We’ll admit it—we’re a bit hung-up on hangers. That’s because hangers are like the icing on the cake for professionally designed closets. They not only compliment the space, they also keep everything clean and organized. In fact, we consider them so important that after we complete a Strickland’s Closets & Home Organization closet, we make a point of giving our clients hangers. (Just think of it as a housewarming gift for your new closet!) We also happen to think that some of the best closet organization ideas are the ones that center on the humble hanger. Hang on for 7 ways you can transform your closet with hangers.

 1. Match your clothes with the right kind of hangers. We know wire hangers and those rainbow plastic hangers are cheap and easy to find—but upgrading from them is kind of like a rite of passage for your closet and your wardrobe. Wooden and velvet hangers will keep their shape, keep slipper clothes from falling off, and look extra sleek in a professionally designed closet.


2. Color-code your hangers for each season. Picture a pretty closest pallet where summer clothes are on blue hangers, autumn clothes are on orange hangers, and so on. Not only will this make your closet extra cheerful, it will also make it super simple to transition your wardrobe as the seasons change. We can even help the color-coded cause by giving you multiple hanging rods, pull-out racks, and more.

3.  Separate your clothes with labeled hanger tabs. Once you’ve had your closet professionally designed, you’ll find that there’s a lot more room than you once had. Take advantage with labeled hanger tabs that separate your clothes by outfit, by season, by occasion, and more. Whether you make some yourself or go the store-bought route, you can personalize them to suit whatever kind of categories are most helpful to you.

4.  Use pants hangers for more than pants.  We’ll let you in on a little closet organization idea we think is pretty genius. Pants hangers have more than one calling in life. You can use them to hang your boots, craft fabrics, artwork, and more. This is a great three-for-one idea if you want to limit clutter, keep your floor clear, and organize items that don’t normally get your attention.

5.  Keep a hanger stand in your laundry room for easy rehanging.
It’s a cinch to get your clean laundry ready for the closet again if you keep some convenient hangers in your laundry room. You’ll also reduce the risk of wrinkling if you hang things up right away.

Laundry Storage

Laundry Storage

6.  Use add-on skirt and pant hangers to save space.  With handy-dandy add-on hangers, you can “waterfall” your clothes—meaning, hang multiple items in a space-efficient column. The hangers are easy enough to use and fit into the rest of your closet space just like single hangers would.

7.  Try hanging scarves, tights, and other items that don’t normally score a spot on a hanger.  Hangers can be your partner in crime for so much more than clothes. Take a look around your closet and consider hanging things like scarves, gloves, jewelry, belts and tights. There’s a whole wide world of hanger uses so don’t be afraid to think outside the closet.

Hidden Belt Rack

Hidden Belt Rack

A well-organized and professionally-designed closet deserves hangers that fit into the heart and soul of the space. If you need help getting the hang of these closet organization ideas, contact Strickland’s Closets & Home Organization today!