How to Hang Pants on A Hanger Without Causing Creases
Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve undoubtedly bought nice slacks for business events, fancy dinners, and parties alike. You likely don’t wear them very often, and it’s tempting to wad them up in a drawer for the rest of the year, so they aren’t taking up space in your closet. However, leaving pants folded for months on end can lead to serious creases. And no one wants that!
Higher Hangers proudly presents a few methods for hanging your pants on hangers without causing creases or taking up too much space.
One Leg at A Time
This one method of hanging up your dress pants may seem a little complex, but you’ll be happy you tried it when your pants don’t have any annoying creases the next time you want to wear them.
- Start by holding your pants upside down, by the ankles, while standing in front of your hanger.
- Straddle the hanger with your pant legs
- Fold one leg inside and down over the hanger bar, letting it dangle above the pants’ crotch.
- Take the other leg and fold it over the hanger bar to lie flat against the outside of the first pant leg.
- Ensure that your natural creases are lined up and voila!
This is the easiest method on this list. It helps you avoid creases in your pants and makes it simple to hang up your pants after a big night out. We recommend this method for busy people who are folding up lots of laundry at once. The only downside is that it makes the pants slightly bulkier than other folding methods, so watch out if your closet is already full.
- Fold your pants in half lengthwise at the seat.
- Drape your pants in half so that the waistband is touching your hems.
- Spread out the leg of the pants so that they aren’t crumpled in the middle of the hanger.
- Adjust the pants as needed to balance them out so they don’t slip off the hanger.
There are special hangers with clips that are designed for hanging pants and skirts without subjecting them to creases. However, these clips don’t always work depending on your pant material. Hangers with clips work best with thicker fabrics like denim or leather, but they can accidentally snag or damage silk or satin. So, be careful!
Protect your material by using index cards or business cards and folding them over the waistband of your pants, where you’ll apply the clips. That stops the clips from leaving impressions on leather or delicate materials.
Hangers usually come with two clips for either side of your pants, but it’s relatively easy to add additional clips if your pants are especially heavy. Extra clips help with woolen pants or pants made for colder climates.Clamps
If you’re worried about your pants slipping out of individual clips lining a hanger’s bar, there are special hangers that have a long clamp instead of a bar. This allows you to distribute the weight of your pants throughout the hanger evenly and stops the pants from shifting around. Not only does this prevent the pants from slipping off the hanger, but it also stops them from creasing by moving.
When using a clamp hanger, fold your pants in half lengthwise and clamp the hems of the ankles, not the waistband. This will let your pants dangle towards the floor, but it’ll ensure that they don’t spend any time as a pile on the floor.The Wrap Around
This method is a little more unusual and works for people who don’t have special hangers for their pants with a bar down the middle. If you’re working with normal shirt hangers, this is the method for you—no more worrying about finding the perfect hanger for every type of outfit in your closet.
By wrapping your pants around the hanger, you’re also keeping them elevated from the floor. If you’re looking to add a little extra space in your wardrobe and want to separate between things on hangers and things in cubbies or racks, this will stop your pants from dangling.
- Start by folding your pants in half lengthwise, aka like a hotdog bun.
- Rest the bottom of the back crotch on one side of the hanger.
- Take one pant leg and drape it over the other side of the hanger.
- Take the other pant leg and drape it over that side of the hanger so that it covers the first leg.
- You’re done! The pants will keep themselves in place by folding over each other. By only having a single fold and letting the pants lie smooth, you won’t take up much room in the closet, and you’ll prevent wrinkles.
One of the most significant issues for people hanging pants on clothes hangers is that the pants slip off plastic hangers. To solve this issue, you could invest in velvet-covered hangers. The non-slip velvet covering will stop even the silkiest of pants from slipping off and falling to the floor. After all, there’s no easier way to wrinkle your pants than to let them languish in a pile on the floor!
Another option is to add a strip of velvet or some other kind of non-slip surface to your existing plastic hangers. All you need is a hot glue gun and a thin scrap of material long enough to cover the middle bar on the hanger. Being creative can definitely be a win-win for your pants!Hanging It Up
Now that you’ve discovered a few new ways to hang up your pants, you’ll never have to worry about unwanted creases when you’re ready to get fancy. Plus, the added bonus is that most of these techniques stop your pants from taking up too much space in your crowded wardrobe. Now go forth, and hang up those pants. Whichever method you choose, you’ll be footloose and crease-free in no time at all!