The free wire coat hangers you get from the laundry and dry cleaners are great in that they take up very little space in your wardrobe, but they can look pretty ugly. With a bit of effort you can transform them from mundane to marvellous and, in the process, make your wardrobe look so much more appealing. When you go shopping, part of the temptation is that clothes look more alluring when they're hanging in orderly, colour-coordinated ranges. So why not give your wardrobe the same treatment?
To glam up a hanger, all you need are some strips of fabric and double-sided tape. If you use fabric that is 140cm wide, two 2cm-wide strips should be enough to wrap around the entire hanger as you go. When you come to the end of the strip, secure it with a piece of double-sided tape wrapped around the hanger. Attach the next piece and carry on. Finish by sticking the end down with more tape. That's it. They make a lovely gift, too. If you are giving someone an item of clothing as a present, throw in a home-made hanger for them to put it on. Nice.
Tip taken from Simply Wonderwoman: A Survival Guide For Women With Too Much To Do (Kyle Books) by Joanna Gosling, Dh103, www.amazon.com