Did you ever wonder if you should hang or fold a piece of clothing? Well, I get this question all the time when I work with clients. Here are to fold or to hang clothing tips to make your closet more organized and your clothes last longer.
- For Knit Sweaters or Thick Button-Down Sweaters: Always fold if you do not wear often. Store on a shelf – stack no more than 5 on top of each other.
- For Thin Knits or Thin Button-Down Knits: Hang if worn often on padded. Here is a visual example from Amazon. Feel free to buy there too.
- For Work Dress Pants: Hang always in your closet. A lower section of the closet works best. If you have space, you can use the pants hangers or fold the pants on a hanger.
- For Jackets/Blazers/Vests: Hang. If you don’t wear them often, get some covers to protect it from dust. Here is an example:
- For Cotton T-shirts / Shirts: Hang or fold depending on your preference. I like to fold workout shirts and hang nicer cotton shirts so they are less wrinkled.
- For Capri, Jeans, and Yoga pants: You can hang or fold on the shelf or in drawers. If you have room in your closet, be sure to group the type of pants in sections. This will help you find them quickly.
- For Button Down Blouses: Always hang these items. Group them in your closet in one section. Preferably near your dress pants and blazers.
- For Shorts: Fold and place on shelves or in drawers. Hanging these items are more difficult unless you want to use the pants hangers.
- For Nightgowns and PJ’s pants sets: Fold and place on shelves or in drawers. There is no need to hang these items unless they are super special to you.
- For Dresses: Always hang on a higher rod to not allow the dresses to drag on the floor. Group the dresses by season or by type of material.
- For Camis and undergarment shirts: Fold the camis that are more casual. Hang the nicer camis on hangers with anti-slips or velvet covered to stop them from slipping off the hangers. Here is an example:
Here are some tips to make your closet look better and your clothes to last longer:
- Pick hangers that match throughout the closet for visual consistency.
- If you do not use your sweaters that often, you can get a box like this one from Amazon to help keep them protected and clean.
Keeping these tips in mind will help you make your closet functional. Please share with your friends and family. What type of storage items do you use in your closet to protect your clothes? Please leave a message below.