Every closet has them. Hangers are workhorses in every household. But did you know you have options? The hangers have a big impact on how to organize a closet.
Wire Hangers in Closets
It seems most of us start out with wire hangers. They are cheap and low maintenance. But they aren’t very nice to your clothes, and the hangers tangle together easily. And they breed in a closet, to make tangly wire hangers.
Padded Hangers in Closets
Women have their own special hangers, usually padded and satin covered, sometimes even scented. However, these can eat up a lot of space in a closet, and they can be real dust catchers.
Surprisingly, there are a number of hanger innovations and designs, although not all of them are practical or affordable for every closet.
Velvet Hangers in Closets
One of the best innovations in recent years has been flocked hangers, also called velvet or soft hangers. These treat clothes nicely, minimize snags, and are available in many colors. They seem to be generally well made, and can accommodate everything from camisoles to skirts.
Whatever type of hangers you choose, it turns out that simply having one single type of hanger can minimize hanger tangles. An investment of around $100 on an entirely new batch of hangers can be one worthwhile upgrade in your closet and your life.
Have you upgraded your hangers?
Get Organized wishes to thank Darla DeMorrow for contributing this post. Darla DeMorrow is an award winning Certified Professional Organizer®, Color With No Regrets consultant, decorator, author, speaker, and owner of HeartWork Organizing. She helps her clients to reclaim control and add beauty in their lives, their homes, and their workplaces. Request your free 31 Simple Tips for Organizing Space, Time and Paper & Information at www.HeartWorkOrg.com. Her book for new moms, ”The Pregnant Entrepreneur”, is available in hardcopy and e-book.
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