Cooktop Cove: 12 clever ways to reuse a binder clip around the house
Binder clips do more than just hold paper together. From cute and quirky uses to super handy hacks, they solve problems all around your home. The best part is that binder clips are inexpensive, so you can pick up a bunch for all your organizing needs. Once you see all the ways you can use these nifty little tools, you'll never look at them the same.
1. Charging station organizer
Use binder clips to keep your cords untangled.
2. Toothpaste-tube squeezer
Get the most out of your toothpaste by rolling the end and holding it tightly with a binder clip. This will ensure you can use every last bit.
3. Minimalist wall decor
If your decorating style tends toward minimalism, try hanging simple pieces of art with binder clips or pins. This surprisingly elegant trick also works well for displaying artwork and allows you to change the display as often as you like.
4. Headphone organizer
Never get your headphones tangled again: wrap them around a binder clip.
5. Name card holder
Next time you're hosting a gathering in your home, transform some binder clips into cute, inexpensive holders for your guests' name cards.
6. Sponge holder
Say goodbye to mildewy sponges! Next time you're done using a sponge, stand it upright with a binder clip instead of laying it on its side. This will help it dry out more quickly and prevent those nasty smells.
7. Keep water bottles in place
Simply place a couple binder clips on your refrigerator shelves to create a barrier to prevent bottles from rolling.
8. Safely pack razors
Packing razors for a trip can be tricky. The blades can become dull as they bang against everything else in your toiletries case, and you could slice your fingers when you reach inside. Prevent this by securing a binder clip over the blade.
9. Marker holder
Attach a binder clip to the edge of a whiteboard to hold a marker in place.
10. Ribbon holder
Use binder clips to secure ribbons so you can see what's available at a glance.
11. Closet organization
You might need large clips to store your boots, but hey, it's cheaper than buying a new shoe rack! You also can use the clips to hold labels for all the bins that sit high on a shelf.
12. Glue gun stand
Even if your glue gun has a built-in stand, chances are it's a bit unstable. Keep it steady with a binder clip.
Which binder clip hack are you going to try first? What other ways have you used them around your house? Share this article with all your DIY-loving friends.
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