Recycle Cheap Store Hangers in the Most Brilliant Way

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You know those cheap plastic hangers you get when you buy clothes from department or thrift stores? Most of the time I just end up throwing them out. But if you’re into upcycling anything and everything, then you’ll love how this guy recycles those cheap hangers in one of the most clever ways! There’s no need to waste that perfect good plastic (or let it sit, empty, in your closet) when there’s a super functional use for those hangers. It’s the perfect solution to a problem you probably weren’t even considering.

If you’re anything like me, your cabinet is filled with bagged goods – chips, popcorn, dried fruit, you name it. Mainly of the chip variety, if I’m being honest. Many of these items come in bags that are not resealable. And if they’re not resealable, your delicious food is going to go bad if you don’t find a way to keep the bag closed.

And wasting a whole bag of Doritos because you couldn’t find a way to close it? Now that’s just criminal.

Enter: the chip clip. A glorious invention to keep your food bags closed and its contents fresh.

But say you don’t have any chip clips around. What are you supposed to do, let your chips go stale? Absolutely not! As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. And it is a necessity that your perfectly good Ruffles not go to waste.

For a quick chip clip, if you’re really in a pinch, break out some of those cheap, plastic hangers that you’re not using in your closet. You can actually use the clip part of these hangers (the parts that clamp onto and hold your clothes) as DIY chip clips!

This DIY is basically a simple, one-step process and you don’t have to spend any money on this brilliant impromptu invention…only the money you spent on the clothes, of course. Free and extremely easy? Definitely how every life hack should be.

Snap or cut off the ends of the hanger (in this video, he uses a little handsaw for the cleanest cut possible) and use the clips to keep your bagged foods fresh. You can even use both clips on one bag, with one on each end, for maximum freshness.

If the clip begins to get too loose, or if you need it looser for a thicker bag, you can adjust the width of the clip easily. All you have to do is take out the metal piece in the center, mold it to whatever size you need it to be, and then slip it easily back into the plastic clip. It’s that simple.

I’ve started using this trick at home and it works great! But if you want to avoid chip clips all together, this guy has a brilliant way to fold bags so you’ll never go looking for a chip clip again

What do you think about this quick life hack? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.