14 ways to Organize with S-hooks

When I stumbled across this multi-purposed storage solution that is SUPER affordable and customizable, I just about squealed and jumped for joy (organization nerd alert*)! After doing some experimentation, I’ve decided that s-hooks are the star of hanging storage solutions because of a few things.


S-Hooks (when placed on a rod or rail)

  • Are super affordable. (They range from $0.10 to $3.00 apiece)
  • Can hang tons of different household & office items
  • Are adjustable: they slide back and forth on the rod and can be added or taken away instantly
  • Can hang on multiple types of rods and rails around the house
  • Create more storage capacity for walls, doors, or closets


Where to snag some S-hooks of your own: 


S-Hooks are the Star of Hanging Storage Solutions // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


By using s-hooks to hang items that would otherwise be in a drawer, box or shelf (or on the floor… cough cough*), drawer space is freed up, the items are given a bit more breathing room, and they’re even more accessible. I have found that hanging items that are used frequently or don’t store well in drawers or shelves is the best bet for creating a functional space.


Here are 14 ways to Organize with S-hooks. Do you have any ideas that we’re missing?


S-Hooks for Entryway Rack // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com



Adding these simple hooks to a rustic branch for entryway storage is such a clever idea! This is a perfect example of how versatile these hooks are because they can be mixed and matched with a huge variety of rails. Every home is a bit happier with some hooks by the front door for holding those current hats, coats and bags. image via Design Sponge


S-Hooks for Garage Gadgets // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


By storing small gadgets and tools at eye-level, it makes accessing these items during a project so much more convenient! I can imagine this being a perfect organization trick for someone who’s always toiling away at their projects. image via eHow 


S-Hooks for Craft and Office Supplies // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com

Whether you’re an avid crafter or you’re looking to maximize your office storage space, this solution is for you! To see how these hooks were added above a beautifully organized office desk, see the full post on iHeart Organizing. Installing one small rod above a desk or bookshelf is a fantastic idea for keeping items off the desk surface so there’s more room to spread out your project!

S-Hooks for Spare Closet Items // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


I’m a big believer that every closet needs at least a few s-hooks to hang those extra purses and umbrellas. HGTV shows us that a coat closet is the perfect location to add a few hooks for these items. Grabbing a tote and umbrella on the way out the door seems so much easier when they’re right at eye-level!


S-Hooks for Pots and Pans // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


Using s-hooks to hang posts and pans overhead is a kitchen organizing classic, but I “oohed and aaahed” at this super clever alternative of using a ladder instead! Pots and pans are very difficult to store in kitchen cabinets because of their awkward size and weight. Add s-hooks to a sturdy rod, above-head pot-rack or even a ladder to get those pots and pans where you want them! image via the Kitchn


S-Hooks for Necklaces and Bracelets // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


Since s-hooks come in such a variety of sizes, using a small variety for delicate necklaces and bracelets is another option! At Julie Annart‘s blog, she does a step-by-step tutorial on how to create this pretty DIY branch necklace hanger. If you’re not the crafty type, simply install a thin rod on a free closet wall and add small s-hooks to create adjustable necklace and bracelet storage.


S-Hooks for Gardening Supplies // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


Using rods and s-hooks in a shed, side of the house, or wall of the garage is a super efficient storage solution for garden supplies. Even a bulky, heavy hose can withstand the s-hook test!! image via The Cavender Diary


S-Hooks for Hats // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


Storing hats so that they don’t get smushed is super important! Hanging them rather than stacking them is the best bet for preserving your beautiful brimmed hats for as long as possible! Check out our other top 18 ideas for Hat Organizing & Storage. via They All Hate Us


S-Hooks for Mugs and Tea Cups // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


How adorable is this coffee station idea? Here s-hooks look so chic as a pretty decor item in the kitchen. This storage solution can help with any type of mug or tea cup. See more of this lovely home at Like a Saturday.


S-Hooks for Belts // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


Belts can certainly be a pesky item to store in drawers or baskets because some stiff materials are a total pain to roll up! That’s why hanging belts on s-hooks in the closet is a genius solution. Add a few belts to each hook, and you’ve got a belt storage space that’s adjustable and affordable to pull together. image via Pinterest


S-Hooks for Cooking Utensils // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


Since counter space in this kitchen is limited, this cook decided to get the spatulas, spices, & cooking tools up on the wall. I especially love how accessible all those cooking tools will be while whipping up a meal. See more of this eclectic and cute space at A Living Space.


S-Hooks for Bath Towels // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


This trick is less about storage and more about getting those towels nice and dry! Throw a few s-hooks on your shower rod to hang wet towels after a shower. You can also use these hooks to hang loofas, shower caps or other shower accessories. image via Improvised Life


S-Hooks for Cleaning Supplies // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


Hanging cleaning supplies and tools in an extra closet is a fantastic way to keep these items off of the floor. Since their function is to clean the house, it’s best to keep these items clean also!! Throw some sturdy s-hooks in the utility closet, and you’ve suddenly have customizable supply storage. image via Family Handyman 


S-Hooks for Pants // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com


14. PANTS 
Well this is a first! Hanging jeans by the belt-loop is definitely a new concept to me, but I like the way it looks! While I prefer folding jeans in half over a traditional hanger, I really like the idea of using these hooks for delicate camisoles and tank-tops. These large, graceful stainless steel hooks are from Etsy.


Where To Get S-Hooks // 14 ways to Organize with S-Hooks // simplyspaced.com




















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  1. Monica says:

    Mel- I love this! I recently used S-hooks for a client to hang all her purses from an extra closet rod. She loves it! I found the hooks at Bed Bath & Beyond.

  2. Jessie Vargo says:

    Melody, I love your blog! I used an s-hook bar above my stove for my two small pans that I didn’t want to stack (to keep the non-stick coat nice) and utensils that I used more frequently for cooking. I can’t wait to try them in new places. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Melody says:

      Jessie, that is so sweet! Thanks for sharing. We have lots more digital / home organizing ideas in the works! Hope you’re doing well 🙂

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  5. Denise says:

    Would love to know how you kept the pants folded so neatly. In down sizing and need all the help I can get. TX for the great ideas.

  6. Dee Sanchez-Davis says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for the GREAT tips! I’m at Lowe’s now and plan to buy a few.
    Thanks again!

  7. Justin says:

    Add in cloth wrapping from furoshiki and what you can hang will increase big time. I learned rope lashing and made a grid where I hang all kinds of bundles for a camper van conversion I’m working on.


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