Where to Donate Hangers

by - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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The thing about clothes hangers- you always either have way too many or not enough.

When you are going through your closet, purging that clothes you don't use and someone else could be wearing, you will probably notice you have too many hangers. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT take this as an opportunity to go shopping. You have enough clothes, Friend. That hanger may need some clothes on it, but not yours.

Hangers seem about one step up from plastic bags or anything in your junk drawer, but they actually can all be reused. Never throw a clothing hanger away, unless it is broken beyond repair. Goodwill mostly does not accept hangers, so this one takes a little more thought, but it is still do-able.

But how do you get rid of them?

Offer them on Buy Nothing (or just out to your friends on Facebook). Someone in your neighborhood definitely needs those hangers. If you have a Buy Nothing Group, offer it there. If you don't have a Buy Nothing Group, get on the project's page and find one in your neighborhood or start one! If Buy Nothing isn't the answer for you, I have a simple solution. Write this as your facebook status-

"I have a bunch of wire/plastic/wood hangers, does anyone want them?"

I can guarantee, from personal experience, that someone will. I just posted this for my Dad and his wife, and those things were claimed in less than an hour. I am telling you, your neighbor needs hangers.

For Wire Hangers, Take them to the Dry Cleaners. Most dry cleaners will accept wire hangers as long as another cleaners' logo isn't on them. It's so fast and easy, and you know they will get more use. If we all did this, we could keep so many hangers from being made.

If the wire hangers are totally past the point of usefulness, they can go in metal scrap recycling.

For Plastic Hangers, check with local shelters, nursing homes, and hospitals. They usually need hangers and can take the donation from you. Just call around, but I bet it won't take long before someone happily claims them.

If you donate clothes to a thrift shop, check with them as well to see if you can donate hangers there.

Lastly, check and see if any re-use companies like JDM Sorting are nearby (eco-cycle has a nice guide for the Denver area- check if something like that is at work where you are) . They sell used hangers to clothing retailers to cut down on waste.

For Wooden Hangers, pat yourself on the back for being so dang fancy. Then I would check with your school or daycare facility, because they often need hangers that are hearty enough to face a lot of daily wear.

This one is so easy, and I hate to think of how many hangers have landed in a landfill because people just didn't know their options. You never have to send another hanger to the trash, because they all have use somewhere. Just not your closet. Seriously, embrace your progress- do not buy more clothes!

The Great Donate 2017 is on! Can you donate, gift, or recycle 2,017 items out of your house this year? The average American household has 300,000 items in it- who needs that much? No one, but there are lots of people who could use what you have sitting collecting dust.

Check out the Great Donate main page for more suggestions on what to donate and where. You will save money (by knowing what you actually have), free up space, and save so much from going into a landfill.

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