Call it what you want: time efficient, lazy, whatever but I like things to be easy. When it comes to organizing I tend to get a little over my head and make more of a mess then what I intend to and get further away from my goal (or it takes that much longer).
That’s why I was thrilled to try Command Hooks. I am not one to nail things in my wall/doors. Nothing ever ends up centered and I make more of a mess and a hassle for myself. It’s amazing how a five minute project turns into an hour in this household.
Enter 3M’s Command Hooks. At first I was hesitant about install these hooks on my doors because of the sticky tabs. I have dealt with stick tabs before and I still have gunk on my kitchen wall that I cannot get rid of (serious, any suggestions here? I have tried Goo Gone, 99% alcohol, soaking it, sanding it, scraping it). Then I read how Command Hooks are easy to remove and they claim to be damage free, so I figured why not.
First thing I noticed about Command Hooks is that they look fantastic. They do not look “cheap” by any means, which is something I was excited about.
Installation was a breeze. Clean the surface you want the hook to adhere to with rubbing alcohol (I used a damp cloth, it is not suggested you use household cleaners). Remove the red strip and attach to the hook. Remove the black liner and press onto the wall (or where ever you want it to stick to). Press firmly for 30 seconds. Wait one hour before using.
After the easy installation came the true test, weight handling. The hook I have in my office holds my diaper bag, and a few other bags full of random stuff. The weight is fairly heaving and it has never broke.
The true test came when I installed the hook on Carter’s door. This is the hook that will hold his wet bag full of soaked cloth diapers. Dirty diapers are heavy, and Command Hooks holds this up like a champ. I’m extremely impressed.
When it comes time to removing the hook, simply slide the hook up and slowly slide the table straight down against the wall. These hooks are perfect for setting up temporary holiday decor without damaging your wall.