Repurposing: Shower Curtain Hooks

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Shower curtain rod hooks are inexpensive and wonderfully versatile in the bathroom as well as the closet. Here are 15+ various uses that you may not have considered before . . .
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If you don’t already have a few of these lying around, they can be purchased at dollar stores in packages of 8-12 for only $1. There are several different kinds, S-style hooks, round interlocking like the green ones pictured below and locking hoops.

They work great to organize various items in the closet including the following:

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Tank tops, camisoles, workout shirts and bathing suit tops have a tendency to clog up the closet unnecessarily, here’s a simple way to organize your tops in one easy spot:

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Place them on a coat hanger and use them to organize Ties, Belts and scarves like so:

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Place them on a coat hanger and use them to organize hats:

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For the Ladies, hook the center of your bra’s onto them to hang them in your closet, freeing up space in your dresser, while keeping them from being squished out of shape or from the under-wires from being bent out of shape:

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Are you a Crafter or Scrapbooking fan? Place a small binder clip on a shower curtain hook and then place your various embellishments in plastic zip-close bags (of varying sizes!), This can also be used for make-up, jewelry, hair clips, etc.

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Do you love purses? Here’s a fantastic way to organize them!
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Purse Image Source: Chandrabertoch.blogspot.com

Use them in the Utility room or kitchen to hold towels or even Fly swatters!
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In the kitchen, make your own Pots and Pans Organizer- simply use a heavy duty tension rod, slip the hooks onto the bar and attach your pots and pans.
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Source: Pinterest

Also, to prevent stray measuring cups, attach one, easy to remove the cups and wash only one or two instead the entire bunch!
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So to recap.. here are the items that are easily organized with re-purposed shower curtain hooks:

  • Camisoles & Spaghetti Strap tops
  • Bathing Suit Tops
  • Tank Tops
  • Workout & Racerback Shirts
  • Belts
  • Ties
  • Bras
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Purses
  • Pots & Pans
  • Scrapbooking/Craft Items
  • Jewelry
  • Make-up
  • Fly swatters/Hand Towels, etc in the Utility Room
  • Measuring Cups

    We’d love to hear how you re-purpose shower rod hooks too! Share your ideas & photos in the comments below . . .

    **Update**Several of our members have mentioned that they’re concerned that the rings would all slide to one side or the other on the hanger, leaving an uneven “mess”, so to speak.

    To prevent this issue entirely, take a hot glue gun or a caulking gun and add small “beads” of glue(or clear silicone caulking) every inch or so on the hanger. This will prevent the items from sliding or shifting.

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    35 Comments

    1. i hadn’t thought of using shower hooks this way! neat ideas! another use for the old metal ones: when we bought our camper, the owners gave us our keys on a shower curtain hook.

    2. another good use for shower hooks are to hold index cards. just punch a hole in the same spot (one corner of the card works best) and run the hook through the holes. this is ideal for flash cards, recipe cards and contact information for friends and businesses in the community.

      – jane

    3. i use them in my “craft closet” for bead necklaces, my quilting mats and templates (with holes in the top) and any other supply i can hang. my closet stays neat and i know where all my supplies are. if i cannot hang supplies individually i bag them and hang the bag.

      especially the bags that curtains or sheet sets come in. it helps keep my projects, and all parts, together.

    4. i have been looking for ways to use these hooks. i knew budget 101 would be my only place to look. thanks for the great ideas!

    5. what great ideas. i have also used one of them in the engine compartment in a van i used to have to hold my funnel in engine compartment, so i always knew where it was.

    6. i am an avid thrift store shopper. i find packs of these for 50 cents up to a dollar. They are great for using in the garden to hold up vines or other plants that need support.

      • I am an avid thrift store shopper. I find packs of these for 50 cents up to a dollar. They are great for using in the garden to hold up vines or other plants that need support.

        Great! yes they would come in handy in the garden for lots of things, thanks!

    7. i like the really old fashioned shower rod hooks… the metal ones that snap open and closed easily. i hook keys on them to hang on a rack.

      i have my measuring spoons hooked on one so they stay together in the drawer. i even have my measuring cups hooked on one and hanging near the stove.

    8. i recently used these in hanging my granddaughters curtains i made her. made opening and closing across curtain rods so easy!

    9. this is pretty cool i have limited space in my house. this would be good for the closet wall. i also use over the door shoe holders to store my medicines, make up and shoes.

      i of course have them all separated. one for the bathroom for first aid and medicines. all labeled of course.

      and two other ones in my bed room. one for shoes and the other one for make up etc.

    10. adding these to my list of things to look for at thrift store, flea market and garage sales. these are great ideas. thanks!

    11. :moneystack: this was the best! these are at the dollar store and all over. the boys all have hats and there is no easy way to store them!

      thank you so much. the flyswatter yup that is the one that never seems to have a home except on my counter after the kids help out.

      thank you

    12. Thanks for the ideas. I bought a tension rod and now hang my utensils above my stove top on shower hooks. Sure saves space in my drawer for rarely used items and my frequently used stuff is within easy reach and air dries in place.

    13. I wanted to make a hanging rack above my stove top. I used a tension curtain rod. I purchased the more expensive one because it was stronger.

      I didn’t like the cost of the two pack “s” hooks, so I went shopping in another department. In the shower curtain area, I found metal “s” hooks and they work great. Since I was hanging it over the stove and found it a pain in the &$$ to pick up the ones that dropped behind the stove, I found some old twist ties and closed off the hanging side.

      More room in my drawers and my utensils are handy at the stove. They can also drip dry after being washed.

    14. great ideas, but my only question is what is to keep the hanger ideas from all sliding to one end? I could forsee that happening if the hanger gets bumped when sliding other hangers sideways on the rod. Maybe some double sided sticky tape would help keep the rings separated on the hanger so you don’t have to be as weight cautious?

      (IE, don’t have to worry about balancing all the different weights just right so hanger end doesn’t tip one way or the other)

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