You probably already have a pack lying around your home.
You don't have to be the owner of a t-shirt that proclaims "I <3 Organization" to know your kitchen could use some spiffing up. But organizing your kitchen doesn't have to mean tossing fifty items, buying an expensive storage system, and color-coding bins into the wee hours of the morning.
Instead, the secret solution of organization gurus is an affordable find, available at virtually every hardware or drug store: 3M Command Hooks. Yes, you read that right. The affordable hooks — you can buy a pack of 16 on Amazon for $9.99 here — work wonders in your kitchen in nearly endless ways.
Unlike nails or screws, the adhesive comes off of your walls without any tears or holes, and you can easily rehang them with a new adhesive strip. Apartment Therapy recently did a deep dive into Command hooks many uses, and it certainly got our wheels turning. Here are a few of our favorite ideas.
1. Use Command hooks keep trash bags from falling into your bin.
Ah, the inevitable garbage bag slump tango. CNET provides an easy tutorial on how to prevent your bag from falling into the trash receptacle and you'll wonder how you lived so long without this simple upgrade.
2. Display pretty pot holders.
Follow Apartment Therapy's lead and use these handy adhesive hooks to show off your colorful pot holders. It will free up storage space in drawers and add a splash of fun to your backsplash or kitchen walls.
3. Get your measuring tools in order.
Command hooks can help you easily locate cup and tablespoon measurements in a jiffy, as blog Two Twenty One describes. You'll never go on a crazy hunt for that KitchenAid mixer attachment again.
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4. Make your own indoor herb garden.
Or simply hang up pretty potted plants to bring some greenery into the kitchen. Check out blogger Julie Blanner's instructions here.
5. Create a "ring hook" inside a kitchen cabinet.
Take off your rings for baking or messy cooking sessions? Tack a Command Hook onto the interior of a kitchen cabinet. Then, you can slide your rings onto it for safe storage while you roll out all that apple galette dough.