Five Fast Fixes At Home Using Hook and Loop Tape

When people think of hook and loop tape, they typically think of its industrial purposes. Sure, SPEEDWRAP® and VELCRO® brand hook and loop tapes are ideal for commercial applications like bundling large cables, but there are also lots of applications in and around your home for this versatile product. Here are several great ways that you can use hook and loop tape in your every day life.

Everyday Home Uses For Hook and Loop Tape Woman screaming about the mess in the room.
1. Raise Cables Off the Floor
Kids and dogs are always tripping on the lamp cords strewn around the house. To keep cords up off the ground, just out of reach from those little curious hands or random feet, quickly attach the chords close to the lamp or table legs. This solution takes less than a minute and because hook and loop tape is soft- the tape won’t damage your furniture. More importantly, you’ll never have to worry about someone stepping on or over those pesky cords again.

2. Keep Items from Getting Lost
If you are always losing your remote, your keys or your phone there may be an easy answer to solve your problems. Use a piece of sticky backed hook and loop tape to secure those items to the wall, the side of the TV or the side of your bedside table. Fasten commonly used items nearby and you will always know where to find what you’re looking for.

3. Hang Christmas Lights
Christmas lights can be a pain to put up and take down. This year, try attaching them with hook and loop tape. Lay some cut-to-length straps near the rafters, mantel, or around your staircase then begin to hang your lights and garland.  You’ll spend half the time with a hammer and nails this holiday season and more time eating cookies with family!

4. Decorate Difficult Walls
Do you have lightweight signs, décor or artwork that you want to hang inside but worry about leaving huge holes in the wall? Do you have items to hang outside, but can’t nail into brick or cement? Use sticky backed hook and loop tape to attach items without creating unsightly holes.  Simply cut the hook and loop tape to the correct size and place the sticky backed hook section on the wall and the adhesive backed, loop section, on your artwork.  If you purchase quality adhesive backed tape, your walls will remain damage free.

5. Keep Rugs From Sliding
If your area rugs always slide across the floor and bunch up, use adhesive backed hook and loop tape to fix the problem. Simply use a small piece or two of tape on your rug and then the matting section on the floor.

Now you know hook and loop tape has more than industrial uses and is a great, versatile product, for use at home. So, next time you’re wishing your life could be a little simpler, use hook and loop tape for a quick fix!

Want to learn more about innovative organizational solutions using hook and loop tape for home or the workplace? To learn about SPEEDWRAP® and VELCRO® brand hook and loop tapes, contact the VEL-PERTS™ at Speedtech International Inc. today at 800-771-3896 or email,

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