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hanging mirror in dorm

mrmilburnmrmilburn Posts: 18Registered User New Member
edited June 2012 in University of Alabama
We would like to hang a full length mirror on the back of the closet door in tutwiler, but usually that would be done with a drill and screws, which obviously we can't do! How do all the girls do that? Will command strips hold a mirror up?
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Replies to: hanging mirror in dorm

  • scmom12scmom12 Posts: 1,368Registered User Senior Member
    Lightweight mirrors can be hung with command strip picture hangers. That's what D2 did last year.
  • Mesquite_girl24Mesquite_girl24 Posts: 977Registered User Member
    Some mirrors also have an overdoor hanging hook that you can use. But command strips also should work, either two or three.
  • mombama2012mombama2012 Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    I just bought an over-the-door full-length mirror at Ross yesterday for $9.99. The over-the-door hooks are included. I bought a white one but they had pink, purple, orange, black and white.
  • mrmilburnmrmilburn Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    Thanks everyone! We have already purchased the mirror, I do not see any hooks on the back but we will try the command strips.
  • MikeWozowskiMikeWozowski Posts: 3,240Registered User Senior Member
    over the door hooks is the norm. command strips should work. just use enough for the weight.

    i like the command strip idea best. it looks neater and won't flop around as much.
  • vlinesvlines Posts: 3,579Registered User Senior Member
    if you use over the door hooks, consider a command strip or two at the bottom to prevent the "flopping" of the mirror. Also try to find the non-glass mirrors like Ikea has- they are light weight and don't break.
  • MikeWozowskiMikeWozowski Posts: 3,240Registered User Senior Member
    yes, that works too vlines. : )
  • robotbldmomrobotbldmom Posts: 2,051Registered User Senior Member
    At least in Ridgecrest South. the over the door hooks will prevent the door from closing smoothly. Target will have a million of the light weight mirrors available for student night shopping (all colors) (adhesive strips included).
  • MikeWozowskiMikeWozowski Posts: 3,240Registered User Senior Member
    my daughter had an over the door mirror on her closet door in RCS and it closed just fine. i suppose this could vary from room to room.
  • robotbldmomrobotbldmom Posts: 2,051Registered User Senior Member
    Oh sorry, I meant the room door. The closet doors were used for over the door pocket organizers. One for each door was very handy.
  • MikeWozowskiMikeWozowski Posts: 3,240Registered User Senior Member
    she had some other over the door thing on her room door.

    so none of our over the door items interfered with doors closing, but i am sure it does sometimes. : )
  • robotbldmomrobotbldmom Posts: 2,051Registered User Senior Member
    ^^^I guess it depends on how tight the door is inside the door jamb, but I think that it is best not to hang anything over the door (exit) so as not to interfere with entrance/exit or complete locking of the door (IMO).
  • beth's mombeth's mom Posts: 2,256Registered User Senior Member
    This is probably a dumb question, but I've never had sliding doors. I am assuming that you can't use over the door hangers on the sliding closet doors that the honors dorms other than RCS have. Correct?
  • MikeWozowskiMikeWozowski Posts: 3,240Registered User Senior Member
    correct....
  • dirkslam41dirkslam41 Posts: 732Registered User Member
    Yeah I see your point, and touche. But never give up, alright?

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