The Importance of Wedding Dress Covers

Whether you want a dress bag to store your wedding dress in before and after the wedding, or looking for a bag to transport the garments to the destination getting the perfect wedding dress cover is a necessary part of your planning.

 

Garment Bags for Wedding Dresses

Like every bride there has ever been you’ve probably spent quite a lot of money on your wedding dress. So much so that they should be kept pristine before and after the big day.

Wedding dress covers are available in all different shapes, colours, styles and sizes so making sure you have the right one for your dress can be quite tricky. Here at Hangerworld we really enjoy helping brides to be find the right cover for their dress.

Wedding Dress Cover

For wedding dresses with a wide skirt like this one we’d recommend a long garment bag with an extra wide gusset. Make sure the bag allows your dress to breath but keeps dust, light and insects away.

Wedding Dress Cover

For dresses that are quite ‘straight up and down’ a quality dress bag with a small side gusset for breathing space would be perfect.

Wedding dress cover

Wedding dresses with a ‘fish tail’ bottom are suited to the long dress covers with a wide gusset

…And for those of you lucky enough to be travelling abroad to get married

Travel wedding dress covers with gusset and carry handle are perfect for transporting wedding dresses abroad. They’re a full 72″ length, with a sturdy folding bar and handle in the centre. A small gusset runs along the sides getting wider at the bottom for skirts and trains. They’re also shower proof and breathable and available in various colours!

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Don’t forget that your wedding dress needs a sturdy hanger…

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Our most recent improvement has been the addition of our Live Chat facility which allows customers to chat to us from 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday to gather any information they need.

Live Chat Whether it be details of products, how we delivery certain items and where we deliver them to or information regarding an order.

Whatever the query our customer service team are on hand to find the answer.

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Clever Clips – How do you use yours?

How do you use yours? 

We have been having a lot of fun here at Hangerworld coming up with creative uses for our range of Clever Clips.

Clever Clips are that versatile they can literally be used for anything. The Hangerworld team have been really creative with their ideas.

Clever ClipsThe standard shoe/boot hanging idea is used by most of our customers. It’s a great way to store your footwear or hang them to dry if you’ve cleaned them.

 

Clever Clips This is such a useful way to use the clips. Any one who uses cooking books will know that they can get very messy when your preparing intricate meals. The clips keep the book out of the way and open on the right page. Perfect!

 

Clever Clips This is a great idea! Tea towels can dry much better when they’re hung. And by using the clips there’s no need for sticky hooks or drilling.

 

This little guys loves clever clips. He never loses his keys any more.

 

Look, they are even used for industrial purposes. Who needs electrical wire clips when you have Clever Clips?!

 

Clever Clips The weathers getting better (sometimes) and the flowers are blooming. You can use Clever Clips to hang plant and flower baskets!

 

How do you use yours? We’d love to know how you use your Clever Clips. The wackier the better!

http://www.hangerworld.co.uk/clever-hanging-clips/prod_118.html

 

5 Benefits of Hanging Your Clothes Out to Dry

Now that the weather is improving we’re able to take advantage and hang our clothes to dry either outdoors or indoors (weather permitting). There are benefits to hanging your clothes out to dry and they easily out weigh using a money guzzling, space wasting eco unfriendly dryer.

5 benefits of hanging your clothes out to dry 

1. Hanging your washing means you’re not using the dryer, which also means you’re saving electricity – therefore saving you some pennies each month.

benefits of hanging your washing out to dry

2. Eco-friendly – by not using the dryer you’re reducing your carbon footprint

benefits of hanging your washing out to dry

3. Getting you outside – as long as the weather is nice you can have a nice morning or afternoon in the garden and get family members involved.

benefits of hanging your washing out to dry

4. Less Ironing – your clothes are able to hang straight which calls for less ironing – saving time and electricity!

benefits of hanging your washing out to dry

5. The fresh air – makes your clothes smell and feel great.

benefits of hanging your washing out to dry

Take a look at our clothes drying products that will make your life a little easier and eco-friendly.

Radiator racks drying wheel - over door hooks - pegs - wooden dolly pegs

 

How to organise your children’s wardrobe

It’s a hard task to keep anything tidy and organised when you have children in the house. Especially in their bedrooms. However, keeping their wardrobes organised and tidy can be quite a simple task and one that the kids themselves can be involved in.

We have 5 products that help keep their spaces tidy, personalised, colourful and organised.

Kids plastic hangers - Children tend to have quite a large amount of clothes. Which means that the space you have needs to be utilised properly. By using thin but strong hangers you are able to keep the space for the clothes rather than the hangers. These rainbow themed plastic hangers are perfect to make any children’s wardrobe bright, personal and even colour coded!

 

Kids flocked hangers – For a more of a ‘grown up’ feel if you have slightly older children who manage their own wardrobe these blue and pink flocked hangers are perfect. They are thin, practical and are flocked to protect clothing and stop garments from falling from the hangers and ending up in a pile at the bottom.

Garment covers – Garment covers are self explanatory… but they are great for protecting expensive items and keeping dust and insects away from delicate clothes. Add some cedar wood balls and you have the ultimate combination for the protection of precious clothes.

Under the bed storage – Under bed storage boxes are extremely practical for storing clothing during the changing seasons, for toys or extra bedding. When storing clothes, linen and even toys you need to be careful of insects, moths and moisture. By storing cedar wood products with the items, you’re less likely to have a nasty surprise when you eventually want the items back out for use again. These products come in various sizes and colours to co ordinate with your child’s room and personality.

Hanging storage – As well as under the bed storage, hanging storage is great if you’re lacking space. These over the door hangers are perfect for storing shoes, accessories, toys and stationary; even cleaning products, kitchen items, bathroom products, anything you can think of storing in them in the rest of your home.

 

Keeping rooms organised helps keep them clean and tidy in the long term. Teaching children a simple value of organisation is beneficial for them as they get older.

 

All of the products listed are available on the Hangerworld website.

The Right Clothes Hangers

Not every person is aware that using the right clothes hangers can significantly increase the life span of your clothing and make sure it looks it’s best whilst hanging on you, and since the whole world has gone Oscars mad this week we decided to make this Oscars themed!

Lupita Nyong'oHere we have a delicate material that is light and flowing. This type of material can be misshapen and damaged quite easily, which is why the best type of hanger for these garments are padded hangers. They protect the shoulders and, because they’re curved, keep the shoulder shape.

 

 

The strapless dress is a tough one. More often than not the strapless dresses have hanger loops sewn inside the dress which allow you to hang the dress up. For this a strong hanger is needed, wooden hangers are perfect.

 

For suits it is very important that you have the right hanger. One that is strong, wide and broad. Suit hangers keep the shape of your jacket as if you were wearing it, which is important considering they’re in the wardrobe 80% of the time.

The hanger should be shoulder to shoulder in width, with broad shoulder supports and ideally a trouser bar for the matching pants.

 

This dress is a difficult one because the neck line is wide and there is slight padding in the shoulders. This also needs a strong hanger because not only is it floor length but there is a lot of extra material which will make the dress quite heavy. This calls for an extra wide hanger with extra support from a trouser bar and broad shoulders.

The Importance of a Quality Suit Hanger

It’s been a great few weeks for fashion, with New York and London fashion weeks and the Baftas. We’ve seen a great deal of tuxedos and suits and not just on the men… (We’re looking at you Angelina Jolie and Cara Delevingne) And let’s be honest, most men own a suit either for work or special occasions, so we feel that now is a good a time as any to spread the message of the importance of a good suit hanger for every gender. Because we care.

 

 

Due to the nature of our business we have acquired a passion for the importance of certain hangers for certain items of clothing. And considering the hangers are made for specific reasons we can’t see why having a good quality hanger is overlooked so often. Because the way you hang your clothes has such an impact on the shape and life span of them, and most of us like to invest money and creativity in to what we wear because they’re just as much an expression of our character as they are to keep us warm and dignified. Invest wisely. And it is an investment, because hangers last for a long time, they’re always in use and they save your clothes from losing their value. What more could you ask for in an every day product?

So what constitutes as a good quality suit hanger?

 

When it comes to suits and tuxedos, the hanger they’re stored on is very important. It needs to be sturdy, to hold the weight of the jacket and to make sure the shape of the shoulders and collar is kept in near enough the same condition as it would if it were on your shoulders. The hanger should replicate your shoulders – in width and strength. The width of the hanger should be from shoulder to shoulder, making sure it does not pass the point where the shoulder meets with the sleeve. This is especially important for those of us with broad shoulders.

 

Most suit hangers are produced with a trouser bar. Below is a diagram of the best way to hang your trousers. This saves misshaping and stops the trousers from falling from the bar.

How to correctly hang your trousers

 Don’t forget that your suits spend more time on their hangers than they do on your shoulders. So the importance of a sturdy, strong and high quality suit hanger really matters in the long run.

“Keep Calm and Hang On”

That’s just what our co-owners Jim Elliot and Jacqui Green did when they began selling hangers from their home six years ago!

Jacqui ran an ironing business and was left with masses of coat hangers and no idea of what to do with them. She decided to put them on eBay to “see what happens”. All the hangers sold and both Jacqui and Jim soon realised that there was a market for this type of business and even gave up their full time work to put all their efforts in to retailing the hangers.

Jim and Jacqui

Hangerworld Ltd now sells items to people all over the world through their website, eBay and Amazon. Amazon seem to have noticed all the hard work as they flew both Jim and Jacqui out to their headquarters in Seattle to attend their global seller’s conference to represent the whole of Europe! There they were able to discuss their success and gather new ideas from other businesses from around the world. This was an amazing opportunity for any business, but especially for one that has gone from being run from a garage to housing 40+staff in a 35,000 sq ft warehouse/office in just six years.

If you’d like to read more, just click the link below to the Blackpool Gazette article.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/business/local-business/getting-the-hang-of-a-thriving-business-1-6426687

 

Processed, Picked and Packed

Have you ever wondered what it is we do here at Hangerworld once we receive your order? Well wonder no more because we’re letting you in to our ‘world’ to see how we do things.

  • Hangerworld LtdSo… once you’ve completed your order on our website it is sent to our customer service team who arrange the delivery of your order with our partner delivery companies.
  • Your order is then sent to our warehouse team who pick the items from our stock and pass on to our packing team.
  • Once with the packing team the items are wrapped and packed with care and attention placed on the nature of the product and the impact on the environment (we use recyclable packaging).
  • Your order is then shipped to you via our couriers (Royal Mail, DPD or Interlink) and everyone is happy.

 

 

We aim to dispatch all orders received before 1pm on the same day.

We offer the following delivery services to our customers:

Option 1

Free 3-5 working day delivery service – UK mainland customers only. (Sent via DPD or Royal Mail, depending on weight)

Option 2

1-2 day delivery service – UK mainland customers only. Additional charge £1.95. (Sent via Royal Mail First Class Post)

Option 3

Next day delivery service – UK mainland customers only. Additional charge £6.50. (Sent via DPD or Royal Mail Special Delivery)

We work with DPD to bring a 1 hour timed window service to customers, allowing us to guarantee delivery within a 1 hour window. On the day of delivery customers with orders delivered by DPD will receive a text message or email informing them of the time window the driver will be with them. This service also allows the customer to arrange a new delivery time and even a new delivery address if the one suggested is not suitable.

UK Highlands and Northern Ireland

Delivery charge will vary depending on the weight of your order. Items will normally be dispatched free with Royal Mail. For any orders between 2kg and 30kg there will be a delivery charge of £9.00 and will be sent via DPD.

EU Customers

We now ship to the following EU countries. Charges will apply.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Vatican City

 

We do not routinely ship outside of the EU, however we are able to make arrangements under certain circumstances. Please contact us if you require more help.

 

Life Hacks for the Annual Spring Clean

Although the weather is still screaming winter, we’re all in the knowledge that spring is just around the corner. And we all know what spring means… Rain! So whilst the weather is slightly warmer but still as damp why not take the opportunity to have a household ‘spring clean’ (hence the name).

• Get the whole family involved. As long as the kids are old enough… help them to learn how to be organised and clean, but make it fun. Do one room at a time. You’ll find you’ll enjoy it once you finish a room and see how tidy and organised it is.

• De-clutter. Give away/sell/bin anything you don’t need or haven’t used and/or won’t use again. We’re all guilty of keeping things “just in case” but you’ll feel much better for it once you have more storage space and a bit of extra pocket money, if you decide to sell it. Start by clearing out the cupboards and wardrobes one by one, cleaning them down as you go. Make sure there’s no insects hiding in those wardrobes! Once cleaned maybe think of getting some cedar wood products to repel the pesky moths and insects that love your precious clothes.

• Save space and create harmony in your wardrobes, airing cupboards, kitchens and bathrooms with door storage hangers. They’re a cheap and simple way to gain that little bit of space back, they’re great for storing cleaning products away from children and even keeping snacks and kitchen utensils organised in the kitchen. You can be as inventive and creative with these as you wish.

• Utilise the space under your bed with boxes and vacuum pack space bags. Now, this is stating the obvious because most of us stuff things under the bed but even that space needs some organisation so we can find things easier and there’s no damage to any valuables. So placing things in boxes under the bed is safer, cleaner and gives us more space under there too! If you’re storing your clothes and accessories by season then you should consider vacuum pack space bags, they keep moths and dust away from your items and keep them smelling nice so you’re not having to do a months’ worth of washing in two days!

• Organise your important paperwork. Bills, dates for you and your family, receipts, important paperwork; like passports, birth certificates and bank statements. Start by putting all the ‘VIP’ (very important paperwork) in to a box or a file and store it in a safe place. DO NOT let this box become cluttered with unimportant paperwork. You need these items to be at hand.

• Don’t be afraid to colour code. Be it the kid’s lunches, cleaning products, paperwork, files, books, food… Anything! How do you think hotels and restaurants manage so well??

• Recycle – but organise your recycling! We all need to do our bit for the environment but we also need to do it properly. Make sure you have a box in your home for each bin you have outside. That makes it easier to transfer, with no mess and it looks nicer. • Stay on top of household chores, like ironing or washing. That way you’re less likely to leave clothes lying around the house.

• Have a box/drawer of ‘Useful items’ like screwdrivers, batteries, plasters matches and tape.

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