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Whatchamacallit 2: Hooks for hanging shower curtains.

shower curtain hooks

I realize, upfront, that this is an odd one to feature, but there is a story there.

When I was a kid, it endlessly annoyed me that the shower curtain would always have empty holes when hanging. Whether we did not have enough hooks because some had broken over the years or because shower curtains vary in the number of holes, I do not know.

Thus, back when I moved into my apartment back in 2010, I found myself staring at shower curtains at IKEA and remembering my annoyance at the missing shower hooks in my childhood – so when I grabbed the hooks, I grabbed two packages of hooks.

The spare package of hooks stayed in my medicine cabinet for years – probably five or six – but because I’m a careful adult and because all of my successive shower curtains have been supplied by IKEA, I’ve never broken a hook and I’ve never had more holes than hooks. The spare hooks eventually moved into a storage box.


During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

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