J.M. ColonOctober 22, 2020
My parents are the rare engineers who are awful with their hands. My mother, an electrical engineer, is more comfortable in front of a circuit board or among a den of snakelike wires than in a workshop; my father, whose specialty is computing, has hammered more fingers than nails in his lifetime. So you can imagine our great success at the nitty-grittier elements of interior decoration. Behind the various pretty paintings of our house, the walls are littered with countless futile attempts at "just that one hole [that] should do."
I was certainly suspicious to hear that this sort of adhesive hook could work the same way as a good ol' hammer-and-nail solution. Still, my college doesn't let us nail things to the wall, so if I wanted to put up my precious Botero paintings (which is to say, for all you folks out there who aren't critics of South American art, my extensive collection of paintings of naked fat ladies), I needed an alternative. Command strips came highly recommended.
They worked like a charm. Installation was just like it said on the box. Just remember to wait the necessary hour before sticking something on top of the hook! It's a step I can easily see myself forgetting.