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.
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:
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:
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Power clothes dryers have made clothes pins somewhat outdated.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:
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.