I strive to keep my wardrobe closet organized so when my silky tank top slipped off the hanger and hit the closet floor (again) I knew there had to be a better way. Tired of picking up clothing that slid off hangers and unwilling to pay for pricey slip-proof hangers I set off to make my own.
Being the green organizer I knew I must already own something I could use to turn my regular hangers into the slip-proof kind. It was later that day when I opened the utility drawer and the rubber jar opener stared back at me that the solution presented itself.
A pair of scissors and a glue gun later and I had transformed my hangers. I simply glued thin strips of the non-skid material to either end of the hanger and now my clothing now stays in place instead of sliding into a cluttered pile on my closet floor. Are you ready to create your own slip-proof hangers in just three simple steps?
3 Steps to Craft Your Hanger
- Non-slip material. This shelf liner at Target is perfect (and cheap!)
- Glue gun
- Regular hangers (just enough for the slippery clothes)
What to do:
- Cut 1-inch rectangles of non-skid material
- Glue to either end of the hanger
- Hang your clothes (Martha can give you some help with this if you need it.)
Busy person shortcut:
A rubber band will also do the trick, simply wrap a rubber band on either end of the hanger.
Keep life simple! When you don't have to waste time re-doing tasks like re-hanging clothing life is easier. So make your slip-proof hangers today and stop wasting time picking clothing up off the closet floor.
Until next time keep it simple and clutter-free!
Jamie Novak, The World’s Most Relatable Organizer, is author of "Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure--And Save the Planet While You're at It." Please visit her website at JamieNovak.com.