ORGANIZING FAVOURITES: 25 WAYS TO ORGANIZE WITH COMMAND HOOKS
Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce the start of a new series of posts called Organizing Favourites. On the last Thursday of every month I will highlight one of my favourite organizing tools, products or tips and really dive into why it is great and the many ways it can be used to maximize space, optimize time and simplify life. So, if you are ready, let’s get started with the first installment!
Organizing Favourite: Command Hooks
I can think of no better product to kick of this series than the small but mighty Command Hook. Yep, you read that right, the Command Hook. Without a doubt, Command Hooks are one of the best, most versatile, cost-efficient organizing products out there. I LOVE this product and constantly find new ways to use it in my home. Before highlighting 25 ways to use Command Hooks to organize, let’s take a minute to discuss what makes them so great for organizing.
A Command Hook For Your Every Need
No longer just the plain, white, plastic hooks that can appear cheap, today’s Command Hooks come in all different sizes and styles making it is easy to find one that fits your functional and aesthetic needs. Whether you need a hook, clip or strip, whether you need it to hold a very light item or up to 7.5 pounds, whether you want white, clear, stainless steel, brushed nickel, satin nickel, slate, or matte black, and whether you prefer a classic rounded or a modern square look, there is a Command Hook out there for you. Click here for a look at all their offerings.
Quick and Easy Organizing
Command Hooks are SO quick and easy to use. You peel stickers off and stick them to the desired surface. It takes one minute and no tools are required. What’s not to love about that? Command Hooks are also very forgiving: if you miss the exact place you aimed for, or change your mind about placement, just pull the tab and try again. That’s right, they’re reusable! Which brings me to one of the best features of Command Hooks: when repositioning or removing, no damage is done to the surface. I have used command hooks in every apartment and home I have lived in and never once have they damaged a surface. A definite bonus for everyone, but in particular, if you are renting. Could these things get any better?
Actually, they can! On top of their versatility, ease of use and no harm reusability, Command Hooks are cost-efficient. Prices vary based on the size, finish and whether buying in value packages but start as low as around $4.00 for packs of smaller hooks, around $6 for single hooks, $15 for double bathroom hooks and upwards to $25 for various value packs and everything in between. Rounding out the long list of reasons to love Command Hooks is the fact you can find them everywhere: grocery stores, dollar stores, hardware stores, home stores, convenience stores, online, office supply stores and big box stores.
Organizing With Command Hooks Inside Cabinets
Now that we know what makes Command Hooks so great, lets discover some of the many quick and easy ways to use them to get organized. One of my favourite places to use Command Hooks is inside cabinets. There is never enough storage in bathrooms or under kitchen sinks and making the most of every inch is important. Enter the Command Hook. I have Command Hooks in my master bath inside the cabinet door holding my blow dryer and inside the cabinet holding my travel toiletry bag.
I have them on the cabinet doors of my laundry sink holding a glass cleaner and Swiffer duster, on the cabinet doors of my kitchen sink holding cleaning brushes and inside another cabinet door holding a calendar and garbage/recycling schedule (with the help of binder clips).
Another way I have seen them used in cabinets and love is to hold baskets.
A variation of this is to use them as pot lid holders.
Another great idea is to use them to create plastic wrap and foil storage dispensers.
And for measuring spoon storage. Brilliant!
Organizing With Command Hooks On Doors
Another favourite area to use Command Hooks is on the back of doors. Use them on bathroom and bedroom closet doors to add extra vertical storage for hanging towels, robes, pyjamas, scarfs and ties.
Using Command Hooks this way is particularly useful if you have hollow doors (like many new build homes) and hooks that screw into doors are not an option. You can use over the door hooks, but I prefer Command Hooks not only for the cleaner look, but also because over the door hooks can impede the proper closing of the door and cause scuff marks to doors they are on.
I also use Command Hooks on my pantry door to hold plastic bags for re-use, on my mudroom closet doors to hold purses and umbrellas and a hanging shoe pocket that holds items we need to grab before leaving the house. And I use them on my guest room closet doors to organize gift bags by size as part of my gift wrap station.
The Many Other Places to Use Command Hooks
While cabinets and doors are amongst the most popular places to use Command Hooks, they are by no means the only places. I also use them in my home gym to hold tension bands and a skipping rope. The Command Hooks keep them out of the way, untangled and easily accessible.
In the past, I have used them in the bedroom for easy jewellery and belt storage.
You can use them in the kitchen on the back of your stand mixer to hide the cord, on the back of a high chair to hang bibs, on garbage pails to secure garbage bags and by the sink as a “ring holder” when doing dishes.
Command Hooks are great in playrooms and craft rooms to provide crayon, marker and pencil storage, to create a dress-up area and for wasabi tape or ribbon storage.
Finally, you can use them in any room to corral the visual clutter of cords at a desk, table or stand.
I really don’t think there is a more economical, quick, easy, no damage way to add a lot of accessible storage and organization than Command Hooks. I have by no means covered every way to use Command Hooks to get organized, but I hope I have helped you discover some new ways you can use this great and affordable product to maximize space, optimize time and simplify life. Let me know in the comments below what your favourite way is to use Command Hooks to get organized. If you want to learn about other cost-efficient organizing solutions, click here to read my post on 10 organizing products under $20.00. And keep an eye out for next month’s installment on… tension rods: for so much more than curtains.
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