Sometimes I feel like the movie star portrayed in the movie Mommy Dearest. I, too, get enraged by wire hangers. You can keep all those free wire hangers that come home with the dry cleaning. I have a hanger preference and I prefer not to use wire.
|18" Shirt Hanger 14.5 ga|
|18" Caped Hanger 14.5 ga|
|16" Strut Hanger 14.5 ga|
Let me explain why I dislike wire hangers. The main reason is they overlap each other on the closet rod. That makes them difficult to singularly extract from the closet rod. I can't remember the number of times three and four garments fell on the floor when I tried to remove one garment hung on a wire hanger (Of course when you suffer from CRS*, not being able to remember is expected). Wire hangers are easily misshapen, multiplying the effect of the above problem. Wire hangers rust and leave difficult to remove stains. On the bright side, wire hangers are useful for purposes other than as hanging clothing, such as; to fish wires in a wall, unlock car doors through slightly open windows, unclog vacuum cleaner hoses, clean drains and get wax out of my ears.
Other free hangers are those that cashiers in department and discount stores put into your bag on which your newly purchased garments were just hanging. These could be either flexible flat plastic hangers or the combination flat clear brittle plastic hangers with wire (though heavier than the hangers mentioned above) hooks that hang on the closet rod.
|17" Plastic Dress/Top Hanger|
|17 inch Plastic Dress/Top Hanger|
A positive point is that the hooks on these flat hangers pivot and can be easily rotated to hang newly ironed shirts on the top of a breakfront, mantle or ceiling fan light fixture (although if you can figure out how to hang them on the moving fan blades you will get your garments dry quickly). But they still overlap other wire hangers on the closet rod. Plus they are brittle and tend to break, more so as they age.
|Basic Wood Suit Hanger|
|Suit Hanger with Locking Bar Maple|
|Soft Touch Skirt/Slack Hangers|
That leaves my favorite clothing hanger, non-curved all plastic. Much thicker than even the heaviest wire hooks these hangers, if thick enough, will not overlap on the closet rod. Don't buy thin plastic hangers. Some are not as rigid or as thick as others. Hollow plastic tubes tend to bend under heavy loads. Hard and brittle plastic hangers will break under heavy loads. You need to compare the hangers in local stores.
|Plastic Hanger with Hooks|
|Extra Large Hangers|
As for me and movie stars? Upon the birth of our first child we needed to choose a name. I am of some Russian heritage, my wife some Irish. So in searching for a name we narrowed the search to names within those two ethnic groups. I liked Grainne, Maeve, Morrigan and Una. After some hair pulling and nights of sleeping in separate rooms, our daughter was named Natalie, after the movie star Natalie Wood.
• Natalie Woods •
I wonder if she unconsciously chose her husband because of his surname. I also wonder if the name choosing process has anything to do with the lack of hair on my head. You just never know.
*CRS - Can't Remember (hmmm?) Stuff
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