As I said: Hem and haw.
Then, last weekend, after having a mental debate yet again in the home decor aisles of Target, I sighed in disgust and swung my cart around to head to the check out. And what did I nearly run into with said cart? Hooks. Blue, plastic, easily removed hooks.
The four-pack, with enough sticky tape to use them twice, cost less than $4. I slapped three of them on the wall in a straight line -- we got out the level and everything, though I didn't bother to measure between them -- and they're perfect. I like how they look, and they do exactly what I wanted them to do. The Boy can use them easily and thinks it's cool that they're at his level, so we have had fewer fights over putting things away.
The fourth one is in The Lad's room, holding his floppy sunhat, which no longer gets lost in the back of the drawer. Little things can make such a big difference.