Date published: 2017-02-04

Hanging cloth4 es in a narrow closet

Can the non-extendable part be used for long-term hanging of clothes? My closet isn't deep enough for a standard rod and hangers. Please also advise if the answer depends on weight (i.e. yes for lighter items like 8 dress shirts, but not for 4 wool coats). Thanks!
Asked by: closetrookie
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Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-01-07

Can you use these on the 20in shelves?

Asked by: Kate124
These valet rods are specifically designed for 16'' shelves, or 12'' shelves. We do not carry one for 20'' shelves.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2014-08-21

Is this item compatible with a shelf basket?

I'd like to use this with a 16 inch shelf basket rather than a 16 inch ventilated shelf. Are the undersides of the two items similar enough to make the valet rod compatible with the basket?
Asked by: darthbrit
Yes, the elfa 16" Expandable Valet Rod can attach beneath a 16" deep elfa Shelf Basket. Also, the elfa 12" Expandable Valet Rod can attach beneath a 12" deep elfa Shelf Basket.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2014-11-07
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