How to Stop Hanger Marks

by Valencia Higuera

Choose the right hanger to keep your clothes wrinkle-free.

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Hanger marks can appear on pants, shirts and any other item hanging in your closet. Ironing garments offers an effective solution for getting rid of hanger marks. However, if you're short on time, or if you simply don't like ironing, consider clothing care tips to help stop hanger marks and unsightly wrinkles.

Step 1

Fold heavier garments to prevent hanger marks, and then store in a drawer. A hanger may not provide enough support for garments such as large sweaters, jeans and other heavy materials. The weight of these garments may cause hangers to bend and leave marks on clothes.

Step 2

Use a clamp hanger for pants and skirts. Avoid hanger creases and marks on bottoms by using a hanger with two clamps to secure the clothes.

Step 3

Experiment with a wood hanger. Wire hangers provide little support and can leave hanger marks, and plastic hangers are better suited for lightweight clothes. If you need to hang a heavy garment such as a business suit, use a strong hanger such as a wood hanger.

Step 4

Remove belts and items from pockets. The extra weight can cause garments to stretch while hanging, and this can cause hanger marks.

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About the Author

Valencia Higuera is a freelance writer from Chesapeake, Virginia. She has contributed content to print publications and online publications such as Sidestep.com, AOL Travel, Work.com and ABC Loan Guide. Higuera primarily works as a personal finance, travel and medical writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/journalism from Old Dominion University.