Staples... so many staples...

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  1. otterpop

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    I'm pulling SO many staples out of my wall and posters as I clean up my room.

    Does anyone use that blue tacky putty to put up signs and posters? Is it sticky enough to stay there for the year?
     
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    I've used it before, but it seems like when the temperatures change, and therefore the humidity/moisture in the room change, then the tackiness would be effected. I've picked up posters off of the floor in my room more than a few times.

    Now I use the 3M strips, and never have an issue. I used to use something called StickiClips, but I haven't seem them in years. They were basically a white plastic clip with sticki-tac on the back.
     
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    The blue tacky sometimes,doesn't work on the walls. I and one classroom where it worked,great and another that it didn't work at all...duct tape and painters tape is your friend
     
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    Every end of the year I swear I am not using another staple to staple anything to a wall again. But every year I do and so every May I am pulling staples out of the wall in the hall way. I do have to say I don't have that many this year because I was very picky as to what I out up in the hall way. Or reused backgrounds when I could. #ihatestaples
     
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    I use a mix of push-pins, staples, regular old tape, and magnets. I just use whatever makes the most sense for the situation (i.e. some walls are solid and you can't staple into them, others the push pins work perfectly, etc...

    (side note: I love that there was an ad for the "Staples" store at the top of the page when I loaded it...ha!)
     
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    Will those two tapes stay up all year?
     
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    Mavelous tape!
     
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    I use hot glue for everything.
     
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    That's intriguing; does it come off again when you need it to?
     
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    2nd graders love pulling out staples. ..
     
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    We were required to use StickiClips at my old school - they still exist! They aren't cheap, though.

    I'm about to experience the staple problem, myself...still trying to figure out a better way. My school uses a LOT of anchor charts that change with every unit. I have an entire wall that's covered with staples.
     
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    We have cinder block walls - no staples. I use a combo of Mavelous tape and 3M strips. I have a clothesline on one side of the room and use that to hang several charts.
     
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    I had a real easy time when I worked at a school where the P refused to let us hang anything up unless it went on a bulletin board. No staples that year!
     
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    For charts that change, maybe a rigid or laminated backer about 2 inches longer and wider than the chart (or than the space that the charts occupy, if there's more than one); that attaches to the wall with 3M Command strips all year, and then you could cut corners off a stout envelope and glue them in the right places to hold the charts, like old-fashioned photo corners.
     
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    I used Velcro dots for everything. Sometimes they can pull paint off, but my school would allow us to leave them up year after year, so in the fall you just had to attach the furry Velcro that was already on the back on the poster and done.
     
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    My current school lets us leave stuff up all summer. :haha:

    But last year I was in the same predicament... I took over a classroom midyear, which had been an unused storage room prior to that year, and my god I've never seen so many staples in my life! Staples everywhere, in bizarre clusters as though the same posters had been stapled 10 times over. And we had vault ceilings, so I was climbing on chairs on top of tables to reach the high ones. Probably 80% of the staples were not even mine, but they became mine to remove. :dizzy:
     
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    How do you attach the clothesline to the wall? I thought of doing something like this because my charts are all different sizes and I love clothespins. ;)

    Oooh, I like this idea! Thanks!
     
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    Like someone said earlier...the blue painters tape is the bomb! If only I could find it here!
     
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    I used the 3M hooks for whatever I could. I have a friend who used hot glue. She had to rehang it a few times, same with the hooks. I did not have any problems with the 3m hooks falling this year. (She works near a river. I do not)

    I did notice a teacher used hot glue to hang posters in the hall. Stayed up for several months. She used a blow dryer when removing the artwork. (Cinderblock wall)
     

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