Hanger bumps are one of life’s little annoyances. But I don’t have to deal with them anymore thanks to the folks at Hang Rite Plastics Corporation who sent me samples of DryRight! Hanger Forms to try. The Hanger Forms solved the problem.
The forms are plastic and come disassembled. It’s your job to put them together and attach them to your own hangers. Unfortunately I have about five different kinds of plastic hangers and the forms didn’t work well on all of them. Also, I have trouble following directions so I had to get my husband to help me. It’s not that it’s that hard (he didn’t use directions at all) – it’s just that directions don’t always make sense to me.
Anyway, you put the form over the hanger, line everything up, push the tabs on each end to lock it into place and put another tab over the top to hold it all together. It’s important that the tabs are pushed all the way in or the form will flop around on the hanger.
I keep these hangers in my laundry room where I hang my clothes to dry. After the clothes are dry, I switch them to a regular hanger. My plan at first was to hang the clothes in the closet on the hanger form but I don’t have enough of them.
I’ve been using the hanger forms for about a month or so and have hung a LOT of shirts on them. I’ve only had problems with one shirt still getting a hanger bump. Interestingly enough, it was one that got a hanger bump on the regular hangers, too. I don’t think it’s the hanger’s fault – I think it’s the way the shirt is made.
Would I go out and buy these hanger forms? Maybe. They work well and aren’t horribly expensive but I also don’t consider them a necessity.
If you’re interested in checking these out, they’re available on Amazon and at select Ace Hardware stores. On Amazon a package of five was $15.98. Hang Rite also has hanger forms for jerseys and Hang Rite Straps to double your closet space. I also received both of these products but haven’t had a chance to try them.
How do you dry your hang-to-dry or lay-flat-to-dry clothes? Regular hangers or something special like these DryRight! Hanger Forms?