DIY- How to make a coat hanger out of old outlet and plugs
Electronic market and e-waste are growing at the same rate.
It takes thousands of years to degrade non-biodegradable waste. Researchers are
finding solutions to fix this problem, but here is something you can certainly do to
show a sense of responsibility towards saving the Mother Nature by reusing home-
based non-biodegradable waste. This waste is usually easy to find, but if you are
baffled to find some then you can get those from a Handyman or a Hardware shop. DIY is one of
the greatest ideas that tend to bring out the eco-geek inside you without being too
To start with, turning an old power outlet and plugs into a coat
hanger is surely a decent idea that you can try at home.
- European Outlet
- Two plugs
- Two big nails
- 10 inch long heat shrink tube
- Screwdriver, Vice & Lighter
After going through step-by-step instructions (listed below),
your first DIY hack will feel like a piece of cake.
Step 1: As you would be using old/unused plugs that were
lying in table drawer for years, they would require proper cleaning. Remove all
wires and dark stains.
Step 2: Now comes the toughest part, i.e. bending nails
at a certain angle with the help of vice to make them function as hooks – As I
didn’t had the required equipment, I took the help of my friend at Hays NYC. Once the straight nails are bent,
you need to cover them with heat shrink tube. Heat the tubes with the help of
lighter. After being exposed to heat, it shrinks tight over the nails.
Step 3: You have hooks and plugs ready. Now, you need to
combine both the parts together in order to make the pegs. For this you need to
put nails in the strain release of the plug. Tighten it and close the plug.
Step 4: You have all the essential components ready. Now,
screw the outlet to the wall tightly and plug in the plugs the same way you do to
charge your Smartphone and you are done.
Pretty Cool and a great way to recycle!
Thanks for stopping by, jen