One of the many things I hate about having my place up on the market is that we can’t really hang anything up on the walls. We repainted most of the rooms. We also took down photos, posters and other knick knacks so that our place looks cleaner, less cluttered and more “roomy”. Unfortunately that comes with some inconvenience. I miss being able to hang things up.
There are some products on the market that let you hang things up without leaving a mark. Unfortunately they are “one time use only” types of products. You CAN hang things up safety and not leave a mark or hole in the wall, however if you need to move it you are unable to because once removed the products cannot be reused. Not only that, they are rather pricey.
What if I told you that there was a way to hang things up without leaving a mark or adding a hole to your wall AND they can be removed and reused over and over again?
Stick Um!s are a fun new multi-colored product from UM! Brands. They are made with a nano-suction technology which allows you to stick and re-stick them again and again, as many times as you’d like.
What is “nano technology”? Nano Technology “is the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale”. Or to put it another way, working with things that are teeny, tiny in size.
I’m referring to everything as Stick Um!s, however they are really called by their actual product like Hook Um, Note Um, Fame Um, Clip Um and Mirror Um. I’m using it as an “umbrella” term since all of the products use the same sticky nano technology.
Stick Um!s are made with teeny, tiny suction cups (so tiny you can’t even see them!). When you adhere the Stick Um!s to a smooth, clean surface and let it sit for about an hour, it gives the tiny suction cups time to adhere themselves to the surface. Once they are attached they stay on. There’s no residue and they come off as easily as they go on.
A Stick Um!s hook can hold up to 10 pounds!
Why Stick Um!s? The hook Stick Um!s are great for holding backpacks (unless you are my kids – their backpacks weight 80 pounds, or so it would seem), jackets, belts, purses, jewelry, toys and more!
Stick Um!s are available in different styles which can help with things like hanging photos in a locker or organizing video games on the wall.
Similar to Stick Um!s, Note UM!s are large sticky reusable white boards serve as the perfect reminder for everyone in the family.
To be honest with you I had my doubts with the products initially. I have purchased and wasted a lot of $$$ on products with similar claims, but I was willing to give Stick Um!s a fair chance.
I’m forever misplacing my cellphone. I keep it in a little “sleeve” with a pull cord closure. The pull cords make it ideal for hanging, so I decided to try one of the Stick Um!s hooks and adhere it to my husband’s wardrobe which is located next to my desk so I can hang my cell phone from it. I followed the instructions and let it sit for about an hour before hanging my phone from it. It was perfect! The hook stayed in place. There was no way it was going to come off until I took it off.
Recently we re-arranged furniture and my husband’s wardrobe is now in the dining room (one of the disadvantages of living in a small place). That meant that I had to find a new place to hang my cellphone.
I removed the Stick Um!s hook and adhered it to the side of my desk. I was worried that it was going to lose it’s ability to stick since it’s already been used. I am happy to report that it sticks to my desk just as well as it did my husband’s wardrobe.
I also have a Stick Um!s clip in the kitchen where I keep a dish cloth handy to wipe our hands with after we wash the dishes.
My daughter took the Stick Um!s mirror to school and hung it inside her locker. As far as I know it’s still hanging up.
I’m even using one of the Stick Um!s Essentials to hold my autographed It’s a SpongeBob Christmas music CD. It’s autographed by Tom Kenny, the man who voices SpongeBob as well as dozens of other TV and movie characters. It’s one of my cherished possessions. Since it’s not easy to hang an audio CD in it’s case on the wall, the Stick Um!s Essential is ideal because it won’t damage the wall or the CD.
I have found that some surfaces they don’t stick on, but that is to be expected.
These would be great to hang holiday decorations. I also think these would work well for people who live in apartments or college students who are unable to put anything on their walls.
I love that I can reuse these again and again and not have to worry about leaving any marks.
*I received some free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.