Most of us have a few extra hangers around. Chances are, if you went on a decluttering spree of your family’s closets and your laundry area, you’d dig up quite a few. And even if you don’t, you can easily procure some for cheap. Head to your local dollar store, or tell store clerks you’d like to keep the hangers when you buy clothes. Why would you want all those extra hangers around? Turns out they’re pretty handy for all kinds of things not related to hanging clothes. Here are some handy hacks for extra hangers.
1. DIY Magazine Rack
Whether you’re saving your spot in a magazine or newspaper, or you just need someplace to stash them, flop them over a hanger. Heck, this is the perfect way to keep reading materials in your bathroom (you know you want to). Install a hook next to the commode and hang them right there. And if you want to keep several magazines there, connect hangers by putting a soda can tab over the hook, and then hooking another hanger into that second hole. Your hangers and newspapers will be neatly cascaded. Call it whatever you want, but this is winning at life.