We’ve all used paper clips to keep papers in our home and office together in place. But there are lots of other ways you can use paper clips around your home.
Here Are 30 Household Problems You Can Solve With Paper Clips:
1) Phone Stand
Need to prop your phone up? You don’t have to buy a fancy stand. Learn how to make one from paper clips in the video below.
2) Determine The Surface Tension of Water
3) Use All The Toothpaste
Don’t waste a single bit of toothpaste. You can use every last bit by rolling the bottom. Keep it in place with a paper clip.
4) Doll Clothes Hangers
Need to keep your doll clothes organized and wrinkle-free? Make tiny little hangers from paper clips. Get the instructions here.
5) Florist Wire Substitute
Florist wire can be expensive. You can straighten out a paper clip instead. Use it to secure your plant and flowers in place.
6) Hang Decorative Plates
Want to hang a plate on a wall? There are several ways you can do it with a paper clip. You can find one method here.
7) Make Earrings
Paper clips also make great fashion accessories. Just grab some string to wrap around it. Learn how to make these earrings here.
8) Hair Clip
Need a hair clip? You can use a paper clip in a pinch. Just use it to tuck your hair up.
9) Make A Racerback Bra
Fix visible bra straps with a paper clip. You can use one to create a racerback. Just hook it around both bra straps so they meet in the middle.
10) Makeshift Key Ring
Need to take a key off your chain but don’t want to lose it? Put a paper clip on it. It will serve as a makeshift key ring.
11) Hold Your Tea Bag In Place
No one wants to fish around for there tea bag with their fingers. Thanks to paper clips, you don’t have to. Use a binder clip to keep your tea bag in place.
12) Make Decorative Cards
You can use paper clips to make some really pretty decorative homemade cards. They work especially well for holiday cards. Learn how to make it here.
13) Easy Open Tape
Trying to find the end of a piece of tape can be so annoying. Save yourself the trouble by using a paper clip. Just place it under your tape at the end and use it to pull up the tape the next time you use it.
14) Decorative Bookmarks
Use a paper clip to save your page. You can even make fancier ones by gluing things like bows, buttons, or glass beads to the top. Find some instructions here.
15) Emergency Pants Hem
You don’t have to risk tripping if your hem falls while you’re out. Paper clips will work in an emergency to hold your hem. You can also use it to hold your sleeves if they keep falling.
16) Help Put On a Bracelet
It can be almost impossible to put on a bracelet by yourself. But not if you use a paper clip. Place your paper clip through one jumper ring and hold it in your hand and use it the other hand to clip it.
17) Letter Opener
You don’t need a letter opener to open a batch of letters. Just unfold a paper clip. Use the sharp end to open your letter.
18) Egg Dye Dipper
Use a paper clip instead of discoloring your spoons. Just bend a paper clip so that it can hold an egg. Keep the other end straightened so that you can dip it in and out of the water.
19) Makeshift Screwdriver
Do you have a loose screw in your glasses? You can use a paper clip in place of those tiny screwdrivers. If that fails, you can wrap it around your glasses to hold them in place
20) Keep Wrapping Paper In Place
Paper clips are a great way to keep wrapping paper from unraveling. Just place it at both ends of wrapping paper. It’s way better than using a rubber band that can leave marks on it.
21) Display A Photo
Use paper clips to display a photo. Place your photo between the two loops. You can also use a binder clip.
22) DIY Jewelry Class
If your jewelry clasp breaks you can use a paperclip in a pinch. You can also use them to make a DIY jewelry clasp. Get the details here.
23) Don’t Get Cut By A Razor
Everyone always loses the cover to their razor. This can be dangerous when you throw it into a bag when you’re traveling. Place a binder clip over it to prevent yourself from getting cut.
24) Remove The Hair From Your Brush
Before you clean your brushes, you need to pull all the hair up. Straighten out a paperclip and use it to pull the hair up. You can clean your brush once all the hair is off.
25) Remove Cherry Pits
Cherry pits can be tedious to remove. Use a paper clip to prevent staining your fingers. Learn how by watching the video below.
26) Clean Small Spaces
The crevices in your phones and keyboards can be pretty tough to clean. Straighten one out and wrap it in a paper towel. Use the extended end to clean out those crevices. You can also use it to pry up your keys to clean underneath them.
27) Unclog a Bottle, Can, Or Shaker
When something is clogged, it’s rendered unusable. But you can bring them back to life with a paperclip. Just shove it through the tiny clogged hole to unclog it.
28) DIY Zipper Pull
Did your zipper pull break off? Use a paper clip to fix it. Just place it through your zipper and use it to pull it up and down.
29) DIY Bread Clip
Those plastic bread bag ties help to keep our bread fresh. But if you lose one it doesn’t mean that your bread is done for. Just twist it up and fasten it with a paperclip.
30) Hang an Ornament
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Out of ornament hooks? Use a paper clip instead. It works just as well.
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