My biggest resolution for 2014 is to organize and simplify my home. Every so often I do a clean out, but things never fail to clutter and pile up again. This month, my project has been my closet/clothing organization. My first step was to go through and pull out items I don’t wear enough, and donate them. Then, I turned my focus toward improving storage and organization.
This week I tackled something I’ve been needing to for a while: hangers. My closet has always been full of the basic, plastic hangers in a variety of colors, mostly because I can buy them in packs of 20 for only a few dollars. While the price is right, I find plastic hangers are bulky and aesthetically unpleasing. I hate the way my favorite wardrobe pieces look hanging on them.
My solution: upgrading to some velvet slimline hangers. I decided to go with the Real Simple Slimline Suit Hangers from Bed Bath & Beyond. They sell them in packs of 12 and 50, which is great so if you need a bunch, you can just buy a big box!
These hangers come in three colors: Black, Stone, and Pink, and they come with an “accessory” bar on them, so you can hang a blouse, pants, and scarf/belt/etc. all on one hanger. I went with Stone, a light ivory color.
What I love most about these hangers that the velvet material is really grippy. I can hang the silkiest blouse or tank top on these and it won’t budge! And because they are so slim, these hangers take up almost half the space in my closet that the plastic hangers used to. They aren’t super heavy duty, so I will still be hanging heavy jackets and similar items on sturdier hangers, but these are perfect for your everyday tops and sweaters!
Ta-da! I feel like my closet has been completely refreshed. I love how classy, sophisticated, and uniform the new hangers look. Before and after:
Have you done anything to makeover your closet recently?