Renter-Approved: Smart Ideas for Using Adhesive Hooks & Strips Everywhere

published Mar 15, 2017
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Renters in search of drill-free methods to hang their wall decor are undoubtedly familiar with the removable adhesive hook. But these unassuming strips can do more than suspend posters—they are organizing and design superheroes capable of tidying up everything from kitchen tools to necklace collections…and can even get your curtain rods up. Behold: Eleven dilemmas you probably didn’t know an adhesive hook could solve.

Above: In his Philadelphia loft, Vijay used removable adhesive Velcro strips to hang two sizable pieces of art without drilling holes in his rental. Had the frames been wire-backed, an adhesive hook would have worked just as well in place of the Velcro.

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An ingenious way to free up counter space in the kitchen: Use command hooks to hold strainers and other cooking supplies. By choosing a removable hook, Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage avoided drilling into the tiles in her kitchen.

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Want to know the trick to hanging curtains in less time than it takes to toast bread? Well, adhesive hooks for the win again! I bet you didn’t notice the hooks holding up A Par Faire‘s curtains above, did you?

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In this reader-submitted kitchen from iHeartOrganizing, clear command hooks put the back of the cabinet door to work holding measuring spoons and KitchenAid attachments.

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To get her indoor herb garden a little closer to the sun—and maximize all available counter space—Julie Blanner suspended the pots on the side of the cabinet using clear command hooks.

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Leave it to the Command Brand to push the organizing abilities of their hardworking removable wall hooks. When combined with a dowel, the hooks keep wrapping paper rolls tidy in the craft room.

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Is there anything Command hooks can’t do? Dreaming in DIY even used one to tackle an unruly KitchenAid cord.

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When Mrs. Myers asked Maxwell Ryan for advice on keeping the cabinet under the sink tidy, he recommended using two adhesive hooks to hold a dowel. Loop dish towels and gloves over the rod so they’re within reach when you need them.

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In this entryway designed in collaboration with the Command brand, adhesive strips and hooks flaunt their versatility by not only attaching wall art, but by also holding hats, scarves and even a dog leash.

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Little Cup of Jo uses command hooks to keep her necklace collection untangled. Display them out in the open so statement pieces can double as wall decor, or place the hooks on the inner door of a closet to keep your jewelry tucked out of the way.

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Solid wood chairs can be a little hard on your bottom, but you might not always want a country kitchen look that tied-on cushions give you. Enter (yet again) the adhesive strip, sans hook, as seen on Pepper Design Blog.

Like these ideas? Find more renter-friendly inspiration → 12 Clever & Beautiful Uses for Adhesive Strips & Hooks You Might Not Have Thought Of