My 3M Command Hook Fix
So if you follow me on Facebook and Instagram then you already know that last week I shared how Target is now finally in Canada (!!) and how excited I was to go check out the store last Friday. It’s not in the same town as I am but in the city a couple of hours away. I wrote that I was most excited to check out the 3M Command hook display as I had a feeling it was going to be amazing after having visited a US Target last fall.
But first I have to tell you how beyond shocked I was to discover, after putting my Facebook status up, that there are STILL people out there that do not know what Command hooks are. Ummm what? Please say it isn’t so!! I feel like I may have done an injustice to the world over these last 7 blogging years by apparently not getting the word out properly. I must do better. And no 3M isn’t paying me to say any of this although I have worked with them in the past which was pretty cool. I simply consider myself the biggest fan there ever was.
Now let’s take a minute shall we to check out the display of Command hooks I had available to me in my local Walmart . Not very exciting to say the least.
Although in all fairness they did just recently get in a floor display of a few more. But look closely, not a clear hook in sight.
You see all the old style white hooks now come in clear. I only knew about them because awhile back 3M did sent me a bunch to review. And it was love at first sight because now I don’t have to have a big white hook staring back at me if I don’t want to.
Anyway I headed to Target in anticipation of seeing rows upon rows of hooks and more hooks including those coveted clear hooks. Boy I was not disappointed because here is the beauty of choice. Choice upon choice upon choice. I couldn’t even fit the entire selection into the picture.
Pure gloriousness I tell you.
And that my friends is what I call a swoon worthy moment. Besides baskets, Command hooks are my #2 ultimate organizing tool.
The beauty of the them for those that don’t know (and I’m crying for you right now) is that you can put them up anywhere you need a hook but can remove them without damage to your wall should you change your mind. And believe me I change my mind. I almost never organize with a permanent solution. That would be weird to me. Next year I may decide I need a new system and want to change every thing around which I can easily do and re-use the hooks somewhere else. I do not want to worry about covering or fixing holes in my walls, I am much to lazy for that nonsense. Plus there are places you can’t use a permanent hook or nail, like in my vehicle. They are awesome for renters too!
These hooks come off easily with no lasting effects. I’ve used them for years. AND I just want to say that I have never had a hook leave any damage to my walls. If they do damage your wall I can almost guarantee to you that you aren’t using them right. I’ve seen it happen. You’ve got to follow the directions people! Here’s a quick one minute video on how it’s done. Also make sure you are using the right weight hook for the heaviness of what you want to hang. Super important!
I’ve written about how I use these hooks all over my home many times before but I’ll share the links with you again just in case you missed them. I must get the word out or I will cry if I hear one more person say they’ve never heard of them. It’s very traumatic for me.
So check out below some of the ways I’ve used them and then go check out your own Target store for selection galore! You can thank me later :) Oh and nope Target isn’t paying me either….I think I must be doing something wrong ;)
And in my vehicle to hang my garbage bag. Everyone MUST have a garbage bag in their car!
There you have it, just some of the ways I use these beautiful babies.
Now who shares my love of the 3M Command hook and picture strips? How do you use them in your home?
And for those that have never heard of them, it’s time to come out from under the rock you’ve been hiding under. You can tell us, be brave! I promise I won’t cry too much :)