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Idea for how to store clothes hangers near washer? Also, what to do with those white dry cleaning clothes hangers?
q clothes hangers, appliances, storage ideas
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  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Dec 05, 2014
    i put a spring-loaded/pressure shower curtain rod up in the area over our washer and dryer. The space the appliances occupy is only as wide as the two appliances, so the curtain rod fit perfectly. I didn't need any nails or screws to install it and I could set it up as high or as low as I thought necessary. Been working like a charm for years.
    • Alton Alton on Dec 06, 2014
      @Swan Road Designs I did mine 20 years ago but did it so clothes could hang until they could be put into closet .
  • Irish53 Irish53 on Dec 06, 2014
    They can be glued together to make a wreath. Most dry cleaners have a recycling bin in their shop.
  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Dec 06, 2014
    We took a large box ( from something we got from UPS) & shaped it into the shape of the hangers, taped the life out of it with pretty patterned duct tape then set it on the floor in front of the dryer. Now they are stacked neatly in the new box.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Dec 06, 2014
    I had a small space on one wall of the laundry room and my husband installed two closet brackets with a metal rod between them; but it could be a wooden rod as well. It's convenient to my washer. As for the white dry cleaning hangers, I have in the past accumulated them neatly in a sturdy shopping bag. When I had a full bag, I returned them to the cleaners. I have done the same with the safety pins you find on your clean clothes.
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    • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Dec 07, 2014
      @Marion Nesbitt You can always paint the pipe. I have enjoyed this discussion.
  • Nancy Gleich Nancy Gleich on Dec 06, 2014
    Swan and I think alike, it works beautifully.
  • Barb Barb on Dec 06, 2014
    Our cleaners takes back the hangers.
  • Retta E Moran Retta E Moran on Dec 06, 2014
    I take my hangers back to my cleaners saves them money. My husband made a hanger in our laundry room to hang hangers on and when I finish drying clothes they go from the dryer to the hanger to the wrought iron holder. He's a welder and made it himself.
  • Dianne Calandra Dianne Calandra on Dec 06, 2014
    I installed the wire type of closet shelvin in my laundry room. I keep my hangers on one end and hang my clothes to dryon the shelf and unable to store laundry soap and other cleaning supplies on the shelve. I take my hangers back to my cleaners
  • Sue McGee Sue McGee on Dec 06, 2014
    I installed a bathroom towel bar on the bottom of one of the cabinets above my washer and dryer, keeping hangers out of the way but handy to hang up stuff out of the dryer. I use the paper and foam wrapped hangers to hang clothing items items (in the closet of a spare bedroom) that are going to be donated or put in a garage sale. When I have a good amount (or when my neighborhood announces we're having a community garage sale) everything is neatly hung and ready to go. The plain wire hangers go in the bin with stuff we are taking to the cleaners.
  • Angelflutters Angelflutters on Dec 06, 2014
    2 brackets on the wall the width of the hangers and then slide the hangers on them upside-down. Keeps them organized AND keeps them from getting tangled together as they sometimes do when hanging freely.
  • Eileen B. Eileen B. on Dec 06, 2014
    We have a bathroom right next to the laundry room and my husband used a piece of dowel to make a rack. I can hang things that can't go in the dryer and when everything is dry I just take them and put them in my closet
  • Claudia Lakey Claudia Lakey on Dec 06, 2014
    I have cabinets over my washer and dryer. I took the doors off one and put a towel rod (like for a bathroom) hanging from the top of the cabinet. It holds my hangers perfectly!
  • KellyG KellyG on Dec 06, 2014
    I put a shower curtain rod from the door casing that goes to the garage over to the casing of the door that leafs into the kitchen. Works like a charm to hang dry or just to hang up freshly laundered clothes. Hope this helps.
  • Judy Judy on Dec 06, 2014
    Ok.....my solution does not involve dowels or rods of any kind. Go to your local hardware store & buy a length of plastic chain with links of a large enough diameter to hook the hangers into. Attach the chain to the wall either letting it hang vertically or attaching both ends so it's hung horizontally. Hook a hanger into each link. Repeat as needed for whatever number of hangers you need to store.
  • Julieanne Blaik Julieanne Blaik on Dec 06, 2014
    I put all my spare coat hangers in a box upside down so the hook and one side touches the bottom of the box. I put 10 with the hook facing left , then 10 facing right . The box sits neatly on the shelf in the laundry cupboard. The skirt hangers, I clip both clips to the clip of the next hanger and put them separately in another box .
  • My answer takes care of the hangers and the sales papers that come in the mail. 1. Gather two to three hangers. 2. Fold papers to fit around the bottom hangers and tape around the papers to create pant hangers.
  • Yvonne Wadley Yvonne Wadley on Dec 06, 2014
    In Australia we have over the door hangers. One in the laundry holds the empty hangers, the almost dry or even spun dry shirts on clothes hangers of course) and hanging clothes awaiting ironing.
  • Rita Revell Rita Revell on Dec 07, 2014
    I use a shower rod in my laundry room. The space where the w/d fits is just wide enough for the rod to go from one wall to the other. Then I can use the hangers to put my clean clothes on them as I get them from the dryer, or washer for things that need to "drip dry". My sister had done this with a little laundry closet, but she got the wooden dowel used in closets to make the rod with. Any way that's where I got the idea from.
  • Bonnie Spielman Bonnie Spielman on Dec 07, 2014
    I do the same as Rita. It works beautifully.
  • Pam Lange Pam Lange on Dec 08, 2014
    I do the same as Rita and Bonnie. I can hang things to dry that I don't want to put in the dryer.
  • Teresa Schultz Teresa Schultz on Dec 08, 2014
    We had an unfinished laundry room in the basement. I hung 2 shelf holders upside down from the bottom of the rafter/floorboards and screwed a large wooden dowel onto it and hung my hangers there. Clothes went straight from the dryer to the hangers.
  • Claudia Brown Claudia Brown on Dec 08, 2014
    I picked up one of the cardboard recycle boxes that my dry cleaners has and use it. It lays flat on its side and has the same shape as a clothes hanger. I am going to get my hubby to build me one out of wood.
  • Christine Young Christine Young on Dec 08, 2014
    I have two towel rods attached to the bottom of the cabinets over the washer and dryer. Works wonderfully. About the white hangars, often the dry cleaner will accept returns of hangars.
  • Margaret Innis Margaret Innis on Dec 09, 2014
    We have tried every idea - and found a shower rod hung between 2 separate wall cabinets over the washer & dryer works.
  • Claudia Claudia on Dec 15, 2014
    You could use a recycle tote to store them. One bag can hold at least 20. I put the hangers with the hook up so they're easy to grab and pull.
  • J K  Weigle J K Weigle on Dec 15, 2014
    I have a conduit pipe installed above my washer and dryer. All the hangers go into the laundry basket. When the laundry is taken to the washer, the haners are hung. This also makes a place to hang right out of the dryer and to hang damp-dry items, too. Additionally, I have a Dirt Devil hung by the dryer to vacuum the dryer lint.
  • Kam1231071 Kam1231071 on May 26, 2015
    The shower rod is a great idea. They sell brackets intended for closet rods that will prevent it from falling if it isn't snug enough or it's too much weight to support.
  • Becky Becky on May 26, 2015
    My husband installed a shower bar above my washer and dryer, works perfect.
  • Debi53 Debi53 on May 28, 2015
    I, too, have battled with hangers for years. My husband finally came up with the perfect solution for me. On a side wall next to my dryer, he mounted a 4ft. long metal bracket that is typically used for mounting adjustable shelving on a wall or closet. (For shelves you would use 2 brackets with the shelf supports that just slip in and then lay the shelf on top of the brackets.) We used just one bracket & 4 shelf supports. I can now separate my hangers on each bracket: skirt hangers, pant hangers, shirt hangers, etc. We put a drawer knob on the front of the shelf support (in the hole for attaching shelves with a screw) to keep hangers from slipping off. No more tangled hangers, no hunting for the correct hanger, & it doesn't take up my hanging space.
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Oct 27, 2016
    what to do with those white dry cleaning clothes hangers? take them back to the dry cleaner.