Cubicle Hangers – Check out my Top 5

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Having spent most of my professional working career within the confines of a cubicle, I think I have a little bit of experience when it comes to the best ways to hang anything from a cubicle wall.

This article will delve into what I feel are the Top 5 cubicle hangers to fulfill your cubicle-hanging needs. Believe me, this is not a comprehensive list of all of the tools or devices that you can use to hang items in a cubicle, but they are the ones that I have used and continue to use in my own cubicle. Here are my Top 5!

Cubicle Hangers

5. Push Pins

Push Pins
Korky's Push Pins and Traditional Push Pins
Yeah, push pins are always good to have in a cubicle. Thanks to the fabric of the cubicle walls, you can always press them into the fabric to hold up papers or notes. You’re probably not going to be able to hold many papers at one time because they probably won’t grab as well as they would in a cork board.

The Korky's Push Pins shown above are not available any longer but these Yalis Push Pins are certainly comparable. They are really well made cubicle hangers and take push pins to another level! Any type of push pin is a nice addition to any office but they are great for cubicle walls in particular.

Just recently I came across some really cool Geometric Wood Push Pins that are certainly unique and would be great for anyone who wants a truly unique office accessory.

4. Cubicle Hooks, Panel Wall Clips, and Panel Wire Hooks

Cubicle Hook, Panel Wire Hook, and Panel Wall Clips
Cubicle Hook, Panel Wire Hook, and Panel Wall Clips
I lump cubicle hooks, panel wall clips, and panel wire hooks in together because they are essentially the same where two have an actual hook and the other is a clip. I have all of these in my cubicle and utilize these cubicle hangers throughout my office. I wrote this article about the usage of panel clips in an office cubicle a while back. All of them typically utilize stainless steel needles to grab into the cubicle walls as do many of the products that I have featured on this website including my popular cubicle shelf, pencil cup, note rail, cubicle utility bowl, cell phone holder, etc.

3. Mounting Squares

Scotch Mounting Squares for Fabric Walls
Scotch Mounting Squares for Fabric Walls
Have you ever even heard of mounting squares? Well, I hadn't up until a short time ago but I did pick up some Scotch Mounting Squares for Fabric Walls recently. There are many different types of Scotch Mounting Squares which can be seen here.

The mounting squares for fabric walls have an adhesive side that affixes to the back of your picture or poster. The other side is very similar to velcro and when you press it onto the cubicle wall and slightly pull down as you do so, the velcro-like material grabs into the fabric of the wall.

Here I am hanging a poster with Scotch Mounting Squares

Start with one corner
Start with one corner.
Move onto the next corner.
Move onto the next corner.
Fill all the corners.
Fill all the corners.
Press onto the cubicle wall.
Press firmly onto fabric cubicle wall. The poster holds firmly onto the cubicle wall.

This poster is fairly light. The maximum frame or poster weight recommended is 2 1/4 lbs which should satisfy most of your needs as far as posters, pictures, and frames are concerned. You can use some of the other options in this article for hanging heavier items.

2. Specialized Hangers

Since there are so many different types of specialized cubicle hangers available in the marketplace, I have lumped 4 of them together which I use in my office. Check out these cool cubicle hangers below.

Cubicle Hangers used in my Office Cubicle

Balt Cubicle Board Hangers
Balt Cubicle Board Hangers
I wrote an article about assembling and using Balt Cubicle Board Hangers in this article. They require minor assembly but certainly are worth it for hanging a heavy item, a sign, or even a hat or coat.
Officemate Verticalmate Cork Bar
Officemate Verticalmate Cork Bar
The Cork Bar above was detailed in this article and I use it to hang notes from to remind me of appointments, etc. It is a really cool item that satisfies a much-needed function in a small space on my cubicle wall.
Over the Panel Coat Hook
Over the Panel Coat Hook
There are many different types of over the panel or cubicle coat hooks available in the marketplace. Here is a link to the many different types offered on Amazon.

The Fellowes Coat Hook and Clip seen above is a really versatile cubicle hanger and I featured it in this article. It is adjustable to fit any size cubicle wall thickness and it not only allows you to hang a coat hanger or your coat without the hanger but it also has a really cool clip that you can use to hang your gloves or even a calendar which is shown in the article.

1. T-Pins

T-Pins! Yes, T-Pins are my #1 choice for hanging anything in a cubicle. Why? Well it's for a number of reasons. For one, they are unique in that they aren't actually meant for hanging items within a cubicle but they work beautifully! Also, they are cheap. If you buy a box they will last you probably your whole working career.

I wrote an article about T-Pins here and the article includes a YouTube video of me hanging some items in my cubicle just with T-Pins. In fact, I'm going to include the video below so you don't have to go to the article to see the video.

T-Pins can also hang fairly heavy pictures or posters if you use them properly. In the pictures below I show how to easily hang a fairly heavy picture on my cubicle wall.

Hanging a fairly heavy picture on my cubicle wall.

Keyhole slot in back of the picture is perfect for the T-Pin.
Keyhole slot in back of the picture is perfect for the T-Pin.
Just angle the T-Pin slightly into the wall.
Just angle the T-Pin slightly into the wall.
Picture hanging on the slightly angled T-Pin!
Picture hanging on the slightly angled T-Pin!

I hope you enjoyed this Top 5 list of cubicle hangers. I use them all and I hope maybe you find something here which could make life in your office cubicle a little more blissful!

12 thoughts on “Cubicle Hangers – Check out my Top 5”

  1. I am looking for cubicle poster size board that is self adhesive on both sides. Sticks to cubicle wall and can stick memos and notes on the other side.

    • Hi Rebecca,
      Check out this article on my site. There are a whole family of these types of products which will adhere to a cubicle wall. At the end of the article are a bunch of products that you could check out that you may be able to use for your needs. The front are not self adhesive but you could affix post-it notes etc which might do the trick for you.

      Best,
      Bob

  2. Apparently Scotch no longer makes the mounting squares. I had some years ago and loved them for small pictures. Haven’t been able to find them anywhere recently. Amazon says they are currently unavailable and they don’t know when or if they will be back in stock. 🙁

    • Hi Beverly,
      Thanks for that info. I didn’t know that myself. I did do a Google search and I found them at Walmart (online) and other retailers like Aubuchon Hardware, etc. You should do a search yourself and you should be able to pick them up. You could also use T-Pins to hang those small pictures. 🙂

      Thanks!
      Bob

  3. Hi Bob:

    I did a google search this morning and that’s how I found out that Amazon does not have them. I googled again this evening after I saw your response. Walmart shows out of stock as does Staples, Office Depot and any other place I checked. There are other mounting squares, but not these specific ones. They are either for flat surfaces or real velcro. 🙁

    I use lots of T-pins. Sometimes I don’t like that they are visible. Oh well……thanks for the input.

    • Hi Beverly,
      That’s too bad. It’s frustrating when products that we use and are beneficial are phased out by companies. I found the same thing with the 3M Document Holder Wedge. It is also currently unavailable but it’s a really cool and useful accessory! I was able to find another product which is essentially the same thing. So, it certainly happens out there and it’s sad when it does. So, I guess if you find something you really love, buy a few of them in case that ever happens…

      Best,
      Bob

  4. I have a Cisco IP phone (7942) that i have been looking to hang on my cubicle wall. Do you have any recommendations for this?

    • Hi Anand,
      Thanks for your question. If the back of the phone has a slot from which you could hang the phone, maybe a T-Pin or multiple T-Pins would be the way to go. It’s hard for me to visualize. Maybe you could send me an image of the back of your phone to bob@cubiclebliss.com.

      Thanks,
      Bob

  5. I’m looking for a way to mount a cork board without hangers that go over the wall. My neighbor has something screwed into his wall so I can’t use the top hangers.
    I could use something that goes under the top frame, though, but can’t find anything.

    • Hi Lindsi,
      I think you have a few options. Mounting Squares which is the #3 option in the article could work. If your corkboard is thin enough you could actually hammer a few T-pins at an angle into the corkboard so the T-Pins go into the cubicle wall behind the board. Is there anything on the back of the corkboard from which you can hang the board? Another option is to pick up a picture frame hanging kit and that could work as well.

      Maybe you can send me a picture of the corkboard including the dimensions. You can send it to bob@cubiclebliss.com. We’ll figure something out.

      Thanks,
      Bob

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