If you need help organizing your home, tension rods might be the answer. I’ve used a tension rod above the sink in my kitchen to hold my sponges and dish towel and most recently, I put tension rods to good use in my bathroom:
I installed two tension rods between the wall and the existing mirror frame and used inexpensive s-hooks to hang necklaces from the top rod. The bottom rod is the perfect spot to keep my hair clips, and watches plus I also had enough room to hang my DIY earring organizer. With this set up, I see all my jewelry options at a glance and I always know where my hair clips are!
If you don’t have a place where you can use a tension rod, you can use a towel rail instead, and secure it to a wall or a door.
Going vertical and using the wall or the back of a door for storage is a great way to maximize the space in a small bathroom and to keep your counters clutter free. If you want more ideas on how to use tension rods in your home, take a look at my Pinterest board – you’ll be amazed at what they can do!
Hi Isabel, you’ve been a great inspiration to me in doing home organising. Your videos are very helpful and very inspiring. You make DIY projects look so easy. What are the basic tools that you recommend a lady who lives alone (me!) should have in order to do such projects? Would you please provide the names and recommended brands of those tools? I’m not really good at these yet, and i would even call the stuff you use for drilling as, ‘the thing used for drilling!” Appreciate if you can list at list the top 3 mist have tools. Also, if you have one standard size 4level metro commercial shelving (like those we can find at the container store) how would you use it in the living room with storage bins to make it more functional and give the room a homey feel? Thanks.
Hi Lyn, Thank you so much! Here’s an article I contributed to on the tools that I recommend: http://blog.homes.com/2015/04/diy-toolbox/ and if you’re looking for brands, you can go to my amazon store where I’ve got most of the tools listed: http://astore.amazon.com/engyouspa-20. Hope this helps! Isabelle