How to Make the Best Use of Your Extra Wire Hangers

These practical hacks will help you in a pinch.

Over the years, you've probably collected more wire hangers than your closet can fit! However, before you toss them in the trash, you might want to take a look at this video from YouTube user ThaiTrick. This life hacker managed to find 20 ways to repurpose those pesky hangers you're hoarding somewhere in a bag in the back of your closet. While we think all these tips are worth trying, we managed to narrow it down to our favorite top 5 hanger hacks. Which one will you try first?

1. Put a Lid on It


How many times have you heard piles of pots and pans come crashing down from within your cabinets? It's time to take control of your kitchen, and this hack is the answer. Mold a set of hangers to perfectly hold your cookware lids and hang on the inside of your cabinet door. Bid farewell to any cluttered mess!

2. Belt, Tie, and Necklace Organizer


Hangers aren't just for clothes. Other items in your closet can get better use from these nifty tools – all it takes is a little bending. Creating peaks in the hanger's bottom wire makes a perfect place to store ties, belts, and necklaces.

3. Scarf Storage Saver


Scarves can be so difficult to store. Hanging them up is best to keep out wrinkles, but too often they slip off the arm. Shower curtain hooks are a great solution for this. Attach them to the bottom of a hanger and loop your scarves through. This will make your closet more organized and pretty!

4. Hanging Garden Planters


We bet you never thought to move your extra hangers outside! Neither did we... until we saw this. Pressing two hangers together can create the perfect basket for a small, hanging plant. Your garden has never been so creative!

5. Toss It in the... Hanger Trash Bin


This hack is perfect for camping, tailgating, or anywhere you don't have a trash can on site. Use two hangers to create a sturdy frame and wrap a plastic grocery bag around the rim. It's not a permanent solution, but it works great when you're in a bind.

If you liked these life hacks, you'll love the rest ThaiTrick thought up! Be sure to watch the video below to see how it's done:


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