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12 Uses for Wire Hangers

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12 Uses for Wire Hangers


If you’re anything like Joan Crawford, you really, really, don’t like wire hangers, at least for their intended purpose! But, as much as you’d prefer plastic or wooden hangers, there always seem to be some wire ones around. You can try to take them back to the dry cleaners, sure, but you can also use them for one of the following clever tricks. Read on to discover some awesome ways to reuse wire hangers!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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8:38PM PDT on Jul 5, 2013


12:35PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Good tips.Thanks for sharing

4:40PM PST on Jan 21, 2013

It wasn't until recently that I found out how much Joan Crawford hated wire hangers, lol! I really, really dislike them, too.

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Interesting, do not have many of these around but there are certainly some uses for them whenever they are retired from use. Whatever ones that still lurk around have t-shirts hanging on them.

7:32AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012


10:52PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Cool! :)

4:36AM PDT on May 29, 2012


1:38PM PDT on May 24, 2012

Another use for a stretched out coat hanger is getting down into the hose of your vacuum cleaner to remove that ball of stuff ...just make sure to bend/smoosh the hook part of the hanger so it does not make a hole in your tube but will still hook the stuff jammed in there so you can pull it out. Done!

Cat in Seattle

11:03AM PDT on May 24, 2012

thank you

11:02AM PDT on May 24, 2012

interesting and inventive......

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