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Considering the amount of time we spend at our desks, it makes sense to have something pretty and interesting to look at, don't you think? You're lucky if you have a window to gaze out of, but those can be limited in office settings. So, if you're staring at a blank wall all day, how about jazzing it up with art and adding accessories to your work space? We had fun with ours by hanging a trendy black glasses frame, a white canvas and a super large clock - after all you need to know when it's time to log off.

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In life there are some things that you just never forget — moments like your first kiss, first car, first pet, first day of school. When you’re an entrepreneur like me, you never forget landing your first national retailer. In our case, that retailer was Home Outfitters Canada in May 2006.

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Hang & Level is a tool we designed to help you hang pictures exactly where you want them on the first try. It’s super easy to use — you simply place your picture on the hook, find the right spot on the wall, press the button to mark where the nail goes, hammer the nail in, […]

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It seems that every time you open a magazine you see glossy images of beautifully decorated homes with artwork hanging perfectly on the walls.  Do you ever wonder how they do it and how many extra holes it took before getting flawless symmetry? It’s all about owning the right tools to get the job done. […]

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We love our Throwback Thursday features — it’s always fun to revisit where we were in our earlier days and then compare to where we are today. Here we are, featured in the March-May issue of Lifestyle Maritimes magazine a few years back. The article talks about where the idea for our picture hanging tool came from […]

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  We’re pleased to announce that our Hang & Level picture hanging tool is now available on the Craig Frames website! Craig Frames manufactures and sells high quality picture frames.  Now when people buy a frame from the site, they can also buy the tool to hang it with. Our picture-hanging tool helps people hang […]

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Large floor mirrors offer a great way to enlarge a small space, since they reflect daylight and they’re relatively inexpensive compared to other decorative accessories for your walls. We had a challenge at our own UTR office, as the back entry is fairly narrow and small. We solved the feeling of being too cramped in […]

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  It’s Throwback Thursday time, when we take a look back at some great moments in UTR’s history. Today we’re going back two years to when UTR was featured in the  beautiful Real Simple Magazine.  In October of 2011 Real Simple featured Hang & Level as one of their “problem solvers of the month.”   […]

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That’s what Mariette Mifflin of About.com said after testing Hang & Level. When she started the testing, she was a bit skeptical and didn’t think the tool would perform as well as we claimed. But after hanging a 24”X 32” canvas oil all by herself and on the first try, she announced, “I now know […]

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Rob from the blog Handy Man, Crafty Woman recently posted a very thorough review of the Hang & Level picture hanging tool. “That was fun, and it only took about three minutes.  No struggling, no “Does this look straight?”, etc.  We will be using this when I get around to hanging more photos in our […]

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