Perfect Places to Hang an Extra Hook or Two (or Six)

Perfect Places to Hang an Extra Hook or Two (or Six)

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Dabney Frake
Jul 3, 2015

Yes, hooks in the bathroom are a nice thing for things like towels and bathrobes. But that's just the tip of the organizing iceberg. For such wee little things, they are a quick and powerful storage solution with endless possibilities. Install a bunch around the house in unconventional places, and watch your home's functionality grow exponentially.

Above, Bryan and Sarah tucked a hanging suit in that little space between their dresser and the wall. That one boat cleat becomes a little mini closet when actual closet space gets tight. And Bryan can get dressed and go in the morning...

(Image credit: Da Daa)

If you have a pendant light, turn it into a sconce by wrapping it several times around a hook screwed into the wall. Da Daa did this in their DIY office.

(Image credit: Alvhem)

Hooks on the underside of a shelf doubles its storage capacity. It's a clean look, and makes the absolute most of available space. Alvhem via My Scandinavian Home.

(Image credit: Martha Stewart)

Hang your wet rubber gloves on a hook under the sink after doing the dishes. It's Martha Stewart-approved.

(Image credit: Larritt-Evans)

These Muuto hooks are the means to a vertical garden anywhere you please. Seen in The Good Fish in Australia, which was designed by Larritt-Evans.

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

You don’t often associated hooks with dining rooms (unless you’re a Shaker) but they are a great way to display art. Elsie of A Beautiful Mess created a series on her wall and hung a frame and plant as decor she can change up in a second.

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Who needs a magazine rack when you can hang a bunch in a row on the wall, as seen on Elle. It’s like your own personal periodical library.

(Image credit: Martha Stewart)

Get your technology under control by mounting a basket on hooks on the underside of a desk or cabinet, as seen on Martha Stewart. Cut a hole in the back to feed cords up to the source while the excess lives neatly in the basket.

(Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens)

Install some hooks on the side of a dresser and it becomes a vertical jewelry box. From Better Homes & Gardens.

(Image credit: Chez Larsson)

Install a set inside cabinet doors and hang bibs, measuring spoons, office accessories. Benita of Chez Larsson used hers for a bag of kitchen string and other necessities.

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