Having an organized closet can improve the life of your clothing, and quality hangers can help keep your clothes in their best shape. Many closets have mismatched hangers that have been collected over the years: A wire hanger there, a thick plastic one here, and wooden one there. Having the same hangers keeps any closet that much more uniform, which appeals to many people, but having the best type of hanger for your needs can be important, too. So, what type of hanger does one choose? If you are to overhaul your closet, and your out-of-control hanger collection, which hanger is the best?
I’m sure our readers have many differing opinions on what the best hanger is, but I’ll highlight a few of my favorite options:
Vertical Hangers: If you want to keep your hangers, you can go this route and store five garments in the space for one. And they are cedar scented!
Classic Plastic: My closet is currently filled with these fat things. They don’t stretch out my clothing, but I’m not too thrilled about them. (Erin loves these, however …)
Wooden: These are probably more useful for a coat closet or suit storage.
For more on all things hangers, Real Simple has a resource for finding which hanger is best for different types of clothing. Also, when it comes to those wire hangers, round them up and drop them off at your dry cleaner’s the next time you’re running errands. Dry cleaners almost always accept used wire hangers.