Hook-and-loop is everywhere. Velcro is probably nearby. Long strips, little patches, with and without adhesive, and in different colors are available. What more can it do?
What is the use of Velcro?
- Verticalize Your Phone Or Tablet
Expensive phone and tablet cases don’t always work. Holding them for lengthy periods might be a nuisance when watching a TV show or movie. Velcro! Hook Velcro to the back of your phone or tablet, and loop Velcro to walls and surfaces where you view. This can be on a fridge door, kitchen cabinet, automobile (behind the visor or headrests), or bedroom wall.
- Display Artwork
Pictures and canvases may be hung on walls simply, depending on their weight. The hook-and-loop mechanism is strong and easy to reposition and rehang. It’s better than drilling holes in your walls just to find the picture hook is off. Industrial-strength Velcro is available if you need it to hold more weight.
- Secure Rugs
When rugs shift out of place or roll at the corners, they can be tripping hazards and eyesores. Velcro is a simple, cheap solution. The hook side of Velcro will hold some carpet strands when placed under the rug. Use it on both the rug and floor to keep it in place for years.
- Dressing Children
Parents know kids outgrow clothing rapidly. My mother used to purchase me too-long pants, hem them, and then let them out as grew. Velcro makes adjusting jeans, pants, and sleeve lengths easy. Velcro can change roomy pants into summer shorts or cargo pants without cutting. Velcro helps reduce garment costs.
- Bundle Cables
More devices, more cords. Some people swear by inexpensive zip ties, but they’re one-time-only. Better use Velcro. When you need to relocate a computer, stereo, or printer, unfasten the Velcro strap. They hold wires, pens, pencils, belts, and tiny tools.
- Remove Clothing Bobbles/Pills
There have been various ideas or techniques to cope with bothersome fabric balls. Some shave them. Others use batteries or sandpaper. Velcro makes pill management inexpensive and easy.
- Prevent Lost Remotes
How many hours per year do you search beneath the couch for your remote(s)? Kids lose them rapidly. They’re simple to lose. Apply Velcro hook tape on the back of each to prevent loss.
You may put loop Velcro on the coffee table, ottoman, couches, and TV. The Velcro backing makes it attach to fabric sofas. If you have suede or leather, you’ll need to be particularly attentive with the remotes.
- Repair Purses, Handbags, And Suitcases
Many bags and handbags have flimsy latches. Velcro helps. Applying Velcro pads with strong adhesive keeps handbags closed while obscuring the fastening. It may last years on luggage and suitcases.
- Hide USB Devices
You can purchase a 1TB external hard drive for $50 today. All these extra gadgets take up desk space, but you have plenty more. The desk’s bottom. Attach industrial-strength Velcro to your external drive and desk. You may hide external drives beneath there to clear your desk. Don’t worry, they’re easy to remove.
- Jewelry Organization (Or Toys)
Make useful art. Canvas, felt, and Velcro is needed. In less than 30 minutes, you can make a jewelry organizer that fits in any bedroom. Create a larger version and add Velcro tape to lighter toys to make cleaning enjoyable. They’ll like sticking them to the walls.