Mounting made simple: 4 Easy ways to get it done right

By Nicole Tinkham

If you want to make your office cubicle feel a little more like home, you should do so by decorating with photos, posters, achievements, inspiration, and whatever else speaks to you. (Check out 9 Ways to Make Your Office Cubicle Feel Like Home for more ideas.) When it comes to hanging and mounting, there are two important rules you need to know. First, anything you hang up should be appropriate for the workplace. Make sure it’s OK before you do anything. Second, don’t use tape! That’s just tacky and doesn’t have a strong hold. Don’t even think about mounting hardware either. That can be such a pain and who really has time for that? We’ve got something that’s aesthetically pleasing and requires very little effort on your end. Wanna know the secret to perfect mounting? It’s all in mounting strips, tape, and tabs. Basically they’re all the same thing in different forms. We know this is exciting stuff and you’re ready to rush out and grab your own but you should know the 4 different types first. There’s restickable, removable, permanent, and heavy duty/outdoor mounting tapes, all designed for different purposes. Here’s what you need to know about each one so you can get the job done right the first time.

1.    Restickable

Pictured: Restickable Mounting Tabs, 1″ x 1″, 18/ Pack

What it means: They can be reused again and again. They are removable and when the backing gets dirty, they can even be washed and used again.

Use them for: Photos, cards, recipes, and important documents.

Surfaces to use them on: Walls, cabinets, refrigerators, windows, etc.

2.    Removable

Pictured: Precut Foam Mounting 1″ Squares, Double-Sided, Removable, 16/Pack

What it means: They can be removed easily without damaging the surface or staining the wall.

Use them for: Photos, cards, recipes, and important documents.

Surfaces to use them on: Metal, wood, glass, plastic, walls.

3.    Permanent

Pictured: Permanent Foam Mounting Tape, 3/ 4″ x 36yds

What it means: These are strong and long lasting for a secure bond that’s more versatile than screws and nails.

Use them for: Heavier objects (up to 2 lbs) in place of screws and nails.

Surfaces to use them on: Wide variety of surface types including textured surfaces, glass, and tile.

4.    Heavy duty/Outdoor

Pictured: Exterior Weather-Resistant Double-Sided Tape, 1″ x 60″, Gray w/Red Liner

What it means: These are weather resistant and can be used on indoor or outdoor surfaces.

Use them for: Any heavy objects (up to 5 lbs) indoor or outdoor.

Surfaces to use them on: Super strong and holds onto virtually any surface even stucco and brick.

There you have it, the product that will change your life (or decorating needs at least) forever! It only takes a few minutes so why not hang a few things up on your cubicle wall? Go crazy! Tell us, what type of personal items do you have at work to make it feel a little more like home? Let us know in the comments or over on our Facebook page!

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