5 Great Household Uses for Hook and Loop Tape
They say that you can fix everything with duct tape. But its cousin, the hook and loop tape (aka hook-and-pile or touch fastener), is just as versatile.
The hook and loop fastener also has one obvious advantage: you can reuse it as often as you need.
Watch the hooks of one surface attach to the loops of the opposing surface as you press them together. Then peel them apart. When you press them together again, they’ll be fastened without loss of stickiness.
You can’t do that with duct tape.
Still not convinced that the hook and loop may have duct tape beat at versatility? Check out these five awesome household uses.
1. Wrap and Bundle
It is hard to separate modern living and electronics. Electrical devices such as TVs, refrigerators, and computers are all over the house. And that means lots of messy wires and cables.
You can use cable ties or zip ties, but they’re one-time use only. Hook and loop fasteners tie-up wires neatly, but you can also unfasten them quickly if you need to relocate your device.
You can also use hook-and-piles to bind wrapping paper or bundle pencils and pens.
2. Declutter Your Workspace
Whether your workspace is in front of a computer, the garage, or a vanity mirror, touch fasteners are great at organizing all your tools.
Do you have lots of external drives consuming desk space? Fasten your external hard drives to the underside of your desk to hide them.
You can also attach strips of hook-and-loop adhesive backed tape to the wall of your garage, studio, or beside your vanity mirror. Then you can put a dot of touch fastener on each of your tools, art supplies, or make-up brushes. Organize your workspace and increase productivity!
3. Say Goodbye to Losing Stuff
Some things seem really easy to lose, like remote controls. Or they seem really hard to find when you need them the most. How often have you had to look for a flashlight during a blackout?
Avoid that frustrating experience from happening.
Take advantage of the reliable hook and loop. You can stick the remote control to the side of the coffee table or the television when not in use. During a blackout, a flashlight secured to an accessible wall can be a lifesaver.
4. Keep Things in Place with Hook and Loop Tape
A good rug or carpet can bring the room together. But without a firm attachment to the floor, they can slip and look out of place. Or worse, they can roll at the corners and become a tripping hazard.
Solve this problem by using hook-and-pile adhesives. How many strips you’ll need will depend on the size of the rug, but it’s always a good idea to put one on each corner.
5. Kids Will Enjoy These DIY Uses of Touch Fasteners
Hook and loop fasteners are a great way to give your kids a fun activity. One example is this DIY travel busy board. Transform a cutting board with a handle into a portable craft and artboard using velcro.
You can also put strips with the hook side on a plastic ball that the kids can catch with soft gloves. Or they can throw the ball onto a felt dart board.
An Essential Household Item
Hack your life and your home using this incredibly versatile tool.
At Feiner Supply, you’ll find a variety of hook and loop tape products to suit your needs. Contact us today.