Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Oxo Good Grips Hangers Review & Giveaway

Though I am currently a stay-at-home mom, I remember the days when I wore a dress daily instead of t-shirts and jeans!  As I look forward to returning to work at sometime in the near future, I wonder just what I am going to wear, and more importantly, how am I going to hang it in the closet?  Right now, our closet is chock full of hubby's dress clothes leaving little (if any) room for a full wardrobe for me. 

Pictured to the right, you can see the Oxo Good Grips skirt hanger.  The clips are adjustable, so whether you are thin or a little larger, the clips will adjust to hold your skirt.  Upon first glance, I was worried about the clips to be honest. They just didn't look like they would hold tight and I worried I'd be fishing my future skirts from the floor of the closet.  However, I gave them a pinch and even made it grip my hand and it was very secure.


This picture is a picture of the suit hanger.  I own one "suit" so I don't anticipate using these hangers very much for myself.  However, these immediately caught my hubby's eye since he does have to wear suit jackets to meetings at work and when he travels, he often has to take along a suit jacket.  He really liked the thin design, since anything that takes up less space in his garment bag is a huge plus.  The black gripping material is on the shoulders and also in the middle, which made him feel confident that he could use this hanger for a suit jacket and even pack his pants on the same hanger.  Did I mention he loved the slim line of this hanger?  He also loved that feature on the shirt hanger (in right in photo below), which is definitely something that he liked.  Our hangers are a mix of metal and bulky plastic, so the Oxo Good Grips is a great compromise.  It will hold its shape (unlike metal hangers) and is very sturdy (unlike plastic hangers, which break due to a garment's weight.  These sturdy hangers would be an awesome addition to our coat closet for just that reason.

Finally, the pants hanger is kind of cool too.  Each bar can be removed completely and then is snapped into place.  I would definitely use this for my own dress pants.  This space saving design is definitely something that I need in my overcrowded closet.  Hubby was less impressed - he likes to hang his pants by the cuffs upside-down in the closet along the crease lines.  I like that the whole bar comes out of the hanger unit, but I also wish it would swing open.  I am picturing myself hanging pants and needing to lay them on the bed to be able to have enough force to push both sides of the bar in.  I have cats - therefore, I have fur!  I will have to work out the best way to use this hanger without getting clothes furry.

To sum it up.... I love
  • The grips - my clothes won't slide off the hanger
  • The sturdiness - This plastic won't bend with weight from the garments/coats I own
  • The slimness - sturdy yet not bulky, so a major space saver in closets
Could be better....
  • Color - black and white is a little ho-hum.  I'd like to see some bolder or more muted colors.  The white can be blinding.
  • Metal hook - I wish it would swivel a little.  Sometimes I put shirts on backwards and then when I hang them, they aren't all facing the same direction.  Editing to add that these do swivel after all.  It is a tight swivel at first until they loosen up a little.  The one I had was particularly tight, but I did test other hangers and they swiveled more easily.  Oxo did contact me to let me know this stiffness is intentional so that your hangers don't flop around in your closet.
  • Skirt hanger - I would like the bar to swing out and also come all the way out if needed.  
Buy some!   I know that Oxo Good Grips hangers are sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $14.99 and under.  Make your own deal by using a Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon to save a few dollars on your purchase.

Win some!

Would you like to win some?  The generous folks at Oxo have sent me a second set of these hangers to give away here at Making Ends Meet.  Take a look.  Hey, I'm not the best photog around ;)

That is 1 pants hanger, a pack of 3 suit hangers, a pack of 3 skirt hangers and a pack of 3 shirt hangers.  What a nice prize pack!

This giveaway will run through 11/15/2010 at 11:59 PM.  Winner will be drawn on 11/16/2010 via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to an email asking for shipping information.  If winner does not return email within 48 hours, I will have to draw a different winner.  I will be responsible for shipping prize to winner.  Contest is open to US residents only who are 18 or older.

Mandatory entry:  Which of the above hangers I reviewed is the one you need most in your house and why?  Leave me a comment and be sure to include your email address in there somewhere!

Extra entries:  Complete any or all of these to gain extra entries.  Be sure to include your email in each comment.

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Disclosure:  Oxo provided me with a set of hangers for myself for review purposes.  This blog post is not compensated.  Oxo also generously sent another set for me to giveaway.  The opinions stated herein are 100% my own or are based on comments from my family.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

110 comments:

ashleynichole said...

I could use the pants hanger. With a little one on the way in a one bedroom apartment I need all the extra space I can get.

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Diane said...

I need the the pants hanger because if they are folded on the shelf, my cats somehow decided that that is the perfect place to sleep.

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Just Jenny said...

I need the skirt hangers! I have way too many skirts ♥

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shelbers434 said...

We need the pants hanger because they bend our current hangers so we have them stacked on the floor
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shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I could use the pants hanger the most because I only have a couple of these. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Crystal said...

I need a pant hanger really bad. I have a hard time organizing my pants lol
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throuthehaze said...

I need the shirt hangers because some of my tops are made of material that just slides right off the edges of the hangers and I am constantly having to pick them up off the floor.
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Stacy said...

Skirt hanger - I never know how to hang them in the closet with regular hangers.
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Giant Sis said...

We definitely need the suit hangers! My husband has so many nice suits (for work) and our current hangers don't do them justice!
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Mike said...

I need that pants hanger, could this come with an extra closet too?
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Kimberly said...

We could use the pants hangers the most because my fiance's work pants all look the same, so we'd really save some closet space having them all on one hanger.
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Louis H said...

I would mostly needs the pants hanger, because right now I am storing my pants laid flat and it takes up a lot of room

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slehan said...

I most need the pants hanger because that's what I have the most of. Thanks for the contest.

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h. mcnaron said...

I would say the pants hanger- they take up the most room in the closet, and this would make it much roomier in there.

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Anonymous said...

i'd love the skirt hangers, mine are always falling off. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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Michele P. said...

I like the pants hanger the best, since it is something that I can really use around my house to save on closet space and organize my closet a bit better.

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shebebes said...

I LIKE THE PANTS HANGER, IT IS CONVENIENT THAT YOU CAN HANG MULTIPLE PANTS ON ONE HANGER AND IT TAKES UP LESS ROOM :)

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ohstac said...

The pants hanger caught my eye. I think it would be perfect for squeezing out some extra room in my closet!
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Alisha L. said...

I definitly need the Suit Hangers the most, these would be perfect for all of my husbands heavy Navy uniforms.

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Mia J. said...

I could use the pants hangers because the pants are taking up so much space and this would be a whole lot more organized and space efficient.

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janetfaye said...

I could use the pants hangar for my son's work pants.

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Ashley said...

I'd like the pants hanger for my dress pants.

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shiloh said...

I like the skirt hanger, though I use them for other things than skirts.

hity88 said...

I would go with the pants hanger - bigger need than shirts.

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Chisum's Crew said...

The pants hanger hands down. Our closet is super small so it's difficult to hang much in there. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

terri142 said...

We need the skirt hanger the most because I wear skirts to work alot and I could use more hangers for them.

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Anonymous said...

I could use the shirt hanger as we never have enough!
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Diane52 said...

I need the pants hangers so I don't have creases in all my pants.
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msvickik said...

My closets are overstuffed and in need of a major reorginzation so this would be great -- thanks!

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loni said...

I need the suit hangers to hang my suits


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Susanmeep said...

I would love the pants hanger, I have my pants in my drawers, there has to be a better way! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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ReggieMann said...

I could use the pants hanger. I just bought 2 new pair of "business casual" pants and I need a hanger for them

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Shellie & Brutus said...

Definitely need the pants hanger. I have pants everywhere in the bedroom and it's just messy!
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