Angela Ploetz

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My goal is to help people create a space that supports them, mentally, physically, and aesthetically. When you are free from the chaos you have the capacity to create more of what you want.

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To Hang or to Fold?

by Angela On March 23, 2010

Paper or plastic?  Coke or Pepsi?  Do you prefer the toilet paper to go hang over or under?  These may be a matter of preference, but did you know that your preference of hanging clothes versus folding them can make a difference between whether or not you actually put clothes away? 

A few years ago I had an epiphany when I realized that I hated hanging my pants using the hangers with the clips on them (as pictured above).  I had always done it this way simply because when I was a kid those were the hangers I picked out at The Container Store.  Yes they were very 80’s, they were white with pink clips on them.  I loved the look of them and therefore made the purchase.  They may have worked then, but as an adult I have found them to big quite a pain.  I realized that I was not hanging my pants up and DREAD…they ended up in a pile on a chair next to my closet!  So I started to investigate different types of hangers.  After a little trial and error, I found that I was more likely to put my pants away if I put them on the center bar of the hanger.  I also found that I was more likely to put my jeans away if I folded them.   Problem solved!

So that’s my closet epiphany.  What’s yours?  Is there an area of your closet that you dread?  Are you getting a close pile up?  Is there something simple that you can try to change that might be a solution?  What about your children?  What could you do to make putting away clothes easier for your child or children?

Enjoy your clothes, enjoy your closet!


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