We LOVE these!
March 27, 2013
I purchased these about a month ago for the three sliding closet doors in our three bedrooms. Based on reviews I saw on other sites, I was leery to use the adhesives that came with the product. I read that they fell off the closets and often took paint or other surfaces with them. I opted to use command strips to adhere them instead--two of the larger command strips per lock, just trimmed a little bit off the length.
Did it work? YES! These locks work brilliantly! The product is a pretty simple and nifty design and it's not an eye sore on our white close doors; it blends in nicely. I installed all three in under 5 minutes and I love that my 18 month old can no longer open the closet doors. I'm able to store his fan and humidifier and other things we don't want him playing with during the day and I know those items are secure and he is safe.
If you have younger kids, I recommend placing these at YOUR chest level. For some reason, I installed the first one way up high, higher than my little guy could ever reach even standing on something and it was not convenient when I've got stuff to put away. The great thing about using Command strips is I took the lock off and repositioned it lower in just a couple seconds and with no damage to door.
You will probably need two hands to open the closet once they are installed. One to hold the butterfly wings flat and the other to slide the closet door...unless you do what I did and put a velcro Command strip (the ones for hanging pictures) at foot level along the bottom of the closet door. Now I can hold the wings open with my right hand and use one sock on the velcro strip down low to slide the closet door open with my foot. Funny, I know, but when our second one comes along, I'll need one hand to hold the wee one. :)
I'm an organization nut and this gave me our closets back. I highly recommend. You can't beat a couple bucks for peace of mind!
Pros:Great value, works well, super fast and easy install
Cons:May require purchasing different adhesives but Command strips are inexpensive and worth it since they won't damage your doors.