Welcome to our article on hanging your jeans correctly with three different techniques. 

If you have space in your closet to hang your denim, I suggest you do it. However, space might be a premium with all the clothes you own. If there isn’t a lot of space to hang them, folding your jeans and putting them into a cubby or drawer is an excellent way to store your tall jeans.

Table of Contents

  • Fastest way to hang jeans: Simple hanger fold
  • Best way to hang jeans: Clamping hanger

How To Hang Jeans

Total Time: 3 min

Cost: $0

Before you think about hanging your jeans, you will want to ensure they are clean. Jeans, unlike other clothes, do not need to be cleaned regularly. However, wash your jeans properly every few months to avoid a smelly closet. Iron the jeans if needed and learn how to dry your jeans without a dryer as well, to be sure you don’t shrink them.

Now, learn how to hang jeans in closet.

1. Grab a standard clothes hanger

Grab a standard clothes hanger. A classic clothes hanger is shaped like a triangle. It has two diagonal bars and a horizontal bar at the bottom.

this is a photo of a standard clothes hanger to hang jeans

2. Fold the jeans in half vertically

Fold the jeans in half vertically. Make sure the hand pockets are on the inside, and the seat of the jeans is on the outside.

this is a photo of jeans folded in half vertically to hang on hanger

3. Hook your hanger over a stable object

Hook your hanger over something stable, such as a closet rod or lip of a door frame. Doing so will allow you to use both hands for the hanging process.

this is a photo of a hanger hooked over a stable object to hang jeans on

4. Slip the jeans through the hanger cuff first

Slip the jeans through the hanger, and drape them across the bar by the leg part. The waistband should be touching the cuffs.

this is a photo of jeans slipped through a hanger

5. Adjust the jeans to finish

If you notice the jeans slipping off the hanger, you must adjust them. Either tug on the waistband or the ankles. Do this until the jeans hang across the bar without slipping.

this is a photo of jeans adjusted to hang on a hanger

6. Secure the jeans with clothespins (optional)

If your jeans keep sliding off, you can secure them with a clothespin. Clip a clothespin or two across the horizontal bar.

this is a photo of jeans secured with a clothespin when on a hanger

Hang Jeans On A Hanger With Clips 

Total Time: 3 min

Cost: $0.53

1. Get a hanger with clips attached for your jeans

Get a hanger with clips attached to it. These hangers are suitable for most pants, especially jeans, but they may leave some imprints in leather or pleather pants unless you use cushioning (such as index cards).

this is a photo of a hanger with clips on it to hang jeans

2. Clip the jeans by the waist to the hanger

Clip the jeans by the waistband to the hanger. Each clip should be about 1 inch (2.54 centimetres) away from the outside edge of the waistband. The clips on most hangers are adjustable. They can slide across the bar back and forth. Move the clips around as necessary.

this is a photo of jeans hanging by the waist on a clipped hanger

3. Fold jeans in half vertically if too big to hang on clips

If your jeans are too wide for your hanger, fold them in half vertically. If you do not have a lot of vertical space in your closet, fold your jeans in half vertically, then horizontally. You will be clipping them by the knee part.

this is a photo of jeans folded in half then hung on the clips hanger

Hang Jeans On A Clamping Pants Hanger

Total Time: 3 ming

Cost: $0

1. Get a clamping pants hanger for your jeans

Get a clamping pants hanger. These are usually made of wood, consisting of two horizontal bars that pull together. They are ideal for hanging dress pants but work perfectly for jeans as well.

this is a photo of a clamping pants hanger to hang jeans

2. Fold the jeans in half before clamping

this is a photo of jeans folded in half before clamping on hanger

Fold the jeans in half vertically. The hand pockets should be on the inside, and the seat of the jeans should be on the outside.

3. Open the clamping hanger

Open the hanger. Grip the hook part of the hanger and pull it towards you. The two horizontal bars should open up.

this is a photo of an open clamping pants hanger

4. Place the jean cuffs between the bars

Place the cuffs between the bars. You will be hanging the jeans by the cuffs, not by the waist. This is because bulky things, such as buttons and zippers, get in the way. They prevent the hanger from closing together all the way.

this is a photo of jeans hanging by the cuffs on a clamping pants hanger

Follow our other guides while hanging up your clothes to make sure they stay wrinkle-free.

FAQ

It is better to fold your jeans for ease in your day. Denim is a very giving fabric that allows it to be mishandled for long periods without wrinkling or creasing. A simple file fold is all that is needed for your jeans.

You can hang up your jeans but do not need to. Denim is a very giving fabric that will not be wrinkled or stressed if all you do is create a flat fold and put your jeans away in a cubby.