Coat Hangers…..Wire vs Plastic
Yes….I know y’all have been waiting for this one…. What do you use….plastic, wire or wood?
We converted to all plastic when my now 14 year old was a baby. They just worked better. As our family grew to include two boys, I color coded the plastic hangers. You can purchase the small hangers that are just right for children’s clothing and each child had their own color. That worked well, unless my husband was helping put clothes away.
I even color coded the adult hangers. I bought mine with the little slot in the hanger. They are just right for ladies dresses that have those little ribbons sewed into the shoulder. They help to keep the clothes on the hanger.
We never get anything dry cleaned and when we do, we immediately discard the wire hanger. I don’t see a reason to keep anything my boys can take apart and use to poke at their sister. I’m sure they might consider that an option when she is being bossy.
We do not have a single wire coat hanger in our house.
Do you know what I have come to realize? It’s important so you should pay attention and want to know this golden nugget of knowledge.
You should keep at least ONE wire coat hanger. It should have some place of residence in your home. Stuffed in the back of the hall closet that is in every house. It must resemble the amoire in Narnia. It goes on forever. It must because you couldn’t possibly fit all the junk that we all hide in that closet.
Any way…I digress. Why must every household have at least one wire coat hanger on the premises?
You might need it one day…………You never know when your spouse will need that special tool that must be unwound and poked into something.
Wire hangars are great for unlocking cars that have the keys in the ignition. Oh…did I tell you that only happens when you’ve all ready started the car and hit the lock as you are shutting the door on your way back OUT of the vehicle? Why would you be shutting the door getting out when you’ve all ready gotten in and started the car? Well you forgot something that’s why!!!
When the bathroom sink won’t drain and your spouse has taken the time to finally go in there to see why the sink won’t drain asking you for….of all things, a wire coat hanger; what do you tell him? “Uhhhhhh…I don’t think we have one of those honey?” Plunge it you say? You try to warn the man of the house. You know what is clogging the sink. It’s the hair your daughter leaves in the sink after brushing her hair, which begs another question, and the amount of food particles that three people with braces have been water picking for two years. Of course YOU know why the sink is not draining. He doesn’t want to believe you.
When he removes the elbow and sticks his finger up into the pipe then informs me…the gagger and vomiter to leave the house…..you now know why he wants a wire coat hanger. He is my hero though….I only had to bring him the bucket and didn’t have to be present when he emptied and rinsed the bucket!!! Woo Hoo!!!
We must not forget the roasting of hot dogs and marshmallows on an open fire. All though I hear they have special tools for that timeless ritual. You are not supposed to use wire coat hangers for cooking class. I have found those are too short for the task in question.
Moral of the story? Go to your local dry cleaner and if you don’t have a wire coat hanger, grab one or two. You never know where or when it may be needed. I would say put one in your car but that would be a truly “blonde” or “duh” thing to say…….
Get a wire coat hanger America….it could save you on plumbing and possibly a locksmith (as long as you leave your window cracked).
Plastic, wire or wood?