Friday 27 May 2022


jean on a diy trouser hanger
Storage solution.
Jeans need to be seen!
They need to be in clear sight, to spot at a glance,
the high waister, the cropped, skinny, un hemmed ankle grazer, boot cut...

Hanging trousers over standard hangers drives me mad, I have to pull out about five different pairs of black jeans until I find the pair I am looking for (I know first world problems).  And Mari Kondo's idea of rolling them into a small ball and stuffing (mindfully placing) them in a drawer, unless you are living in a campervan or out of a rucksack, is insane!

I have about a billion standard wooden hangers and this is the easy and as you'd expect, cheap way I found to turn them into trouser hangers.

Metal clothes pegs and cable ties.

wooden coat hanger metal clothes pegs

Just loop the cable tie through the top of  the peg and around the bottom of the hanger and cut off the excess with scissors.

clip on trouser hanger

They work really well and hold even the heaviest of jeans.

jeans in wardrobe
Not the wardrobe of George Michael, I just seemed to have styled it that way for the photo!

I used cable ties I already had in from repairing a trampoline but you can pick up a pack of 100 white ones (probably less visible than black) for £2 at Amazon.
I used metal pegs I already had in, when I bought them they cost around 10p per peg which is a great price for something which could last a life time, buy less buy better is something I am definitely trying to do,

metal clothes pegs

I have a deep love for every day items that are really well designed and also beautiful, and metal clothes pegs are all of that.
I realise I have hit peek interiors geek-ness with that comment.

Next storage solution I'm looking for,
baskets that fit on standard 20cm wide shelves and aren't for a baguette!
That's what the google search brings up, who is buying those?


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