By Michelle-Ann Vernal, neatfreak intern
There is a fine line between being very tidy and being a neat freak. Knowing which type of hanger to use for each type of garment is that line.
If you want to join the league of neat freaks or you just want to brush up on your hanger trivia, consider this a guide to the types of hangers that you should have in your closet at all times. We suggest keeping all the hangers in your closet the same style. This keeps the closet looking neat & tidy and optimizes the space.
Hangers fall into three categories, based on the type of material used to make it. They are plastic; wood; and wire hangers. Each has their pros and cons, so it really comes down to what’s the best one for the ‘job’.
When it comes to cost and quality, the plastic hanger is the current champion. It’s the one that won’t break the bank but strong enough to handle the weight of your clothes, this is your best option. Plastic hangers are lightweight and can come in various colours and styles.
Don’t want your clothes to fall to the floor? Non-slip plastic hangers provide a grip that holds your shirts and blouses. The best ones also have indentations or hooks to hold the straps of your tanks and other tops.
Coats, pants and skirts all have hangers designed for specifically for their purpose and weight requirements. Check out the neatfreak plastic hanger collection for the different clothes categories:
If you’re all about non-slip and making space in your closet to hang more clothes, then you would probably like felt covered plastic hangers. Their thin profile lets you almost double the amount of clothes you can hang in a closet. Plus, the non-slip properties of the felt flocking keep your clothes from sliding off the hanger.
The thin profile, however, does make them a little less durable and not suitable for heavier clothes like coats and jackets.
Looking for classic luxury in your closet? Get yourself some wood hangers. They have the ability to make any closet look like it’s owned by a movie star. It’s also stronger than plastic and many come with non-slip grips and clips to hang skirts.
But the truth is, there’s a reason most retailers choose wood hangers for their displays, when it comes to hangers, these win the beauty contest every time! If you’re interested in picking up a few, we invite you to try the neatfreak Non-slip Wood Hanger, made of the best natural wood with a satin finish.
Wood hangers, however, tend to be thick and bulky which means hanging less in your closet.
Everyone has had a wire hanger and we know them well. These are the ones you get from the dry cleaners that were never meant to stay in your closet forever. Aside from not being the most attractive they are also the most hazardous to your clothes. Their narrow corners can bore holes and misshapen the original design of your precious garments.
These days, designers like the awesome ones at neatfreak have put the steel used to make wire hangers to better use. Innovation in the industry has led to chrome plated hangers that while under the wire heritage have a modern look, and worthy to be placed in your closet.
Now, with all this information on hangers, have you decided on the one that’s best for you?
Loved the collection? Check out these hangers and more on our website at http://www.neatfreak.com/hangers , along with the other great neatfreak products available at local and online stores near you.