I’m a pretty organized person. My overflow beauty products are categorized into baskets, the top drawer of my dresser is devoted to trinket dishes of jewelry, my socks are all paired up, and my shoes have specific slots on the shoe rack. My friends and family might tell you I take it too far...but I just like things a very precise way.
Recently, I was given some new hangers to try. The brand, MAWA, I was told, has been on a mission to manufacture the world’s best clothes hanger since 1948. My first reaction was, “psh, I don’t need better hanging organization.” But even I am big enough to admit when I’m wrong.
For reference, my 'before' closet was a mix of assorted plastic hangers and marginally better-looking felted ones. After a little bit of cleaning and making the switch, here’s what my closet looks like:
Not bad, huh?
In my assessment, the biggest advantage to swapping in this line of hangers is that everything now has a specific place. For example, those beautifully curved European-style hangers were designed specially to not poke into chunky knits or create those awful shoulder bumps, so sweaters that I generally kept folded in drawers can now hang with the cool kids (my leather jackets, obviously). The straight-across pants hangers also mean my five pairs of identical black jeans can move from drawer to closet, without taking up a ton of space.
Separately, the heavy duty (but deceptively delicate looking) coat hangers can hold up to eight pounds (hello, German engineering) and come with clips to hang, well, pretty much anything. Here, I clipped up my most-used winter hats, but you could also use them to hang knee-high boots, scarves, or a full outfit (clipped pants and a hanging jacket). Other items that made their way into the closet: ascots, belts, pants in their slimmest form, and scarves on their own special hook-shaped hangers.
A laundry cycle, a hectic work week, and approximately three outfit panics later... not one thing has fallen off or ended up back in my drawer. And that by itself is worth something.
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