Everything On A Hook

Hook. Hooks are one of the best organizing tools available.

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

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Belts & Scarves

belts and scarves on hooks
bhg.com

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Necklaces

hometalk.com
hometalk.com

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Purses, bags, totes, and backpacks

bags on hooks
remodelandolacasa.com

Hats and Caps

Baseball caps on hooks
The Seana Method

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Leash and Pet Supplies

thisoldhouse.com
thisoldhouse.com

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Keys

Bird Hooks2
The Seana Method

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Tools

Tools from pegboard

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Aprons

Aprons
The Seana Method

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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
bhg.com

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Ring holder near the sink

Hang your ring
brideandjoy.com

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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
The Seana Method

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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
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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
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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Stapler hanging from a hook
The Seana Method

Clipboard/Stapler/Scissors

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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
The Seana Method

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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?

33 thoughts on “Everything On A Hook”

    1. I want the ring one myself! I also like the potty seat that sits inside the regular seat that you can just fold up… this kind of stuff makes me smile:)

  1. I love the bibs on a hook on the back of a highchair idea. Brilliant! I confess, I don’t use hooks as much as I could. You’ve inspired me to look for some uses for hooks in my home.

    1. I bet you have some great suggestions as well. The bib idea is brilliant because it is a way to “hide” them in plain sight. Wish I had known about that one when my kids were little:)

    1. The Command hooks are so wonderful.. especially for lightweight items. I bought a whole bunch for my daughter when she moved into college and told her to share them around to anyone who needed them!

  2. Seana, What a great collection of organizing with hooks! So many great ideas here! I love the wrapping paper, I could use that!! Thanks for linking up with us at Brag About It! Shared all over 🙂 Have a great week!
    ~Laurie

    1. Thanks for sharing, Laurie. Love your community. I’ve enjoyed visiting a number of your contributors. I love hooks so much.. affordable, easy, and so useful!

    1. In my experience, no one likes hangers, adults included! I love the idea that you got rid of the closet and used a bunch of hooks… do you have a photo of the before and after?

  3. Love the idea for your rings! I used to keep mine on the window sill by the sink until the cat batted them around one day and they were almost lost forever. Yep, almost had a heart attack!

    1. Yes, that would have sent me into a panic as well. My goodness! If you have cats, maybe hang this hook INSIDE a cabinet for safekeeping, right?

  4. I’m a big hook fan! Everything is on hooks in my home. It’s great for smaller homes and smaller spaces. I recently hung my measuring spoons in my upper cabinet baking area. It worked pretty well. Though people have to open the cabinet slower than they are used to since they may fall off. I may change from the utility Command hooks to a more permanent hook. We shall see if my husband and kids adjust to having them there. Thanks for sharing, Seana!
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    1. I like getting measuring cups and other large objects out of drawers, which really don’t handle nested and tall items well. Good for you trying it out — it is an adjustment to move something in the kitchen around for sure!

    1. Another commenter told me about leaving rings on the counter that the cat discovered and almost batted down the sink- ack! I love this idea.. simple, and can even be tucked into a cabinet!

  5. Wow, Seana! With all of these great visuals and ideas, you’ve inspired me to think even more about hooks. A specially placed hook can make all the difference in solving a challenge and making a small area more functional. One of my personal favorite places for a hook is in this small 7″ wide space under my desk. I have a hook in this area to hang my handbag. I can easily grab it when I need it and it stores away out of sight too.

    1. That’s a great idea, Linda. Not only functional, but if you work in an “open concept” office setting, it keeps your valuables from being on display!

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