15 Clever Ways To Repurpose Clothes Hangers For Storage

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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.

Clever ways to repurpose clothes hangers for storage and organization

There are so very many clever ways to use clothes hangers many of which are quite crafty. I like to use them for storage other than hanging clothes on them. 

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Wreath storage using clothes hangers. Repurpose clothes hangers from clothing to wreath storage and solve a household problem. Wreath storage made easy. #storage

1. Store wreaths on clothes hangers

The light bulb moment came to me many years ago when I saw Wreaths being stored on hangers. I thought it was a great way to use a clothes hanger while protecting your front door wreaths from getting smushed.

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 then 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.

Repurpose clothes hangers into clever storage solutions. Hang your reusable bags and lunch bags in extra closet space.

2. Hang Reusable shopping bags or lunch bags

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 shopping bags on clothes hangers in a closet. I never have to hunt for where they are and they are easily accessible.

Yard flags and wreath storage solutions using clothes hangers and closet space. #repurpose #closetorganization #intellid

3. Hang Garden Flags

One thing I was excited about doing when we moved from the country to the city was displaying those pretty garden flags in our front yard. 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.

4. Party supplies

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.

How to store plastic photo backdrops

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!

5. Tablecloths and Placemats

You can also store tablecloths or placemats on hangers in a closet making them easily accessible and quick to take a look at. Hanging them will keep them from getting wrinkled too.

6. Hats on hangers

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. Short people problems, right? Storing hats on hangers makes an easy peasy reach for me and they keep their shape.

Repurpose clothes hangers as pockebook storage in a closet.

7. Store purses on clothes hangers

My pocketbooks and purses are also on hangers in a closet. Remember that I can’t reach the top shelf in my closet. They are much easier to reach and they keep their shape without the straps getting crinkled.

DIY Duck Tape Clothespin Bag

8. Clothespin Bag on a hanger

Make a no-sew Clothes Pin bag using Duck tape, a grocery bag, and a clothes hanger. When not on the clothesline, my handy clothespin bag is hanging on the rack over my dryer. Clothespins come in handy for lots of reasons around the house.

9. Hang scarves or belts

Hang shower curtain rings on the clothes hanger so you can slip scarves or belts through the loop. You can store multiple accessories on one hanger and save space.

10. Hang a recipe in the kitchen

It’s Christmas and you are cooking up a blue streak in the kitchen. You have printed each recipe and placed it on the counter but you keep having to move it. Stop. Go get a pants hanger with clips on each end. Hang the recipe onto the hanger and hook it over a top cabinet door handle. Problem solved.

11. Jewelry organizer

Use a wooden clothes hanger for jewelry storage. Insert small cup hooks into the bottom of the hanger, spaced close but not too close. You don’t want your necklaces to tangle. Hang necklaces or other jewelry from the cup hooks for simple storage.

12 -15 Wire Clothes Hangers

  1. Use them to roast marshmallows
  2. Unclog a drain. Stretch the hanger out and use it to unclog a drain
  3. Shape the hanger into an oval or roundish shape, dip it in bubble liquid and make giant bubbles outside
  4. Wire hangers are great for shaping into the base for a DIY wreath

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. 


  • Wreaths
  • Yard Flags
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Lunch bags
  • Pocketbooks
  • Hats
  • Photo Booth Props on a stick
  • Plastic Photo Backdrops
  • Party Table skirts
  • Luau party Grass Skirts

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  1. How funny, I do the same thing! I hang my purses, wreaths, belts, and more on hangers. It helps me save space and get things off the ground. Love it!

  2. I love the idea of using hangers for gift bags, because I seem to have a lot of them! However, I don’t have any extra closet space, so there’s that! Maybe I can find another space to hang them!

  3. I don’t have a lot of closet space, but I’m thinking of having my husband put up a closet rod in the basement because I’m inspired to hang up my photo booths and wreaths with hangers. Brilliant!

  4. These are all great ideas, Shirley. I hang wreaths and purses like that, too. I especially like the gift bag storage. I have a wrapping paper / bag organizer that hangs in a closet, but it’s always full. The extras get put into a bin and I forget I have them. I’m going to use this idea.

  5. I think this is such a great way to store those usual size items. Never thought about using the hangers for those. I do hang my throw pillow covers on paint hangers. Great way to keep them nice and neat.

    1. Hi Terrie, Thank you for that idea about the pillow covers! I will put it to good use! I have made envelope pillow covers for most of my throw pillows which are currently folded on a closet shelf but not for long! Thanks! Glad you found some ideas you could use too!

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