Tension rods are this season’s must-have DIY item for household organization. You may know them as shower curtain rods, but it turns out that the tension rod can do a lot more than just hold up a shower curtain.
The telescoping nature of the tension rod makes it an extremely versatile device that can easily be customized to fit just about anywhere. Tension rods can also hold an incredible amount of weight without ever having to puncture holes in your walls.
Tension rods are super cheap and can be found at most home stores for under 10 dollars, making them a very cheap way to add an extra layer of noninvasive storage to just about any room or closet in your house. The following 12 alternative uses for tension rods illustrate just how useful these simple little devices really are.
1. Hang Your Cleaners
Save your drawer and shelf space by elevating your cleaning spray bottles. The triggers on these cleaning products make perfect hooks for hanging. You can put these under your bathroom, laundry, or kitchen sink. If you like this, then you’ll love #8 on our list.
2. A Table Skirt
If you’d like to hide away some storage totes or even a cat litter box, try making a tension rod table skirt. Sew a loop into some appropriately-sized fabric sheets and then hang them from a tension rod installed on a table. Now your guests don’t have to see your cat’s litter box and your cat can have some privacy in their privy.
3. Bathroom Storage
A tension rod can be used to add an extra level of storage in your bathtub or shower. Simply attach some steel baskets to the rod with shower curtain rings for an easy and attractive storage solution.