I recently went on a much-needed shopping spree. Fall is here and I needed some clothing to get through the cooler season.
I ended up buying several blouses to last me for this period. What I noticed were some of the blouses were living on the floor in my closet. After several hanging attempts, I realized that new a new approach was needed. My hanger technique was improper.
Yes, the kind of hanger is key to a successful wardrobe. They’re often overlooked as an important staple in one’s wardrobe.
The type of fabric and garment construction works well for different styles of hangers. Below are a few that I have in my closet right now.
The velvet hanger:
These hangers are very good for shirts, tank top and blouses. They hold slippery texture materials very well such as silk, chiffon and soft polyester blends. They are also thin in width, which is great if you have a lot of shirts to fit in your closet.
The padded hangers:
This type of hanger is also good for the article of clothing mention earlier. They also hold lingerie and little bitty spaghetti straps in place. Perfect for the little dainty garment.
The pants hangers:
As I accumulated pants into my wardrobe I couldn’t figure out one from another, until I discovered the pants hangers. These are a great addition to your wardrobe. They hold the pants by the waistband; therefore it gives you the ability to see what you have on hand.
The wooden hangers:
They work well with pantsuits and chunky knitted sweaters. The hidden benefit of this hanger is their longevity factor. They’re durable and can last for a long time. It’s worth the investment.
There are the plastic and of course wired hangers!!! (In my Joan Crawford voice). While they are plentiful and cheaper than their counterparts, they also have a shorter span of survival. Once the wired hanger bends in the wrong direction, it’s nearly impossible to rebalance the bent curve. The plastic hanger is no different as they are easy to break and simply disposable afterwards. Try for yourself and see if it makes a difference of organizing your closet an effortless task! -RR