Saturday, August 11, 2012

Get Back-to-School Ready with Command™ Tools (Giveaway)

August has always been a time for me to get organized, going Back-to-School or not (full disclosure: for the last 25 years I pretty much WAS in school...albeit part-time near the end).

So when Command™ gave me an opportunity to help my readers organize their homes this fall, I just had to take it!

Two Large Hooks and three Medium Hooks were sent to me. Chris and I had trouble deciding how to use them, since there were so many options (check out for lots of Smart Ideas). One of the best features of these products is that you can remove it cleanly from the wall - without harming the paint. We are currently using a Large Hook to clear clutter in our front hall (our umbrellas finally have a classy home!) and are using the Medium Hooks in Hannah's nursery for her sweaters and swim bag...but that could change!

Although I was a Girl Guide, I'm not that handy in the home. I'm actually that person who has hit their thumb with a hammer versus the intended nail target. Command is SUPER easy to use (not to mention safe), and takes only four simple steps:
  1. Use isopropyl rubbing alcohol to lightly wipe the area of the wall where you want to mount the hook. Do not use household cleaners.
  2. Remove the red adhesive liner. Align the square end with the raised line on the back of the hook. Press firmly.
  3. Remove black "wall side" liner. Position hook and press firmly for 30 seconds.
  4. Wait for one hour before use.
I wouldn't be a good reviewer unless I also tested how difficult it was to remove a hook. I'm happy to report it took seconds to take down, and afterwards the wall looked as though nothing had been on it. To remove:
  1. Slide hook up to reveal mounting base and removal tab.
  2. Pull tab down. Do not press base against the wall.
  3. Slowly slide the tab straight down against the wall at least 30 cm to release base from the wall.
You can see how easy the process of mounting and removal of Command™ products are by watching this video How to Use Command.

Command™ products are available at Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware, Loblaw, London Drugs, Office Pro,  Rona, Staples and Walmart stores across Canada. They retail at $2.99 and up. The product line includes general hooks, decorative and metal hooks, picture and frame hangers, cord organization and more.

One lucky YYZ Bambina Blog reader will win a Command™ Back-to-School Prize Pack.

The prize package includes essential organizing tools to get your home (or student's dorm room) Back-to-School ready, including:  
  • 2 Small Utensil Hook Packs
  • 1 Small Hook Value Pack
  • 1 Pack of Poster Strips
  • 2 Black Picture Hanging Strips
  • 2 White Picture Hanging Strips
  • 2 Medium Timeless Metallic Coated Hooks
  • 2 Large Timeless Metallic Coated Hooks
For more information on these products, please visit

Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Open to Canadian Residents only. Contest ends Sunday, August 26, 2012.

Good luck!

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  1. What a fantatic prize pack! I love those!

  2. Love the idea of putting a hook right beside the shower so the bathroom doesn't get wet afterwards. I have the perfect spot to put my hooks in :)

  3. Keep your schedule top of mind. Use a Command™ Micro Hook to hang your calendar anywhere!

  4. love that the products work in humid environments. My bathroom gets very steamed up so i would get good use out of them!

  5. tennille8/13/2012

    i like the sticky nails for office items!

    wwcd23 at yahoo dot ca

  6. It does a very good job of organizing your kitchen!

  7. to hang our stocking with the hooks

  8. I would love to use the Command™ Cord Clips to clip all my electrical wires out of the way

  9. Anonymous8/14/2012

    I like the magnet hooks for the fridge but also great for the kids lockers at school.
    Cathy - on Raflecopter

  10. Hanging up hoodies is no problem with Command™ Hooks :) And of course no damage to your walls!
    Loving ALL the SMART & USEFUL Products

  11. I like the sticky nails for home office.

  12. You can display tons of Christmas cards when you use Command™ Poster Strips to hang them on the walls.

    I like this idea for all the lovely cards I get during the holidays!

  13. The metal hooks to hang kids nap sacks. That is a great idea!

  14. command wire hook for my fireplace to hang my garland <3 love it

  15. I would hang it on my stainless steel fridge. Great idea!

  16. I like the idea to "Hang a clock where it works for you with a Command™ Sticky Nail".

  17. Love the Cord Clips to organize wires...definitely could use those!

  18. I'm a teacher and can't nail anything into the classroom walls...could use the "picture hanger".

  19. I liked the way they hung the dustpan inside the cabinet door - I'm going to do that!

  20. I would like some of these Classic Medium Brushed Nickel Metal Hook for the kids rooms to put behind the doors.

  21. Hang photos with Command™ Photo Clips, which won't damage walls or headboards! What a great idea to save the walls!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

  22. In humid rooms, like a bathroom, use Command ™ water resistant strips with any of your Command™ Hooks.

  23. I'd use the Picture Hanging Strips to hang spices on the wall in my kitchen.


  24. Kristi R.8/24/2012

    I like the idea of using the caddy for school work and papers.

  25. Keep bedrooms or dorms tidy by hanging backpacks on a Command™ Hook.

  26. I like the idea of the command adehsive soap dish. The ability to hang it up high is a great idea. Keeps things from getting really yucky

    belinda mcnabb

  27. i like the picture hanging :)

  28. I'd use Command Hooks to hang my purse (and reusable shopping bags)


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