Hinge hooks

Back when I was a home renter instead of a home owner, I spent a lot of time trying to hunt down organizing and storage solutions that didn’t force me to change my space. I haven’t forgotten that frustration, and I like to keep an eye out for products that I can recommend that renters and home owners can use.

Recently, I learned about these simple hooks that fit over the pins of door hinges. You pull out your hinge’s pins, slip the hook onto the hinge, and then slide the hinge pin back into place. When it’s time to move, you remove it as easily as you installed it. No nail holes to fill or patches to paint. Plus, the hook is behind the door and out of sight when the door is open.

14 Comments for “Hinge hooks”

  1. posted by Another Deb on

    The space behind doors is one of my favorite spots for storage, since most doors around my home stay open. I store posters in tubes standing in a row behind one door, a stepladder behind another.

    Think of all the door storage choices there are: folding ironing boards, exercise paraphanalia that fits into the hinge spaces, shoe holders, hat racks. I have been searching for a very narrow bookcase to hold paperbacks or CD’s for this location.

    The towel bars in the picture look practical, but I can’t help wondering how a bathrobe or purse on one of the other hooks will allow the door to stay open without getting caught in the space or cause the door to bounce closed again.

  2. posted by Angela on

    The towel bars rock. My master bathroom doesn’t have a lot of wall space for a traditional towel bar so we found this type of towel bar and it works wonderful. I’d love to try the other hinge hooks described in this post – ‘door storage’ is one of my favorites!

  3. posted by Kimberly on

    This would also be great for the office. In my case this is a classroom. I need a place near the door to hang my school keys.

  4. posted by Lose That Girl on

    Neat. I’ve never seen such a thing before. Thanks!

  5. posted by Amphritrite on

    For towels in the bathroom, definitely go with the towel bar pictured here – if you use a hook there, it gets all bunched up and they never get dry!

  6. posted by Fool for food on

    Would be a great idea for my bathroom but I haven’t seen these towel bars here in Germany, yet.

  7. posted by Shankar Desai on

    This post is great. There is equally helpful information geared to city dwellers at the naked apartments blog. The organizing with laura section has super helpful and easy tips on how to organize your apartment.


  8. posted by knitwych on

    I wish these things had been around when I was in my first apartment 20 years ago! The bathroom was only slightly larger than the average Port-a-John, the walls were really old and fragile plaster, and there was no place to hang a towel except over the top of the shower curtain rod.

  9. posted by Lori Paximadis on

    Those are awesome! I wiah I had known about those when I was living in some of the tiny places I’ve rented.

  10. posted by Adam Snider on

    Damn! That’s cool. I may have to get some of these for my apartment.

  11. posted by Amanda on

    This suggestion couldn’t have come at a better time. I will be a home owner in two days and was trying to figure out the “landing pad” for my new home. These hooks give me a place to put my purse

  12. posted by Camille on

    I’ve had the large hook for years; it’s perfect for the bedroom for robes. Now I’m lusting after a new door organizer that was highlighted in our local paper- http://www.thedoororganizer.com/Products.html .

  13. posted by Gail on

    I have had the towel bar on my bathroom door for at least 15 years. It is the best invention. I recommend it to everyone. I will be buying one for my sons Dorm Room this year.

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