Useful: 11 alternative uses for adhesive hooks
You’ve already seen them everywhere: those little white adhesive hooks that we frequently find in the bathroom or the kitchen to hang bath towels and dish towels. But who would have thought that these little items could be used to do some other things?
Here are a few examples of how useful they can be all around the house...
1. In the car
You just bought a cute piece of jewellery in an adorable little bag. But when you get into your car, you don’t know what to do with it? Put a little hook on the side of the console and you won’t have to look everywhere!
2. Box of tissues
Tissue boxes have a habit of falling onto the wet bathroom floor or becoming a dog's chew toy. An easy way to prevent this is to attach it to the wall with hooks. Simply apply the hooks to the wall and cut some holes in the back of the box. Your new "tissue station" is ready to go!
3. The closet
Do you have cupboard or closet with doors that just won't stay closed? Try putting a hook on each door and wrapping a rubber band around them. Those doors are sure to stay shut now!
It's always good to keep your keys in one place so you don't have to run around frantically looking for them before going out. This one's a quick and simple version of the classic key rack. One hook placed beside the door will give your keys a great new home!
Bathroom shelves tend to fill up quickly. Toothpaste, razors, makeup... it all adds up. Instead of cramming your toothbrushes into this clutter, stick some hooks on the wall at a slight angle. Voila! Toothbrush holders!
6. Smartphone holder
If the outlet you like to use to charge your phone isn't near a table or other surface, simply stick two hooks on the wall beside it to make a smartphone holder. Now you won't have to leave your phone on the floor where it could be stepped on.
7. Tablet holder
When it comes to mobility, tablets are great. You can take them into any room or out to the yard and check your email or look at some photos. But when you want to watch a longer video or a movie, it's good to able to set it up somewhere. Try sticking three hooks on the wall near your bed, chair, or other favorite viewing spot and slide the tablet in. It's like a wall-mounted TV!
8. In the bathroom
In the bathroom, adhesive hooks can be used for a lot more than just hanging towels. With a plastic basket and a couple of hooks, you can make a handy shelf for all your shampoos, conditioners, lotions... you name it!
Pots and pans are easy enough to store, but the lids can sometimes be a nuisance. They often slide off back into the deepest, darkest reaches of the cupboard, leaving you digging around frustratedly trying to find them. But with a few well-placed hooks on the cupboard doors or the wall above the counter, your lids will stay right where you want them.
10. Trash can
Sometimes it seems that no matter how hard we try, the trash bag always ends up coming loose and falling into the can. An easy way to prevent this is to put a hook on each side of the can and then wrap the bag handles around them. That bag isn't going anywhere now (except to the dump when it's full).
11. Aluminum foil
Aluminum foil and plastic wrap boxes aren't much good when they get banged up after being stored in a cluttered drawer. To avoid this, try putting two hooks on the wall sideways to form a holder. Now you won't have to dig around in a drawer for your foil or wrap and the boxes and cutters won't get bent and damaged.
You can watch this video to see how all these tips are done:
It's amazing to see how such simple little things can make our lives so much easier. I think I'll try them out this weekend. And you?