Want to feel like an organizational genius? Try some of 3M Command’s adhesive strips and hooks. These $10 game changers are endlessly useful around the house, and especially bathrooms. They are one of the best ways to stick something up and later remove it, without damaging walls: a huge boon for renters. Here are a whole bunch of brilliant ways you can use them to solve some of life’s little problems and hassles, and get your whole bathroom organized in no time at all.
If you have kids’ toys, or your own products, on every available bathtub surface, here’s a quick and easy idea. Karen of Decor Hint hung a bucket with a Command hook and corralled all that plastic into one place.
Stick a couple more hooks inside cabinet doors, where they are perfect for hanging things that would normally be found laying aimlessly on the floor of the cabinet (like the hair styling tools above spotted on The Krazy Coupon Lady).
Buy an acrylic organizer and use it to store all sorts of cleaning supplies under your vanity sink. I Heart Organizing used clear invisible Command strips to make everything look clean and seamless.
If you use grocery bags for your bathroom trash, keep them tucked in an empty tissue box. Polished Habitat used Command strips to mount one on the inside of a cabinet to keep it in place and out of the way.
When Mrs. Meyer asked Apartment Therapy’s CEO and founder Maxwell Ryan for advice on keeping the cabinet under the sink tidy, he recommended using two adhesive hooks to hold a dowel. Loop dish towels and gloves over the rod so they’re within reach when you need them.
If you take care not to overload them, you can get away with using Command strips to mount light wood crates on the wall. Gina of Acute Designs bought these from Michaels for $7 and spray painted a couple white for a little variation. She uses them to store nail polish and other items.
Carrie of Dream Green DIY used to worry about putting her still-hot hair straightener and dryer back in the drawer after she was done using them. She solved the problem with a cheap file box, mounted with Command strips, on the outside of her bathroom vanity.
Wall-mount light plastic organizers for loose accessories and bathroom products, like these q-tip holders from I Heart Organizing. (Although, you might not want certain things within easy reach of your young kids. We’ll leave that up to you.)
Turn a couple hooks on their side and you’ve got some instant toothbrush caddies. Jillee of One Good Thing recommends putting them either right by the sink or inside a vanity door, if you’ve got one.
Command Small Utility Hooks, White, 6-Hooks from Amazon; $6.41 with free Prime shipping
Carly Bish’s medicine cabinet is stocked with everything she needs to get ready each day, including a hair brush and jewelry.
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