Sunday, June 1, 2008

Hanger Strips

I am both messy and an impulsive shopper. This was a lethal combination when worked at The Container Store, where I could get 40% off of all the storage and organization products I thought I needed. I used to spend entire paychecks on devices to help me fold my clothes and organize the lids to my pots and pans. Don't get me wrong, I love most of the products I bought there. It was just a very expensive place for me to work.

Still, my favorite thing in the entire store cost $1.99: Hanger Strips. I never understood why hangers cost so much money. Seriously, how many people actually spend $6.99 on a plastic hanger? (Answer: you'd be surprised.) To me, a hanger is a hanger. I buy white plastic ones by the box and replace them when they get lost or stepped on. The problem is that women's clothing is complicated. There are all sorts of tank tops with little straps and slippery things with wide necklines and strapless garments that you're supposed to hang by little loops sewn into the lining. They require expensive hangers. A classic example of the man keeping me down.

Then I discovered these little foam strips that adhere to my white plastic hangers and keep my fancy lady clothes from slipping into a pile on my closet floor. Brilliant. I steered countless other women toward this solution (that's what we called products at The Container Store) instead of letting them buy expensive grippy hangers with clips and hooks.

Maybe later I'll write about the awesome device I bought to help me fold my clothes.

Self-Adhesive Non-Slip Hanger Strips

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