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.

Pull on the shirt.

Wet your fingers in running water.

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

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

Wait for the area to dry for about 10 minutes.

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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