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#1 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Totally lame topic.

I'm sick of my crap coat hangers, and we done have enough anyhow.  Plus I've moved from storing a lot of clothes in draws to hanging and I'm now wearing skirts and dresses for the first time in my life.  Plus we now have a DD who is in need of them too.

I want some decent coat hangers.  About 40 I think, so heaps.

What do you suggest, what aren't worth the time and money, where should I get them from.

I bought some felt ones from a popular shop and they broke.

#2 Mille-Mille

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

We have bought ours from Ikea, they do the job original.gif

#3 Feral timtam

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

I prefer timber ones over anything else, although my most recent purchase was a bulk pack of the round plastic ones from Target because I was sick of DH's clothes everywhere. They've actually held up surprisingly well considering some of the stuff I've hung on them has broken wooden coat hangers!

#4 9ferals

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

I buy the plastic ones from Woolworths, they are solid enough and last forever.

#5 April girl

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

The flocked ones (i.e furry ones) are the best! Clothes never slip off them again. I got a massive box of 40 for about $16 from Costco and I saw lovely children's ones from Ikea

#6 dae-gu

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

My local woolies have bulk packs of 20 wooden ones. They are great, have just re-fitted out our wardrobes, now all matching hangers original.gif
They are $20 for a box of 20, but I saw them the other day on special for $10. They are identical to the ones at Ikea - just cheaper in the bulk box!

#7 amesv

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

I buy the black plastic ones from kmart and bunnings, I'm really happy with them. I would have more than 100! I hang pretty much everything. For my kids I have the toys r us ones, they used to be pastel colours now they are green, blue and white.

#8 Rachel70

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

The Costco flocked ones are great as they stop things falling off. Plus they were cheap but still seem sturdy.

#9 *LucyE*

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

For my clothes, I like the timber ones.  They look pretty and the shape doesn't stretch my clothing.

For the children, they have a mix of small timber ones and plastic.

For DH's shirts, I use plastic ones.  He pulls them off the hanger in one movement so he needs something slippery.  He also has most of his things hung up so the plastic take up less space than the timber ones.

For his suits and jackets, they are on timber hangers.  Again, holds their shape for the heavy items.

For his pants, they are mostly on clip type pant hangers.  I would prefer a pant rack but that's on the one day dream house wish list.

#10 Dr Dolly

Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

Another Costco felt/flocked coat hanger lover here. Thin- so you can fit more things in your wardrobe. And the best bit, the grip your clothese so you can cut of those pesky ribbons on clothes that are meant to assist in hanging but are just really annoying.

#11 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

Just bought 2 packs/10 for $10 from Target.
I feel more organised already!

I'd bought the flocked ones from Dimmeys but had problems with them breaking.

#12 SeaPrincess

Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

We have mostly wooden ones from Ikea.

#13 Coffeegirl

Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

I like the plastic coated metal ones from Coles or Woolies. I can hang wet items on them without colour transfer ( from wood or felt) They are thin enough for DH to pack straight into his suit bags, yet light and strong.

#14 8 Maids a Milking

Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

I like the plastic ones from WW. I used to buy the wooden ones, but they take up way too much wardrobe space. I kept a few for the heavier items. I haven't had a WW one break or bend yet.

#15 Pearlberry

Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE (Coffeegirl @ 23/02/2013, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like the plastic coated metal ones from Coles or Woolies. I can hang wet items on them without colour transfer ( from wood or felt) They are thin enough for DH to pack straight into his suit bags, yet light and strong.



Yep, that's me. I can hang washing on hangers on the line. Then straight to the bedroom. I wouldn't want to do that with wood.

Also, I had to look up pant racks. Why? Can'tyou just use the bottom bar of a xcoat hanger?

#16 Gudrun

Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:15 PM

Love coathangers. Bulk wooden ones. Bulk wire ones covered in plastic tubing in different colours.   Single arm wooden ones covered with sponge then lace and ribbons etc.   From cheap variety places, supermarkets, KMart etc.   Also the pretty ones from fundraising stalls, markets etc.


All plenty strong.

#17 Silver Girl

Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE (Dr Dolly @ 19/02/2013, 08:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And the best bit, the grip your clothese so you can cut of those pesky ribbons on clothes that are meant to assist in hanging but are just really annoying.


Oh is that what those ribbons are for? I always wondered ...  blush.gif

#18 Toothfairy01

Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:36 AM

Plastic ones with really rounded sides from IKEA, strong enough to hold up most of DH's clothes, yet slimline to fit more clothes on the rack.

I like the thought of wooden ones but a lot of them have splintery bits and I'm worried more delicate clothing will get caught and snag, plus they take up to much room. Still use them for heavier items like jackets and suits. (Mostly from Target but run your hand over them before buying to check for splinters)

Metal with clips for my skirts. Baby/kids plastic ones for my trousers and jeans (narrower and fit my pants perfectly,  so they don't sag to one side).  (Coles/Woolies)

Padded and covered single armed wooden ones for anything stretchy or delicate, like silk or DH's polos. (Lincraft or markets)

Most important thing is to avoid shoulder nipples.

Edited by Toothfairy01, 24 February 2013 - 05:38 AM.


#19 melb101

Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:04 AM

Another fan of the Costco ones. I have replaced all my coat hangers with them. They are great.

#20 DamiansMama

Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 23/02/2013, 08:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love coathangers. Bulk wooden ones. Bulk wire ones covered in plastic tubing in different colours.   Single arm wooden ones covered with sponge then lace and ribbons etc.   From cheap variety places, supermarkets, KMart etc.   Also the pretty ones from fundraising stalls, markets etc.


All plenty strong.


Now this sounds scary.... ohmy.gif

I have the plastic ones from WW and the clip ones for DS shorts and pants from Target but they don't look pretty. I need me some pretty ones. Any photos of cupboards maybe?




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