Practical life hack to ensure the correct hanging of something on a wall is dividing opinion
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A practical life hack to help people hang a picture correctly is dividing opinion online, with some users saying it’s a sure-fire way to make life easier, while others reckon it’s all ‘wrong’.
Watch the hack in action here:
The clip was posted on Reddit yesterday (Friday 3 February), with the caption: “I'm mad I didn't think of this sooner.
“A simple and quick way to mounting frames with 2 screws.”
In the video, someone puts a piece of tape onto the back of the frame and gently marks two holes with a screwdriver.
They then take the tape off and stick it onto the wall, in turn giving themselves a handy guide for where to put the nails.
Before hanging the picture, they simply remove the tape, leaving the nails in place on the wall.
The video was originally posted by content creators Wes and Alison, who share comedy skits and life hacks on Facebook and YouTube.
Commenting on their video, which was shared last month, many people praised the nifty idea.
One said: “Oh my goodness.. you have literally made my life easier! As a short person this is always a struggle lol considering I literally have to make the holes and then step back to see if it’s straight!”
Someone else commented: “This does work. I've been doing this for many years. Learned this on DIY a long time ago before Facebook before reels before TikTok."
While a third wrote: “I use a marker for other types. I've been doing the tape method for years and it's fabulous.”
But not everyone was convinced.
Offering a ‘much simpler way’, one person said: “1. Grab your level, place it against the back of the frame. 2. Mark 2 marks with a pencil on your level. 3. Take the level to the wall. 4. Transfer the marks to the wall while keeping the bubble in the center. Done.”
Over on Reddit, many others weren't impressed either, with one commenting: "Please at least try to make sure it's level though."
Someone else agreed: “You are still doing it wrong. Get a level. Mark on the level where the screws should go (dry-erase marker, chalk, etc.) then use the level and marks to position where to drill on the wall.”
Another said: “Still doing it wrong. You need to level it. You also don't drill wood screws into drywall.”
And a third added: “I especially love the part where he blindly drills a screw into the wall above a light switch.”