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Keep your hair dryer handy, but out of the way with this easy DIY hair dryer wall mount. With just two simple pieces, you’ll wish you had done this sooner!
For more than a decade, I have lived with a situation that bothers me. I have been in a constant state of either:
- Being annoyed about having my hair dryer sitting out on my tiny bathroom countertop, causing both physical and visual clutter.
- Going to the effort of putting 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.
EASIEST DIY HAIR DRYER WALL MOUNT EVER
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 one and this Octopus one that looks a little frightening:
Though I was optimistic about both options, neither one worked for me. 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.
I considered using some sort of Command Hook, which you could probably try. Since the bathroom is a damp space, and the dryer will be on and off the hook a lot, I chose a Swag Hook as a stronger option.
Choose where to hang your hair dryer
Start by deciding where you want you hair dryer to hang on the wall. I want mine in an easy to reach spot, 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.
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.
Prepare the hook and toggle bolt
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.
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.
Make a hanging loop on your hair dryer
Now, I had a place to hang my hair dryer, but nothing to hang it from.
I made a simple hanging loop using two hair elastics.
Enjoy your hair dryer wall mount
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.
Your hair dryer may already have a hanging loop, and all you need is the hook. Give it a try!