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.
But, did you know there are numerous uses for the binder clip that exceed far beyond the confines of the office? We’re sharing 40 ingenious ways to use the binder clip, that will make your life so much easier.
1) 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.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) Protect razorblades
Razorblades are undoubtedly sharp. Protect exposed razors by covering them with a binder clip. This is great for traveling as well.
5) 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.
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!
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!
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.
9) Organize hanging folders
Easily pull folders for clients or projects using binder clips.
) 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!
11) 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.
12) Craft frameless photos
Craft frameless photos using binder clips. It’s not only economical, but also makes pictures easily interchangeable.
13) 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.
14) 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!
15) 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!
16) 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!
17) Keep chips fresh
Keep chips fresh by using a binder clip to seal them closed. This is perfect for summertime barbecues as well.
18) Organize desk space
Free up desk space at this office by using binder clips to place on hooks. Super modern!
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.
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.
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.
22) Sort napkins
Keep napkins sorted using binder clips. How simple!
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.
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.
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.
26) 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!
27) Repurpose as a bookmark
Mark your book using a binder clip. Simple, yet genius.
28) Manage wrapping paper
Forget sticky tape and prevent wrapping paper from unraveling by clasping the end with a binder clip.
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!
30) 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!
31) Hold trash bag in place
Keep trash bags in place by using a binder clip. This works astonishingly well!
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.
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.
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.
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.
36) Hang pants effectively
Pants seem to always slip off the hanger. Hang pants effectively by using binder clips.
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.
38) Tag and label professionally
Tag and label like a professional using binder clips . Want to go the extra mile? Color-code like so.
39) Use as a headphone holder
Headphones can be large. Keep them out of the way by creating a binder clip headphone holder.
40) Keep sleeves rolled up
There’s nothing more annoying than sleeves that won’t stay up. Keep sleeves up using a binder clip. Who knows, it may be the next fashion trend!