Can you believe there was ever a time before Command hooks? There was — that time was pre-1996, although it might as well be the stone ages. These removable adhesive hooks have so many uses around the house, and especially the kitchen for organizing and storage, that it's hard to remember what we did without them!
Here are a few of our favorite uses.
1. Hang planters.
Instantly create a spot for a little greenery by hanging lightweight planters from your cabinets with Command hooks. We love this setup from Julie Blanner — all she did was drill a little hole in the planter, paint it, and hang it.
See more: Hanging Herb Planters Indoor Garden at Julie Blanner
2. Display colanders.
Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage found a way to show off her cute colanders and save shelf and cabinet space, too. Of course, it helps that they match the rest of the kitchen's color scheme.
See more: Quick Kitchen Organizing Ideas at The Shabby Creek Cottage
3. Organize baking gear.
Baking gear can be especially tricky to organize, so we love this trick from Chelsea of Two Twenty One. She used Command hooks to hang her mixer attachments inside a cabinet.
See more: Organized Baking Cabinet at Two Twenty One
4. Gather your kid's bibs.
Kristin of Everyday Organizing used jumbo hooks to corral her kid's bibs on the end of their kitchen cabinets, which is also right next to the kitchen table, where she uses the bibs the most.
See more: In Command at Everyday Organizing
5. Organize cleaning supplies.
The under-sink zone notoriously gets cluttered, so anything you can do to keep it under control helps! Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons used Command hooks to hang gloves, brushes, and other cleaning tools.
See more: Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink at A Bowl Full of Lemons
6. Hang food storage helpers.
Jenn at I Heart Organizing figured out that she could use hooks and wooden dowels to hang aluminum foil and plastic wrap inside a cabinet door. The setup makes for easy dispensing.
See more: Food Wrap Storage at I Heart Organizing
7. Organize pot lids.
Lids are so annoying to store! If you want to nest or stack your pots, they need a home of their own, and they're a weird shape to deal with. This smart idea from Ask Anna gets them under control. You just need three hooks per lid and they can hang on a wall or the inside of a cabinet door.
See more: How to Organize Pot Lids at Ask Anna
8. Keep your tablet out of harm's way.
If you use an iPad to follow along with a recipe while you cook, this is a great hack from the team at CNET: Use Command hooks to hold it up inside a cabinet door, out of the danger zone of your prep area.
See more: Mounting Tablets Around the House at CNET
9. Organize spice packets.
For packets of spices (think: the types you'd use for salad dressing and soups), try bundling them up with a binder clip and hooking them inside your pantry, like Jillee did on her blog One Good Thing by Jillee.
See more: Why Didn't I Think of That? at One Good Thing by Jillee
10. Put up seasonal decor.
If you like to decorate your kitchen for parties or holidays, consider this tip: Use a Command hook inside the cabinet to hang wreaths or other decorative objects, as shown on the blog Just Call Me Home Girl.
See more: Easy Rustic Holiday Kitchen Wreaths at Just Call Me Home Girl
11. Stash measuring cups with canisters.
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.
12. Dry rubber gloves.
Another 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.
See more: How to Hide a Dish Rack at One Good Thing by Jillee
How else do you use Command hooks in your kitchen? Tell us in the comments!