Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 116: Donated Wire Hangers

At least twice a month, I visit my local dry cleaner and drop off my suits, shirts, pants, etc.  Each time that I do this, they return them to me with the thin wire hangers that I am sure every dry cleaner on Earth uses (every dry cleaner also uses these pictures).  Over the course of the past 6 years (I used to wash "Dry Clean Only" clothes before meeting my wife), I have been able to compile a collection of wire hangers the likes of which would make Mommy Dearest up there lose her mind.  I have been wondering what I could do with all of the hangers, and my wife recently gave me an idea that I could tie in to my random acts.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I will be donating my impressive collection of wire hangers to Goodwill and The Salvation Army.  Both of those organizations accept donations of hangers for the clothes that they sell in their retail stores.  So if you have an overabundance of wire hangers in your house like I do, it is an easy thing to send them over and help Goodwill and The Salvation army so that they can spend their money on other, more important things.


  1. Interesting... I haven't thought about donating the hangars to Goodwill.

    I just take them back to the cleaners on my next trip so they can re-use them.

  2. Wire hangers are not allowed in my house, I can't stand them and don't know why. If we find one somewhere in here we untwist it and use it for barbecues over a firepit at the beach!


  3. When I've cleaned out my drawers and closet and packed up a bag of clothes to donate, I try to put a bunch of my extra hangers in with the clothes, thinking they would probably need them to display the clothes for sale. :) Some people also return them to dry cleaners (not sure how many will take them back) so they can be reused and/or recycled.

  4. I participate in children's consignment sales and am ALWAYS in need of wire hangers!!! if anyone has any extras that they are willing to part with, please contact me. I'm willing to pay shipping costs