If you hate using screws and anchors to hang up stuff, then you are going to like this. A while back my Dad told me about these little doohickey’s when I needed help hanging some mirrors. And I’ve been in love with them ever since.
These are called gorilla hooks or monkey hooks, I’ve seen both names. And they are great because all you have to do is stick that one end into the wall and it latches on to something on the inside of the sheetrock (I’m not 100% positive what it does inside the wall), and then you just hang your item! It seriously is the easiest thing ever. Of course if you have a stud, you won’t need this. If you are dealing with just the drywall though, these are perfect and you don’t hammer anything in. It just sticks right in the wall, like magic.
I use them mostly for heavy items like mirrors and large pieces of artwork. Usually both of those come with the D-rings, and these hooks are great for the items that need to be hung on D-rings.
There isn’t much to show or demonstrate here, but I will show you the mirror we used these on.
Yes, the one in the entryway. Are you sick of seeing it yet? :)
Okay, so then you just stick the hook in the wall and it will look like this.
Exciting picture I know. This was an old hole that I needed to patch up, but I just stuck it in here to show you all.
And then you hang your item. This is how far my mirror sticks out from the wall.
So it’s not completely flush, but it doesn’t stick out much at all. Not a big deal at all and definitely worth it.
I got mine at Home Depot and a pack of 4 is about $2-$3. So no it’s not the cheapest, but remember you won’t be using these for every single thing in your home. I will say that my husband hung this mirror up in just about 2 minutes versus the 30-45 minutes it would have taken him with screws and anchors, so the extra money is worth it. :) The ones I got hold up to 35lbs, but they come in heavier sizes as well.
So do you have any tricks for hanging things up? Have you ever used the gorilla/monkey hooks? Do you hate using screws and anchors? I do, especially the cheapo ones. Tell us your secrets!
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