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How to Hang Hooks in Your Closet

Watch more Closets, Storage, & Organizers videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to hang hooks in your closet so you can get organized and create more space. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Identify your walls Identify whether your closet walls are drywall, masonry, or concrete. Step 2: Choose hooks Choose hooks according to the composition of your walls and how much weight you want them to hold. Ask at your hardware store for advice or research them online. Tip Hooks that must be hammered into the wall can't be used on masonry or concrete. Step 3: Locate a stud If your walls are drywall, you'll need to locate a stud, or the frame behind the drywall. You can use a stud finder, or you can simply tap on the wall and determine which points sound the least "hollow." Step 4: Drill a hole Drill a hole into the wall (or stud) that's equal to the depth of your hook's screw. Tip Make sure you use the correct size drill bit. You'll want to use one that's slightly smaller than the screw for drywall, and slightly larger than the screw for everything else. Step 5: Hammer in the hook If you have a hook that can be hammered, simply hammer it into the hole you just drilled. Step 6: Install a wall anchor If you have a masonry or concrete wall, you'll need to install a wall anchor in the hole. Tap the anchor into place using a hammer, then screw in the hook. Step 7: Hang 'em high Gather up all the odds and ends off your closet floor -- and hang 'em high. Did You Know? Hooks have been in use since Paleolithic times.
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