to get suction cups to stick
Don't you hate
how sometimes some suction cups just don't stick the way you'd
like? Well, here is the tricks MomsBudget uses to make sure
those suction cups stick, and stick good!
Do note that glass
is the best surface for sticking suction cups, although some
walls or other flat surfaces (ie. a flat stainless steel refrigerator)
can also successfully hold suction cups.
First, make sure
the suface you are sticking the suction cup on is completely
clean. If there is dirt or grit, the suction won't be able
to "suck" to hold on. So wipe down the surface first.
And yes, even grease and fingerprints can mean a less-than-stellar
surface to stick to, so you can wupe down any oils that may
be on the surface by using rubbing alcohol.
Then, when you
go to stick the suction cup, get the inside of the suction
cup slightly moist right before you suction it onto the wall
or glass, as this will help it keep its suck.