Unexpected Organizer: Shower Curtain Hooks
Some of you know that away from this blog, I am a real-life professional organizer. One of my favorite things about being an organizer is that it’s perhaps the one place in my life that I feel truly creative. I don’t really know how to cook and I don’t have a crafty bone in my body. But I can see opportunities for sorting things in non-conventional ways all around me. Today, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite non-conventional organizing tools. It works with any budget, can be purchased virtually anywhere and does not interfere with plans to simplify or declutter. Without further ado, let me introduce you to the mighty, mighty shower hook. Yup. The shower hook. You may know it from such great accomplishments as “holding up the curtain in your shower to contain water” and “holding up the curtain on your bath so your friends don’t see your dirty tub”. But just because “shower” is in the name, doesn’t mean we need to confine this little guy to just one area. In our house, a lot of shower hooks get used for holding hats. Having a 10 year old baseball freak in the house means there is never enough hat storage (No, seriously. It’s getting out of control). Shower hooks are great because they can slip through the adjustable back of the hat easily and hook over just about anything (curtain rod, closet bar, hooks, hangars, knobs). Another use for them is to wind up cords that are either too long or don’t get used constantly. In this picture, it’s holding the cord for my space heater (because I’m the only one in the house that ever feels cold). I sometimes go days without using the heater and I don’t want to keep it plugged in, drawing out little bits of electricity. So when it’s not in use, I wind up the cord and hang it from my desk with the shower hook. If you want to be creative, but stay with the traditional “shower hooks are made for showers” mentality, you can use them to hold your family’s loufas. In our shower, we have a small metal bar in the surround. I don’t know what it’s there for. Washcloths? I don’t know. Seems kind of inconvenient. Anyway, just pop on a couple of the shower hooks and you’ve got a super easily accessible place to hold loufas. This one works so great, that even my mother-in-law asked me for an extra hook so she could hang hers the same way. That’s a success!
So what are some ways you can use a shower hook today? I’d love to hear how you would re-purpose this super awesome little tool.
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