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Clothing Care: Choosing the Right Hangers for Your Closet

Wooden hangers

If you’re a clothing connoisseur, you know that every detail of your closet matters. From the layout of shelves to the selection of storage bins, each element plays a crucial role in maximizing space and preserving the condition of your clothing. One often-overlooked aspect of closet organization and clothing care is hanger choice.

While it may seem like a minor detail, the right hanger can make a significant difference in the longevity and presentation of your wardrobe. In this blog post, we’ll explore the various hanger options available for your custom closet and provide insights into choosing the perfect hangers for your clothing care needs.

Wooden Hangers

Wooden hangers add an element of sophistication to your custom closet. Crafted from hardwood such as cedar or maple, wooden hangers offer superior durability and strength compared to their plastic counterparts. Due to this, they provide sturdy support for heavier items like coats and suits, preventing wrinkles and ensuring they retain their shape and structure over time.

Which Wood is Best?

Believe it or not, wood type does make a difference. Here a few wood options you might find in high-end hangers.

Beech: A strong, beautifully grained wood, beech hangers can hold your heaviest clothes in style.

Bamboo: If you like to keep your closet environmentally conscious, go green with quick-growing bamboo. And because it’s a remarkably strong wood, bamboo hangers can be cut thinner than other wood options, saving space in your closet.

Cedar: Unfinished cedar wood hangers can offer surprising benefits, absorbing moisture from the air to keep clothing crisp and fresh. Additionally, their rich, earthy scent adds a little zen to your space, and it repels moths and other insects likely to damage expensive items.

Velvet hangers

Velvet Hangers

If space is at a premium in your closet, flocked velvet hangers have a slim profile that takes up minimal room while providing a grip that keeps your clothing on the hanger and off the floor. This reduces the risk of stretching, distortion, or wrinkles. Velvet hangers help maintain the shape of delicate fabrics without leaving unsightly indentations.

Padded Hangers

Padded hangers feature a cushioned surface that prevents creases, wrinkles, and damage caused by hanging. The cushioned surface makes these hangers particularly well-suited for delicate items like silk blouses or chiffon dresses, and items embellished with beads, sequins, or lace. They’re also a good choice for lighter, more fragile knits and sweaters, as they prevent the unsightly “hanger bumps” that wire, plastic, or wood hangers can leave behind.

Specialty hangers in custom closet

Specialty Hangers

In addition to the classic wooden, velvet, and padded hangers, there are a variety of specialty hangers available to suit specific clothing items and storage needs.

Trouser Hangers: Feature adjustable clips or bars that securely hold pants in place without creasing.

Skirt Hangers: Like trouser hangers, skirt hangers use adjustable clips or padded clamps that won’t leave indents in the fabric.

Suit Hangers: These are often heavy wood with a bar to accommodate pants so the whole suit can be hung together.

Quality Clothing Storage

Make the most of your closet—and your clothes—with appropriate hangers. The right mix will depend on both your wardrobe and aesthetic preferences. But the choice can make a significant difference in the care and presentation of your clothing. And if your closet is your happy place, take it to the next level with custom storage from Closet & Storage Concepts of Las Vegas. Call today for a free in-home consultation with our expert designers, and give your clothes the closet they deserve!

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