How to Hang Sweaters Like an Expert: 4 Tips
If you like to wear many different sweaters in cooler weather, you know that it can be hard to store them for easy retrieval. Putting them on hangers can damage them and result in shoulder bumps or stretched-out material. If you are looking for a better way to hang your sweaters, keep reading as we provide several hanging methods that are easy to follow and work great.
How to Hang Sweaters Like an Expert
1. Lightweight Sweater Hanging Method
Reason to use: Easy and works well for lightweight sweaters and cardigans
2. Heavier Sweater Hanging Method
Reason to use: Better for hanging heavier sweaters
3. Upside-Down Hanging
Reason to use: Prevent shoulder bumps and wrinkles
4. Folding Your Sweater on a Hanger
Reason to use: Extends life, prevents damage
Most experts recommend folding sweaters instead of hanging them. Folding eliminates the risk of damaging your clothing, and you’ll never have to deal with unsightly shoulder bumps. Hanging can also cause the sweater to stretch or sag, especially if it’s a heavy-knit sweater, which the folding will prevent. We recommend folding all your heavier sweaters and those that contain thick knits of wool, angora, linen, or high-quality cashmere to help preserve them. That said, if you have more closet space than drawer space, you can try hanging a folded sweater on a hanger.
Other Tips & Tricks
It’s always best to fold your sweaters to keep them in good shape and to avoid stretching the fabric, especially when dealing with large, heavy, knitted sweaters. If you need to hang your sweaters for quick access, we recommend the third option on this list, as it does a good job of preventing stretching, but it might take a few tries to get the hang of it so your sweaters don’t keep falling off. We recommend the first method for quick, easy results if you are hanging a lightweight sweater.
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