When I first moved into my new home I realized very quickly how annoying it is not to have a home for everything. I really couldn’t handle it and felt like I was losing my marbles. The reason for that was because without a home for something I’d just put it down wherever and then of course the next time I needed it I couldn’t remember where I left it. I had absolute moments of panic when I couldn’t find something, my heart would start racing and I’d break out in a cold sweat, no joke. I HATE being overwhelmed like that and so frazzled. And don’t even get me started on all the time I wasted searching for something.
I couldn’t handle it…AT ALL! It affects everything which is why I haven’t been around here much over the last couple of weeks. I had to get my house in order as I just could not live like that day in and day out.
The first thing I did was get out my 3M Command Hooks. These are some of my all time favorite organizing products and let me tell you why. I have commitment issues and these hooks aren’t permanent. They don’t leave holes in your walls (or wreck your paint) which means I can change my mind whenever I outgrow a system or want to try something else. They provide a non permanent organizing solution for many of my belongings leaving me less frazzled in the long run. They are also reusable which meant I could remove them from my old house and turn around and reuse them in my new house using the refillable strips. It also meant I didn’t have to fill holes at my old house saving me bucket loads of time. I LOVE these hooks!
I used a clear one to hang my stained glass on the window
All these hooks may seem insignificant to you on their own but the sum of them all add up to create a bigger picture. They, along with my other organizing solutions, represent a freedom for me.
A freedom from chaos.
Of course having the hooks and not using them would defeat the purpose so I always always make sure when I’m done using something to put it back where it belongs. I love knowing that the next time I need something it’s right there. That makes me happy and peaceful and those are the feelings I want to enjoy everyday NOT the feelings of frazzled and chaotic. No way, that’s not for me.
There are so many different types and sizes to choose from to organize so many different things including keys, purses and activity bags. You can see all the varieties on the 3M Command website. I have used these for years and years and just removed all of them from my old house without any problems. It’s very important to get the right weight for what you want to hang and to follow the directions for applying and removing the hooks but don’t worry it’s not complicated.
I wrote about my love of these hooks in the past as well:
So who else uses Command Hooks to stay organized and who has never heard of them before (ack!)?
I have no affiliation with 3M at all (although I’d really like to…hahaha).