Mess-free drilling into walls

DIY, DIY Basics

If you’ve ever screwed something into a wall, wether it be drywall or plaster, you know how messy it can be with all the dust falling on the floor. So when I was installing a French cleat on the wall for my latest project (a banquette bench with an upholstered back panel), I decided to try an easy trick I had seen on Pinterest to keep my floor dust-free: folding a post-it note in half and sticking it under the place where the screw goes in. 

The folded post-it note worked like a charm, catching the majority of the dust. This is definitely something I’ll be doing from now on!



  1. Jeri

    I like that. Thanks

  2. lbishop

    What a great tip…..I, of course, am putting it to work today.


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