Did you know that there are numerous types of hangers out there? If you’re looking to furnish your wardrobe with a new set of clothes hangers then it would certainly be worth exploring the various types that exist just to know how they differ from one another and how you can gain certain advantages by using certain types of hangers.
Make no mistake all hangers are designed for the same purpose – to hang clothes. But that being said, not all of them are created equally, as you’re about to find out!
▪ Wire Hangers
Of all the types of hangers, these are probably the most notorious – and for good reason too. Wire hangers are not ideal to be used, especially in the long term as they end up bending and becoming deformed under the weight of the clothes that are placed on them.
Some wire hangers even can cause damage to the bar that they are hung on, which could mean that you have to replace it later on too.
Frankly speaking the only real advantage of these hangers is the fact that they are slim and consume very little space.
▪ Wooden Hangers
Most wooden hangers are sturdy and last quite a long time. There are various different types of qualities that you can find, but in general you can expect to rarely have to replace a wooden hanger.
One of the only downsides to this type of hanger is the fact that it tends to be a lot bulkier than most other types of hangers – which will mean that it consumes more space in your closet.
▪ Plastic Hangers
In general, you could look at plastic hangers as a sort of middle ground between wire hangers and wooden hangers. While they are more durable than wire hangers by a long shot, they still aren’t as durable as wooden hangers.
That being said, they tend to consume a lot less space than wooden hangers too – and are often just as slim as most wire hangers.
These are the three main types of hangers that are out there, but it is worth noting that all of these hangers can come in different designs too. For example, there are the standard hangers and then there are those designed to hang coats and jackets that tend to be wider to allow them to rest more easily.
Knowing exactly what you want out of your hangers would be the first step towards actually choosing a make and design that suits you best.
Also, bear in mind that if you don’t want to have to replace your hangers every so often it is worth paying slightly more for quality rather than just selecting the cheapest ones on the rack!