In accordance with my “New in ’09″ motto, I made a big move to a brand new apartment on Friday afternoon, and thus spent the entire weekend in the trenches of unpacking hell. When my movers left, I found myself surrounded by 35 huge cardboard boxes, an unmade bed, and a very confused Suz (my long-haired Chihuahua pup). Total formula for post-traumatic-move-depression-syndrome. So, I attacked the boxes immediately, determined to get them out of there and make the space as homey as possible while I wait for all my new furniture (New in ’09!) to arrive from their various retailers.
Halfway through the boxes and my two gigantic closets and dresser were completely full. I’m talking bursting out of the doors, 27-Dresses-style full. Frustrated with my out of control clothing situation, I moved onto smaller, unidentified mystery boxes that had been in storage unopened for the past year or so. And in one of them, I found my salvation. Said salvation comes in the form of the genius Huggable Hangers from HSN (pictured above). It’s hard to believe a hanger can make such a difference, but the proof is in the pudding; suddenly, I was unpacking and hanging dresses with a renewed vigor, and before I knew it, I had switched over half of one of my closets to these slim, pretty little hangers and voila! I ended up having just enough room to fit in ALL of my hanging clothes. The Huggable Hangers as perfect as a hanger can be; they’re skinny as a toothpick (allowing for more clothes to be hung), pretty, and covered in a particular kind of velvet with lots of traction so that straps won’t slide off. It was the easiest closet makeover I’ve ever done; so if you’re finding your closets to be too small, messy, and disorganized (and really, what girl in NYC–and beyond–doesn’t need a little more closet space), do yourself a favor and order yourself a set of Huggables.
Joy Mangano Huggable Hangers, $69 for a set of 60, exclusively at hsn.com