The command hook is a simple, inexpensive little thing, but don't be fooled - there's gold in them there hooks! I first became acquainted with the command hook (and its cousin, the command strip, used for hanging posters) back in college. Our dorms were built several hundred years ago and the school was pretty finicky about using nails and such, so command hooks and strips were pretty much the only approved option for being able to hang anything on your walls - at least without losing your security deposit.
Fast forward to adult life and I'm living in a rented apartment where I once again can't use nails to put up anything. Once again, I find myself turning to my old friend the command hook. Most people generally don't go too much further than using them to hang up a framed picture something else fairly obvious, but it turns out that with a little creative thinking, you can use them all over the house!
1. Does your trash bag keep slipping off your bin? Use command hooks on both sides to keep it in place.
2. If you're lacking a trash can, you could even use command hooks to make one.
3. Keep all your measuring spoons and cups organized inside your cabinet.
4. By using several hooks and an extra rack, you can even make additional shelf space.
5. Use command hook to hang up colanders and save on cabinet space.
6. If you've got some bulky or oddly-shaped lids, use two command hooks to create a place to hang them.
7. Keep your cleaning products and supplies organized under the sink.
8. Command hooks are great in the bathroom too. Instead of placing a toilet brush in the corner, you could hang it for easy access.
9. Save valuable space in your bathroom drawers by hanging up your hair dryers/straighteners/curlers.
10. You can even use command hooks to mount your toothbrushes. Neat!
11. Command hooks are also great for your electronics. For instance, you can hang up your headphones for convenient access.
12. If you don't feel like holding your iPad (maybe in the kitchen or bathroom), command hooks can make a quick, easy wall-mount.
13. Of course, command hooks were originally intended for decor and there are plenty of creative ways to use them for that as well. For instance, you can use a brushed metal command hook and place it upside down to secure a door wreath without the use of nails.
14. Keep the kids organized with the handy-dandy wall baskets.
15. Command hooks also make a great way to store belts ...
16. ... Or necklaces ...
17. ... Or even rings! Now you'll always know where they are.
For more ideas on how to use command hooks around the house, check out the video below: