Hook and loop fasteners have a wide variety of applications in many different industries, including healthcare and businesses. However, there may be nowhere that these closures are as versatile and useful as in the everyday activities of the household.
Strips of hook and loop fasteners can be added to nearly any type of clothing. These Velcro® Brand closures can be added as part of do-it-yourself adaptive clothing. For example, a little girl’s skirt that is too big around can have a strip of fasteners added, and the waistband is immediately smaller. Older men and women can use hook and loop fasteners to secure collars to their shirts, fasten their blazers, coats, button-down shirts and pants quickly and easily without having to fuss with buttons.
Women can also utilize hook and loop fasteners during their everyday beauty routines. Those who style their hair with curlers may notice that many curlers utilize a hook type fastener to engage their hair and hold it in place. While their hands are winding their hair around the curlers, the hooks make finishing the look a breeze.
In addition to these clothing and beauty applications, homeowners may see the advantage of organizing and decorating their residences with hook and loop fasteners. Cabinets in kitchens, bathrooms and home offices can be carefully organized when hook and loop is utilized to hang accessories inside the cabinet doors. Rather than just tossing cleaning supplies such as brushes into a cabinet, attaching hook and loop to the brush and to the cabinet can make clean up and organization quick and simple.
Cable management is one way to really clean up a work area or wherever you keep your electronics. Using hook and loop cable ties to bundle up loose cables and cords really tidies up a messy area. Organize and attach accessories to the television or coffee table. A television remote control is less likely to be lost when a hook and loop fastener is attached to the back of the remote and also to the coffee table. Another application might be using hook and loop to attach a tablet or other mobile device to the kitchen cabinet to follow along with new recipes while baking. Hook and loop straps can be used to secure loose items in your storage room or garage. Things like folding chairs, tents, and bins can all be strapped down to save space.
Entertainment and Play
Hook and loop is great for practicing tactile hand use with small children, and many games exist that utilize hook and loop fasteners. Even children's books incorporate the sticky stuff to simulate rough or fuzzy animals. Children’s artwork can be proudly displayed on bunk beds and windows when strips of hook and loop fasteners are used. Even young children can practice hanging their own work with this simple method of display. Calendars and chore boards can use hook and loop to make them easily interchangeable.
All types of DIY home projects can be completed quickly and easily with hook and loop fasteners, saving trips to the store and money.
- Updated On : Jul 29, 2014
- Posted By: Stephen Ira