Taylor Swift may not be 30 years old, but she has no shortage of life experiences. She's won 418 awards—10 of which were Grammys, along with a first-prize win in a national poetry contest when she was 10—released six albums, toured the world, got into a very public feud that rattled the internet, fallen in and out of love, and bought eight houses, just to name a few things. So, when Elle asked her to pen 30 things she's learned before her "flirty and thriving" year begins this December, you'd expect her to drop plenty of wisdom on songwriting, relationships, personal growth, and being a damn boss...but what no one may have expected was her insight on hanging picture frames.
The "Delicate" singer values the skill so much she made it No. 11 on her list, citing how she recently discovered Command tape—the adhesive strips you can stick on your walls to hang up hooks, picture frames, and posters—and what a game-changer it's been.
"I definitely would have fewer holes in my walls if I’d hung things that way all along," Taylor admitted, adding: "This is not an ad. I just really love Command tape."
Honestly, same. Those strips make it so easy to hang up anything—even entire grid art installations—that it's hard to justify putting nails in your walls at all. (They even have the kind that will hold up to 16 pounds of weight, so even oil paintings and bigger pieces of art can be held up, nail-free.) Just check out how easy it is to use:
The best part of using Command tape, though? If you're over your art a year from now, you can easily switch it up. Which falls in line with Taylor's tip No. 21: "If you don’t look back at pictures of some of your old looks and cringe, you’re doing it wrong." She was talking about fashion—specifically, that Bleachella phase—but the same applies to home.
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