Get your home organized using hooks for closets. There are many new varieties of this simple and inexpensive closet accessory on the market. Use hooks as a quick DIY alternative when you’re tight on space and budget.
The Benefits of Hooks for Closets
There are so many specialty types of hooks on the market these days. There’s one designed for nearly every type of clothing or accessory. Use them in a small closet where there isn’t room for larger organizers. Try them in tight, narrow, and awkward areas. Convert your wasted space into a wall of organization. There are large assortments of different kinds of hooks available for differing needs. Think of them as your best organizational resource when money is tight and you’re on a budget.
6 Closet Hook Varieties
Coat and Towel Hooks
These are the usual kinds of hooks you think of when considering a place to hang your clothes. Use them for coats, bathroom towels, pants, shirts, etc. Large coat hooks can be near by the entrance doors. They make a convenient place to hang your jacket. Use compact coat hooks inside the closet against the wall or behind a door to hang your robe. They also work great in the bathroom for towels. Larger coat hooks can be hung along a wall for parkas and heavier outerwear. Many families prefer a row of hooks over a traditional closet next to the mudroom or back door. It’s a sure-fire way to get the kids to hang up their coats.
Purse Hooks for Closets
Purse hooks need to be able to hold some weight. After all, think of all the things you may find in a typical lady’s purse: prescriptions, credit cards, keys, phone, pens, notepad, makeup, a hairbrush and comb, id, driver’s license, wallet, loose coins, mini toothbrush and toothpaste — it all adds up. And what about backpacks? School books, papers, camera, phone, a computer, and more round out the typical contents of a backpack. They can definitely be heavy. Just ask any student. A closet hook rated for 50 pounds or more is your best bet for backpacks and purses because they won’t break under the strain of all that weight.
Belt Hooks for Closets
Belts are most easily organized on some type of hook. One hook for each belt makes them easy to access because you don’t have to remove any to get at the one you want. But who has room for tons of belt hooks? The new belt hooks solve this problem by providing multiple hooks on a single stem. Put five or more belts on a single one of these new hooks. Just hang them by the belt buckle from one of the mini hooks that extend from the main hook.
Tie Organizer Hooks
Tie organizer hooks are intended mostly for men, but many women like them for their narrower scarves. Each single tie hook holds up to eight neckties. Tie hooks are one of the easiest and least expensive ways to organize ties. They are perfect for the man with a smaller, cultivated collection of neckwear. Use them alone or in groups depending on how many you have. Because of the small size, you can put even the odd, narrow spaces in your closet to good use for storage.
Most women own both fine jewelry and everyday pieces of costume jewelry. Your premium pieces, like real pearls and gems, should be kept in velvet lined jewelry drawers or special boxes to protect them.
Everyday necklaces, however, can be stored in a more convenient manner. Use hooks in your closet, next to a vanity table, or even in a master bath for the necklaces you wear frequently. Hooks will keep your favorite pieces of costume jewelry safe but conveniently accessible. Since most women have a lot of fashion necklaces and/or bracelets, we recommend double hooks because you can organize twice as much with each hook.
Valet Hooks for Closets
Clothes hanger hooks are a type of valet hook designed to hold multiple hangers. Install them on a wall using a cleat for added strength, or on the back of a swing out wood door. They’re great for pulling an outfit together and staging your clothes for the next day. Or use one as a temporary place to hang your dry cleaning while you remove the plastic bags and put your freshly laundered clothes away. They work in a similar fashion to a retractable valet pole. But the hooks are more versatile. That’s because they can be installed in more locations due to their small size. Many people also like to use these hooks for jewelry, since they can keep up to three necklaces per hook tangle free.
Use Different Types of Hooks for Closets to Organize Your Home!
Hooks have been around for a long time in some form or other for good reason. This is because hooks are a super convenient way to organize. And even the fanciest versions are relatively inexpensive compared to other types of closet organizers. They’re also available in multiple finishes to match any décor. Why not add some hooks into your organization scheme? We love hooks and we think you’ll like them too. Practical, easy, and economical — Give them a try. You can’t go wrong with hooks.
Note: Use a wooden cleat when you plan to install a row of hooks. A cleat is a small board that can be anchored to the wall studs. Then, use wood screws to mount your hooks onto the cleat as shown above. The cleat adds strength because it is secured to the studs. No need for special drywall anchors with this method of installation.