We all know about 3M Command products by now, and their line of adhesive strips and hooks that you can stick anywhere and later remove without damaging walls. They are game changers for renters or anyone really who doesn’t want to break out the drill when you need a little extra storage. Here are a handful of brilliant ways you can use them in your kitchen to solve some of life’s little problems and hassles.
Above, if you’ve got pretty pot holders, make them part of your decor by hanging them on adhesive hooks on the backsplash for a spot of color. Bonus: no need to go rooting around in a drawer for an oven mitt when your cooking timer goes off.
If the space underneath your sink is a little out of control, hang up your cleaning supplies on the sides. Reichel of Copy Cat Chic gave her cabinet a mini-makeover and it’s now sparkling and organized.
If you have one of those trash cans that sucks up plastic bags, CNET recommends sticking a Command hook on each side to keep the liner in place instead of sinking down into the bin.
Keep your food wrap out of your drawers by mounting parchment paper and tin foil on the inside of your cabinet doors. I Heart Organizing shows how you’ll free up space inside and make it easy to pull out what you need.
Julie Blanner used a series of hooks to hang pots to grow herbs for her own kitchen garden. That spot keeps them off the counter and able to take full advantage of the window light.
If you find that you use a certain measuring cup almost exclusively for doling out say, rice or flour, add a Command hook to the outside of the canister and start storing your measuring cup with the canister.
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Have an empty sliver of space in your kitchen? Use hooks to hold cleaning tools and supplies and anything else you want easily in reach.
An ingenious way to free up counter space in the kitchen: Use Command hooks to hold strainers and other cooking supplies. By choosing removable hooks, Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage avoided drilling into the tiles in her kitchen.
There’s even a product that lets you bundle cords and attach them neatly to the backs of small appliances, seen here on Dreaming DIY. They are a great way to corral a big mess and keep it contained.
Katie over at Cupcakes & Chardonnay used a series of adhesive strips to create an entire kitchen command center with dry-erase and cork boards, and key hooks.
A great tip from One Good Thing by Jillee: Combined with a binder clip, a Command hook creates the perfect spot to hang rubber gloves to dry.
If you’re sick of seeing a bunch of attachments swimming around in your utensil drawer, hang them up and get them out of the way. Julie Blanner keeps her KitchenAid tools on hooks inside her baking cabinet.
Buy an acrylic organizer and use it to store all sorts of cleaning supplies under your sink. I Heart Organizing used clear Command strips to make everything look clean and seamless.
Sherry of Young House Love fame hung a clipboard inside her cabinets where they kept recipes, coupons, and take out menus.
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