I’m a “place for everything, and everything has its place” sort of girl. When things don’t have a “home” they become clutter. Clutter drains my energy. I have enough regular mess going on because of life with two boys and a husband. I don’t need unnecessary mess.
As a rule, if something doesn’t have a “place” to go in our home, it doesn’t belong. So it’s important to find homes for the things that do belong. Today’s Creative Solution concerns finding a home for bags: purses, reusable shopping bags, backpacks, etc.
Everything should have a home. Especially something as important as Mom’s purse. For a multitude of reasons, that home should never be on a kitchen counter. That’s where HOOKS come in.
Installing two or three (or more) hooks along the edge of a cabinet or in a laundry room / mud room / back door entry offers a specific place to hang your bag(s).
These specific hooks are Target’s Threshold™ 2-Pack Double Prong Robe Hook in White. Each 2-pack of hooks costs $3.99.
While this set-up made perfect sense in our last house, that Creative Solution no longer works in our current home. Now, the back door enters through the laundry room.
So now, I have two Command 3M hooks adhered to the back door for the reusable bags, but keep my (heavy) purse on a cubby/shelf by the back door. My purse has a home AND everyone knows where the reusable bags need to go so we remember to bring them back out to the car.
Here’s the thing about hooks: they keep things off the floor. Just be sure to hang the hooks at a height convenient for your people.
How can you use hooks for a Creative Solution in your home?