Everyone is bound to have some wire hangers around their home at some point, the question is....
What do I do with them if I don't want them???
1. You can check with your local recycling center but many do not accept wire hangers. You can remove the cardboard and/or paper from the hangers and recycle that at least.
2. Many thrift stores will gladly take them off of your hands such as Goodwill or The Salvation Army. Be sure to call your local branch before you head there with all your hangers because not all locations accept them and we don't want them to end up in the landfill :-)
Some local thrift stores in Savannah, GA that accept wire hangers are Blessingdales, Thrift, Gift, and Furniture, and The Old Savannah City Mission.
If there is a thrift or consignment store that you frequent, don't be afraid to ask them if they would like your wire hangers (provided they sell clothes).
3. Check with the dry cleaners in your area, lets face it many of them probably came from the dry cleaners anyways. Many dry cleaners will welcome them so just drop them off with your dry cleaning the next time you go.
Any other ideas that I may have missed....please feel free to leave a comment below
In light of a new school year coming up...
This project is what turned my dreams of being a Professional Organizer in Savannah, GA a reality.
This was a total of 2 rooms used for storage by this preschool in Savannah, GA. Everything was completely rearranged so that all like items were stored in the same room.
The smaller of the 2 rooms became the "teacher supply and work room" and the other much larger room was designated for "classroom supplies."
Shelving units and bins were purchased for this project some items such as the filing cabinets were re purposed.
In the larger room isles were created from the shelving units to create space and a flow for all the items stored. Everything used with and for the children in the classroom were stored in this room.
Items included: classroom manipulatives, puzzles, items for classroom stations, school library, craft supplies (from paint to coffee filters), educational toys, dress-up clothes, outdoor toys, indoor recess toys, and even a computer station where teachers could check out computers to be used during centers.
Everything was sorted and placed in a bin (mostly clear bins but some opaque bins were re purposed) with a label of what was inside and where it belonged in the room (example: bristle blocks unit 2 shelf 4). All of the shelving units were labeled as well as each shelf. All of the books in the classroom library were separated into categories and labeled according to their category.
The smaller room housed all the teacher materials such as: bulletin board items, staples, tape, trash bags, and construction paper. This room also contained a workstation where there were laminating machines, a cricut, and an Ellison Press to be used by teachers outside of classroom time.
Again everything was placed in bins or in a drawer/cabinet with a label so everyone knew where to find what they were looking for.
The school was also provided with an inventory spreadsheet that listed everything in each of the rooms by unit and shelf location.
Everything had a home and was labeled with it's location for ease in finding it and putting it away. Labeling everything was key and it helped teachers and teachers aids out immensely so they could quickly find what they needed when they needed it :-)
Professional Organizer, mother, wife, friend, and lover of Jesus.