Post it notes have become a part of our daily lives , so much so that when I make a mental note of stuff I imagine a small yellow post it stuck inside the folds of my brain 😉 Even my laptop at work would have yellow reminder 3M e-post-it’s lurking in some corner of the screen.
So when I was sent 3M Command hooks for a review I knew this was going to be a fun experiment !
I had a few wooden frames I have been wanting to put up on a bare wall for the past 2 years – yes am lazy like that .And my rental agency has scared me silly saying that I wasn’t to use any nails or whatsoever . Coming from India where we live in homes with strong bricks walls and no requirement for heating but an A/C instead it has taken me a while to get used to my creaky wooden floorboards in the beautiful Victorian house conversion which we occupy. Add to that walls that are wooden and have gas pipes lurking everywhere its quite a nightmare trying to decorate walls. Add to that the fact our rental flat is little more than a small match box we really need all space conservation ideas and intelligent use of available space! Enter 3M then the saviour in such situations!Fabulous for personalising your rental house and adding a touch of homely decor ideas here and there.
Neat Idea #1
I have finally managed to get that frame up on the wall and can’t stop beaming with a false sense of pride each time I turn and see it , which is often!The frame is hung using a 3M Command Picture and Frame Hook which holds frames up to 27.9 cm x 43.1 cm ie. 11 x 17 in.It comes with sturdy two-sided easily removable tapes which won’t peel off your paint. It does not work on wallpapered walls though and after attaching the hook to the wall one has to wait for an hour to have it settle in properly.
This frame has been up for over 10 days now and hasn’t fallen off and am quite sure it won’t – result Happy me and happier wall 😉
Neat Idea #2
And these pretty ‘red heads’ have now a place they can ‘hang around’ in style in my kitchen which is nothing more than the size of a rather compact postage stamp!They are mounted on 3M Command Wire Hooks which hold 225gm.
Neat Idea #3 &4
I discovered some white 3M Command hooks during my visit to my local supermarket and purchased a few after these satisfying results from the samples I was sent and I now can hang pretty frames like the one below 🙂 and also have 2 of these hooks tucked away into the panel inside in my wardrobe and have some pretty scarves and belts hung there too! All done in a days work I say.
Neat Idea #5
I also received Decorative Hooks in black which hold up to 1.3 kilos for review. I have ordered in some curtains from Ikea which weigh 2.7 kilos so am going to buy some more of these hooks and use 3 hooks per curtain to hand my new curtains. During summer I get very bright sunlight and the house heats up like an oven .Am hoping the curtains kill the heat.Will post a photo here once this little experiment is done 🙂
The sheer amount of things that can be done using these various 3M hooks and removable adhesive tapes is mind-boggling. All those pretty lights I purchased before Christmas last year will go up around my windows for our biggest annual celebration the festival of Lights – DIWALI 🙂
*With thanks to 3M for sending me various types of hooks for review.No monetary compensation was provided for this post. All views expressed are my own.