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Broken Hangers? Try this Trick to Repurpose Them

Assorted child's clothes on colorful plastic hangers.
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Hangers can feel so disposable when you find a broken one in your closet. But what if there were another use for them rather than the trash?

You can transform your broken clothing hangers into storage for smaller items, like your hats or scarves.

Instagram user @tidywithspark crafted this clever DIY hack. It’s simple and easy. All you need are curtain rings with clips and either duct tape or masking tape.

First, slide the curtain rings through the broken portion of the hanger. Use the tape to secure the hanger. Then, clip your hats or scarves to the curtain rings to safely organize your items.

Voila! Your broken hanger is as good as new!

This DIY hack is a great way to keep items out of the landfill and is a crafty way to organize your closet. You can also use this trick with larger items such as bags or belts.

Amazon Basics Curtain Rod Clip Rings

Use this curtain rings to clip your hats or scarves.

Many Instagram users found this hanger trick useful. One even mentioned using this trick to store her son’s collection of hats. So before you throw that broken hanger away, see if you can put it to good use.

In addition to hangers, there are tons of items you can repurpose in your home rather than tossing them in the trash. Try using empty cardboard tubes for home storage or transforming mesh produce bags into cleaning tools.

Kelsey Opel Kelsey Opel
Kelsey Opel is a freelance writer and digital storyteller based in Austin, Texas. She enjoys writing for food, entertainment and mental health spaces. Off the clock, she loves indulging in an avocado margarita and chips and queso at her favorite Tex-Mex spot in town. Read Full Bio »
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