Removing hanger bumps from shirts is easy and doesn't require an iron.

How to Get Hanger Bumps Out on a Shirt's Shoulder

by Michael Briggs

All types of clothing can end up getting unattractive bump marks on the shoulder from being hung frequently on a hanger. These bumps take away from the clothing's appeal and can give off the notion that the wearer is not tidy or professional in a work setting. While precautions can be taken to keep new clothes from getting hanger bumps, such as not hanging your clothes or using padded hangers, there is a simple way to get rid of these bumps if you already have them.

1 Pull on the shirt.

2 Wet your fingers in running water.

3 Rub your fingers across the knitwear bump forcefully for 5 to 10 seconds.

4 After the bump is damp, flatten it more with your dry fingertips.

5 Wait for the area to dry for about 10 minutes.

6 Repeat if necessary.

Items you will need

  • Cup of water

About the Author

Michael Briggs is a trending news reporter for He has interned for digital and print publications including "The New York Daily News," "The Princeton Packet" and Thrillist. He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in journalism with a sports reporting concentration.

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