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DIY Non-Slip Hangers

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How much do you hate when this happens?

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
You'll need:

Shelf liner is perfect for making non-slip hangers!

What to do:

  1. Cut 1-inch rectangles of non-skid material
  2. Glue to either end of the hanger
  3. Hang your clothes (Martha can give you some help with this if you need it.)
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1 Don't you hate when this happens? All your clothes end up at the bottom of the closet.

2 Step 1: Gather some hangers

3 Step 2: Grab a glue gun, some scissors, and some no-slip material that you might use to line a cupboard or drawer.

4 Step 3: Cut two 1” strips of skid proof material

5 Step 4: Glue a strip to either end of hanger

6 ALTERNATIVE STEP: Use rubber bands instead of glue and sticky material. Just slip them on ends of the hanger.

7 Ta-da! The rubber band makes a super quick-fix solution for keeping your clothes where they belong--on the hanger!

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.

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