Organize your Closet and home with Hooks

by KayLaura

How to use hooks to stay organized.

Get Hooked...

I am!

Hooks are a great way to keep things organized and make for a quick pick up and clean room.  They also make it easier for children to keep things clean.  If you provide the hooks for them, they will use them!

This post will show you the hooks I have in my home that help keep us keep it clean.  I hope that hooks can help you optimize your space too!

This backpack hook rack saved my sanity!

backpack and coat rack
backpack and coat rack

I used to get soooo mad at my children for walking in the door from school and dropping their backpacks and hoodies in the front entry way or in the kitchen on the floor. 

Finally, I saw this hook rack at my friends house and realized it was the answer to that mess!

For a very reasonable price I purchased the hook rack, mounted it to the studs in one of the walls in my toy room and taught my children where their backpacks and hoodies belonged.  They got the "hang" of it really quickly!  Now they walk in the door and walk directly over to the backpack rack and hang up their belongings. 

It also makes for such a convenient spot to keep the jackets so that as we are rushing out the door we can quickly grab something warm and not have to search every hanger in every closet for each child.  We've all got a jacket or sweater--or two--on the backpack and jacket rack. 

Pretty soon we are going to need more than one of these racks because coats for a 7 person family really pile up!

It's also great for hanging hats, purses, totes, and reusable grocery bags.

No more tripping over backpacks and jackets!

Get them on Amazon:

Spectrum 60000 Multi-Hook Rack

Wall mount rack with 6 hooks. 5 1/4'' H. x 20'' W. x 2 1/4'' D. White.

Only $21.03
InterDesign Bruschia Wall mount Rack, 4 Hooks, Brushed Nickel/Chrome

Give yourself and your guests an elegant place to hang their coats and hats when they enter your home. Durable brushed nickel and chrome offers four hooks and eight places to ...

$23.0  $16.9
Liberty Hardware 129848 27-Inch Hook Rail with 5 Flared Top Hooks, White and Satin Nickel

$19.82  $15.47
Spectrum 65078 Sweep 5-Hook Single Rack, Satin Nickel

Every home needs a convenient place to hang jackets, hats and bags; this hook rack is the stylish way to go. The metal rack comes in a modern satin nickel finish, and can be ...

Only $15.67

This simple hook rack is super convenient in my kitchen!

Kitchen rack
Kitchen rack

It is so handy to have this oven mitt and towel rack mounted to the wall right next to my dishwasher and oven.  When something is hot and needs to come out of the oven I can quickly grab the oven mitt and when I am done with the dishes I have a place to hang my towel.  Fits in any space!  And it's like double using the space.  The oven mitts hang easily behind the towels so they can both hang in the same spot without taking up a lot of space or being an eyesore by "hanging out" too much.

ClosetMaid 3064 Towel Rack, Chrome

Mount this chrome towel rack inside a cabinet or onto a wall for easy access to dry towels. A 12-inch towel bar keeps towels open for quick drying. The unit includes several ...

$23.05  $16.1

Single Hooks for hanging towels

I love to keep my kids' towels handy on hooks on the door.  It seems like I always need to grab a towel quickly when a wet body is ready to get out of the tub.  And I like having towels next to the sink to dry my hands off with but didn't want to have to install a big, round towel ring in each bathroom.  So I just used hooks!

The plastic hooks made by Command that stick to the door or wall with a strong sticky tab have always worked great for me and have held strong.  I mostly use them on doors.  They come in different sizes and are quick and easy to put on.  I've even hung 3 towels on them before and they don't "give way."  Be sure to let them "sit" for 24 hours before hanging anything on them once you've stuck them to the door or wall.  That will insure their strength.

Towel hook
Towel hook
Anything hook
Anything hook

I like these that you can buy from Amazon:

Command 17003-VP-3PK Large Plastic Hooks Value Pack

Utility hook with Command™ adhesive is quick and easy to put-up and take-down. The separate backing strip adheres firmly to flat surfaces--but will not damage wall when ...

$11.35  $9.31
Command 17081B Designer Medium Plastic Hooks, Water-Resistant Strips, 2 Hooks 4 Strips

Command, 2 Count, Medium Bath Designer Hooks, Mounting Solution That Holds Firmly & Removes Cleanly, Command Strips & Medium Hooks #17608B, Water Resistant Strips, Contains 2 ...

Only $4.48
3M Command 17053BN Traditional Large Plastic Hook with Metalic Brushed Nickel Finish

Reusable metallic finish plastic utility hook with Command adhesive. Holds firmly until you want to take it down. Easy to apply. Easy to remove. Adhesive releases cleanly, ...

Only $5.29

Single Metal hooks

I use these metal hooks inside every closet of my house to make for quick hanging of belts, umbrellas, purses, bags, or jackets.  I use the hardware to install those to make sure they are good and strong to hold significant weight.

Purse hook
Purse hook
Stanley Home Designs V8007 3-Inch Basic Double Robe Hook, Oil Rub Bronze

Stanley Tools 806539 Double Robe Hook, Oil Rubbed Bronze Stanley Tools 806539 Double Robe Hook, Oil Rubbed Bronze Features: Double robe hook Basic design suits every decor Use ...

Only $4.7
Liberty Hardware B42302Q-SN-C5 3-Inch Heavy Duty Coat and Hat Hook, Matte Nickel

Only $4.31
Liberty Hardware 133072 Curlique Hook, Flat Black

Flat Black Finish, Curlique Hook.

Only $10.15


These handy hooks can hold just about anything.  We use them to hold robes, towels, purses, scarfs, jackets, purses.  They can even hold clothes on hangers so you can organize your outfit for the morning and hang it on the bathroom door so that after you shower your clothes are neatly hung and ready for you to wear.

I admit; sometimes some of my hook go unused.  But it's good to have them on the door and all around just in case we need a quick place to hang something.  Over-the-door hooks are especially easy to set up, easy to remove, and don't scar the door or paint.  No nailing or screwing needed.

Over-the-door hooks are also great for hanging seasonal decorations, such as wreaths.  Just hand the hook the opposite way so that the hook is facing out and you don't have to scar your beautiful door with a nail hole.

Robe hook
Robe hook
holds anything!
holds anything!

Check these out:


These over door hangers are great for any room in your home. Now you can save space without compromising on style.

Spectrum 16400 Over-The-Door Hook

Metal hook. White. Vinyl coated. 4 3 4" H. x 7 16" W. x 4" D. 1 hook per card.

Only $7.35
InterDesign York Lyra 3 Hook Over the Door Rack, Chrome

Are you looking for an organized, clutter free look in your bathroom? The York Lyra Over the Door Rack 3 helps you precisely achieve that. Made out of sturdy steel, this rack ...

Only $23.44
Spectrum 75370 Over-The-Door-Hanger Holder

Straford over the door hanger holder. Fits door up to 1 3 8" thick. 4" H. x 7 8" W. x 7 5 16" D. Chrome finish.

Only $12.05

Coat hook

I found this coat hook at a cute little consignment shop and fell in love with it's design.  We have it mounted to the studs in a wall in our bedroom, next to our closet, and it is super handy for handing our jackets, sweaters, scarfs and robes on. That way, our closet isn't as full with the bulky items and I can grab a sweater super fast or hang one up faster than I could by using a hanger in the closet.

The hooks on this particular system swivel and are not stationary, so if you have a thicker coat it can be pushed over and not take up the space of the item next to it.  My sister bought one just like it that she uses in the bathroom just off of her pool for all her pool towels.  See a hook; be inspired by it!

Stylish and functional!

Pretty coat rack
Pretty coat rack

Of course, you can find it on!

Victorian Style Folding Coat Rack 5 Prong Swivel Hook, Black

Beautiful detail 5 coat and 4 hat hooks Finished in black Space-saving wall-mount design Fully assembled Measures 6"H x 12"L x 7.5"W (longest hook)

Only $36.98
Belwith Keeler 4 7/8" Solid Brass Swivel Coat And Hat Hook Polished Brass

Solid Polished Brass

Only $20.63

Hooks are one of my favorite ways to keep a clean and organized home!

They are inexpensive, easy to install and serve so many different purposes.  They make our clean-up quick and easy!

I need my hooks so much that when we moved it was one of the first things I had to do: hang my hooks.  I felt lost without having a place to hang my purse and without a towel "hanging around" waiting for me to dry my hands on! 


Invest a little money in organizing your home with HOOKS!


See my other great organizing tips:

From home and closets to family and life...a more organized way is easy with these simple tips!
Updated: 02/19/2012, KayLaura
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katiem2 on 02/23/2012

What a great idea, I can image using hooks everywhere. Love you organized plan for hooks.

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