Introduction: Prevent Pants From Sliding Off Hanger
Here's a quick, easy, and essentially free fix for hangers that let your pants slide off...
This is a common problem with the pants hangers you get from the dry cleaners.
Normally when I have this problem, I just remove the cardboard and harvest the wire for alternative future use.
But, sometimes I really wish the hanger would work!
Step 1: Cut Notches in Cardboard.
First step to fixing the hanger is to cut some notches in the cardboard. One slit about 3/4" long at each end.
Step 2: Get a Rubber Band or Something Like It...
Now you need a rubber band. I could not find any around the house - but I did find some left over rubber from some sort of freebie exercise fitness kit. I just cut a long slender piece off and it worked great. If your rubber band is not long enough - try tying two together.
Step 3: Tie Knots in Each End of the Rubber Band.
You can see the rubber band with knots tied on each end.
Step 4: Mount Rubber Band.
Now insert one of the knotted ends of the rubber band into one of the slots of the cardboard.
Step 5: Twist the Rubber Band Around the Cardboard.
Now twist the rubber band around the cardboard sort of like a candy cane. Finally, place the remaining end of the rubber band into the remaining slot.
Step 6: Hang Your Pants.
Now the pants stay on the hanger.
I thought of this while I was doing the laundry today.
Note: If you have some particularly delicate fabrics, you might not want to use this.
But for my suits, jeans, and khakis - this is an easy winner!