Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Simple Trick for Hanging Up a Sweater

I have been storing sweaters all wrong. 

Today I am sharing a technique for hanging up a sweater that's so simple and so brilliant, I can't believe I haven't known it until now!

This is a really simple trick for hanging up a sweater

Have you ever put on a sweater, only to see that one or both shoulders had become badly puckered from being hung up? Sometimes it's even necessary to rewash and reshape the sweater to make it presentable
enough to wear.  This recently happened to me, so when I came across this video by Woman's Day, (posted by Tip Hero) I was intrigued. Could there really be a good way to hang up sweaters?

After watching the video, I asked myself, "Why have I never thought of this?" 

I tried this technique myself, and it works! No more bagged-out shoulders or sagging sweaters. Sweaters that have been taking up a lot of valuable closet shelf space can now be hung up without fear of ruining them. 

Perhaps you already know this trick? But if not, I'm excited to share it with you and it's as easy as 1 - - 2 - - 3!

To hang a sweater, start by laying it out flat

# 1. Fold sweater in half length-wise, shoulder to shoulder with sleeves matches up. (If it is a cardigan, you should probably button it first.)

Hanging a sweater: step 1.  Fold in half lengthwise.

# 2.  Lay a hanger down on top of the sweater, so that the hook part rests upside-down in the armpit of the sweater.

How to hang a sweater: Step 2. Lay a hanger down with the hook poking out of the armhole area

# 3. Drape the arms of the sweater across to opposite side of the hanger, so they rest parallel along the top of the hanger; then fold the body of the sweater down over the arms.

How to hang a sweater: Step 3. Fold arms across top of hanger and then fold body down over them.

That's it! That's all there is to it, and your sweater will is ready to be hung in your closet - without risking unsightly poof-marks on one or both shoulders that so often appear when a sweater is hung the traditional way!

This really seems to be the best way to hang up sweaters.

To see a video demonstration of this method, check out this demonstration posted by Tip Hero.

How do you store your sweaters?

Have you ever heard of this method before?

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  1. What a great idea! I'll have to give it a try.

  2. I don't hang my jumpers (sweaters) but this would work a treat. And could probably be used for delicate tops too.
    Thank you.

    1. Yes - I hung up a light weight top this way that would stretch out if traditionally hung, and it seems to be doing fine.

  3. I fold mine into a drawer. I don't have many, but also don't have enough wardrobe space to hang them.
    That does look like an excellent method though.

    1. I think it really depends what your storage space is like. I fold a lot of my sweaters too, but don't have room for all of them on my shelves and in my drawers, so this works well for me.

  4. I've got plenty of sweaters that look like that all puckered up at the shoulders. Thanks for sharing this great tip with us Susan. Hope you are well.

    1. I hope it helps Mary K! Life has been busy and I've been traveling, so have been away from blogging. Hoping to get caught up a little this week!

  5. I love this idea - if only my closet had more space! For now my sweaters will have to stay folded!

    1. This method actually does take up a little more width than if you just hang sweaters traditionally Lana - so if hanging space is tight, it would not be helpful.

  6. I love this! I can't believe that we haven't seen this before now! Just think of all the shoulder bulges we could have avoided! I will be doing this one first thing in the morning!

  7. I've been doing this for the last year or two and it's soooo nice not to have little puckers on my shoulders any more. x


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