A few weeks ago I went to the store to get a couple of hooks to use on the inside of the cupboard door underneath my kitchen sink. I wanted to be able to hang wet towels there to dry before I tossed them into the dirty laundry basket.
Well, when I got to the store and was perusing the hardware section I became intrigued with the variety of hook options there are out there! I had no idea!
They’ve got hooks for every conceivable hanging need. And even better, if you go with the 3M Command Brand hooks,
they are all completely removable and won’t damage whatever you decide to hang them on (just in case you decide it was a lame idea in the first place).
The little wheels in my head began spinning with the possibilities. The two little hooks I went to buy suddenly turned into MANY hooks! I bought the ones you see here on my FIRST trip to the store…and then went back for more. lol.
First I addressed the hooks for under the kitchen sink. I added the two I initially wanted….and then decided to add two more to the opposite cupboard door. You never know….I might need them!
I was off and running! Next I attacked the inside of the pantry door where I came up with the BRILLIANT (to me at least) idea to put a hook to hang my broom and dust pan on! Currently they were propped up just inside the pantry door, always in the way of something.
Once the broom and dust pan were hung up I couldn’t believe I hadn’t done this YEARS ago! SO simple!
By the way…putting these puppies up is ridiculously easy. Literally ONE, TWO, THREE and you’re done. No need for hammers or screwdrivers or tools of any kind! (Unless you count your thumb as a tool, which technically you could I guess.)
The next thing I decided to tackle was one of my pet peeves…no designated place to put my purse. Usually it ends up on top of the clothes washer, on the kitchen table or on the phone desk. It seems to always be in the way AND never where I thought I left it!
Not anymore! Now it has a place of “honor” directly inside the door in our laundry/mudroom that leads to the garage. I hang it up the second I come in…and grab it the second before I leave. And I ALWAYS know where it is! Once again…I cannot help asking myself…why did I wait so long?!
Since I was in the laundry/mudroom I decided to address a couple of other areas I thought were in need of some hanging options.
I decided to attach a couple of hooks to the inside of the cupboard above my washing machine to hang my new prized possessions….my microfiber cleaning cloths! I wanted to keep those babies in a place where they would be “safe” from the uneducated in my household who might grab them to use for changing the oil in the car or something equally nefarious! I love my “boys”, but I don’t trust them to know the difference between an expensive microfiber cleaning cloth and a ratty old rag. You know what I mean??
And finally in the laundry/mudroom I decided to hang up two hooks on opposite cupboards to hang a small “clothesline” of sorts…..for those times I have a piece of laundry I just don’t want to put in the dryer. I know it looks a little odd, but I LOVE IT! And the great thing is it’s completely removable. I can take it down and put it back up any time my little heart desires. When the hubster saw this…I think he began to worry I was “losing it”.
But then he went into our bathroom and was CONVINCED I had already LOST IT!
Honestly, I thought this was a BRILLIANT idea! He thinks it’s ridiculous. What do YOU think??? Feel free to be honest…I won’t be offended if you think I’m a few cards short of a full deck like the hubster does. Because you’re probably right. But that doesn’t change the fact that I LOVE this idea! lol. I HATED that brush holder thingie that sat on the floor and was always gross. Of course I might “come to my senses” sometime down the road…and then the beauty of completely REMOVABLE HOOKS will come into play. :-)
And that concludes the grand tour of all my “hang-ups”. For now. I still have half a dozen hooks I haven’t used yet….I’m sure I’ll conjure up something else for the hubster to shake his head at. :-)