37 Clever Ways Hooks Can Organize Your Entire Life
Hook it. Hook it real good.
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1. Hooks have many functional uses in the kitchen — like holding baking utensils.
2. Or, you know, regular cooking utensils.
(They might clank a bit every time you close the cabinet, though). More kitchen storage ideas here.
3. And, of course, hot pads.
If you hang them on the wall or side of the fridge they can do double duty as decor.
4. They can also transform an old door into an all-purpose kitchen storage unit.
Get the directions here.
5. A hook can hold a measuring cup on the side of your cereal bin, so you can portion it perfectly every morning.
Find some cool DIY oatmeal inspiration here.
6. Use two hooks to make foil and plastic wrap easy to reach and tear.
Get the directions here.
7. Add some shower curtain rings and rods to the side of your fridge for an easy-to-customize kids art gallery.
Even better: this keeps the art in nice, neat rows, and it will never fall off because the magnet isn’t magnet-y enough. From here.
8. A solitary hook can make for convenient back-of-the-high-chair bib storage.
Then it’s easy to remove the hook when you want to donate the high chair later. Originally here.
9. They can also hang beautiful country-style window vases.
You can gaze at them in between your baby’s bites of puréed carrot. Get the full tutorial here.
10. Mount a vertical herb garden next to your kitchen window with a few small hooks.
Tutorial and more beautiful photo inspiration here.
11. Station a hook next to your sink to guard your rings while you do dishes.
Having the hook there can help you remember to take them off. Idea from here.
12. Create more storage space by securing a wire spice rack to the back of your bathroom cabinets…
13. Or hang a wire file box on the side of your sink.
Or over your toilet, or next to your mirror, or wherever works best in your bathroom. More here.
14. Combine the organizational power of hooks and caddies, and everyone CAN have their own shower rack.
Just hang ‘em on their own hooks. (Make sure to use water-resistant adhesive, if you’re using adhesive hooks). From here.
15. Switch those shower racks for bath toy baskets if and when your situation is more kid-focused.
Again, water-resistant hooks are key. From here.
16. Store the entire family’s sunglasses on two hooks and a dowel (you can make sure the dowel stays in place with a tiny bit of sticky tack).
But no guarantees your teenager won’t “borrow” your favorite pair every time they head out. Get the instructions here.
17. An upside-down hook can hold a wreath in place.
Directions on how to make this work here.
18. And a small hook nestled on top of a door frame can hold banners and bunting.
Because they’re on top of the doorframe, you can leave them up year-round (so hanging birthday streamers, 4th of July bunting, and Christmas garlands is super fast). Get a tutorial for this pretty banner here.
19. Pair a couple with a baseboard to hang a big quilt.
Get the how-to here.
20. Hang curtains neatly by painting your hooks the same color as your crown moulding.
Tutorial on how to hang these curtains (plus info on trimming plastic hooks if they’re too tall for your space) here.
21. Clean up your entertainment center with the help of zip ties and small hooks.
The ultimate cord-organizing combo. Get directions here.
22. Or you can seek out hooks designed specifically for holding cords.
Find a step-by-step for your home office here.
23. Improvise a paper towel holder with two hooks and some spare wire.
Good if you don’t want to buy a special paper towel rack for the garage, but happen to have some extra materials laying around. From here.
24. Basic but beautiful (and useful): hang costume jewelry on a cork board.
25. Or just along the sides of a shelf.
Or on your wall, or the back of your closet door.
26. Hate the way the white plastic looks? Spray paint your hooks gold.
More inspiration — including info on how to use washi tape for a cool cube border — here.
27. Or coat them in some glittery Mod Podge.
28. Painting plastic hooks can help your decorations look more finished.
I mean, if you know they’re Command Hooks, they’ll still look like Command Hooks. But they won’t stand out quite as much. From here.
29. “Hammered metallic” spray paint can make them look more, well, like metal.
31. Give yourself some extra shelving in a small dorm room by hanging a spice rack on your wall.
32. Use hooks to hang baskets on the wall.
The perfect spot for kids to turn in their homework folders every day. From here.
33. DIY a fun party game for your next get together.
It could also just be a fun way to hang kids artwork. Party game directions here.
34. Make your own affordable photo backdrop for a wedding, birthday party, or random special occasion.
35. Hang a dowel between two hooks for pretty washi tape storage.
This would also work with spools of ribbon, if you’re the type to build a gift-wrapping station. From here.
36. Get the perfect macramé creation spot with the same dowel-and-two-hooks trick.
37. Position buckets on the side of the kids craft table (or your grown up work desk).
Get the directions for here.