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:
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?
1. ENTRYWAY RACK
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
2. GARAGE GADGETS
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
3. CRAFT & OFFICE SUPPLIES
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!
4. SPARE CLOSET ITEMS
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!
5. POTS & PANS
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
6. NECKLACE & BRACELETS
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.
7. GARDENING SUPPLIES
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
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
9. MUGS & TEA CUPS
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.
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
11. COOKING UTENSILS
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.
12. BATH TOWELS
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
13. CLEANING SUPPLIES
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
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.
Cover Photo: via SF Girl by Bay