I love making life simple.
That’s why I’m always on the lookout for closet accessories that work efficiently. I have two favorites. I adore “S” hangers. They are open ended and can only be used for pants but they save about 3 or 4 inches in height when hanging in a closet and they keep pants from sliding off the hanger or from getting creases.
They are an absolute staple in our home and in almost every closet that I design. I also like nonslip hangers. They are shaped like an upside down U and are made with a rubber coated metal. They’re fabulous for tank tops, thin strapped garments or anything with a wide neck. I carry both of these hangers because I can save my clients money on them and they are difficult to find. I also love the thin, felted hangers. They take up so little space in the closet and garments hang beautifully on them. They are available everywhere but I don’t carry them because they are so readily available.
The hangers that are intolerable to me are the big, plastic ones. They take up way too much space width wise and height wise, plus clothing slides off of these hangers. I’d rather see my clients using the wire hangers from the cleaners than the plastic ones. But, please, return the hangers with the white cardboard (for pants) to the cleaners as soon as you get home! Try the “S” hangers instead! The flat clippie hangers that the department stores use are great for hanging shorts and skirts as they take up so little room height-wise.
It’s funny how a little thing like hangers can make such a big difference but, like doing a closet for the first time, once you use them you’ll never go back to the old way!