Easy and Awesome Command Hook Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

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Are you looking for some easy organization for your home? I have several easy Command Hook hacks to help make your life easier!

I am a huge fan of Command Hooks and use them in my home to prevent permanent damage to my walls, cabinetry, and more. I thought I would share some of the ways I use them with all of you.

Command Hook Hacks materials

First let’s start with Command Hooks and how to use them They come in a lot of shapes, and sizes, and also come with a weight guideline. So pick accordingly depending on what you are hanging.

Command Hook Hacks Video

Command Hook Hacks Instructions

How do you attach command wall hooks?

Here is the easy way to get started. Inside the command, hook packages are strips like this. The first step is to place the correct side to the back of the command hook itself. (The directions will be on the box, and generally, the part that goes on the back of the command hook is red.)

The other side of the command hook sticker says “wall” and this is the part you’ll stick to the wall.

You peel off the wall side and place it on the wall and press on it for about 30 seconds. Once it’s up, it is recommended not to hang anything on it for about 1 hour to allow adhesion time.

How do I remove a command hook?

Remove the hook by sliding it up.

Remove the hook by sliding it up.

Pull straight down on the sticker tab.

Pull straight down on the sticker tab.

Here are some of the things I use command hooks for

Let’s explore some different and new ways they can be helpful in your home.

I use them on my mantel in a few different ways.  I place them on the top of the mantel on either side.  I hook my string lights into them.

I use them on my mantel in a few different ways. I place them on the top of the mantel on either side. I hook my string lights into them.

I also use them to hook banners, garlands, etc during holidays, birthdays, seasons, etc.

I also use them to hook banners, garlands, etc during holidays, birthdays, seasons, etc.

This works great for any time of year.  Using these hooks it prevents things like the string lights from falling and or knocking my decor off the mantel.

This works great for any time of year. Using these hooks it prevents things like the string lights from falling and or knocking my decor off the mantel. You can use command hooks during the holidays to hold your stocking as well.

Use command hooks instead of nails.  Whether it's your home or a place you rent, you can use command hooks to hang artwork, wreaths, and other decor without damaging your walls.

Use command hooks instead of nails. Whether it’s your home or a place you rent, you can use command hooks to hang wreaths, artwork, and other decor without damaging your walls. If you like this wreath, you can find the tutorial at Beautiful 3 Dollar Yarn or Ribbon Wreath

Utilize the space on the back of your cabinets. Here is the space under my kitchen sink where I have used hooks for common items I use regularly but don’t want to keep on my counter. You might be interested in seeing my full tutorial on how I organized this space, and you can find the full tutorial at Under Kitchen Sink Organization Ideas: Easy and Beautiful DIYs

If you're short on space in your kitchen, you can use command hooks on your backsplash to hold items like your utensils.

If you’re short on space in your kitchen, you can use command hooks on your backsplash to hold items like your utensils.

You can also use them to hold your measuring cups, measuring spoons, etc.

You can also use them to hold your measuring cups, measuring spoons, etc.

You can use these hooks to hang your mugs.  This frees up cabinet space and makes them easy to grab.

You can use these hooks to hang your mugs. This frees up cabinet space and makes them easy to grab.

Hanging my trivets on my cabinets. This way they are easy to grab, have no permanent damage to my cabinets and display decoratively.

I use a cable command hook to keep my office cords organized.

I use a cable command hook to keep my office cords organized. If you like this idea you might want to check out both of the posts where I hide cords. You can find those tutorials here

My kid's bathroom has no drawers, we created more space by utilizing the back of the cabinet door for common items.  We placed command hooks on the cabinet and then hooked on some dollar store baskets.

My kid’s bathroom has no drawers, we created more space by utilizing the back of the cabinet door for common items. We placed command hooks on the cabinet and then hooked on some dollar store baskets. You might like seeing the full tutorial, and you can find it at Decluttering Challenge, 7 Terrific and Simple Tips for an Organized Bathroom

We created privacy in our bathroom by adding a tension rod.  This worked but the curtain hung in the way of the walkway.  So when not in use I used a cable command hook to get it out of the way.

We created privacy in our bathroom by adding a tension rod. This worked but the curtain hung in the way of the walkway. So when not in use I used a cable command hook to get it out of the way. You can find the tutorial on how we did this at Using A Tension Rod For Doorway Privacy, Easy DIY with Awesome Results

I placed 2 heavy-duty command hooks on the back of my closet door, and placed a tension rod on top of them.  Now I can display and hang my purses and bags on them.  This keeps them off my shelves.

I placed 2 heavy-duty command hooks on the back of my closet door and placed a tension rod on top of them. Now I can display and hang my purses and bags on them. This keeps them off my shelves. You can find this and more tutorials for the closet organization at Easy DIY Closet Organization; Tips and Tricks For Maximizing Your Closet Space

Your wall can be your best storage space. In my son’s room, I spaced them out on his wall using a ruler

I hang his hats on the hooks. Makes a nice display, easy grab, and keeps them off the floor. Plus it’s an easy reach for him.

I use plastic hooks in my son’s room to display his karate medals.

In my cabinet use a small hook to hold cleaning supplies

For an easy and adaptable storage solution, I store our winter gear storage is in these dollar store bins hung up with adhesive hooks. You can see the full tutorial here on this project It’s such an adaptable extra storage idea and the perfect solution for us year-round.

To hang up my Pottery Barn Mirror HackI ran into trouble figuring out how to hang this project. I bought frame command strips for this simple solution. First – stick the Velcro sides together.

Peel off one side of the adhesive strips and place it on the back of the picture/frame.

Peel off the other side and place it on the wall. You can see the tutorial for my Pottery Barn Mirror Hack here

We use a small command hook to prevent putting holes in your wall to put up calendars, chore charts, et

I use them on my doors to hang signs and wreaths. They are great for temporary hanging during the holidays.

Other command hook uses

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Why won’t my command hooks stick to the wall?

There are several reasons why Command Hooks don’t stick.

  • Too much temperature fluctuation and constant temperature change can cause the sticker to lose its grip
  • Too much weight, if an item is heavier than the allotted amount it will eventually fall off
  • Wall is dirty
  • Sticker won’t stick to powdery unfinished textures

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14 Comments

  1. I am glad you can get them to stick I have bought to many and none stick

    1. Thank you Linda and on no, I’m so sorry that has happened to you! I do know making sure you have the right weight along with pushing and holding the 30 seconds on the wall and waiting an hour after before hanging is important if that helps.

  2. I use them too! I was actually planning to do that hat one on the back of our coat closet door because hats were left everywhere. As soon as I bought the hooks & made a plan, the person didn’t want them and decided on a different plant. LOL

    1. So glad you use them too Linda πŸ™‚ Oh and so sorry to hear you were all set to go and then the plans changed. I know you’ll use those command hooks for another adventure I’m sure.

  3. Hi Chas! They are pretty handy. πŸ™‚ We’ve been using them in our glamper home just because Mr. Ethereal is adamant about NOT putting holes in the trailer’s walls {resale value} but we finally did put in some screws a week ago to hang a permanent clothes hanger. πŸ˜‰ Pinned a couple of photos to my Shopping Trends and Perfect Storage boards for you.

    Have a great day,
    Barb πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Barb! I love that you use them too and love that Mr. Ethereal doesn’t want to put holes in your glamper – sounds a lot like my Mr as well πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the Pins. Have a wonderful week as well.

  4. I use Command hooks in some of the same ways. It’s a great product to use when you don’t want to damage your walls.

    1. Thanks Erlene, they are so useful and I love see how others use them too.

  5. Ella Fitz says:

    Yes ! Make American Great Again !

  6. Tonna Chavez-Ott says:

    I love your cap!
    Your om and your family will be in my prayers…my husband has gone thru 5 different cancer surgeries (all different cancers…oy!)
    But so far G-d has been amazing!
    Enjoy your memorial day weekend and stay safe!
    Tonna

    1. Thank you so much, and I’m so very sorry to hear that and hope he is doing well?

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