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8 things you should be organizing with Command Hooks

Mounting tablets around the house

Hanging a basket inside a cabinet door

Hanging a hair dryer under the bathroom sink

Cable management

Storing headphones

Securing a measuring cup on a storage container

Hanging clipboards or binder clips

Hanging belts in the closet

Command Hooks are great for temporarily hanging things, like string lights, stockings or a wreath on your front door for the holidays. But there are a number of ways in which you can use those plastic hooks more permanently.

Here are eight things you should be using Command Hooks for!

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Awhile back, we showed you a very helpful way to mount your tablet inside the door of a cabinet so you can read recipes ( Netflix!) while you cook.

The thing is, you can use this very same mounting method to hang your tablet on walls throughout your house. Maybe you want to hang it beside your bed, on the wall in the kitchen instead of inside a cabinet door, or in the bathroom to play your favorite Netflix show while you get ready in the morning.

Now, go crazy and mount tablets all around the house!

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If you've run out of space in your drawers or cabinets, you can quickly add more storage by mounting a small basket or tray inside the cabinet door on along the inside wall of the cabinet with some hooks.

For this, you will need a mesh metal or faux-woven plastic basket (pictured) and the medium-size metal wire Command Hooks.

Slide two metal hooks through holes in the mesh or faux weave on opposite ends of the same side of the basket. Apply the Command Strips to the hooks and firmly press in place.

To keep the basket from resting at a downward angle, it may be necessary to bend the ends of the hooks in. I also added several layers of double-sided foam tape to the bottom edge of the basket to give it some additional support and hold it up higher. You can throw lightweight toiletries, makeup or other small objects in this basket for safekeeping.

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Of all the things in the bathroom, one of the worst things to store is a hair dryer. They tend to be rather bulky, oddly shaped and always in the way.

However, most hair dryers come with a small loop at the base of the handle to hang them. If you don't already have a place you like to hang your hair dryer, use a medium-size Command Hook to hang it inside your cabinet door. This makes it very accessible while also keeping it out of the way.

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If, like me, you have a mostly open design standing desk, you know just how problematic cable management can be. However, you can tame the cables using just two Command Hooks.

Group the cables together so that they all come to the underside of the desk at the same point. Pull them taut and adhere a Command Hook where it will hold the cables with a small amount of tension. This will keep them inside the shallow hook.

Take the second Command Hook and place it facing the opposite direction, close to the leg of the desk. Make sure this hook is placed so that it maintains the tension on the cables. With this setup, the hooks are pulling against one another, gently, but enough so that the cables stay in place but aren't difficult to reposition or readjust, if needed.

Since the second hook is near one of the legs, you can then use velcro straps or another tie method to group and hide them behind the leg.

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We recently showed you how to build your own headphone hanger for your desk with some steel pipe and a few screws. However, not everyone needs to bolt a large, L-shaped pipe to their desk. Not everyone has a large pair of over-the-ear headphones, either.

Another way to keep your headphones organized and away from desk clutter is by installing a Command Hook on the side of your desktop monitor.

Next time you're done with your headphones, wrap them as you normally would and hang them on this hook instead of tossing them in the drawer and spending five minutes untangling them.

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Another helpful use for Command Hooks in the kitchen is to hang a measuring cup or spoon on a storage container you use regularly.

For example, I like to keep a container of oatmeal on the kitchen counter, and I use a measuring cup to measure out exact portions. Rather than digging through the drawer in search of the measuring cup I use every morning, I slapped on a Command Hook and just hung the cup on the oatmeal container.

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If you have important documents that you keep on a clipboard or want to organize a few stacks of paper with binder clips, you can quickly get them up and off your desk with a Command Hook system.

I currently have a clipboard-style calendar hanging this way in my Kitchen. If you don't like the way Command Hooks look for hanging decor, the Command brand has started making clear and more stylish-looking hooks.

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An easy way to hang your belts is over the hook end of a clothes hanger or adding some S hooks to the hanging system in your closet.

Another way is to make use of the unused space on the wall in your closet is by installing a Command Hook (or two) specifically for belts.

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