How to Clean Plastic Hangers

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Things You'll Need

  • Plastic clothes hangers

  • Bathtub

  • Dish detergent

Are your plastic clothes hangers dirty?

Plastic clothes hangers can collect dust while hanging in the closet. Wiping each plastic hanger down to remove the dust can be time consuming. Learn how to clean plastic hangers quickly and easily with this secret trick.


Step 1

Gather all of your plastic clothes hangers that need to be cleaned. Having them all in one place will keep you from having to run around the house later seeking them out.

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Step 2

Lay each plastic hanger into the bathtub. You can put as many as you want into the tub. You might even want to ass a few other large plastic items that need to be cleaned, too. Add in bns, large plastic children's blocks, toys and other plastic items that have dust or dirt that need to be removed.

Step 3

Close the drain on your bathtub so that the water doesn't flow out. Your plastic hangers might need a soak to remove anything sticky that might have adhered to the surface and soaking them will be the easiest way to remove residue or film.

Step 4

Turn on the bathtub water and fill it up so that each plastic clothes hanger is fully immersed.


Step 5

After the water is turned off, add a few drops of dish detergent to the tub and let it dissolve into the water for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 6

Pull the drain plug and allow the water to drain from the tub. Use the shower to rinse the soap away from the hangers.


Be sure the hangers are rinsed well. Lingering soap residue can attract dust to your plastic hangers in the future.


If you're washing toys along with your plastic hangers , make sure they don't go down the drain.


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