While it hasn’t necessarily been all that blog-worthy in the past, we’d like to welcome our hallway coat closet and it’s pesky problem. After finding plastic stick-on coat hooks about a year ago (and at a buck each from our local Home Depot), we were excited to put ’em to use on the back of the closet door and get our cold day accessories out of those under-bed bins. While they seemed to be fine at first, their flaw quickly made itself known as they started falling off of the door one by one. Hats and scarves were soon worse off than before, piled to wrinkled heaps on the floor. We’d stick and re-stick. Every day.
Enter my handy new drill and the infamous Grandpa Jar, and we were well on our way towards the solution. While still (somewhat) adhered to the door, I started by drilling two small pilot holes into each hook, eyeballing my measurements.
Once the holes were drilled, I used eight small and uniform screws from the Jar, tightened them in, and we were done. Lucky for us, our doors are made of solid wood, making this task easy in as few steps as possible. If your doors happen to be hollow-core doors, I’d suggest adding the extra step of using anchors so that the screws have something to bite into.
Rather than give up on those dollar hooks, this solution cost us zilch and only moments of our time. We’re still not sure what took us so long to just do it, considering clean up was virtually non-existent and we spent all of 5 minutes from start to finish.
With Old Man Winter already swinging into full force, it was about time we faced our dilemma, rather than dusting off our caps each time we run out the door. We find our hidden door storage is an easy way to organize accessories while keeping everything at arms reach and, most importantly, out of sight.
Has anyone else found a simple solution to modify an inexpensive storage find? Or perhaps you’ve also put off an easy answer to a perpetually annoying problem? Share those details, and let us know how drilling holes in bargain-bin items has made your lives easier.