Of course now that I have a Home of My Own again I am obsessed with every possible detail. Latest obsession: the perfect coathanger. I’ve always eschewed the wire ones from the dry cleaners: as any fule kno they are the quickest way to ruin your clothing.
Instead I’ve been a fan of a combo of Ikea’s plain wooden hangers for shirts & coats, padded velvet ones for dresses & silk, and metal clip hangers for trousers and for skirts. Thing is though that the padded & wooden ones take up an inordinate amount of space in your wardrobe and, when you live in a flat, with no storage space for your out of season clothes, everything has to be hung up.
I’ve partially got around the problem by having two wardrobes in my bedroom but the real solution has been investing in 150 ultra thin velvet flocked hangers, which I bought from both TK Maxx and reliable old eBay.
It’s amazing how little space they take up: I reckon I’ve tripled each wardrobe’s capacity. It also helps that the velvet coating prevents slipping, and that they are curved in precisely the right way to stop those odd hanger bumps appearing in the shoulders of your clothes so there’s hardly anything you can’t hang.
They are so thin that I even hang up my jeans and all my scarves now and consequently everything is so much easier to find, and my OCD soul loves the neat rows of matching hangers.
I spent a while looking for the best deal on-line, and ended up buying 50 black hangers for £20.99 + £5.99 postage in the UK on eBay here. I’ve bought two lots and each have arrived within days.