Despite humans wearing clothes for thousands of years, clothes hangers are a relatively new invention. We have Albert Parkhouse to thank for the modern coat hanger. In 1903 his fellow employees at a wire company complained about the lack of coat hooks, and he solved the problem.
Today the hanger is one of those smaller devices that rarely gets thought of but is vital to our everyday lives. That single piece of wire used for the first hanger now comes in a variety of designs.
Use this guide to understand your different hanger options and which one will work best for your clothes.
Silky clothing and tops with a broad neck benefit from a velvet or “sticky” hanger. These hangers have a slim design for easy use and have a non-slip material, so the clothing stays put.
These hangers will let you place many pieces of clothing close together and pack more into your closet. This is important considering the average woman has 103 items in her closet, and 57% of women say that keeping their closet organised makes it easier and faster to find something to wear.
You have two options when it comes to hanging your trousers, clip hangers or arm hangers. Both of these produts will ensure wrinkles are kept to a minimum. The one you choose will depend on how much space you have in your closet.
The clip hanger works by clipping onto the waistband. You’ll need enough space below the shelf for the trouser legs to hang straight down. If you don’t have enough space, then the arm hanger works best because it folds the legs in half.
If you have several pairs of trousers, look for a multi-hanger. Some will let you hook one hanger onto another. Others are a single hanger with several spaces for pants.
Instead of stowing your accessories away in drawers, bins, or on shelving, you can hang them up. This will help keep them protected and in good condition. Look for a hanger that has a one or more loops for hanging a scarf.
To hang your belts, there’s a hanger with several hooks to hang the belt buckles from. If you tend to dress more formal and have a tie collection, then you’ll need a hanger with several protruding arms. You’ll loop a tie over each arm, so they hang straight down and remain wrinkle-free.
If you struggle to figure out what looks good or if you travel often, then having your closet organised by outfits can be beneficial. Look for a hanger that has two hooks for the closet bar and several hanger bottom portions. You can then hang your jacket, shirt, jumper, and pants all on one multi hanger.
Stock up on clothes hangers
Before you decide what hangers to buy, take a look at your clothing. Figure out how many tops, jumpers, and trousers you own. This will help you figure out how many clothes hangers of each type you need.
If you’re struggling with wardrobe storage ideas, we’re happy to help. We can help you determine the best methods for hanging your clothes.
Organise your wardrobe today by using the right hanger for each of your clothing pieces.