“ Brand: Wilkinson / Type: Hangers „
WILKO WHITE WOODEN COAT HANGERS.
I have been more than impressed of late with the mail order service that I have received from Wilko. Not only does the site work with cash- back companies such as Topcashback, but it also offers a very wide range of items including Diy, Home-wears and gardening. Postage is very reasonable, and the delivery times are amazing, with only 2 or 3 days wait. I was able to benefit from this incredible service also from my other house in The Western Isles of Scotland where my order was delivered within a 3 day window, which when you take into account the terrain, sea crossings and logistics barriers due to distance, this is an amazing service. This was also charged at the same rate as mainland deliveries, which I double checked with customer service by phone who were absolutely first class- helpful and professional. Returns are also very easy as recently I had some paint delivered which had been damaged in transit, and in "John Lewis" style my account was refunded without question. For this reason I have been loyal to the company as I think they offer an excellent customer focused outlook.
The White Wooden Hangers
The subject of this review is the white wooden coat hangers that are sold by Wilko both online and in their stores. A few years ago I decided to try to make a collection of hangers that were all the same in my wardrobe, and to ditch the wire hangers that I had collected over several decades, that were less than kind to some of my more delicate items. A Hotel Inspector programme a couple of years ago highlighted the problem when I saw a rather irate Alex Polizzi informing a hotelier of his appalling choice of acquired hangers that hung tattilly in his bedroom wardrobes. I glanced at mine and decided then I had to carry on with my quest to replace my mish mash, and this is where I looked to Wilko to see if I could find any that were of excellent quality but were a sensible price.
This is when I discovered the beautiful sets of white wooden hangers that were being sold on the website. These are very popular indeed, and are often out of stock with a "back soon" message, so it is worth keeping a look out for them regularly. They are sold in packs of 5, and for as long as I can remember they have also been sold as a buy two for £5 offer, making them 50p each. I think this represents excellent value for money as these are high quality sturdy hangers built to last.
The hangers have a connecting bar for trousers and grooves for skirt loops making them multi-functional. I have been able to use them for all my clothes regardless of type, and as they have no sharp wires they are extremely kind to delicate knitwear.
Having hangers of this quality, all the same size and thickness, actually allows me to store more items in my wardrobe than before, as the uniformity of the hangers facilitates clothes to lie well next to each other. This minimises creasing, and items do not fall off as these hangers are designed well and support the garments. For an outlay of a few pounds every now and then, (I have been collecting them for several years) I now have a lovely wardrobe that actually looks quite like a boutique, and it feels good to have this level of organisation when I am looking for items in the morning. What I have tended to do is to purchase two sets of 5 along with other items regularly, as they have superb offers on household products and heavy items like garden compost. So over the course of a couple of years I now have a sizable collection of these hangers, and am starting now to collect them to use in my husband's wardrobe, as he has still got some of the "free with dry cleaning" wire hangers that I have been using to clean down the back of radiators when untwisted and covered with tights!
These white wooden hangers are easy to clean with a damp cloth, and the sturdy hook they have holds even heavy garments well without any obvious strain on the wood.
I highly recommend these hangers as I am so pleased with the finished look, and the cost to achieve it which was reasonable and affordable. Even some of my older clothes seem to have taken a new lease of life when displayed on these hangers! I feel like I have a boutique in my bedroom and am delighted!
This review will also be published on Ciao under my user name Violet1278.