Hooks provide simple solutions to small space issues, such as overflowing closets and bathrooms. Our home is a busy place; bathrooms, cupboards and closets can get cramped between family essentials, winter wear, and my styling tools. It’s difficult to manage the clutter, but a few well-placed hooks have maximized space and freed up our floor plan. Best of all, each of these projects can be completed with no DIY experience.
Each of these simple DIY projects require minimal tools and materials, and each can be completed in under an hour.
Hang Baskets to Stylishly Eliminate Clutter
If you’re like me, your mornings are hurried; unfortunately, my bathroom offers limited storage. I hate leaving the room for hair products and styling tools. I decided on hanging baskets because I wanted something that added to the décor while still providing ample storage.
I found these decorative baskets at Michael’s. They were $10 apiece. Here’s a set of three on Amazon that cost less and should work just as well:
Step-by-step instructions are below the picture, but basically I mounted the baskets on hooks to store my most frequently used items. Because we have kids, it’s important that their items remain in easy-to-reach areas. I was able to free up more arm-level space by storing all my items in the baskets. It’s also a great way to store heated styling tools, such as hair dryers and straighteners, which should be high and away from little hands anyway.
Pencil, tape measurer, level, 12 screws, screwdriver (regular or electric), 6 decorative hooks (must be strong enough to hold up to 35 pounds. I used Liberty), and 3 woven baskets.
Choose an area in your bathroom that has enough room to accommodate the baskets. Be careful to avoid areas where the baskets could get bumped, such as near a doorway or directly above the toilet. Use your pencil to mark where the hooks will be placed. Measure the baskets and add 6 inches to your measurement. This provides clearance between the baskets. Make all twelve marks (two per hook). Use your level to ensure hooks are mounted evenly.
Secure the first hooks to the wall using your pencil marks as a guide. Uses your screws and screwdriver to firmly secure the hooks to the wall. Do this for all six.
Finally, you can begin placing your baskets. This is easy. Just press the Continue reading