Take away Damaged 3M Command Strips | Thrifty Decor Chick

Simple trick for eradicating a damaged Command strip from partitions or home windows! 

I’ve an excellent fast tip to take away damaged 3M Command strips that I’ve discovered
very useful over time! 

I discover more often than not after I go to
take away a Command hook, the sticky strip breaks at simply the suitable half
in order that I can not pull on it anymore. 

This straightforward repair lets you take away the
wall or window hooks with out entry to the tab. 

I exploit the Command strips typically, particularly on the holidays. So that is particularly useful this time of 12 months! 

On the subject of eradicating them from the wall, I begin pulling and
grimacing as a result of I am SURE the hook goes to interrupt free and snap again at my
face or my hand. 

It by no means fails that the tab breaks, on at the least one in every of them! 

The tab breaks off just below the hook and
then I am left with the hook and the sticky stuff nonetheless on the wall (or window)
and no technique to get it off: 

broken command strip on window

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The factor is, you possibly can’t simply pull this off — at the least on a wall. 

It can pull
your drywall off (I inform you this from private expertise) and depart a pleasant
little spot to repaint or patch. 

On a window or mirror you will want some
leverage to get it to pop off, and also you danger scratching the floor. 

That is my straightforward Command strip elimination technique and it really works each time!
I am guessing you will have what you want within the lavatory. 

Simply seize some dental floss: 

I imply, we now have tons of these things from the dentist proper? Ours appear to
multiply. If you happen to want one let me know. 🙂 

Reduce off a good size of dental floss so you possibly can grip it effectively on each ends. 

Transferring it forwards and backwards, wedge the floss behind the plastic half — in the event you
can get it behind the sticky stuff, that is nice!

If not it would nonetheless work:

how to remove broken command strips

Wiggle it down behind till it reaches the underside. Your hook will come proper

In case your hook is actually caught your floss could break — generally I’ve to make use of a
couple items, generally one does the trick. 

You probably have
fishing line that additionally works nice for eradicating caught Command strips! 

Typically the sticky half should be left on the floor. 

On the wall I discover
it peels proper off with out harm when you possibly can pull up a nook and peel it
off. Work slowly and it ought to come off simply.

On this window it wasn’t as straightforward with the warmth baking it on for, ahem…a couple of

remove command strip from window
If it is SUPER caught to reflect or glass, seize a
straight razor/scraper
and clear the residue off with that. Most of mine got here off and I used some
Goo Gone
to get the remaining. 

 A useful reader advisable utilizing a hair dryer if you do not have floss. Nice thought!

It is simply foolish how straightforward it’s to do that and now I’m free to cringe away
after I take away Command hooks round the home — as a result of I now know the way to get
them off with out harm. 

This is a picture to pin this and save for later if you would like: 

how to remove stuck command strips

I like fast and straightforward ideas like this so I prefer to share them with you! 

Do you break your strips each time as effectively? 

totally attainable I am the one particular person with the irrational concern of the sticky
tape so perhaps I am the one one who wants this. Ha! Would not be the primary