When you think of Command hooks (or similar damage-free hooks and hanging strips), you might assume that they’re just for college kids who want to hang things in their dorm rooms without sacrificing their security deposit. And while they’re certainly a great solution for students and renters, there are many, many more ways to use them! Removable hooks and hanging strips can be used to organize and decorate your things in every room of your home!
Here are some of my favorite ways to use them!
Note: This post was not sponsored or endorsed by Command Brand or 3M in any way. We just really like their products, and wanted to share some of our favorite ways to use them!
1. Stick a small hook on the side of dry goods containers so you can hang a small measuring spoon or cup. For instance, if you use a scoop to measure out your coffee in the morning, you can hang the scoop right from the container so you’ll always know right where it is.
2. Place small hooks at the top of a door frame for hanging banners and bunting for special occasions. I have a few Command hooks above my dining room windows that I use to hang birthday banners, Christmas cards, and more!
3. Use medium-sized hooks to guide the cables of your electronics down the legs of your furniture for a cleaner, more organized look.
4. Hang a Command hook on it’s side to create a hanger for toothbrushes in the bathroom. Hang it on the inside of your medicine cabinet for easy access.
5. Use large decorative hooks to hang curtain rods. You can get the curtains you want without drilling a single hole! (If you can’t find the decorative hooks, you can always get one of the plainer hooks and spray paint it!)
6. Use a couple of small hooks on the sides of your wastebaskets to secure trash bags (or grocery bags) and keep them from sliding inside.
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7. Hang a large hook in your closet or on your closet door for hanging up your belts. They’ll be out of they way and easy to look through when you’re picking out an outfit.
8. Always looking around for your sunglasses? Keep them right by the door by hanging them from two small hooks placed side-by-side.
9. Free up some drawer space in your kitchen by hanging your plastic wrap and tin foil inside of your pantry door. Use two hooks hung on their sides to secure each roll.
10. Kitchen appliances are very nice to have, but the cords drive me crazy! I solved my cord crisis by placing a Command Cord Bundler hook on each of my small kitchen appliances, so I can wrap and secure the cords out of sight when I’m not using them. Problem solved!
11. Storing the lids for your pots and pans can be a pain. Keep them organized and at the ready by hanging them up on the inside of a cabinet door! My daughter Britta did this using three toggle hooks placed in a triangle position, with the top hook upside down to keep the lids in place. Brilliant!
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12. Stick a large hook upside-down on the inside of your front door to hang wreaths. Once the hook is secured, loop your wreath’s ribbon around it and drape it over the front of the door. Now, instead of staples or a metal holder rubbing against your doorframe, the only thing that’ll touch the wood is the ribbon.
13. If you have over-ear or on-ear headphones that are always taking up tabletop space, keep them out of the way by hanging them up!
14. If you use your tablet a lot in the kitchen, you can easily and temporarily mount it to a cupboard using removable velcro strips. Your tablet will be easier to reference while cooking, and you’ll keep it away from spills and messes.
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15. Use a small hook near an outlet to create a simple cradle that can hold your phone while it charges. The hook and cradle will keep it up off the floor so it doesn’t get crushed accidentally!
16. Hang a hook (or several) near your front door to hang up your car and house keys. You’ll never have to scramble to find your keys!
17. Use a hook and a binder clip to hang up your rubber gloves up under the kitchen sink. Hanging your gloves will make sure they dry out between uses, so they don’t get moldy or mildew-y.
18. Use a couple of hooks and binder clips to hang up your kids’ artwork. Create an “art gallery” that you can change out or take down anytime.
19. Place a hook next to the kitchen sink where you can hang your rings, bracelets, or watch while you wash dishes.
20. End the constant squabbling over shower storage by hanging up a small shelf for each person who uses that shower. They’re easy to put up and take down, and everyone gets their own spot for their shower things.
21. Hang a decorative basket using hooks or strips anywhere you could use a bit of extra storage space.