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Here Are The Best Hangers For Every Item In Your Closet

The Best Hangers

If you want to do something the right way, you need the right tools for the job. And I would argue that the same is true for achieving a functional and organized closet! Using the right “tools” in your closet can help you overcome other factors that are beyond your control, like the size, shape, built-in storage, etc. And in today’s post, we’ll be focusing on one closet item in particular: hangers.

The hangers you use in your closet can affect everything from storage space to the lifespan of the clothes themselves. And with as many different types of hangers as there are these days, navigating those options can be overwhelming! So to help simplify things, I’ve put together a list of the best types of hangers for every item in your closet, and I’ll be sharing that list with you today!

Using the right hanger for the right item can help you save space, save time, and make your mornings a little bit easier to manage! So without further ado, here are the best types of hangers for the stuff in your closet. :-)

The Best Hangers For Every Item In Your Closet

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The Best For Pants & Slacks: S-Shape Trouser Hangers

Price: $16.99 (pack of 4)

An s-shape trouser hanger offers a functional way to store your pants and slacks while also saving you valuable closet space. These particular hangers are made of rust-resistant stainless steel that will look great in your closet for years to come.

And even if you prefer to stick with your old plastic hangers for your pants and slacks, you can at least make sure they stay put by using the Savile Row fold! Learn how to do the Savile Row fold by checking out the post below.

Related: This Is The Best Way To Hang Your Pants, According To Expert Tailors

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The Best For Light Sweaters: The Hang-Fold Method*

I’ve added an asterisk to this one because admittedly, this doesn’t really count as a type of hanger. It’s actually a method for hanging light sweaters, and you can use it on most types of hangers. But it’s the best way to hang light sweaters in a closet, so I’m bending the rules a little bit and including it in this list anyway. :-)

Hang-folding your light sweaters and cardigans helps prevent two common issues: stretching, and “shoulder bumps.” Get the simple step-by-step instructions for hang-folding sweaters at the link below!

Related: How To Hang Your Sweaters So They Won’t Get Stretched Out

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The Best For Jackets & Coats: Extra-Wide Wood Coat Hangers

Price: $26.99 (pack of 6)

Suit jackets, blazers, and heavy coats need a sturdy and smooth hanger, like these extra-wide wood hangers. They can hold the weight of even your heaviest coats, and the smooth wood finish will protect your nice outerwear from snags and tears.

And for those jackets and coats you only wear occasionally, I recommend using shoulder covers for added protection. These covers will keep the shoulders of your coats and jackets dust-free all year long.

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The Best For Delicates: Two-Way Tie (see below)

  • Ultra Thin Velvet Hangers ($21.99, pack of 50) – If you’re short on closet space, these ultra-thin velvet hangers are a great choice for hanging delicate items like camisoles, bras, etc.
  • Padded Hangers ($17.97, pack of 10) – If you’re not short on closet space, these padded hangers are a great choice for hanging delicates! The padding offers excellent protection for silk, cashmere, and other fine fabrics.

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The Best For Scarves: Velvet Scarf Hanger

Price: $9.90 (pack of 4)

These simple space-saving scarf hangers each feature 5 rings that you can slide your scarves through. The velvet material adds grip so that even your silkiest scarves will stay put. (And as an added bonus, these hangers also have little hooks that are perfect for hanging necklaces!)

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The Best For Belts & Ties: Two-Way Tie (see below)

  • Twirl Tie Rack ($7.99, pack of 2) – This twirling tie rack offers an affordable solution for storing an expansive tie collection. You can store up to 20 ties per rack, and they rotate for easy access.
  • Metal Tie Hanger ($11.99) – If you’re looking for something a bit more versatile, this metal tie hanger has you covered. With curved hooks on one side and straight hooks on the other, you plenty of options for storing ties, belts, and other accessories.

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The Best For Purses: Two-Way Tie (see below)

  • Hanging Bag Organizer ($18.99) – If you have a lot of purses and handbags, this bag organizer is a great option. It has 10 compartments that offer plenty of space to store your collection of purses, clutches, and wallets. It will also help keep your bags dust-free!
  • Over-The-Door Handbag Organizer ($9.42) – If you only have a few purses or handbags, this over-the door organizer can help you save valuable closet space. It features 3 curved hooks that will accommodate the handles of your favorite bags perfectly.

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The Best For Odds & Ends: Over-The-Door Shoe Organizer

Price: $7.97

If you thought I was going to get through a whole post about hangers without mentioning my favorite hanging shoe organizer, then you must be new here! ;-) These organizers are a personal favorite of mine because of how versatile they are!

Hang one on the back of your closet door as a place to store shoes, accessories, and other odds and ends. For tons more storage inspiration and ways to use shoe organizers, check out the post at the link below.

Related: 13 Surprising Ways To Use My Favorite Cheap Organizing Tool

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The Best For Travel: Folding Travel Hangers

Price: $10.88 (pack of 12)

I can’t tell you how excited I was to discover these awesome folding travel hangers! Whenever I travel, I always find myself wishing there were more hangers in the closet. But now that I have a pack of these collapsible hangers, I can easily bring a few extras along with me—problem solved!

What types of hangers do you use in your closet?

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  • Hi Jillee, I just love following all of your tips and tricks. The idea of folding sweaters over the hanger is awesome. I have been using that idea since I first saw it on your blog. Thanks Jillee from eastern Canada!

    • Hi Judy, Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy that you love our website and tips! We are here to make people’s lives easier with solutions to everyday homekeeping, beauty routines, recipes, natural products and more.

  • A few years ago I decided to spend money on “good” hangers. Wide wood ones for my husbands suits and all heavy coats.
    I bought fabulous hangers that are coated with a high density foam for our regular clothes. Nothing ever falls off these hangers; ever! For your Canadian followers I got them at SuperStore.
    My clothes never have shoulder bumps either. And since every hanger is the same they don’t get tangled in the closet. My closet looks organized and beautiful.
    Plus each hanger is $2. I just bought a few each time I bought groceries and before you know it the whole closet was done.

    • Thanks for sharing your idea, Jackie. Yes, I agree. Sometimes when you spend a little more on something, it actually saves you money in the long run. In this case, it keeps your clothes in better shape and they will last longer. :-)

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