Think Velcro is just for kids? Today we're here to show you otherwise, by sharing 16 weird and wonderful uses for Velcro you've probably never heard before.
You don't want to miss these! Check out the list below to discover amazing uses for this iconic product today.
1. Fasten wrapping paper
Leave your wrapping paper without fastening the end, and it will end up in a right old mess. Prevent rips, tears and creases by fastening the tube with a strip of Velcro.
We normally use one strip at each end for perfectly preserved paper.
2. How to hang photos using Velcro
Did you know you can get different strengths of Velcro? The hook-and-loop fasteners mean it can be surprisingly strong - strong enough, in fact, to support paintings.
Watch the video above to learn how - it's surprisingly easy.
3. Keep rugs down
An upturned rug not only looks untidy, but it can be dangerous too. If yours keeps peeling up at the corners, Velcro could be the answer.
The size of the rug will determine how many strips you need. Attach a strip in each corner of the rug, then space several strips out in between each corner - the larger the rug, the more you should use.
4. Uses for Velcro for pets
Another of our favourite uses for Velcro involves your pet's bowl. If your fluffy friend keeps pushing the bowl all over the place, leaving traces of food everywhere, it's time to get out the Velcro.
Attach it to the bowl's mat, and it will make feeding times much less messy.
5. Fix a bag
Has your handbag seen better days? If the zip or fastening no longer works, don't fret - you can attach Velcro to the edges to prolong its life.
It's surprisingly secure, and, if you're neat enough, it will be completely invisible.
6. How to stop seat cushions from sliding
Seat cushions can really transform your seating. Not only will they make it look pretty and cosy, but it will be much more comfortable too.
The problem with seat cushions? They tend to slide around a lot, even when tied down.
Our secret trick?
Velcro! Attach to the corners of your seat cover and chair and even fidgety kids won't be able to budge it.
7. Keep messy cables tidy
Messy cables, messy mind! Tangled cables can be super frustrating, not to mention how untidy they look.
A great way to keep all your cables tidy and organised is with Velcro, and it really couldn't be easier - cut a strip of Velcro and wrap it around your cables to keep them secure.
8. Fasten a pen to the fridge door
Of all the uses for Velcro, this one has to be our favourite.
A pen is always handy to have to hand, and with a bit of Velcro, you can attach one to your door. Now, when you need to make shopping lists, write on the calendar, or label something, you'll always have a pen to hand.
9. Prevent kids from opening drawers & cupboards
We've all heard the horror stories of kids opening drawers and cupboards containing harmful cleaning products.
Want to kid-proof your drawers and cupboards?
You can attach extra-strong Velcro to give them some more staying power. Velcro can be surprisingly strong, and it's certainly enough to prevent curious little hands from wandering where they shouldn't be.
Don't forget to check out our other parenting hacks for more great ideas!
10. How to fix iPad to your headrest
Speaking of parenting tips, we have another use for Velcro that could come in handy.
Are your little ones lucky enough to own an iPad? If so, there's no doubt they want to take it everywhere. Whilst it's not a good idea to let them have free-reign over technology, it can be extremely useful at times, especially on those long car journeys.
Extra-strong Velcro is all you need to attach your kids' iPads to the back of headrests.
Learn how to do this, and much more, in the video above.
11. Support your plants with Velcro
Are you an avid gardener? Next on our list of uses for Velcro is something that you may find very useful.
Next time your plants need some support, why not try using Velcro? There's no tying necessary, making it quick and practical.
12. Attach your TV remote to the table
"Has anyone seen the remote?"
We've all been there. Luckily, there's a way to ensure your remote control never goes walkabout again - attaching it to the coffee table with Velcro.
Use strips of Velcro on the side of your coffee table and back of the remote and give it a new, permanent home today.
13. Keep a tablecloth in place
Don't risk your tablecloth lifting up in the summer BBQ breeze. Take time to attach Velcro strips to your outdoor table and tablecloth and it will stay in place whatever the weather.
14. Desk tidy using Velcro
Last but not least on our list of uses for Velcro is a tip that will come in handy in the office.
A bit of Velcro is all you need to keep cables tidy, attach hard drives and much more to the underside of your desk. Try it out today and your desk will be the tidiest you've ever seen it.
15. De-pill your bobbly jumpers
Pills can make even the most expensive of jumpers look cheap and tired.
Luckily, there's an easy fix for that!
Gently dab an eye strip of Velcro over your jumper to lift pills and leave your knitwear looking as good as new again. Just think how many items of clothing you'll be able to rescue!
Wow - who knew there were so many uses for Velcro. Do you have any usual tips to share? Tell us about them in the comments below!