Joan Crawford may have been on to something when she railed, “No more wire hangers!” Now you might think it’s crazy to be so passionate about hangers, but as an Organizational Expert, I can’t think of many things more important than a well-organized closet, and the key to the perfect closet, is the perfect hanger! You should love your hangers as much as you love your clothes. Imagine throwing the doors open to your perfect Carrie Bradshaw “Sex and the City” closet to get dressed in the morning. OK, maybe you are not Mr. Big, or married to him, but you can have your own closet paradise by getting rid of the stuff that doesn’t fit and you never wear, and buying the right hangers to store the rest of it.
You may think that hangers are ho hum simple and there is not much to them. Au contraire! There is the material, the shape, the style, the function, the color and so much more to consider. I could wax poetic all day long about the curve of the neck, the sturdiness of the shoulders, the heft of the body, but you might decide that I should hang out with Ms. Crawford in the crazy farm.
There are three major factors to consider when buying hangers. The obvious and most important is what are you hanging? Another factor is the style of your closet. And thirdly, what closet will you be hanging it in. Hangers generally come in wood, metal, plastic, satin, and the newest material, velvet. You can even choose from a variety of colors. The biggest key to buying hangers is to pick a style that you like and stick to it. Having uniform hangers in your closet is the secret ingredient to keeping it organized. That way all your clothes hang at the same level which makes it easier to see your inventory and also makes it more accessible to reach in and grab what you want. Sometimes, though, you need a specialty hanger for a specific item or usage and here are the standouts in the hanger field.
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