by Texas Homesteader ~
Recently while I was hanging up clothes off the line, I pulled out our empty hangers from the closet. Now I don’t use metal hangers anymore & I haven’t even had them in the house for some 20 years or more. Back in the day I replaced all those flimsy wire hangers with plastic hangers, typically cheap from thrift stores. I liked how they don’t tangle up nearly as badly in my closet. Back then I bought the kid-sized hangers for my children’s childhood-sized clothes too. When I no longer needed those hangers for kid-sized clothes I looked at the hangers & thought Hummmmm…
You see, I often wear denim jeans. I daresay that’s almost all I wear! That soft, rugged denim’s just my comfort zone. So I have many different pair of jeans in my closet. You know, heavier jeans for working, lighter-weight girlie-styled jeans for running errands, etc.
I’d hang them all in my closet, but at the slightest bump the weight on the hanger would shift and the jeans would bunch up on one end of the hanger, causing the other end of the hanger to shift up & in my way. This caused my closet to constantly be a tangle of navigational nightmare.
Then the light-bulb moment hit as I was wondering what to do with all those kid-sized hangers.
I slipped a clean pair of jeans on them. Eureka! They’re narrower so they keep the jeans properly centered on the hanger – no more shifting in the closet! I’ve been using these smaller hangers exclusively for hanging my jeans for some 20 years now, but I thought I’d share the idea with you too.
So if you still have some of those kid-sized hangers or if you find them cheap at a yard sale, put ’em to use in your own closet!