The Best Hangers for Every Clothing Type
How you hang your clothes in your closet matters—not only for aesthetics, but also for preserving the integrity of your garments. That's why Carolyn Rogers, a professional organizing consultant with The Neat Nerd, says using the correct type of hanger for each respective item is important. "I've seen poorly hung clothing get damaged either from being snagged or tangled in other clothes or become trampled or lost after falling off of their hangers," she explains. "Taking the time to hang an item on a hanger that is large and sturdy enough, or has the design features necessary to hold it long-term, is key."
Before you make a large investment and replace all of the hangers in your closet, Rogers suggests taking a few different types for a test run. "All hangers (especially velvet ones) are not created equal," she explains; she recommends purchasing a few different brands or mediums "to determine if they can handle the weight and type of clothes you have." To eliminate the guesswork, we tapped Rogers to recommend a hanger style for each the major garment groups. Discover our comprehensive guide, ahead.
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