The Ten Commandments of Hanging

Posted on October 30, 2013 by Melanie Charlton

  • Thou shalt hang as much as possible in thy closet. Hang as much as you can with skinny hangers.
  • Thou shalt not hang sweaters. Sweaters are best folded and stored on shelves or in drawers to maintain their shape.
  • Thou shalt banish wire hangers from thy closet. They are weak, leave marks and force your clothes to lost shape. Enough said?
  • Thou shalt have matching hangers. Hodgepodge hangers make your closet look sloppy and prevents clothes from hanging properly.
  • Thou shalt use appropriate hangers for appropriate garments. Coats on coat hangers keeps your topper in tiptop shape.
  • Thou shalt not kill clothes with plastic. Those dry-cleaning bags are plastic traps for moisture, which can lead to mildew and mold growth, which can severely damage, discolor, stain. Natural fibers cotton, wool, silk, linen need to breathe. Once you bring your duds home, free them!
  • Honor the breathing room of thy clothing. Yes, you should hang as much as possible but you should also leave enough space between each garment so they’re not crammed together in your closet. Cramming causes wrinkling and makes you look like you slept in your best suit. 
  • Thou shalt not hang thy clothes with strangers. Put like with like and hang items facing in the same direction.
  • Thou shalt color-code. Organizing your clothes by color allows you to visualize an outfit by separates and helps you to mix and match combinations you might otherwise miss.
  • Honor thy pants and sweaters. Keep pants looking freshly pressed by hanging them along their creases or pleats to keep them sharp; always fold sweaters so that they don’t lose their shape. 
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