Looking for ways to free up valuable floor and bench top space in your home?
Say hello to the humble hook!
Hooks are versatile, space saving and super practical. They are the perfect organising companion for so many vertical spaces in your home. With a bunch of different design options available to suit your budget, they are easy + quick to install.
Stick on removable hooks are also brilliant for renters or short term storage solutions as they won’t damage your walls.
Hooks can be used in a bunch of inexpensive and creative ways to elevate your storage:
- Inside your pantry door to hang aprons, oven mitts, tea towels etc
- In your bedroom or wardrobe to store handbags, scarves, necklaces
- Display your hats as a design feature in a walk in robe, bedroom or hallway
- Inside the linen cupboard or laundry door to elevate brooms, mops, dusters
- Large sturdy butcher hooks can be used in the garage to store bikes
- Near the front door to store your keys
- Next to the sink to hang a hand towel
- Hanging basket plants also add a creative touch to your space
- Elevate school bags + sports gear from the floor in a mud room
- Store your pet walking leads + accessories
Before you get started, here are a few of my tried and tested hook tips…
> Measure and mark up your hook placements on the wall with a pencil BEFORE you start your project.
> Check the weight of the item you’re hanging to determine if your removable or permanent hook can carry the load. There are a bunch of different sizes available and most stick on hooks can hold a surprising amount of weight.
> Before making a hole in the wall, use a stud finder to ensure you don’t drill or hammer a nail over a stud. Or find the stud yourself by knocking on the wall or using a strong magnet.
> Make sure you wait at least an hour or more before hanging anything on adhesive hooks to ensure its fully affixed to the wall.
> When setting up a coat rack or mud room, remember to space your hooks far apart to ensure bulky bags and oversized jackets have plenty of room.
> Make sure the surface is clean, dry and dust free before you apply any adhesive hooks.
> Just like any sticky surface, you need to maintain and check the longevity. Things don’t stay stuck forever.
Happy hook hanging!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and would love some non-judgemental support to help you calm the chaos and create some systems and order in your home, I’d be happy to chat through how I could assist.
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