I've been on the look out for something that would solve this little problem for months and then one day last week I was at TJ Maxx when I spotted this split over the door hook I knew it would work perfect. And wouldn't you know it did!
P.S. sorry about the blurred photos, there will be better ones when I do that room tour I've been working on.
P.P.S. my ironing board cover is from City Chic Country Mouse.