A few days ago I shared my tips for organizing the master closet but I left out the latest and greatest addition to my closet – Xangar hanger spacers . Every year I go through my wardrobe and I try to get rid of items that I no longer use, at least I thought that’s what I was doing. You see, I was really only making enough space for my items to fit and not be stuffed in the closet, but once I achieved that, I wouldn’t make a final push to get rid of unnecessary items. Although I thought I was ruthless in my approach to streamlining my wardrobe, I was really ignoring a lot of clothes that needed to go but they stayed. They stayed because I loved the item, they used to fit me well, I wished they fit me well, items I paid a lot for but no longer used… they stayed in the closet because they fit in the closet and it’s not like I needed to make space for anything else.
I was introduced to Xangar hanger spacers last year and I thought I would give them a try. I have to admit that I first thought, “won’t they take up additional space in my closet?” and the answer is yes – they took up space but what they gave me in return was greater. Since I knew I was adding the spacers, I went item-by-item and got rid of so much clothing! So much! They were items that I had not worn in years and were just in my closet because there was space for them and no other reason. I donated all those items and I instantly felt so much better about not housing so many unused pieces of clothing.
When I added the Xangar hanger spacers, a pet peeve of mine was fixed and that’s how hangers are never perfectly separated and would sometimes overlap. This would sometimes make me pull out more than one item at a time. I realize that this is not a “real” problem and there are more important things in life (like dark chocolate with hazelnuts) but still, it was annoying and now everything was perfectly spaced. #OrganizationNirvana
(Picture taken with my cell phone)
I also love how when I pull an item out, it slides out with ease without catching on other items. It is just as easy to put back and the spacer makes it obvious where the item needs to be returned to. Shirts or pants that have a tendency to wrinkle, are no longer crushed between other items of clothing.
Color-code your closet
I have always been a fan of organizing my clothing by color, which is time consuming the first time you do it, but so easy to maintain afterwards. Not to mention, color coding makes your space look instantly more organized. I also created zones with my spacers by using 2 colors, gray and silver. Most of my hangers are thin black plastic hangers and I used the Xangar dark gray color spacers in between them. I use white kid hangers for my pants (so that they don’t stick out) and the silver helps to set that section apart. Of course, you can add more colors and more zones, but two were enough for me.
I chose to leave the area with my coats without the spacers. My jackets take up enough space in between the others to act as natural spacers anyway and let’s face it, I live in Miami and that are of my closet will gather dust before I need a coat.
How the spacers work.
The spacers are made out of a foam (but sturdy) material and are really easy to install. There is no need to remove the rod as they easily slide into place. They are 1/2 in wide and 1 5/16 in deep.
Helps to keep myself accountable for the amount of items in my closet.
My closet was already organized before I added these spacers, but they definitely took things up a few notches and made it look even neater! The spacers made me sort through all my clothing (I even tried on all my pants – God help me) and I was able to limit the items that I kept in my closet, to those that I actually used and wanted. These spacers keep me accountable for the one-in-one-out rule which is a really good thing.
This is definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of that?!” products that are a genius solution and simple to use. If you are looking for a neat, sleek and minimalistic look for your closet, give them a try!
You can find the Xangar hanger spacers on Amazon by clicking here.
You can learn more about Xangar on their website here.
This post was sponsored by Xangar. As always, all the opinions are my own and I only recommend items I use and love to my readers.