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|simplywaiting10 ||06-17-2010 02:00 AM |
what to use to hang things on dorm walls
Most dorms don't allow us to put holes in the walls, so what am I supposed to use to hang things on my walls?
Tape will be strong enough for pictures and posters, but what about a dry-erase or corkboard, or one of those big calendar planners?
What do you guys use that works well, and keeps things on the walls for the whole school year?
|excelblue ||06-17-2010 02:08 AM |
Most dorms will have some type of corkboard to allow you to attach things.
However, just in case your dorms don't have those: use "imagination." That is, get creative about not having to hang things on walls, and if it's unnecessary, just imagine something's there instead of actually having something.
I've lived two semesters in a dorm and a year in an apartment. In all this time, I haven't had the need to hang anything!
|AtomicCafe ||06-17-2010 02:11 AM |
I had a roommate who hung her corkboard up with those strong poster tape things. They have pulley tabs and a double-sided sticky surface. One issue with them: while they come off cement walls perfectly fine, they completely massacre everything else. My side of the room was safe since I had cement, but her side ended up with gaping holes at the end of the year.
|somni ||06-17-2010 02:28 AM |
I hung paintings using those 3M hooks. They are strong enough to hold things up the entire year and peel off really easily
|icedragon ||06-17-2010 03:56 AM |
there is tacky poster stuff for posters better then tape.
|musicallylatin ||06-17-2010 04:44 AM |
I use the 3M velcro. Attach half of it to your poster/board/etc. and then the other to the wall and they peel off of both easily. Sticky tack, you know what your third grade teacher used, works great for lesser weight things as well.
|_Silence ||06-17-2010 06:35 AM |
mounting tape works very well. I used it mainly for posters because they wouldn't stay up otherwise, but it also works for dry erase boards and such.
|Emaheevul07 ||06-17-2010 01:06 PM |
3M hooks and tape. I also had to use gorilla tape for a few things last year, but you have to be careful with that stuff as it REALLY doesn't like to come off. It will, but whatever you put it on needs to be strong or else something you don't mind throwing away at the end of the year.
|SingDanceRunLife ||06-17-2010 01:09 PM |
The 3M line of stuff is best.
|user_007 ||06-17-2010 04:59 PM |
Hmm...I made use of the cork strip in our room last year for a lot.
A lot of people did damage to their walls with double-sided tape...peeled the paint right off. We had a fun time spackling and painting those areas of the walls before we left...better than paying the damage fee.
|aphoticmelody ||06-18-2010 10:10 AM |
Use the 3M line - not the off brands, those are the ones that tend to tear up your walls.
Also, funtack (that blue stuff) is pretty awesome too.
|^_^ v_v ||06-18-2010 03:09 PM |
whiteboard stickers. you may be able to find them at a crafts store.
|b@r!um ||06-18-2010 03:27 PM |
Another vote for 3M Command hooks and strips.
|Caillebotte ||06-18-2010 07:59 PM |
3M command strips
|mflevity ||06-18-2010 09:01 PM |
COMMAND STRIPS! Just make sure that the non-sticky tab part is reachable (you shouldn't have to peel away the item from the wall in order to get to it--that's how I messed up my wall) and that you pull straight in the direction of the tab when removing them.
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