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When I started reading about a button hook I initially thought it was something that was use many years ago. Then after doing some more research I found that it can be a great little tool to help seniors or people with some physical problems help to close the buttons on their shirt or any other clothing. A good button hook tool cost very little and can be very helpful.
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Like always we try to find the ones with the highest customer ratings and the most affordable prices.
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We might as well start with the best selling button hook and that is the Good Grips button hook and the best seller in the largest online store. We found over 530 reviews and they gave it average of 4.6 stars
What most people liked is the soft cushioned handle that comes with flexible ribs that makes it very easy to use for people with arthritis. Because of the total length of 6 inches this item is easy to carry on you.
The top button on shirts are always the hardest ones to get through the holes but many users mention that they had no problem with them at all.
Using this or any other button hook takes a little bit of practice to get the angle and button right to pull it through the button hole in you shirt or any other piece of clothing.
Button hook by Vive
The Vive company sells a lot of easy to use products and their wide handle button hook is one of them. Like the description already says it is wide angle hook
This means that the opening start wide and than narrows down to hold the button in position to pull it through the hole. The handle is promoted as non slip and
With over 90% of the users giving it a 4 and 5 star rating you can not go wrong with this Vive button hook. I found and read a lot of the over 140 reviews and they were most of the time very positive on how easy this hook was to use and how sturdy it was. It worked even on those hard buttons on jeans was mentioned a few times.
I tries to upload a picture of this button hook to the website but I could not get it right so I apologize but no picture for this nice button hook.
What I read is that this a pretty big button hook and can also be used on zippers because of the hook that can be attached to the zipper
One lady bought it help her with the zipper on the back of a dress and mentioned that that was still not easy and for her did not work. Someone lse mentioned that it worked good for her zippers in jeans and had no problem with it at all.
Overall again a button hook that got 4.4 stars out of 5 and that is not a bad score in my opinion.
Same problem with uploading this picture and will try to upload a different one later. For now this is the last button hook we review since we found that the last one we were looking at was the same as number one just by a different company.
This package comes with 3 light weight button hooks that on the other side of the handle comes with a hook that can be use for zipper in all sizes.
Since there are 3 in the package you can have in multiple rooms or in multiple locations like an RV or camper and one at home. You can also give on to someone as a present and to try them.
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Button hooks were designed in the Victorian era to help people pull the button on their leather boots and shoes through the holes.
There are even mentioned about them as early as 1611.
Leather can be a very hard material and although maybe some people still use them for that purpose there are more people now that use a button hook because they have arthritis or are handicapped. Since this website reviews products for senior I thought that a button hook review could not be left out.
They are also known under the name button assist tool or button helper hooks and I guess that locally they might even have many other names for them.
I believe that a button hook for elderly can be of great assistant in staying independent and being able to dress yourself. I read even that a Parkinson’s disease patient used this to help himself getting dressed in the morning without help since he started using this very cheap button hook.
There are collectors that have been collecting antique button hooks and pay a lot of money for them. If you have one of those you can maybe make some money of it. On Ebay I have seen them go for as much as 40 dollar. This is however not the reason for our button hook reviews. We found that many people when they get a little older and hands sometimes work not that good anymore because of arthritis can have a lot of benefits from using a button hook. I found a few people with one hand that were able to use them, but I also read of someone in the same position that could do it with one hand. I guess it all depends on the person.