15 Ways to Repurpose Wire Coat Hangers: Strange Ways to Save Money

a crow nest made out of wire coat hangers
Unless you get your clothes dry cleaned, wire coat hangers are getting harder to find. Everyone seems to appreciate the plastic and wood models more these days and those are the hangers you’ll find in stores. I’ll bet, though, that you have a stash of old wire hangers in your closet. Wire hangers have a lot of uses besides just hanging clothes. Many of these uses can replace other commercially available products, saving you money. Rather than just tossing your old hangers, here are some other uses for them.

Snake a drain or toilet: If you don’t own a “real” snake for unclogging pipes, a straightened coat hanger can work just as well. Just work it around in the

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5 Responses to 15 Ways to Repurpose Wire Coat Hangers: Strange Ways to Save Money

  1. lsmith says:

    What great ideas! Never thought about the lowly little wire coat hanger had so much versatility.
    I’ve used one idea already…thanks!

  2. Tammy says:

    I am still trying to figure out what is in the picture. Is that a wire hanger bird nest? This is a great article. I have accumulated so many wire hangers from the dry cleaners I usually just through them away.

  3. Jeffrey says:

    “I am still trying to figure out what is in the picture. Is that a wire hanger bird nest?”

    Yes, it is a crow’s nest. The crow found a unique way to repurpose the wire hangers.

  4. david says:

    That wire hanger nest is great! I bet there are a lot of people with clotheslines wondering where all their hangers disappeared to.

  5. Burn Face says:

    i got a burn across my face from roasting marsh mellows with coat hangers when i was young. my sisters marsh mellow caught fire and she was waving it around to blow it out and swung it right into the side of my face. metal holds heat.

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