Are you wondering what to do with your old hangers? Don’t just throw away those unwanted hangers! There are plenty of creative ways to repurpose and reuse old hangers, especially if you’re a prepper. It’s so worthwhile to find ways to use things around the house rather than throwing them in the trash and adding them to the landfills. In this article, we’ll explore various ideas on how to make the most out of your old hangers. Let’s talk about what to do with old clothing hangers!
Old hangers can be transformed into useful organizational tools for your prepping supplies. I always have a ton of hangers on hand and I figured I’d share with you what I like to do in terms of organizing with hangers.
Paracord Hanger Wraps
Besides paracord, you can use them to wrap those lengths of rope you have wondered where to store. You might consider using the sturdy wooden hangers since they hold their shape better and allow you to wrap the paracord or rope more tightly.
Bug-Out Bag Hooks
Attach multiple hangers together using zip ties or string to create a sturdy hook system. Hang your bug-out bags, emergency kits, CERT bags, supplies, or other items you want to keep easily accessible. The Most Comprehensive Bug Out Bag Checklists
You can also use them to hang up your camping gear like packs, tarps, and other items you tend to misplace.
2. Gardening Solutions
If you have green thumbs and love gardening, old hangers can be handy. I didn’t even really think about using the hangers out in the garden until I really started to consider all of the possibilities!
Bend wire hangers into different shapes and sizes to create plant supports. These supports will ensure that your plants grow vertically and stay strong, especially those that develop a vine. Top 10 Healing Plants to Grow
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3. Household Uses
Old hangers can also find new life within your household. I’m a big fan of reusing and repurposing and I love that there are many options for using hangers around the house. 12 Ways to Reuse Broken Household Items
Attach multiple hangers together using string or wire to create a drying rack for small clothing items. Hang socks, underwear, or delicate garments to air dry. Clothesline: Why You Need One
Bend the hanger into a circular shape and use it as a base for creating wreaths. Wrap foliage, flowers, or other decorative elements around the hanger to make beautiful and unique wreaths. 25 Christmas Gift Ideas You Need
4. Crafting Projects
Get creative with your old hangers and indulge in various crafting projects. You craft lovers are going to love that you can do so much more with hangers. 9 Creative Uses for Tennis Balls
Bend the hanger into interesting shapes and use it as a jewelry organizer. Hang necklaces, bracelets, and earrings on the hooks to keep them tangle-free and easily accessible. My Homemade Jewelry Cleaner Recipe
Create whimsical mobiles by attaching lightweight objects like feathers, beads, or origami shapes to the hanger. Hang it near a window or in a child’s room for a charming decorative piece. If you don’t know what to do with old clothing hangers, this is a good tip! Uses of Crayons for Being a Prepper
What can I do with unwanted clothes hangers?
As you can see here, you can deal with unwanted clothes hangers in many ways. Just choose one of these DIY options and run with it. Along the way, you may find out several more ways in which you can use hangers around your home! This is a big tip for what to do with old clothing hangers.
Most thrift stores, donation facilities, and charity shops like Goodwill, Savers, and Deseret Industries are willing to take your hangers of all types, including wood hangers, metal hangers, and old plastic hangers.
Can hangers go in the recycling bin?
When it comes to whether hangers can be placed in the recycling bin, it’s important to note that not all hangers are recyclable. While there may be some misconceptions about this topic, it is generally advised that plastic hangers should not be put in the recycling bin. Plastic clothes hangers can cause issues with recycling machinery and lead to damage or jams.
Check with your local recycling center to see if there are recyclable plastic hangers they are willing to take based on the recycling equipment available for use. If you have mostly metal hangers, talk with the scrap metal recyclers to see if they have an interest.
How do you dispose of old plastic coat hangers?
When it comes to disposing of old plastic coat hangers, it’s important to note that not all types can be recycled through conventional curbside recycling programs. Plastic coat hangers often contain multiple plastic resin types, making them difficult to recycle. The combination of the metal hook and the plastic parts makes sorting them at the recycling center a challenge. Talk to the agencies running the recycling program for input.
Do stores reuse hangers?
Many stores reuse hangers as part of their sustainability efforts. Some recycle the plastic-only hangers and offer the metal/plastic ones on local freecycle platforms. Others may have hanger recycling bins or programs where they collect and reuse hangers.
Also, check with your local dry cleaner facilities to see if they have an interest or know where they can be taken. I doubt local retailers have an interest since they tend to be consistent in what they use rather than trying a variety of hanger types.
Reach out to homeless shelters, domestic abuse shelters, high school student pantries, and the YMCA and the YWCA to see if any of those staying in their facilities could use some quality hangers.
Don’t let your old hangers go to waste! With a little creativity and some DIY skills, you can repurpose them into practical items for your prepping. From organizational tools to gardening solutions and household uses to crafting projects, there are endless possibilities for making the most out of your old hangers. May God Bless this World, Linda
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