Keep your hair dryer handy and out of the way by hanging it on the wall. It’s so easy, you’ll wish you had done this sooner!
For more than a decade, I have been annoyed with trying to find the best hair dryer storage. I thought my only options were:
- Being annoyed about having my hair dryer laying on my tiny bathroom countertop, causing both physical and visual clutter.
- Bending over to put my hair dyer away under the sink, only to get it out again the very next day.
Finally, I decided to do something about it. And I came up with an incredibly simple solution.
At the beginning of my hair dryer wall mount journey, I tried a couple different products from Amazon, such as this promising-looking Command Brand hair dryer holder.
Because of the unique shape of my wet/dry hair dryer, it just slipped right through the holder. (I love this hair dryer, by the way. It’s a straightening dryer that makes my hair shiny and smooth, without leaving it completely limp and lifeless. There’s still plenty of bounce!)
That’s when I realized that all I really needed was a hook on the wall for a hair dryer hanging loop.
I considered using a removable Command Hook that can hold 5 pounds. Since the bathroom is a damp space, and the dryer will be on and off the hook a lot, I chose a screw-in metal Swag Hook as a stronger option.
This method will also work for a flat iron, as well!
DIY HAIR DRYER WALL HOLDER
1. Choose where to hang your hair dryer
Start by deciding where you want you hair dryer to hang on the wall. I wanted mine in an easy to reach spot near the electrical outlet, where it can stay plugged in all the time.
Make a small mark on the wall with a pencil where you want to place your hook.
2. Drill a hole (or two)
Following the instructions on the package of hooks, start by drilling a small hole in the wall where you made your pencil mark.
The purpose of this first small hole is to help you determine if there is a stud behind the wall where you want to place your hook. You can tell you’re drilling in a stud if the effort to make the hole never gets any easier. Plus, you may start to see a little sawdust.
There are instructions on the package to follow if you are mounting your hook into a stud.
If the drill suddenly pops through the drywall while you’re drilling, then there is nothing on the other side. You will need to drill a bigger hole in the drywall for a toggle bolt, following the package directions.
To be honest, I didn’t have a drill bit as big as the size required in the package instructions. Instead of buying a new bit just for this project, I just used the biggest bit I had, and wiggled it around in the wall to make the hole bigger.
3. Prepare the hook and toggle bolt
If you are not screwing into a stud, put together the pieces of the hook and toggle bolt. The toggle goes onto the bolt so that it will spread apart once you put it through the wall, and grip into the drywall.
4. Install the hook in the drywall
Push the toggle bolt completely through the hole in the drywall.
Once the toggle is through the drywall, pull back on the hook. This will allow the toggle to grip into the back of the wall.
You’ll need to keep pulling the hook towards you as you turn tighten it.
5. Make a hanging loop on your hair dryer
I made a simple hair dryer hanging loop using two hair elastics. I wrapped one elastic around the base of the hair dryer. Then I looped the other elastic around that one to create a knot that also worked as a hanging loop.
Save space with your hair dryer wall mount.
Your hair dryer may already have a hanging loop, and all you need is the hook!
After more than a decade of annoyance, all it took was a hook and two rubber bands to get my hair dryer off the countertop.
I chose to put my hook in a spot where it will be hidden behind the bathroom door. This reduces the visual clutter a little more.
This is just one of my small bathroom makeover ideas.
And, here is how I updated my old, ugly bath tub.