Whether you rent or own the location you live in, one notion is clear: You have to be extremely careful when hanging up photos, pictures, etc. One little mistake on alignment, or a tad bit too much pressure coming from the hammer, and you'll end up with an unneeded hole in the wall.
Unfortunately, I'm all too familiar with this experience. I limit the number of items I hang up, so that I don't make too many marks. That's why I got excited when I learned about Leslie Pierson's project. Leslie, an entrepreneur and founder of Schtickers, has created a product that will forgo the unneeded holes and marks on the wall, providing a safe and sound option for hanging up posters, pictures, and more.
Calling her ready to produce item Good Hangups, Leslie describes her solution to the problem as the "world's first damage-free magnetic hanging system for posters and more. No Holes. No Damage. All Fun!" By integrating magnets and sticky notes, Good Hangups is a patent pending product that allows consumers to put up and take down pieces of various sizes. With three different options to choose from, Good Hangups are super easy to use, easy to remove, and reusable.
The Good Hangups don't leave any marks on the wall and are surface friendly, meaning that they'll "work on an array of surfaces: glass, brick, wood, concrete, textured, plaster, and much more." They do not require additional tooling, and also come in a kid friendly format. For safety precautions, Leslie decided to go with ceramic magnets, instead of rare earth magnets, for the kid friendly option.
Based on the size of the piece you want to hang up, the large Good Hangups can support 24" x 36" items. When talking to Leslie, she noted that although Good Hangups were not designed to support large frames and stretched canvases, it doesn't mean she won't be working towards making it happen down the road. Until then, Hangups provides a great opportunity to hang up as many pieces as you want on the walls. Whether it's a large pile of family photos, to artistic works your child brings home (since all of them won't fit on the fridge), to motivational posters, it'll be easy to put them all up.
During my conversation with Leslie, she talked about what her vision is for Good Hangups. With the goal of introducing the item to big box retailers, she's excited to first share the idea with the crowdfunding community. Fortunately for her, the idea has been very receptive, as she has surpassed well over 200% of her funding goal, with over two weeks remaining.
Good Hangups has the potential of being a big hit in many different niche markets, such as the photography community. Regardless of how you look at it, majority of us have items that we can hang up using Leslie product, and rid ourselves the headache of "I really hope this is straight." And considering that Leslie has other ideas up her sleeve, I don't doubt that we'll see an extension to not only the Good Hangups brand, but other products outside of it.
Overall, creating a product that solves a noticing issue POPs.
Good Hangups' Campaign Page
Good Hangups' Website