When getting dressed, do you pull a shirt off the hanger and leave the hanger or do you actually remove the hanger with the shirt? Sounds simple, but many people out of habit just pull a shirt off and leave the hanger. When you do this continually and then don’t go through your closet and gather all those empty hangers at laundry time, you will end up with a messier closet and less room. One of the first things I do when working on a closet is remove empty hangers- and it can easily be 50-100 hangers! That is a lot of unnecessary hanger clutter that people often don’t notice until all the empty hangers get pulled out.
If you have a tendency to leave hangers behind, try to get in the habit of pulling the hanger and then removing your clothes. Put the empty hanger in a bin in your closet or hang them all at the end of the rod. I drop mine in a laundry basket that doubles as my hamper. That way when I do the laundry, I have all the hangers I need to put the clothes back up. It is a simple habit that will make a big difference in your closet. Save time, space, and frustration by eliminating hanger clutter.