Getting Organized: Organizing Your Bags And Purses With 3M Command


Getting organized doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking, where you take out everything in your and put it back in in a much more organized . Every little area you work will help, overall. I started the year with a focus on organizing my .

Other than purses, I have a lot of canvas or other bags around. These bags tend to make their home on the back of my bedroom door, hanging on the back of the handle. Even in a rental place, I’m comfortable hanging things up on the wall, so long as I use 3M Command brand products. These products are perfect for my purposes, because they can easily be removed from the wall, leaving no marks at all. 

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1. Start by making sure the wall is clean. Use a bit of vinegar to gently clean the place where the hooks will be hung.

2. Measure and mark the spot where you’d like to hang the hooks.

command3. Separate the Command strips, remove the strip to expose the adhesive on the RED side.

4. Attach the Command strip’s RED side to the back of the hook.

5. Hold the hook in position on the wall, and pull up on the front part with the hook.

6. Press down for 30 seconds.

7. Put the front part of the hook back on.

8. Wait for one hour.

bag organizationI chose to put these hooks behind the door, since they’d be out of the way, yet still easily accessible.

9. Hang up your bags and purses.

bag organizationThere’s plenty of room behind the door for clearance.

During the holiday season, one might use hooks like these to hang stocking, or ornaments. For winter and spring seasons, they would come in handy to hang up scarves or umbrellas.

Each hook holds up to 3 pounds. The bags I hung are all really light. There are a variety of other hooks available from Command, as you can see below:

command-decorative-hookThe above Traditional Metallic Coated Hook would look great for an indoor wreath, or picture (as shown on the package), or a purse. I will be using it by the front door so that people who visit will have a place to put their bag/purse or umbrella.

command wreath hook

Hanging a wreath on your door means that you’ll need to make sure you’re using a product that is meant for outdoor use. The Wreath Hook holds up to 5 pounds and there are all-season strips included. Other uses for this may be for a cord hook, or a shovel.

Look for future features with the hooks above on this blog.

There are many places where you can go to find new and interesting ideas on getting your home organized. Command’s Facebook page is updated with contests and organizational ideas. Command’s Twitter profile is also updated regularly with ideas.

I was provided with the above-mentioned products in order to create this feature on them. 

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  1. I love those 3M hooks. We use them everywhere in the house and they hold up surprisingly well. Great post.

  2. We use these at work! They work great and are inexpensive.

  3. Emily from Nap Time Is My Time says:

    I use the metal hook for my son's coat. I attached it inside our coat closet at his level (he's 3), now it is so easy to get him to put away his coat! 3M makes great products!
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    • That is pretty genius! What a great idea – then, when he gets taller/older you can easily remove it and move it up higher.

  4. Never would have thought to use these for purses! I have so many and need to get them organized.
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    • I know not everyone wants to put them on the wall, but I have a pretty big bedroom, and not a lot on the walls. :) Plus, it is behind the door.

  5. I like these! I have only used them once…about 13 years ago and it said to use alcohol to clean the area..took off the paint on my mom's wall a little bit. The vinegar sounds like a safer solution.

    3 lbs is pretty good, but I know my purses weigh way more, but jackets would be perfect to get off the chairs.
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    • Definitely – they have hooks like these for 5 pounds or more, too – I've combined them before, to use for different weights of purses. I mostly used these for the light-weight canvas bags and small purses.

  6. Thanks for this organization idea! One of the shelves in my closet is currently piled with purses — this would be a much better solution. I'll have to check out these hooks.

  7. I can't use the 3M hooks in my house. We have these weird textured walls and just fall off.

  8. You know, we use those Command strips everywhere else in the house – back of bathroom doors for towels/robes, to hang decorations on the front door, organization in Bubbles' room – that I don't know why I didn't think about using them to organize our dozens of bags and totes! Great suggestion :)
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    • They definitely have products that work in every room. I saw some the other day that you can actually use in the shower! So cool . . .