I notice that all my people have different kinds of pants. Casual pants, work pants and of course fancy pants! HA! I also see them struggle with how to store each of those.
Truth be told, there is no right or wrong answer for this! So, here is what I see most often and some tricks to help you decide to make the best use of the space you have!
Pants hanging long on a hanger: I see this mostly with dress/fancy/suit pants. You can hang from the cuff or the waist. The trick here is to get the right hangers. Some of the metal hangers have “teeth” and will leave marks in fabric. An easy way around this is to fold a thick piece of paper towel under the clip. Problem solves! There are hangers available with soft rubber clips that will avoid this issue all together.
Pants Folded over a Hanger: I see this more with casual pants. If you have double hanging sections in your closet then this is the best way to make the most of your space but the hanger choice is again very important. If you choose a changer where the bar you fold over is too thin, you will see a fold mark when you take the pants off the hanger…and that just leads to ironing! No one wants that!
The easy choice here is to choose a hanger with a thicker cross bar or again create some padding for it with paper towel or felt.
Pants Folded in Piles: I see this most often with jeans or leggings. If you have more shelving/drawer space than hanging this is an easy solution for your most casual pants. The trick here is to make sure that you WEAR all of your folded pieces because the longer they sit folded, the more wrinkled they will get!
No matter what your choice is you can’t go wrong! Which is your favorite?