For this Pinterest Challenge, I am sharing clever ways I repurpose clothes hangers for storage of hard to store items around the house. Extra closet space is a plus and a blessing.
There are so very many ways in which you can repurpose clothes hangers many of which are quite crafty. I like to use them for storage other than hanging clothes on them.
The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month’s challenge is about organization and storage, so I chose to share some of the ways I like to repurpose clothes hangers for storage in my closets.
The light bulb moment came to me many years ago when I saw Wreaths being stored on hangers. I have long since lost that particular Pin through the ebb and flow of my Pinterest but have lots of similar ideas on my Home Organization board right here.
While house hunting a few years ago I saw a well organized closet full of gift bags stored on clothes hangers! The realtor and I both smiled when we saw it and agreed it was something we would do in our own home. I went home that very day and put that idea to use.
I now store lunch bags and reusable grocery or shopping bags on clothes hangers in a closet. I never have to hunt for where they are and they are easily accessible.
One thing I was excited about doing when we moved from the country to the city was displaying those pretty yard flags by our front entrance. I quickly learned that there needed to be a place to store them when not in use.
I repurposed those pant hangers from the clothing store which are the perfect storage solution for more than one thing! There are 2 flags stored on each hanger. I keep them right next to the Wreaths in a closet used just for that purpose.
Wreath Storage using clothes hangers make a difficult household storage problem easily solved. You can’t really lay wreaths on top of one another and them keep their nice shape. There are only so many places to hang them for storage. We are lucky to have what would be a coat closet available for our wreaths, yard flags and more.
Last spring we hosted the most fun Luau party complete with a photo booth and stick props. All of the grass skirts including the grass skirt table decor are stored on hangers in a closet. Repurposing hangers for storage makes it much easier for awkward size items. Since they are not bunched up in a box, they won’t become misshapen.
The plastic photo backdrop from our Luau party is reusable at least once. I stored it along with the grass skirts and table decor on hangers in the closet. Now all of the Luau supplies are in one spot and ready for the next party!
You can also store tablecloths or placemats on hangers in a closet making them easily accessible and quick to take a look at.
Of course you can store hats on a closet shelf if you have the shelf space available. At a whopping 5 ft. 0, I cannot reach the closet shelf. That is my main inspiration for using hangers to store my wide brim summer hats. Both of the hats here have a scarf band which I hook over the hanger. Easy peasy reach for me and the keep their shape.
My pocketbooks and purses are also on hangers in a closet. Remember that I can’t reach the top shelf in my closet? Yep, that is why hangers are so handy for purse storage.
Years ago, back in 2015 actually, I made myself a Clothespin bag which I still use. The bag is made using Duck tape and I also covered a clothes hanger to match for the bag to hang on. You can take a look at that easy project right here.
My closets are just like yours, full of clothes hangers but clothes are not the only thing they are supporting! Repurposing clothes hangers to keep household items organized solves a problem for me.
CLEVER WAYS TO REPURPOSE CLOTHES HANGERS FOR HOME ORGANIZATION:
- Yard Flags
- Reusable grocery bags
- Lunch bags
- Photo Booth Props on a stick
- Plastic Photo Backdrops
- Party Table skirts
- Luau party Grass Skirts
If you are a blogger and you would like to join next months challenge, the link is below. If you are NOT a blogger but you would like to share your project(s), shoot me an email and let’s talk. Intelligentdomestications@gmail.com
TO JOIN NEXT MONTH’S #PINTERESTCHALLENGE, CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP ⇒ February Pinterest Challenge
For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓
My Pinterventures • Domestic Deadline •
Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Across the Boulevard • Slices of Life
Teadoddles • Farm Girl Reformed • Purple Hues and Me
Decorate and More with Tip • Sew Crafty Crochet • Life Beyond Kitchen
Mom Home Guide • Intelligent Domestications
Love My Little Cottage • Eye Love Knots • My Family Thyme
Create with Cynthia • Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Christine Faye Repurposed
Now, let’s see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓
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