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About a year ago, I could tell that my business was starting to struggle. We were having a tough time meeting deadlines and working with manufacturers, and it seemed like we were starting to sink. I knew that we had to do something, so we started looking for easier ways to manufacture our products. We decided to update our equipment and retrain all of our employees. It was amazing to see how much of a difference it made. This blog is all about finding different ways to stay on top of your business manufacturing, so that you can keep your customers happy and satisfied.

Finding Better Ways To Manufacture Your Products

Cool Ways To Create No-Slip Plastic Coat Hangers

Aloïs Boyer

Plastic hangers offer a variety of advantages over their metal or wood counterparts, but one area where they might frustrate you is slippage. While not a constant problem, clothes (especially shirts) can slip off of plastic coat hangers. Thankfully, there's a variety of ways that you can stop that slippage. Most of these projects require very little work.

Hot Glue Sticks

Lack of friction is a major contributor to plastic hanger slippage issues. However, if you some hot glue dots along the length of your hanger, you can create an easy grip surface that will keep your clothes from falling off. Working with hot glue sticks is relatively easy and requires only the following steps:

  • Insert your hot glue stick in the gun
  • Plug in the gun and let it warm up
  • Place several small dabs of glue along the length of each side of the hanger
  • Let the glue dry for several hours before using

Modeling Clay

If you don't want to use hot glue or simply feel comfortable using modeling clay, you can emulate the same effect by pressing small blobs of quick dry modeling clay along the length of the hanger. Use this simple process:

  • Pull a small dab of clay out of the can
  • Press it along the top of the horizontal section of the hanger
  • Try to create little "hooks" in the clay (small vertical strands) to give the cloth of your clothes something on which to cling
  • Continue adding these little clay hooks (at least four on each side) and let the clay dry for several hours

Wooden Clothes Pins

Power clothes dryers have made clothes pins somewhat outdated. However, if you have a pile of these old pins (particularly the pinch models, which can also be used in many cool crafts), you can easily adapt them to your plastic clothes hangers to make them no slip. Follow this simple process:

  • Attach a wooden clothes pin near each end of your hanger
  • Turn it around so that the bottom of the pin is located at the bottom of the hanger
  • Carefully adjust its position so that the legs of the hanger are between the bottom run of the hanger
  • Hang your shirt on the hanger and adjust it until it fits comfortable
  • Put your hand under the shirt and open the clothes pins to let in a little cloth
  • Let go of the pin to clothes

If this pinning process is too complicated, you can also attach the pins on top of the clothes. However, this may make the pins an obstruction when storing them in the closet.

Whatever craft you decide to try out, feel free to adjust the instructions to suit your needs. For example, for some clothes (such as heavy jackets), you may need more clothespins to hold them down. The most important thing, though, is to just have fun.