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HOW MANY HANGERS DO YOU NEED?

Hangers are the first step toward a beautifully organized closet. Next step: figuring out exactly how many you’ll need. It depends on a few factors—your wardrobe, the length of your closet rod, and the width of your hangers—and may seem confusing, but we’ve laid it out to make it easy. Ready to get started? Check out our step-by-step guide below.

Group, count, and assign: Group your suits and coats, then your skirts and slacks, and shirts, blouses, and tshirts. Count the total in each group, then assign them to a designated rod or space in your closet.

Measure your closet rod(s). Standard rods come in widths of 18”, 24”, 30”, or 36”. If yours is custom, it may vary. Record your measurements in inches.

Determine the fit: To keep it easy, we go by the Inch Rule:

For Premium suit and coat hangers, we recommend 1 hanger per 2.5 inches. If you have an 18” rod, you can comfortably fit 7 hangers (or one case of 20). For Premium skirt and trouser hangers, we recommend 1 hanger per 1.5 inches. If you have an 18” rod, you can fit 12 hangers (or one case of 20). For Premium shirt hangers and Acrylic hangers, we recommend 1 hanger per inch. If you have an 18” rod, you can fit 18 hangers (or one case of 20 for the Premium shirt hangers; one case of 24 for the Acrylic hangers). For all Space Saving hangers, we recommend 1 hanger per ½ inch. If you have an 18” rod, you can fit 36 hangers (or one case of 100).

Adjust as necessary: The Inch Rule results in a comfortable fit for each item. However, if you prefer a roomier or more snug fit, adjust to your preference. Or, if you’re using Space Savings or Acrylic hangers across the board, observe whether you have more bulky items (suits, coats, pants, skirts) than slim (blouses, dress shirts, and tshirts), or vice versa. Depending on that assessment, you may want to go up or down.

Don’t overload: Observe our maximum amounts to avoid maxing your rod. For Premium suit and coat hangers, our recommended max is 1 hanger per 2 inches. If you have an 18” rod, you can fit up to 9 hangers (or one case of 20). For Premium skirt and slack hangers, our recommended max is 1 hanger per inch. If you have an 18” rod, you can fit up to 18 hangers (or one case of 20). For Premium shirt hangers and Acrylic hangers, our recommended max is 1 hanger per ½ inch. If you have an 18” rod, you can fit up to 36 hangers (or two cases of 20 for the Premium shirt hangers; two cases of 24 for the Acrylic hangers). For all Space Saving hangers, our recommended max is 1 hanger per ¼  inch. If you have an 18” rod, you can fit up to 72 hangers (or one case of 100).

Have a question? We’re here—and happy!—to help. Shoot us an email, give us a call, chat us online, or contact your design consultant. Your hanger solution is only a conversation away (and we love talking hangers).