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Do you hang your clothes left-handed?

Clothes hung left-handed, facing to the left

There are all sorts of things that we do “our” way without realising that it is different. Someone pointed out to me recently that all the clothes in my wardrobe were hanging the “wrong” way (a right-hander of course), but I had never really thought about it.

All my shirts and jackets were hanging facing to the LEFT (it is not normally that neat, I spread them out for the photo!).

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41 comments on “Do you hang your clothes left-handed?
  1. Laurie McKinnon says:

    I’ve also been told I put coffee mugs “backwards” by right hands partners.

  2. Jessielee Fallon says:

    I too had never thought about the direction the clothes faced. Sure enough when I checked they were ALL facing left. Pretty cool I think.

  3. Sondra Losh says:

    I always hang my clothes facing left. I would always hang my husbands shirts facing left. He never complained, he just went in and turned them around.

  4. Joan Vincent says:

    I hang my clothes facing left (am left-handed) and my husband (a right-hander) hangs his clothes facing right.

  5. Mrs. A.J. Millington says:

    Just recently, I discovered my clothing faced left. This was awkward since it forced me to reach in for garments with my right hand. Using velvet hangers, all the hooks faced left but I switched them to face right. It’s much easier when reaching in my closet for items to wear that the placement is equally important. This setup allows me to get dressed in the morning –everything is orderly and in its proper place.

  6. Pat Coleman says:

    Not thought about it before, but my wife faces right. However, checked my right handed daughter and hers face left like mine!

  7. Shyrlene says:

    All of my clothes hang facing right ,regardless of how the closet door opens. For me its about using my left hand to retreave or hang the garment:-)

  8. Eric Wood says:

    I had never given this hanging of my clothes any thought.It is
    just something I have done all my adult life

  9. Anne says:

    Interesting, I am profoundly left-handed and I hang my clothes facing right. My right handed relatives hang their clothes facing left.

  10. Dorothy Whittington says:

    Haha, that is so funny. I never realised it until you raised it. I went and checked and sure enough, clothes are facing left. I also checked a wardrobe on the opposite side of the wall and it was the same there. I also appreciated your resolution of my lifelong problem of kissing cheeks on the opposite side and the embarrassment of a full-on lip smacker because I was heading for the opposite cheek! Guess that makes me a true left-hander.