Genius Closet Hacks To Make Your Clothes Last Longer

A more functional closet is just a few steps away. Discover how you can preserve the life of your clothing with our five easy solutions.

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It's true that sometimes it's easier to just toss clothes in our closets. But taking a few quick steps to protect them will keep your threads in good condition and prevent unwanted wrinkles. These hacks also utilize random household items you already have lying around—tissue paper, old pillowcases, even pool noodles! We'll show you how.

1. Line Your Shelves

Wire shelves are useful, but they can cause bumps and creases in folded clothes. Line them first with plastic or vinyl shelf liners, or cut posterboard to fit. It'll save you unnecessary time spent ironing.

2. No-Slide Hangers

Stop clothes made of slippery materials from sliding off hangers with this trick. Use two small stick-on felt pads on either side of the hanger to keep straps in place. You can find them at home improvement stores; they're meant to go on the bottom of chairs to prevent floor scratches.

3. Puff Up Purses

Don't let purses collapse into a crumpled ball! Stuff your bags with tissue paper so they keep their shape in storage. The next time you pull them out, they'll look good as new.

4. Stand Tall

Frustrated with tall boots constantly flopping over when you put them away? Over time, leaving them like that can create unsightly folds in the leather. Here's a solution: Cut pool noodles to size and insert them in the shoes to keep them standing upright.

5. Garments on the Go

For a DIY garment bag in a jiffy, just cut a slit in the closed end of an old pillowcase. Slide it over a hanger, and you're done! 

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