17 different uses for Binder clips, they’re an organizer’s secret weapon and something we should keep on hand at all times.
These 17 life hacks take binder clips and use them in the most unexpectedly brilliant ways. We guarantee that there’s something on this list for everyone, so there’s no reason not to check out these tips and learn how you can organize your life, one clip at a time.
1. DIY Storage Space
It seems like our storage needs are always changing. Some days we need more, some days we need less. With some stylish boxes and binder clips, you can create an easily adjustable storage area that’ll fit well in any room.
2. Last-Minutes Place Settings
Hosting a wedding or a fancy dinner and forgot to make place settings? All you need are some binder clips and card stock to create these awesome name cards. To really make it pop, use some decorative tape on the binder clip.
3. No More Smelly Sponges
When we set sponges on the side of the sink, they don’t dry properly and give rise to mold. Instead, use binder clips as a handy stand to keep your sponges dry and mold-free!
4. Get The Most Out Of Your Toothpaste
We get it, you probably think you’re pretty strong, but no one can muscle out the last few bits of toothpaste quite like a binder clip.
5. Stack Your Bottles With Ease
A nicely stacked pyramid of bottles saves space and looks great, but how do you keep them from sliding around without using up the whole shelf? Strategically place two binder clips to act as stoppers that keep your bottles in place.
6. Trendy Key Tags
Plain old labels are so boring. Make sure you know what’s inside of all your favorite photo albums and folders by attaching labeled key tags to binder clips. File folders have never been so fun!
7. Headphone Cradle
Headphones are great to keep on hand, but they take up a lot of valuable desk space when not in use. Craft a cradle for your headphones by wrapping a rubber band around the two clasps and pinning it to the wall.
8. Photos Without Frames
Want to liven up a room but don’t have any picture frames? No worries. Just like with place settings, binder clips are great for holding things in a pinch. And if you find clips in nice colors that match your photo, you might not even want to get a frame.
9. Untangle Your Earbuds
Earbuds are notorious for getting tangled after being in your pocket for two seconds, but that ends today. All you have to do is wrap your earbuds into a nice loop and clasp down to hold them in place. This person even attached their gym card to turn this into the perfect workout package.
10. And Keep Them In Place
Speaking of earbuds, have you ever noticed how hard they are to keep in your ears? This happens because the slack gets pulled down when you move around a lot, which is why people at the gym are constantly trying to keep their earbuds in. If you create a good amount of slack and clip it to your shirt, your body’s movement won’t affect your earbuds as much and you can work out in peace.
11. Cable Organizer
If I had a nickel for every time I’ve had to bend down or get up from my desk to find a cable … This simple hack will keep you from ever having to hunt down a cable again.
12. Craft Your Own Clipboard
A cute clipboard doesn’t need to come from the store. Finding the right piece of firm cardboard is key here. Otherwise, just decorate it with ModPodge, wrapping paper and washi tape, then clip a binder on top and voilà!
13. Organize Your Napkins
If you’re having guests over for a nice dinner, napkins can add an extra wow factor to your table. Keep your napkins organized by clipping together matching colors.
14. Make Traveling A Breeze
Transform your travel bag from chaotic to organized with a few expertly placed binder clips. They’re ideal for holding hair clips, bracelets and other small items.
15. Easy-To-Use Yarn Bowl
Unraveling a huge ball of yarn doesn’t have to be a huge pain. All you have to do is toss it in a bowl and thread it through a binder clip.
16. The Bare Essentials
Going out but don’t want to keep up with your purse? A binder clip holds some cash and a key without taking up much pocket space.
17. Cover Your Razors
The protective covers that come with razors are so easy to lose. If that happens, don’t fret – binder clips are the perfect fit. And when you’re done using them to protect your razors, there are 16 other uses for binder clips that will ensure they are put to good use.
This video shows you how to do some of the hacks featured above, as well as a few that we didn’t have time to cover.
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