Stuck on Sticking with 3M {sponsored post + giveaway}

February 15, 2013

Bits and Pieces, Reviews and Tips

Stuck on Sticking with 3M

{sponsored post* + giveaway}

I’m not sure about you, but I’m a visual kind of girl and like to have things – important things and nice ones – right there in my face. On my walls, it’s likely that you’ll find a collection of cues – meal plans, phone numbers, to do lists, inspirational messages, photos, notes and more. It’s how I roll best, because if it’s in front of me, I’m forced to give it attention.

My reliance on ‘in-ya-face’ motivation is just one of the reasons why I was super keen to throw my hand up to partiticpate in the 3M Scotch Restickable campaign for a little sticky-beak at their range of adhesive tabs … but I had some other motivations too. Having been a longtime blu-tacker, the opportunity to trial an alternative adhesive without the lumpy bits or greasy residue was very appealing AND living in rental accommodation means picture hooks in walls = cranky landords. (Even if you rent from your parents, like we do, putty and touch up paint IS a such a pain!!)

When the package from 3M landed in my mailbox, I already had a few little projects planned and waiting ….

Project 1 – Wall Canvas

I was given this delightful little wall canvas for my birthday, isn’t it just so cute? I’ve mentioned already my need to avoid nail holes in walls and so 4 of the 1″x1″ Restickable Tabs was what it took to mount this flush on the wall. No fuss, no dramas and absolutely no worries moving it around a few times until I was happy with its place in my face. 3M promote that the adhesive is easily removed from surfaces with no residue and they’re right, I moved my sweet little friendship owl canvas at least 4 times without trace of it’s previous location. No marks, no flaked paint, no problems! Win!

Project 2 – Baby Girl’s Gallery

I shudder to think how many trees have been sacrificed in the name of art by Day Care Centres. I love how Baby Girl creates an abundance of colourful scribbles masterpieces yet there would be not enough walls in any house to display each and every masterpiece she brings home. Luckily, at age 3, she has a relatively short memory and the creation of her own gallery on display in a corner of the kitchen fulfils the need to have her work on proudly display until the next beautiful creation arrives home, crumpled in her bag. Once a piece is taken off viewing rotation, the adhesive can remain for displaying the next delightful canvas but easily moved if it’s a large piece of work. Too easy and if over time the sticky tab becomes a bit grubby and tacky, it can be washed, rinsed and air dried for use again and again. How good is that?

Project 3 –  A day in the office

I share a little home office nook with my 2 teen boys, they have one side of the space, and I guard the other. Room is limited and so I need to maximise every inch of floor and wall surface area to make to make my little working corner not only productive but creative and inspirational too. I work much better with things in front of me and so I have used the 3M Restickables to mark 2 distinct focus areas near me. Up on the wall directly in front of me as I work, I’ve hung a 2 week schedule to remind me of time management and it shows the recurring commitments and activities we have each and every week. Other ‘to-do’ activities are then pencilled in around this and as it is a document that comes down for modifying, goes back up, and comes down, repeat process etc, the Restickables are proving to be a hassle free way of keeping this planner secure yet easily accessible. I’ve even hung my USB drive on one of the tabs in order to avoid time wasted from misplacing it (again!!) and hunting. It’s working for me.

There are plenty of other uses for these adhesive tabs too. Already, I’m planning a vision wall where I’m going to display some more affirmations and positive images depicting the direction I’m wanting to take in my life. I love having things like this on display, don’t you? The kids too are always wanting to hang posters in their rooms and so it’s now goodbye to lumpy blue tack and the oily patches left behind …. ahhh the landlords will be pleased!!

The 3M Restickable range – in a variety of sizes and weight bearing strengths – is available in Officeworks and Bunnings stores nationally and with a RRP of $4.95  it presents great value when you consider that the product can be used time and time again with the stickiness restored after a quick wash and dry. Would you like to give decorating with Restickables a go too? What would you use it for?

Thought so, and luckily I have been given a second set to share. Good luck!


This giveaway is open now and will run until 11:59pm AEST on February 21, 2013.One winner will be randomly generated and notified by email. The winner will also be announced on the Family Survival Coach Facebook page on February 22, 2013.
Once notified, the winner will have 3 days to reply with postal address or the prize will be redrawn.
This is a competition of chance, not skill and is open to Australian Residents Only.

* I am participating in the 3M Scotch Restickable Tabs campaign. I received a VISA gift card for this post courtesy of 3M via Digital Parents Collective. I am also in the running to win an iPad Mini. As always, all opinions and recommendations are purely my own.


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12 Responses to “Stuck on Sticking with 3M {sponsored post + giveaway}”

  1. Jill Says:

    That artwork gallery is very sweet. I avoid Blutac because of the marks it leaves, I’ll look out for this next time at Bunnings. I’m enjoying your site.


  2. Cheryl Says:

    Wow, what a fantastic idea. I’m always sticking little notes up to remind myself of things I have to do and Blutac is always a nightmare to get off. I’m certainly going to try these little stickers.
    Love your web site.


    • Shari Says:

      Hi Cheryl! I hear you, I’m a note person too and my post-it note addiction is well known ;)
      Would libe to know what uses you make of these!
      Thanks for coming to visit x


  3. Alison Says:

    That looks way impressive that it’s able to hold a canvas to the wall! And the fact that it is removable without leaving a mark sounds like a winner.

    Will definitely be keeping my eye out for this!

    Ali :)


    • Shari Says:

      Hi Ali, awesome to have you here! I was really pleased with being able to hang the canvas – especially after some indecision as to placement – was too easy!

      Thanks for calling in and hope you’ve entered to win some! x


  4. Jodie Says:

    Wow!!! What a great idea, love the fact that no marks are left behind :) will definitely be trying this product.


  5. Melissa Says:

    I love Grace’s artwork gallery!! A great way to rotate through all those masterpieces I find crumpled up in my boys’ backpacks :)


    • Shari Says:

      Hi Melissa – ahhh yes those masterpieces! They’re now getting the proud display they deserve ;)
      Lovely to have you stop by x


  6. Grace Says:

    Beautiful gallery of your little Miss, Shari!
    And I love your 2 very separate stuff to do and stuff to dream walls. My stuff to dream wall would out do the other :)


  7. Sis Says:

    What an awesome product! I’m very keen to check it out :) And that’s a beautiful canvas you’ve got there ;)


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