Living in a small house with limited room for storage means that I’m always on the lookout for new ideas to make the most of the space we have. I’ve always struggled with the amount (or lack of it) of hanging space there is in our wardrobe.
When I did my big declutter using Marie Kondo’s book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying*, I ended up folding lots more clothes up and storing them vertically. However, I still had lots of items that couldn’t be folded and so needed to be hung up. My wardrobe still felt cramped and like there wasn’t enough space.
Previously, I’ve always used hangers that are provided by shops when you buy clothes. I didn’t see anything wrong with using hangers that came for free. Why would I need to purchase something when I get that item for free all the time and they do the job just fine?
I first looked into getting slimline black velvet hangers some time ago now. Hearing that they were really good for saving space in your wardrobe meant that they really appealed to me.
I searched around trying to find some with good reviews. When I found these velvet hangers* with lots of great reviews from Amazon, I decided they were the right choice for me. At less than £20 for a box of 50, they sounded like fantastic value for money (plus, if you are a student, you can get 15% off!).
I was worried that slimline velvet hangers wouldn’t be strong enough to hold my clothes, particularly heavy jackets and maxi dresses. Whilst I wouldn’t risk hanging very heavy items on them, I’ve found that they hold my maxi dresses and all of my jackets perfectly fine. The only item I’ve decided it would be best to use an old hanger for is a heavy leather-style jacket.
According to Amazon, the hangers can hold up to 4.5kg, so they should be fine for most items.
They have swivel hooks so that they can be faced whichever way you want them to be, notched shoulders on each end for hanging straps, and a trouser bar. Amazon also sell the hangers without a trouser bar, but I preferred to have them so that I can hang my trousers on them too.
I’ve found the velvet means that clothes don’t slip off – they stay perfectly in place.
I took a really quick photo just before I changed the hangers over so I had a ‘before’ photo. I’m sorry that the quality is terrible! I felt I should include it to give you an idea of the huge improvement the new hangers have made.
And here’s how my wardrobe looks with the new hangers.
Using my new velvet hangers has transformed my wardrobe. No longer do I have a complete mish mash of hangers that looks messy. Instead, I have hangers that on the whole all match and that are the same height. The black velvet with chrome hooks provides me with a wardrobe that is much more appealing to the eye and rather chic! The velvet also makes the inside of my wardrobe look much more luxurious. In addition, I now have more space on my rail. No longer are clothes all squashed tightly together, which makes taking clothes out and putting them back much easier.
A super quick and easy way to breathe some space and luxury into your wardrobe for a tiny price. Luxe for less at it’s best!
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