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How to Replace an Attic Door String with a Hook

A quick tip for improving the look of a hanging cord on an attic door.

Add this to the list of random home projects no one ever thinks about.

Apparently, this week is full of that what with swapping our washer and dryer to prevent door collision a few days ago. And now this…

How to Replace an Attic Door String with a Hook | blesserhouse.com - A quick tip for improving the look of a hanging cord on an attic door.

The other week, when I shared our hallway makeover, a bunch of y’all commented/messaged about our attic string and how it magically disappeared. So ta da! This weird post was born.

For true comparison’s sake, the attic door looked like this at first.

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How to Replace an Attic Door String with a Hook | blesserhouse.com - A quick tip for improving the look of a hanging cord on an attic door.

So we attached it back in place with a staple gun, gave it a bright white paint job, and then dealt with the ratty string that I’m pretty sure was older than I am.

How to Replace an Attic Door String with a Hook | blesserhouse.com - A quick tip for improving the look of a hanging cord on an attic door.

When I was looking for a solution so we didn’t have to look at a string hanging down all the time, I found this thing called an Attic Ease pull system.

How to Replace an Attic Door String with a Hook | blesserhouse.com - A quick tip for improving the look of a hanging cord on an attic door.

Robert just cut off the string from the inside, pulled it out of the existing hole, and we screwed this little ring in its place.

How to Replace an Attic Door String with a Hook | blesserhouse.com - A quick tip for improving the look of a hanging cord on an attic door.

So. much. better.

How to Replace an Attic Door String with a Hook | blesserhouse.com - A quick tip for improving the look of a hanging cord on an attic door.

To pull it down when we need to access the attic, it comes with this pole with a hook on the end.

We just keep the pole inside of a closet right beside the door when it’s not in use.

How to Replace an Attic Door String with a Hook | blesserhouse.com - A quick tip for improving the look of a hanging cord on an attic door.

It’s the little things sometimes.

How to Replace an Attic Door String with a Hook | blesserhouse.com - A quick tip for improving the look of a hanging cord on an attic door.

And now we don’t have a dirty, old string hanging around our now prettied-up hallway.

How to Replace an Attic Door String with a Hook | blesserhouse.com - A quick tip for improving the look of a hanging cord on an attic door.

What other random gadgets have you found lately that made a difference? Inquiring minds want to know. 😉  People just think of everything now.

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12 Comments

  1. WOW, thanks for the tip. Our attic opening is in our master closet and has never been finished out. I have already placed an order for one and I will knock that finishing out quick, quick. Love your inexpensive touches that make your home seem really finished up.

    Thanks.

    1. Yes! You could spray paint it white, if you wanted. The silver didn’t bother us, so we left it.

  2. My father did this more than 40 years ago to every home they owned. At my mothers request, she hated those strings!! He made the pole out of a closet dowel and drilled the hook onto it and put the round attachment piece on the attic side. You can always make it yourself…
    I never knew why people kept the ugly hanging strings!

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