This is One of My Favorite Things!!!

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Home Stager with Independent

As a Home Stager I carry an arsenal of tools with me on a job.  Yes, it is amazing sometimes how many tools we do have.

One of my favorite tools is The Hang & LevelTM

 

 

 

This plastic device makes hanging art a breeze.  The device is a combination art hanger and level all- in- one.  It eliminates the use a measuring tape, pencil and torpedo level. 

Need to hang an art grouping?  No problem.  The Hang and Level makes it much easier to ensure your pictures are aligned and even.

It is so easy to use and in a couple of steps your artwork is hung! I can't live without mine. 

It is a great tool Home Stagers, ReDesigners, Decorator's, Designers and of course the Do-it-Yourselfer!

What is your favorite tool???

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Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

The Hang and Level looks so easy-I must add this to my tool box.  I have a great tool from Restoration Hardware.  I t looks like wire cutters but is 5 tools in one.  I love it and the cost is $10.  Such a bargain-can't work without it!

Apr 16, 2009 01:43 AM #1
Rainer
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Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

Kimberely, I have one of those two.  OMG how did we live without one before?

Apr 16, 2009 04:57 AM #2
Rainer
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Debra Valentine
Designing Details ~ Staging & Design, LLC - Bountiful, UT
Utah Home Staging for, Bountiful, Salt Lake & Surrounding Areas

Thanks for the tip Kimberly! I've seen these, but was not sure how effective they were. I'm definatly buying one!

My favorite "tool" are those discs you put under very heavy furniture to move it on the floor or carpet. You can get them at any hardware store. I refer to them as "back-savers".

Apr 16, 2009 05:50 AM #3
Rainer
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Kimberly Uksik
Independent - Pickering, ON
Home Stager - Durham, Toronto, On.

Cathy ~ Your tool sounds interesting - what does it do??

Terry ~ not sure, could not live without it now!

Debra ~ you will love it!!  I also love the furniture slides!

Apr 16, 2009 05:56 AM #4
Rainer
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Isabel Gomes
Gomes Design - London, ON
Interior Decorator, Stager - London, Ont

Hi Kimberely.

I use it too. Great tool to have.

Apr 16, 2009 10:29 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

I have to say picture hanging is my least favorite part of the job!!! BUT this tool has saved the day many times.  Have you every pressed it into the wall only to find two pin holes on the wall when you pull it away? surely it must be me! Still find myself going for the "eye ball it" technique on the oversized stuff. 

Apr 16, 2009 12:40 PM #6
Rainer
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Jacqueline Forde
Alluring Interiors - Ajax, ON

Gotta have...This is one of my favs also!

Apr 16, 2009 12:41 PM #7
Rainer
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Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

I have something similar called a picture plumb.  I haven't used it yet, but it looks like it will work great.  Anything to ease the burden of hanging photos.  Thanks for you most informative post.  And Debra those moving discs are the greatest.  Big furniture just floats across the floor.

Apr 16, 2009 12:45 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Hi again...To answer your question-it looks like a wire cutter-but turns into pliers, wrench, hammer, opener.

Apr 16, 2009 03:27 PM #9
Rainmaker
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David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Kimberly - We have this tool, but prefer the Picture Plumb.  The Hang & Level works well, but tends to be a little bulky and difficult to use for certain types of picture hangers since the plastic hooks are so thick.  If you're interested check out our blog for more details about our experience and hanging tips here:  Our Secret to hanging art perfect every time!

 

Apr 16, 2009 06:28 PM #10
Rainer
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Kimberly Uksik
Independent - Pickering, ON
Home Stager - Durham, Toronto, On.

Isabel ~ You bet!!

Margaret ~ yes, I have had that happen so now I am very careful when making the wall notch

Jacqueline ~ I agree

Lori ~ hmm I will have to look into that

Cathy ~ Thanks,  I will have to look into that as well

David ~ hmm very similar but you are right not as bulky - thanks for posting

Apr 17, 2009 12:34 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Kimberly sometimes clients are really surprised when I start bringing the tools and rolling tool box into their homes.  I too have this tool but my favorite is my work apron.  Keeps me from putting down my tools and then having to back track to find them.  I hate extra steps.....now where's that D$#M hammer?????

Apr 17, 2009 03:12 AM #12
Rainer
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Kimberly Uksik
Independent - Pickering, ON
Home Stager - Durham, Toronto, On.

Ginger ~ I know I have a tool kit that makes most people jealous!! LOL!!

Apr 17, 2009 05:51 AM #13
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Janis Gaines
Staging Sells Eugene Homes - Eugene, OR
Home Stager Eugene OR - The Notably Well-Dressed H

I use the Picture Plumb as well - thanks to David's recommendation, and get plenty of oooohs and ahhhhs from folks who have never seen one before. It and my hammer are my most valued staging tools. In fact, I had to replace one of them that seemed to have walked off from one job where I had a couple of new helpers. Maybe someone wanted to try it at home...their home??

Apr 17, 2009 07:08 PM #14
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Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
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Hi Kimberly - one of my faqvourites is the little moving disc's mentioned above they are real back savers

Apr 18, 2009 02:37 AM #15
Rainer
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Kimberly Uksik
Independent - Pickering, ON
Home Stager - Durham, Toronto, On.

Janis ~ LOL! 

Kathy ~ yes the furniture movers are back savers!

Apr 20, 2009 12:54 AM #16
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Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

I have a hammer, a screwdriver and a measuring tape in the car at all times. 
Seeing that I am always switching art around, I will have to try your new gadjet.

 

Apr 20, 2009 12:22 PM #17
Rainer
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Kimberly Uksik
Independent - Pickering, ON
Home Stager - Durham, Toronto, On.

Sylvie ~ you will love it!

Apr 21, 2009 01:41 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

All these years, I've never heard of that.  It looks like a must have, picture hanging can be quite the chore.  I have to find one of these.

Jun 16, 2009 01:56 PM #19
Rainer
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Kimberly Uksik
Independent - Pickering, ON
Home Stager - Durham, Toronto, On.

Hi Cindy,

It is a great tool  I can't live without it!

Jun 17, 2009 12:27 AM #20
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