Let's talk hangers

14 August 2008

Over at Unclutterer today, they have a post on clothes hangers. What are the best clothes hangers? That’s an individual decision, but the Unclutterer article spells out the options.

When Jennifer Williams, the owner of Saint. Louis Closet Company, spoke to our NAPO chapter last year, she said it doesn’t matter what kind of hangers you use (as long as they’re not wire), but, if you want an attractive closet, you should use only one type of hanger.

My friend, Geralin Thomas, swears by the slim, flocked hangers. She does wardrobe organizing and uses them in her work. She also uses them in her own exceedingly well-organized closet. Based on Geralin’s recommendation, I tried an experiment with a client who had more clothes (even after weeding) than comfortably fit into her small closet. I measured the amount of space 10 garments took up on the white plastic hangers she was using, put those 10 garments on 10 of the slim hangers and measured again. They saved a significant amount of space—though her closet space wasn’t doubled as I’ve seen advertised.

Here’s the version available at Bed Bath and Beyond. They come in a variety of colors for about $1 each (before the 20 percent discount):

I have a client who loves them and purchases them the Home Shopping Network. I’ve purchased the same “Huggable Hangers” brand at Target, but I don’t see it on Target’s website.

I use wooden hangers because I like the way they look. But I’m considering making the switch, so my (small) clothes closet will be less cramped. If it’s good enough for Geralin, it’s certainly good enough for me!

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Attention Peace Of Mind Shoppers (and readers) the slim profile, flocked hangers are available at TJ Maxx and Home Goods right now—but they won’t last long.

They come in many colors too. I love them because garments don’t slip off.

The “head” of the hanger does not twist so buyer beware—if that is important to you.

Geralin Thomas Aug 14, 02:10 PM

Thanks, Geralin, for the added info and the scoop on where to buy them!

Janine Adams Aug 15, 07:34 AM

For your Canadian readers they are available at Costco.

Elaine Shannon Jan 17, 02:41 PM

These are great information about hangers that are helpful in keeping our closets organized. Those people who are dealing with their disorganized closet spaces will surely find these facts helpful. Thanks for sharing a very informative article.

closets Bergen Jun 19, 01:03 AM

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