STORAGEWORKS - January 7 2023
Definitive Guide to Buying Wooden Hangers
It's your mood that hung on the hangers.
What kind of hangers do you have in your closet?
Mine? I used to have all types of hangers cramped up in my closet, which was a nightmare just opening it. Clothes hung on plastic and wire hangers deform easily, while those hung on cheap wooden hangers suffer from constant snagging. Not to mention the discrepancy of colors and materials, breaking the aesthetic and coherency of my closet. That's why many people say:
Investing in the right hangers can make a big difference.
This guide will help you find the perfect wooden hangers for every item in your wardrobe.
All these hanging organizers feature strong boards to support the weight of your belongings safely and to keep the shelves from losing shape. They also have useful side pockets to hold your smaller items while giving you easy access to the contents. The elegant, minimalist style means they can be employed openly, and they will blend into your decor with ease. Ideal for storing sweaters, shirts, knitwear, pants, handbags, shoes, hats, socks, ties, etc. Also, they are all collapsible, meaning that they can be easily stored when not in use.
Why Buy Wooden Hangers?
Although wooden hangers cost a little more upfront than plastic or wire hangers, they can help prevent your clothes from sagging, tearing, and wrinkling and won't break or bend under heavy weight. Plus, wood is a sustainable material that lasts long.
Factors to Consider
Know your closet as well as the hangers to buy before purchase. Considering the below in advance will save you time, money, and energy.
The angle of the contoured hanger shoulder matters for hanging tops with collars. To hang your coats, suits, and collared shirts effectively, it is recommended to use hangers with more generous slopes.
Lotus and pine wood hangers are the most common choices in the market. They are less expensive, lightweight but consequently less durable. High-end woods, such as birch, maple, and walnut, cost a little bit more but last longer.
The hanger width should match the shoulder width of your tops. If it's too wide, your clothes can be stretched or distorted; too narrow, your clothes may not stay in place at all.
Not all clothes need thick hangers, and not the thicker, the better. Thicker hangers are better at supporting heavy items like winter coats, while thinner hangers would suffice for most shirts, blouses, and dresses. Also, using thin hangers for your everyday clothes can save storage space in your closet, allowing it to hold more hangers and clothes.
Most hangers are sold in 20, 30, or more packs a set. It is better to buy too more than too few, so you won't have to purchase hangers of different styles and colors when you need more.
Features to Look for
You'd be sorry if you bought hangers with no utilitarian features. Believe me. Because that's what I did. The features listed below are some that you may wish your hangers to have when you use them.
Crossbars connected to either end are common in ordinary hangers. They are convenient for draping pants. Sometimes, this horizontal bar may have anti-slip ribs or be constructed of paint-coated steel.
Strap notches, which can be seen on the majority of wooden hangers, are used for hanging strappy dresses, camisoles, and other items without shoulders or sleeves.
Wooden hangers can be colorful, too. If you prefer a light hue, look for an oak or natural finish. A cherry or walnut finish would be ideal if you favor dark shades. There are also painted finishes like white or black. You can add colors through hangers in your closet to lift your mood.
It's better to buy hangers with hooks that can rotate 360 degrees, so you don't have to take your garments off the hangers to adjust directions.
1. Consider how much closet space you have available and what kind of organization works best for you before purchasing.
2. Check the surfaces on the shoulder, pant crossbar, and inside the notches before use. Any wood spikes, bumps, or indentations on the surfaces may snag or rip your clothes.
3. Don't hang damp or wet clothes with the wooden hangers. Moisture will damage the wood.
4. Don't keep free hangers from your dry cleaner. They are free but also ineffective. Plus, they will break the aesthetic and coherency in your closet.
With this guide, finding the perfect wooden hanger should be easy breezy. So get ready to get organized—say goodbye to clutters and hello to an orderly, mood-lifting closet filled with stylishly hung garments!