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5 Clever Ways to Use Hooks at Home

Hooks are great for so much more than just hanging your keys


Hooks, or more specifically command hooks, have more uses than you think. We’ve seen hooks used to add storage inside kitchen cabinets, to hang accessories like necklaces and sunglasses, and even to temporarily hang décor around the home.

Don’t let these ideas limit the purpose of your hooks! Here are more interesting ways to use them that will surely improve your home in little ways.

Main photos from Young House Love and Hi Sugarplum!

Hide unwanted cords

Cords are probably the biggest eyesores in the home. Even if we wish we could get rid of them, we have to live with seeing a few sprawled out here and there.

You can use command hooks to conceal wires behind tables, consoles, underneath shelves, or any place you can think of. It’s best to get the stick-on kind to prevent damage to your furniture. Simply wrap your wires around your piece by mounting them with a command hook. 

Photo from Hi Sugarplum!

Hang kitchen utensils

Command hooks are great when you want to keep kitchen utensils organized. You can hang them under shelving or even inside kitchen cabinets. What’s great about this idea is that it makes everything accessible and leaves extra room in your dish dryer.

You don’t have to limit this idea to the kitchen alone. You can use command hooks to hang tools, office supplies, toothbrushes, or whatever you can think of.

Photo from Young House Love.

Get easy access to wraps and foils

If you don’t have a proper foil and plastic wrap dispenser, why not craft one on your own? Plastic wrap/ foil boxes normally come with push holes at the sides to hold the roll inside the box. Simply attach the boxes using these holes to mounted command hooks and you can have easy access to your foil and plastic wraps.

If you’re into crafting, you can even use this trick for rolled up craft paper or wrapping paper.

Photo from Ask Anna.

Create a wall-mounted tablet dock

This is a great idea if you use your tablet for a lot of things. You can use hooks to mount your gadget to your kitchen backsplash when you want easy access to recipes and cooking videos.

Place your tablet on a living room wall to act as a control center for your Bluetooth sound system. You can even mount it in your bathroom so you can watch news and videos while doing your morning routine. Just make sure to secure the hooks properly to avoid accidents.

Photo from Cnet.

Keep everything in its right place

Command hooks are perfect for keeping things where they should be—keys are the best example. But don’t just limit it to keys. In the laundry room, keep detergent scoops from being misplaced by hanging them near your detergent bin. You can do the same in the kitchen for items like flour, oatmeal, and rice, to name a few.

Photo from A Thousand Words.

Why not keep pot lids near their pots by hanging them inside your kitchen cabinet? You may even hang your reading glasses by your side table to avoid misplacing them in the bedroom.

Photo from Lisa Vansa via Pinterest.

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