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Monday, August 20, 2018

Practical tip of the day


I had a rubber backed entry mat on a hardwood floor at my home It would slide around and I needed something to hold still at all times in the exact location I wanted it. So, years ago I had used double stick tape which made quite a mess on the floor. 

But I got a new mat last week and I wanted something that would do the same job but not damage the floor.

After researching a lot of products I decided to give command strips a try. But I needed very thin ones not the usual thick ones.  I discovered the poster strips (see photo) at the target store on sale for about $3.50.  So far they have worked perfect.

The rug is now secure and does not slide around and command strips will leave no residue on the floor when it eventually has to be replaced.

They also appear to be excellent for putting posters on the wall without damaging the wall paint.   I would imagine they’re holding power is not great but for many things you put on the wall you really don’t need a lot of holding power. 

I’m thinking of using these at the bottom of artwork that is suspended on the usual wire over a hook. Overtime these pictures get crooked. I think these tabs put on the bottom of the picture would hold it to the wall in the correct position without damaging anything.  There are quite a few strips in a single package as well.  So the net result is fairly inexpensive.