September is the perfect time to get organized.
The kids are going back to school. And with everyone going back to school, it’s a good time to organize those closets.
My daughter Hayley has a bedroom in the basement. Her closet is not the biggest –it has been a little tricky for her to keep all of her accessories organized and accessible. So I thought it might be fun to put some hooks OUTSIDE of her closet so she could hang some of her pretty accessories — like scarves, purses and bags. That way, as she heads out the door, she can grab one of her favorite things without searching for it.
I used Command Strips Hooks to hang her accessories on her wall.
Even after I redid her room, I kept the Command Strip Hooks because I think they are so useful. I used Board & Batten in her room — and I loved using the Command Strip Hooks because they are so neutral AND I loved not having to put a hole in the new Board & Batten. There are white hooks AND clear hooks too.
Now she can keep her pretty accessories easily accessible PLUS they add some color and personality to her room. Yay!
I’ve had a bunch of emails about Command Strips. Here are a few tips I have found for using Command Strip Hooks most effectively:
- Be sure to follow the instructions. You need to wait an hour before hanging anything up with your Command hooks. The adhesive needs to have time to make a bond with the wall before you put weight on it.
- If you are applying Command Strips or Hooks outside, be sure to only apply them when the temperature is above 50-degrees. Otherwise, use a hairdryer to warm up the surface so the adhesive will adhere.
- Don’t use Command Strips with new paint. Wait a few days until the paint is cured. Otherwise the paint can be pulled off the wall and the strips or hooks may not adhere correctly.
- If you accidentally tear the release strip on the back of the strips or hooks when taking them off, you can use a hair dryer to heat up the strip and peel it up without damaging your surface.
- Always err on the side of caution. The package of command strips will say how much weight they can carry. If you are unsure, add another strip to be safe. And always let the adhesive set up before putting weight on the strips of hooks.
- Something I love about Command Hooks and Strips is that you can buy replacement strips. So if you need to move the hooks or a picture, you can do that and then reattach them with the replacement strips.
Here are a few other projects where I have used Command Strips or Hooks:
I hung the frames and plate on my Spring Mantel with Command Strips.
I hung the frames in my Beachy Mantel with Command Strips
Do you have any tips on organizing YOUR kids’ closets??
Share them with me in the comments. I would love to see YOUR ideas!!
Bag — Gussy Sews
Boots — Missoni for Target
Scarves — Aerie for American Eagle
Yellow Bag — Jo Totes
Thanks to Command Strips for the product and opportunity to make this project. I really do love their products. All opinions are 100% mine.