We all like to customize our cribs, but in some dorm rooms, apartments, and offices you’re not allowed to mar the walls, or maybe your significant other doesn’t like holes in the wall. I just went through the hassle of patching all the nail holes in my bedroom, so I can kindof understand why some people get OCD about it. 3M comes to the rescue with a line of hangers that promise up to 7.5lbs of holding power — more importantly, they’re entirely removable and won’t mar your wall.
Simply clean your surface with rubbing alcohol, apply the tab, wait to set (one hour), and apply the hook. Note: when applying to gloss paint, you’ll want to use soap and water rather than rubbing alcohol, unless you want that paint to be flat.
3M offers a variety of hangers, even a shower caddy with water-resistant strips. They also sell replacement adhesive strips.
They’re a bit expensive so I’ll stick to the nail-and-patch method for now, but if you don’t have that option, a pack of 3M Command picture-hanging hooks will run you about $4.