Velcro can continue to solve many problems with ease. Take a look at the following ways we can organize our homes with the use of this amazing product.
Velcro was formally patented in 1955, after more than eight years of research by its inventor, Georges de Mestral, a Swiss engineer, who happened to take a walk in the woods one day where several burrs attached themselves to his clothes and dog. Velcro, which is a brand name, much as zipper, was named so because it is a combination of the words “velvet” and “crochet.” With one strip consisting of tiny hooks and the other made of tiny loops, Velcro was the genius product of the time (and ironically known as the “zipper-less zipper”). It was even sent up with the Apollo astronauts in the early 1960s.
Now with so many different types of fasteners on the market, Velcro, and its copycats, are mostly seen fastening young children’s shoes or diapers, but I think we are really missing out when we don’t incorporate its use in our homes. Velcro can continue to solve many problems with ease. Take a look at the following ways we can organize our homes with the use of this amazing product.
Stuffed Animal Park
A large strip of Velcro ) the rougher hook side) attached to the wall of a child’s bedroom or playroom can become a handy storage area for stuffed toys. Sew or glue small pieces of Velcro to the toys (the softer loop side), and clean up time will be quick and easy, even for the smallest hands. (Via Real Simple)
Remove annoying pills from a favorite sweater with Velcro. Wrap a loop of the stuff over your hand (hook side) and lightly pass it over the sweater’s surface. The tiny hooks will grab the pills and remove them without damaging the sweater.
If you want to avoid having to hunt for your various electronic remotes, from the one for the television to the one for your fan, give the remotes a convenient place to hang when not in use. Secure the hook side of the fastener to the side or back of your television, wall, or near the companion appliance, and the loop side to the remote.
Divided trays can be a good solution to organizing a drawer, but it they aren’t an exact fit, the trays and bins can slide around. To prevent this movement, secure them to the bottom of the drawer with Velcro.
Securing the Bottom Line
A cushion that slides off a dining room chair when you sit upon it is uncomfortable. Prevent the cushion from launching off the chair by fastening securely with strips. The bottom of the cushion to the top of the seat will be the most secure.
Gift Wrap Damage Control
Use a self-sticking strip of Velcro to secure a roll of gift wrap. It will keep the wrapping paper neat and under control without causing damage the way rubber bands or tape will.
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