Wooden hangers are supposed to be the best—Martha Stewart swears by them, and a quick Google search reveals tons of sites extolling the benefits of using wooden hangers. They protect your clothes by preventing your clothes from being hung too closely together, they're less abrasive and they allow for more air circulation, according to The Spruce.
But while wooden hangers may be worth investing in, they can get incredibly pricey—another quick online search points you in the direction of hangers that cost upwards of $2.99 per each individual hanger, some even costing $5 - $10 a piece. Not that bad if you're just looking to buy a few, but if you're trying to outfit your entire closet, they can easily put you over your hanger budget.
The good news is, it is actually possible to buy wooden hangers without totally breaking the bank. Here are a few places where you can find packs of wooden hangers for a cost of $1 or less per hanger.
These hangers are available on Amazon, $23.99 for a 30-pack. That makes the cost per hanger about 80 cents.
You can get these hangers at Big Lots, $12 for a dozen—for a total cost per hanger of $1.
You can get a 20-pack of these hangers for $9.97 at Walmart. The total cost per hanger? About 50 cents.
You can get a 24-pack of these hangers at Target for $15.99. That makes the total cost per hanger 67 cents.
You can get these hangers at Jet.com, $14.95 for a pack of 20—making the total cost per hanger about 75 cents.
You can get a pack of 10 hangers for $9.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, making the total cost per hanger about $1.