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Clothes Closet Organizing: No Slip Hangers

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How to easily make your own no-slip hangers for your clothes closet that will not only help keep your closet organized, but also pretty.

I began the ritual of spring cleaning and organizing recently. I started with my clothes closet and made no slip hangers.

Closet Organizing ideas - No slip hangers

After bagging the clothes I no longer wanted, I placed the clothes I am keeping on white plastic hangers.

I like using these inexpensive hangers because they keep everything hanging in the closet looking uniform. What I don’t like about them is the fact that some of my tops or dresses slide right off the ends.

I thought about adding rubber bands to the hangers, but that was way too hard and would not look very nice.

To come up with a way to keep my clothes from slipping off the hangers, I rummaged through my stash of crafty supplies and began playing with a few colorful pipe cleaners.

They worked perfectly to make no slip hangers, plus they look colorful and pretty hanging in my closet.

How to Make No-Slip Clothes Hangers

No slip hanger tip

supplies needed:

  • Clothes hanger
  • 4 pipe cleaners – I bought mine at the craft store for 1.00 a pack
How to pad clothes hangers

1. To start wrapping the pipe cleaner on the hanger –  bend and fold the tip over on one pipe cleaner about 1-inch.  Place on top of the end of one shoulder section of the hanger.

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2. Begin to wrap the pipe cleaner over the bent section and hanger to secure.

Clothes closet hanger TRick

3. Continue to wrap until you come to the end of the first pipe cleaner.  Leave a small section straight as shown in the photo.

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4. Add the second pipe cleaner in the same way you did the first – following step 1 – 3.  You want to wrap over the end section of the first pipe cleaner along with the section you bend to start the second.

When you get to the end of the second pipe cleaner- I thought I may need a dot of hot glue – but I didn’t need it.  All I did was press the end around the hanger. It will mold to the curve of the hanger.

Decorative Hangers

You can cover the entire hanger this way. I only wanted to add some no-slip padding to each side of the hanger and 2 on each side worked perfectly for this.

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5. Repeat on the other side of the hanger.

Clothes closet organizing Pipe-cleaner-hangers

No slip hangers can be made on any type hanger – wire or plastic.

No slip hangers made with pipe cleaners

I like to use colorful pipe cleaners or chenille stems as they are called when you buy them at the craft store.  You can get a big box of them-

While you are organizing your closet, consider the lighting. It is amazing what proper wattage can when choosing what to wear each day.

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77 Comments

  1. Although I am a huge fan of the felt slim hangers, many of my clients do not want to replace all of their plastic hangers and convert over to felt hangers. This is a great alternative and so inexpensive! Thank you Diane.

    1. Hi Susan – Another nice thing about this trick is that the hangers that don’t need the no-slip option will still look the same along the rod – nice and uniform. Neat and organized, instead of a mis-match of different styles of hangers that can get jumbled up.

    2. Amen, except I am not a client! I am a broke homeowner!! I agrre with Diane’s post below yours, too…it would coordinate with what I already use for other garments…FANTASTIC idea. I shared it on G+ and Pinned it!

      ~joy!
      Vicky @ sleeping in an unmade bed

  2. I need to clean my out so badly! This is a really creative idea I may just have to give it a try. Did you see the show Shelly from House of Smiths was on the other day with Sabrina on HGTV? It had some great ideas for organization.

    1. Hi Laura – My closet was in dire need of a cleaning. It felt good to get it done. I did see the HGTV show – I love Sabrina – she is the best and the homes she went to did have some great ideas. I would love to see more shows like that on HGTV instead of all the real estate shows. I would watch HGTV more!

    1. Thanks Julie- I remember making crafts with them when I was in elementary school. They are a timeless classic with so many uses.