You’ve Never Hung Up a Sweater Correctly in Your Life

In the fall and winter, no item of clothing is more essential than your trusty sweaters. What else can keep you cozy and warm while still making sure you’re always looking stylish? Let’s say it all together: HOORAY SWEATERS.

But if you’re a sweater fan (as we obviously are), then you might be disconcerted to discover that you’ve been mistreating this beloved winter top. It’s not intentional, of course, you’re likely doing everything you’ve been taught to do when it comes to taking care of your clothes.

Hand washing or air drying? Check. Using a razor to get rid of annoying pilling? Check.

So then where are you going wrong? As it turns out, you’re accidentally damaging your sweaters in your closet.

Imagine how you hang your sweaters, really quick. Odds are, you slip each end of your hanger into each sleeve of your sweater and hang it as you normally would. Well, we’re sorry to tell you, but you’re doing it wrong! (If you have another method of hanging, go you!)

You may have noticed that when you take your sweaters off the hanger, the neck of the top is a little stretched and there are some annoying “hanger bumps” on the shoulders of your top. These annoyances might feel like something you just have to deal with, but there’s a really easy solution: hanging your sweaters in a completely unexpected way.

The video below from In the Know is showing a quick, albeit totally out-of-the-norm, way to hang your sweaters that keep them in mint condition. You’ll have to watch the video yourself to see the tutorial, but we can give the technique a really positive testimony!

When you first see the strange way they’re suggesting to hang your sweaters, your first thought is probably: “That is such a waste of time.” But, take it from us, it’s a much quicker method than you might be picturing! It might take a couple practice runs to get the feel for this method, but it quickly becomes like second nature.

Furthermore, the quality of our sweaters has seriously improved from using this hanging hack. No more droopy necks, no more shoulder bumps – just the sweaters we spent hard-earned money on, staying in amazing condition.

If you think about it, not only does hanging your sweaters correctly save you time (we’ve spent too much time trying to get those hanger kinks out of knits) but you’re saving money! This method will keep your sweaters in the best condition, which means you’ll get as much use out of them as possible.

Make sure to watch the video below for the simple step-by-step tutorial on the correct way to hang your sweaters.