(Budget-Friendly) DIY No-Slip Hangers! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Friday, April 3, 2015

(Budget-Friendly) DIY No-Slip Hangers!


For the past few Fridays, I have been sharing some pretty awesome crafty DIYs (if I don't say so myself), but this week is a combination organizational tip with a DIY solution.  Yay!

Well, you know how much I like to keep my closet tidybelts organized, and jewelry nice and orderly.  One thing that all of my organizational systems have in common is that they don't cost an arm and a leg and I usually try to upcycle something that I already have.  This one costs nothing, and definitely makes use of something that would end up being recycled anyways.

Now, you may wonder why I wanted to DIY no-slip hangers in the first place.  Let's take a look!


DIY No-Slip Hangers on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #free #organization #tip


You know when you try to hang a piece of clothing with small straps, and it starts to shimmy down the hanger?  Well, that happens to me all the time!  Since I have a small closet, I need to use skinny hangers for as many items as I can.  Of course, coats go on sturdy wood hangers, but this SoCal girl doesn't have that many anyways!


DIY No-Slip Hangers on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #free #organization #tip


So don't cringe... but instead of buying however many fancy, no-slip skinny hangers, I ended up using free wire hangers from the dry cleaners.  They are perfect for light blouses and summer sundresses, except for the tendency for spaghetti straps to slip off.

By the way, I actually did not have that many hangers on my own.  However, my parents had a huge stash of them, which they were happy to give to me!


DIY No-Slip Hangers on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #free #organization #tip


First up, the failed methods:  Rubber bands didn't work at all.  I had no pipe cleaners on hand, and I would have needed a lot.  Besides, I heard garments slip off when moving them in and out of the closet anyways.  The best solution I could find was this ugly, and only semi-reliable method below.


DIY No-Slip Hangers on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #free #organization #tip


That's right, I used Q-tips.  Ugly, time-consuming, and it actually didn't work that well.  *Sigh*

Fortunately, this new method came to me and it works so much better!  Not one slip yet!!!  Let's see how it works!



DIY No-Slip Hangers




What You Will Need
  • Wire hangers
  • Elbow grease


Directions

1.  Bend one side of the hanger upward about 2/3 of the way down, as shown below.


DIY No-Slip Hangers on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #free #organization #tip


2.  A couple inches below the first location, bend the hanger downward.


DIY No-Slip Hangers on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #free #organization #tip


3.  Repeat on the second side.


DIY No-Slip Hangers on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #free #organization #tip


4.  Hang your clothing and that's it!


DIY No-Slip Hangers on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #free #organization #tip


Yes, feel free to shake it around as much as you want, it won't budge!  It takes 10 to 15 seconds to "make" one hanger that will save you aggravation.  Seriously, it is an easy and free solution that actually looks pretty good in your closet, if you pay enough attention to make each hanger uniform.  Let me know how you like it!

Happy bending!


DIY No-Slip Hangers on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #free #organization #tip



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22 comments:

  1. The DIY hangers you did actually look pretty cool! Lol. I just use $1.50 plastic ones from Daiso and they seem "okay"

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  2. Yay! I did have some plastic ones before, but I only had a few and they took up much more space. Thanks for the compliment!

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  3. That's a helpful tip! Thanks for trying everything out for us so we don't have to ;)

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  4. This is useful; I think I'll apply the same concept with the wooden hangers - just need something to jut out of the wood!

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  5. I have caught myself grabbing my wire hangers and bending them to work like this.It does work, thank you for sharing.

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  6. This is a really good idea. I'll try this today.

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  7. That's pretty nifty! I may have to do that to the couple that I have.

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  8. Hello! Popped by via facebook blog love. I pinned your idea! Before? I would just bend my hangers into smiley faces and they would get all wonky and stuff. I am STEALING this idea for my own home. Thank you!!

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  9. Let me know how you like it!

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  10. This looks like a very brilliant way to fix the slip! I get so tired of having to wonder why an empty hanger is in my closet, then finding a top sitting crumpled on my closet floor. Or worse, forgetting about a garment because it fell down in the back where you can't see it. -_- Can't wait to give this a try! :)

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  11. Ha! Glad to know I'm not the only one who has been frustrated with the same problem! :)

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  12. Hi! Visiting from Friendship Friday. This is very clever and I actually really like the shape of the hanger after!

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  13. This is a great idea and now I can free up my shelves!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Abbi www.seasonsofahomemaker.com

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  14. This is such an ah-ha moment! :) Genius! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  15. OMG LOL! I love the qtips! And I'm glad you evolved from there. Thanks for posting. Hello from Anti-procrastination Tuesday.

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  16. What a great, simple idea Diane. I've always got pegs on the end of my coat hangers. I'll be doing this from now on. Thanks so much for sharing at Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party. Thanks so much for linking up.

    Anne xx

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  17. That's such a clever idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  18. That is such a great idea!! I bet a lot of us reading this post are wondering why we didn't think of this hack! Thanks for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere this week. We'd love to see you back again!

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  19. Thanks so much for the feature and the compliment!

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  20. I know, right? It was a lightbulb moment for me too. :)

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