You care a lot about your clothes. You're careful not to tear them or spill anything onto them that will stain. When it's time to clean your clothes, you take them to a professional dry-cleaner or you wash them correctly. But in between wear, your clothes spend their time where? On a hanger! And wire hangers aren't for everything. In fact, wire hangers are harsh on most clothing. So to help you protect the hefty investment you've made in your wardrobe and extend the life of your clothes we've made this handy list of clothes hanger tips!
1. T-shirts, dress shirts, polos, and blouses are all perfect for a plastic hanger. Lightweight and affordable, these hangers are the best choice for your more frequently used garments.
2. Delicate knits and evening wear need to be handled with special care, so no wire hangers here, please. Instead, opt for a padded hanger. These specially designed hangers are wrapped in foam padding to prevent creasing or other damage to more expensive clothes.
3. For your daintiest items like lingerie, you'll want to use a satin hanger. These sexy hangers are seen in the finest boutiques and retailers for a reason: they protect lace and finer fabrics better than any other hanger, and their presentation is to die for.
4. There's a big difference between wire hangers and metal hangers. Whereas wire is flimsy, cheap, and often harmful to clothes, thick metal hangers are incredibly durable devices that are great for a wide variety of clothes and make a bold statement in any closet.
5. Suits and other dress clothes are best supported by wooden hangers. These hangers can be carved in a variety of shapes and sizes to conform to the design of the garment. The best kind of wood for a hanger is cedar, which not only absorbs moisture, but fends off moths.
6. Tiered hangers are wonderful and they come in plastic, metal, velvet, and wood and are often times padded for extra protection. A tiered hanger can support and organize multiple garments in a single space without creating clutter or confusion. These hangers are ideal for those individuals with large wardrobes and limited closet space.
7. Pants and skirts are often lost in drawers, wrinkled in crowded shelving, or creased from being draped over a hanger. It's not the hanger's fault, nor is it the shelf or the drawer. In fact, a hanger with clamps is just the thing for hanging pants and skirts. These nifty clips securely hold onto skirts from the waist and pants from the cuffs to leave no marks or wrinkles whatsoever.
8. Save space and money by purchasing a combination hanger. These versatile hangers come in wood and plastic and they feature shoulders for shirts and blouses and clips for holding pants and skirts. It's like having two hangers in one!
9. Metal hangers are incredibly sturdy and they'll last a lifetime, but when it comes to finer material, you're destined to encounter slippage on all that smooth metal. To compensate for that and make a chic fashion statement in your closet, there are velvet hangers. Gorgeous and soft the touch, these hangers will provide just the right amount of grip for dresses and shirts.
10. When it comes to hangers, size matters. Children's clothes don't belong on adult hangers - they'll stretch. Adult's clothes do not belong on children's hangers, they'll wrinkle. Shop accordingly.