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Skirt Hangers: An Old Solution Revisited

by Moi

A few months ago I had an emergency closet intervention from Closet Works when my entire wire system collapsed. In a few days I went from this:

to this:

But sadly, even Tyler couldn’t make my closet any bigger, or help me add to the bags of clothes that had already been donated to the shelter. So, I’ve been trying a few tricks to maximize my closet space:

  • switch from wooden to slimline flocked hangers ($29.99 for a box of 50)
  • buy hangers with hooks so that blouses or tshirts can hang in rows
  • add flocked clips to convert plain slimline hangers to pants or skirt hangers

But I have alot of skirts and trousers, and they simply take up too much room on a single hanger. The clips were an OK solution, but they too often fell off the hanger and really added to the width of each hanger, taking up even more space. The hooks built-in to the hangers tend to get caught on everything. In the good old days I had sets of metal and plastic pants and skirts hangers, with the clips attached and allowing 4 or 5 pants or skirts on a single hanger. Not available any more. I have a few sets left, but I had too many hangers holding only a single pair of pants or skirt.

Voila: Real Simple 4-tier skirt hangers. I can hang 4 pants or skirts in the space of 1. Sometimes the old ideas are still the best ideas. $7.00 at Bed Bath and Beyond. I bought 4 sets and had a $5 coupon.

And my bulky trousers have gone from this:

        to this:  







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1 Queen Mum { 10.05.11 at 5:16 am }

Yes, dear, sometimes “older IS better”………………

2 The Antiques Diva { 10.06.11 at 1:19 am }

Great idea!

3 Lady Lotus { 10.06.11 at 8:41 am }

You would have more room in your closet if you gave me that red LV Epi wallet …

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