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What is the best way to hang a blow dryer or store it?

By margotr from Claremont, CA

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August 22, 20090 found this helpful
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The best way to hang a blow dryer is unplugged, and with it's nozzle in a wire holster. If the cord is allowed to hang free to relax and untangle, it will last 10 years longer. Just plug in when you get ready to do your hair.

The holster should be placed so that you can grab the dryer as easily and comfortably as a Wild West gunslinger grabbed his six gun.

If you can't find a wire holster in a store, take a chromed 10" x 10" cake cooling wire rack, and wrap it loosely around the nozzle of the dryer. When it fits snugly, but not impeding a "Quick Draw", attach it to a 4" x 4" or 6" x 6" wood plaque. like the ones you get at souvenir stores, with funny or motivational words or pictures on them.

Attach the holster to it with the clear plastic "U" clamps made for routing lamp cord on a wall. That gives the dryer grip extra clearance from the wall.

You can also use a drill holster like drywallers wear, and attach that to the plaque. You can hang the plaque like a picture.

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August 22, 20090 found this helpful
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Holster or hook ideas are good and I have used both but there were times where I also wrapped the cord around the base (not the handle) to keep the cord from twisting or other misc damage and stored them in a drawer or cabinet.

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August 22, 20090 found this helpful

If it has a hook or a loop on the end, you can hang it on a cup hook, or one of those Command hooks.

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March 20, 2013

Does anyone know how to make a holder to mount on the wall?

By Christina K.

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March 25, 20130 found this helpful

Use an empty washed tide (for washing clothes) or other plastic container with a handle- size of container will be whatever size your hair dryer fits into without falling through. You will use the bottle hung upside down when finished. You cut off the bottom of the container, cut the handle where it connects at the bottom and remove about 1/4th of the handle. The remaining handle part will be for wrapping and hanging the cord onto.

If you need a larger opening to fit your hair dryer then cut off the top neck of the bottle just enough for the end of the dryer to stick through, but not large enough for the dryer to fall through. Now, on one side of the bottle, cut down part way to make it easier to remove and replace the dryer, or if like my dryer, I cut it down far enough for the wider part of my old style dryer to slide into a cut curve for support. I then rounded the other side in a curve at the top, used a hot nail (held in plyers) to punch two hanging holes in this curve to hang with screws. This also works in wood shops to hold lighter drills and other such tools.

If hair dryer is long and small around, can use a small container such as dish detergent bottle, cut off bottom to fit and cut two v or small u curves - one on each side near front of bottom for hanging the cord. Also using the bottle upside down. No pictures for this one. Hope this helps.

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March 25, 20130 found this helpful

The simple solution for me was to stick a 3M Command plastic hook on the wall to hang my hair dryer by its loop. I did not have space for a holder.

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