The Wonders of Command Hooks: Tips for Slobs

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a slob, and for that reason, these things have been a godsend to me. They come in tons of colors, shapes, and sizes, and they don’t damage the walls. (And, no, the company isn’t paying me to say this, I just love them this much). Seriously, I use them EVERYWHERE: hanging towels, hanging grocery bags, hanging my broom and duster, etc. Basically, if it can be hung, I hang it, and I use Command Hooks to do it. Here are a few of my favorite uses.

House keys

I was the queen of losing my keys in my own home. Did I set them on my nightstand? Leave them in my coat pocket? How did they end up under my bed? Now, as soon as I walk in the door, I hang my keys on the hook right next to it so I always know where they are. Bonus: This keeps me from leaving the house without them, because they’re right there when I walk out.

Head phones

I’m always wearing (and misplacing) my headphones, so I keep a hook next to my bed where I hang can hang them before I go to sleep and another hook by my desk for when I take off my headphones during the day. This prevents them from getting lost and makes them last longer. (It turns out they don’t break nearly as often if you’re not constantly stepping on them or tripping over the cord. Who knew?!)

Jackets, Coats, and Bags

I never have the patience to put my coats and jackets on hangers when I take them off. Enter: command hooks. I keep one near the front door, one by my bedroom closet, and two in my coat closet. This works for my purses and scarves, too. Basically, anything I might take off and drop on the ground when I walk in the door gets a command hook instead.

Laundry

Re-wearing clothes is a great way to save on laundry and make your clothing last longer (because wearing that shirt for two hours to go to dinner hours really didn’t get it dirty). However, when you’re too lazy to put your shirt back on its hanger and just throw it on the floor instead, you’ve pretty much ensured that you won’t be wearing that shirt again (hello, wrinkles and pet hair!). I keep hooks in various locations around my room for this reason. I usually toss my clothes on a hook before bed, and then hang them up in the next day when I have more energy.

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Taylor LaSon is a recent Hamilton College graduate who is currently living in Memphis while seeking her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She and her cat prefer a quiet, introverted lifestyle full of Netflix binges and arts and crafts, but when she does go out, she enjoys rock climbing and making silly faces at small children.

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