I am trying to mount a key hanger on a wall, I drilled two holes in the dry wall, they went right through with little or no resistance, I'm guessing because there was no stud behind the wall. I stuck two plastic anchors into the holes, am I safe to hang that key hanger from the holes without ripping up the wall?

  • Can this be generalized for any light weight hanging needs? Maybe < 2lbs? It would be more useful in the future to other users that way I would think. – dpollitt May 28 '13 at 20:02
  • I think you're right. Sorry for the incomplete question. – esp Jun 3 '13 at 5:48

Monkey hooks are great.

Monkey hooks

Modify the hook using wire snippers. It leaves a tiny hole in the wall and they hold up to 50 pounds. Very very solid for heavy things. I trust these much more than screw+anchor - if I can get these to work for the application. They wont work for everything (like blind housing that has to screw in) but for anything to "hang" they work.

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  • These things are fantastic! I bought like 10 of these. They work fantastic! The package says they hold 35lbs a piece. – esp Jun 3 '13 at 5:49
  • Good to hear they work. They work even better with some pliers - if you bend the ends in you get the bottom "v" of the hook to jam in the hole. – DMoore Jun 3 '13 at 18:00

Key racks tend to be fairly light, so you shouldn't have any problems using only drywall anchors.

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