Wire Hangers

Oh, how I hate wire hangers! No, I am not related to Joan Crawford, but at times I’d like to utter those famous words of hers. I think someone is playing a cruel joke on us all and wire hangers are actually meant to tangle together in an unruly mess when more than a few empties find themselves next to each other. Flimsy plastic hangers that come with a new clothing purchase aren’t much better!


But, hangers are one of the last great American freebies. You get them for nothing, from the drycleaners and the big box stores and that’s probably what they are worth.

I can usually bet my day’s paycheck, when I open a client’s closet, that I will find a tangled nest of wire and plastic doing a poor job of holding clothing. I want their closet to look its best at the end of the day and with these hangers that’s not going to happen.

To talk my clients into making a change, I usually suggest that now is the time to pamper themselves and splurge on something just for them – Hangers, an affordable treat! I always speak about the difference it will make in how organized their closet will be and how wonderful it will look. After they have spent the time and money working with an organizer, go all the way and make your closet the best it can be. Be proud of your efforts and make it fun to getdressed in the morning!




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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.

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