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45+ Uses For Binder Clips

July 23rd, 2018

Binder clips are a mainstay for any office, desk, or workspace. In their basic use, they are very useful in organizing and holding papers together. We’ve all seen binder clips in the office – but if you are like me, we rarely use them. There are usually other items that can accomplish the same things, like paper clips and binders. And with more and more of our documents going digital, you might think that binder clips aren’t as useful as they used to be.

However, the binder clip is actually a genius invention that has so many uses even outside of the office. Did you know there are numerous uses for the binder clip that exceed far beyond the confines of the office?

We’ve scoured the Internet and hve found 40 ingenious ways to use the binder clip, that will make your life so much easier. You can use binder clips in so many aspects of your life – this list will make you want to keep binder clips around your home from now on!

1) Keep earbuds detangled

There’s no denying that earbuds are constantly getting tangled up. Use a binder clip to clasp earbuds, keeping long wires organized and ready to use. If you use binder clips to organize your wires, you will also likely increase how long they will last (as they won’t tear as often!)

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2) Craft frameless photos

Craft frameless photos using binder clips. It’s not only economical, but also makes pictures easily interchangeable. It is also an artsy way of displaying your photos!

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3) Use as a keychain

Repurpose a binder clip as a keychain for your home, office, or both. This is a super easy DIY, and it’s one of a kind. We think they look pretty cool, esepcially if you add cool labels to them.

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4) Help dry sponges

Many times, sponges are left laying on contaminated sink counters. Keep sponges dry and sanitary by using a binder clip to hold the sponge upright. Happy cleaning!

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5) Hold food thermometer

Waiting for the right temperature can take some time. Cook like a professional by using a binder clip to hold a food thermometer, while attending the rest of the meal. In cooking, and life, timing is everything! Now you will know exactly when your food or that water is the perfect temperature.

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6) Keep socks paired

Socks always seem to go missing. Keep socks paired using a binder clip. You’re sure to never lose a sock again!

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7) Organize small toys

With kids comes toys, and many of them. Collect small toys and organize them into plastic bags and binder clips. This is a great way to declutter your space!

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8) Maximize toothpaste

Squeeze every last drop out of your toothpaste, or any other tube, using a binder clip. Simply roll the empty tube and clasp it with the clip. This technique pushes all the paste forward, maximizing the product.

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The Straits Times Source: The Straits Times

9) Organize hanging folders

Easily pull folders for clients or projects using binder clips.

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10) Stack bottles in the refrigerator

It’s always difficult to lay glass bottles down in the fridge. Prevent bottles from rolling around by simply using a binder clip. Stack and enjoy!

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11) Create a phone stand

Using a couple binder clips, construct a makeshift phone stand. This is a great way to watch something on your phone without having to hold the device in your hand.

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12) Style as a hair accessory

Having a bad hair day? No worries! Reach for a binder clip and place into hair, styling as you please.

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13) Use as a quick fix for a missing button

Missing a button? No problem! Opt for a binder clip as a quick fix to the fashion faux pas. This is a great fix for your shirts and can save you in a bad situation!

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14) Protect razorblades

Razorblades are undoubtedly sharp. Protect exposed razors by covering them with a binder clip. This is great for traveling as well. Safety is incredible important, especially if you have children around. Using a binder clip to cover an exposed razor could save you from getting cut when you reach into your toiletry bag when you are traveling.

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The Strait Times Source: The Strait Times

15) Iron with ease

The last thing you want when ironing is to add more wrinkles to the garmet. Iron with ease by using binder clips to clasp the ends of trousers or shirts, ensuring a clean, straight line.

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16) Maximize space in the freezer

Freezer space always seems to be limited. To maximize space, place binder clips inside the freezer to hang frozen food packages. Neat and efficient! Anyone who sees your fridge will be jealous of this great idea!

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17) Keep chips fresh

Keep chips fresh by using a binder clip to seal them closed. This is perfect for summertime barbecues as well. Instead of buying clips designed for this, you can just use a binder clip instead!

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18) Organize desk space

Free up desk space at this office by using binder clips to place on hooks. Super modern!

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19) Hang holiday lights

The holidays are busy enough! Make your to-do list a little lighter by using binder clips to help hang holiday lights.

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20) Keep tablecloth in place

Tablecloths don’t stand a chance against the wind. Use binder clips to keep the party going and keep the tablecloth in its place.

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21) Use as a tea bag holder

There’s nothing like a warm cup of tea. Ensure your cup is caffeinated by using a binder clip.

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22) Sort napkins

Keep napkins sorted using binder clips. How simple!

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Home Hacks Source: Home Hacks

23) Build custom storage space

Just moving in? Build your own custom storage space, keeping boxes together with binder clips. Plus, you can easily add more as you go.

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Apartment Therapy Source: Apartment Therapy

24) Make a money clip

Tired of a bulky wallet? Use a binder clip to make a slim and economical money clip. Include cash and cards that you can easily slide it into your pocket.

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25) Craft a personalized name plate

Craft a personalized name plate using a binder clip. This is a, both, thoughtful and economical gift to give someone. Decorate to their preference.

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26) Organize tech cords

Keep tech cords organized by using binder clips. This isn’t only neat, it also keeps wires in good condition. Super cool!

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27) Repurpose as a bookmark

Mark your book using a binder clip. Simple, yet genius.

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28) Manage wrapping paper

Forget sticky tape and prevent wrapping paper from unraveling by clasping the end with a binder clip.

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29) Use as an emergency cufflink

Lost a cuff link? Grab a binder clip and use it as an emergency cufflink. Just make sure it doesn’t show in too many pictures!

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30) Craft a cell phone car mount

Hands-free is the way to be. Drive safely, and not distracted, by crafting a cell phone car mount. Safety first!

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31) Hold trash bag in place

Keep trash bags in place by using a binder clip. This works astonishingly well!

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32) Make keyboard legs

Need a little boost? Prop the computer keyboard up a bit by using binder clips. This helps your wrists and fingers when typing.

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33) Create a yarn bowl

Love to knit or know someone who does? Share this awesome use of a binder clip! Create a yarn bowl by placing a binder clip on the rim of a bowl, feeding yarn through the clip.

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34) Hang dishwashing gloves

Where do dishwashing gloves go when they’re not in use? No one truly knows! Hang dishwashing gloves under the sink using a binder clip.

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35) Use as party charmers

Have a lot of guests and a mix up of glasses? Use binder clips as party charmers and a way to differentiate drinks. Otherwise, party on.

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36) Hang pants effectively

Pants seem to always slip off the hanger. Hang pants effectively by using binder clips.

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37) Stay organized when traveling

Packing to travel can get tricky. Stay organized when on the go using binder clips. This is organized and TSA friendly.

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38) Tag and label professionally

Tag and label like a professional using binder clips . Want to go the extra mile? Color-code like so.

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Home Hacks Source: Home Hacks

39) Use as a headphone holder

Headphones can be large. Keep them out of the way by creating a binder clip headphone holder.

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