The Best Hangers for Dry Cleaning

Taking care of your clothing can seem daunting.  There are so many different fabrics, textures, cuts, and shapes!  While it may seem like a simple choice, there are also several hangers that you should be used for different types of clothing!  Oak Neck Cleaners is here to help you understand just how to care for your clothes so that they will look just as good as the day you bought them!

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Hanging your clothes correctly can help prevent wrinkles.  Once you get your clothes back from the dry cleaner they’ll be pressed and wrinkle-free.  Satin hangers will help to keep them from wrinkling before you put them on.  They should only be used for lightweight items and will prevent damage and creasing.

For suits and heavy items like coats and jeans, you’ll want to opt for wood hangers.  They are durable and won’t bend or snap which can cause your clean clothes to drop to the ground and crinkle.  

Velvet hangers are ideal for your delicate items.  Velvet is soft and gentle on all your clothing materials, and will help them from slipping off due to its natural traction.  Be mindful that you aren’t placing damp clothes on velvet hangers.  The moisture can cause the velvet’s color to transfer to your clothes.  You won’t have to worry about that with dry-cleaned items as they will be completely dry by the time you pick them up, but be mindful of anything you wash at home!

Knits and evening wear require padded hangers.  Other types of hangers can cause damage to this type of clothing.  Padding won’t snag your garments and offer support to help keep the shape of delicate sweaters or gowns.

If you’re on a budget and can’t splurge on a wide variety of hangers, tubular plastic hangers are a great multi-use option.  They can bend and stretch without snapping so they’ll offer support for items from delicates to shirts.  

Our services don’t just include dry cleaning!  We offer tailoring, shirt laundering, leather and suede cleaning, Uggs cleaning, wedding gown cleaning and preservation, comforter and window treatment cleaning, carpet cleaning, table linen cleaning, and can even clean your upholstery!  If you have any questions or would like to schedule service you can reach us by phone at (631) 422-4339.  We are conveniently located at 945-4 Montauk Highway in West Islip, New York to conveniently service the area with both pick-up and delivery options!