Everything On A Hook

Hook

Hooks are one of the best organizing tools available. They are affordable, come in a wide variety, and can match any décor. Hooks are simply objects attached to a vertical surface, and they range from a simple pushpin to a piece hardware to pretty vintage doorknobs. For apartment/dorm dwellers, adhesive hooks are available which don’t damage the surface of the wall upon removal. Furthermore, unlike cumbersome hangers, hooks are easy to use for the even the smallest family member.

While you can use a hook in almost any location, always remember…

  1. Don’t attach traditional adhesive hooks to drywall unless you plan on it being permanent.
  2. Check the depth of the wall against the length of the nail or screw to avoid poking through a thin surface.
  3. Screw or hammer into a stud or an anchor.
  4. Plan appropriately so that the hook will be able to bear the required weight.

What can be hung from a hook? The options are limitless. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

Coats

vintage doorknobs as coat hooks

mia.lv

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Belts & Scarves

belts and scarves on hooks

Better Homes and Gardens

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Necklaces

hometalk.com

hometalk.com

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Purses, bags, totes, and backpacks

bags on hooks

remodelandolacasa.com

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Hats and Caps

Baseball caps on hooks

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Leash and Pet Supplies

thisoldhouse.com

thisoldhouse.com

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KeysBird Hooks2

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Tools

Tools from pegboard

plus.google.com

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ApronsAprons

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Measuring cups/cooking utensils

Measuring cups hanging

mysocalledhome.com

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Bibs on the back of a high chair

Bib hanging from high chair back

definitelyjennifer.com

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Mesh magazine holders for kitchen storage

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

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Ring holder near the sink

Hang your ring

brideandjoy.re

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Towels

Bathroom hooks

ana-white.com

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Headbands

headbands

hisugarplum.blogspot.com

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Hair dryer or curling iron (use a heat-resistant hook)

Hang a curling iron from a hook

Suzanna Kaye Home Organizer

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Potty seat (use an over-the-door hook)

Potty seat hanging from toilet side

mmscrapshoppe.blogspot.com

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Potholders

potholders on a hook

goodbyehousehellohome.blogspot.com

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Wet bathing suits Hang a wet bathing suit over a sink

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Umbrellas

Hanging Umbrellas

marthastewart.com

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Ironing board

overthebigmoon.com

overthebigmoon.com

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Cutting boards 

Hanging cutting board

anita-faraboverubies.blogspot.com

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Dress-up clothes

dress up clothes on hook

simplyklassichome.com

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Cords, cables, extension cords

Hang cords from hooks

howtodiyright.com

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Notes and cards

clothespins as hooks over a desk

homedesign.marthastewart.com

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Curtain rod

buzzfeed.com

buzzfeed.com

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Toys

Babble.com

Babble.com

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Children’s artwork

andnextcomesl.com

andnextcomesl.com

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Clipboard/Stapler/ScissorsStapler hanging from a hook

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Wrapping Supplies

busymommymedia.com

busymommymedia.com

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Tomorrow’s outfit

Hang tomorrow's outfit from a hook

iheartorganizing.blogspot.com

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Shoes

remodelaholic.com

remodelaholic.com

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Baskets for books and magazines

Use baskets as a shelf for books

hometalk.com

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Large craft supplies

Craft supplies hanging from a hook

 

If you have clutter on the floor, look up! Do any of these images inspire you? What innovative ways have you have found to use hooks?

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