Have you ever tried mounting something on your wall only to realize that there is nothing behind the sheetrock to hold any weight? It has been the experience of many homeowners. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem, and that is wall anchors.
Wall anchors come in all different styles and sizes, so it is up to you to make sure that you use the one that will fit your needs the best. Some need to have a hole drilled first, while others drill their own. It all depends on how much weight you want to support with the anchor. Naturally, for very heavy things you should try to find a stud to get it firmly attached, but there are anchors that are capable of holding 50 pounds, so you can get fairly big items on the wall using them. You should make sure that the plaster is in good shape since wet or degraded sheetrock can’t hold as much weight.