Tip: Make hangers slide

| Last Updated: August 23, 2021

If your clothes hangers don’t slide freely on a wooden or metal closet pole rod, get out a roll of wax paper.

Remove all the hangers and then rub wax paper around the surface of the rod for its entire length.

Return the hangers to the closet and you’ll be amazed how well this works.

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