Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Uses for Paper Clips

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There are so many uses for paper clips and many have nothing to do with paper. Check out the list below for some great ideas.
  • Christmas ornament hanger. 
  • Simple lock picking. Not anything illegal, but we've all locked ourselves out of simple things like jewelry boxes and screen doors
  • Stress Relief. Twirling and bending a paper clip can relieve stress or at least give your hands something to do.
  • Unclogging. Use it to get that hair out of the drain or to unclog the top of the glue bottle, salt shaker, or any small hole.
  • Cleaning. Use it to clean grout, between keys on a keyboard, or really stuck on water deposits in your shower head.
  • Pressing release button on the disk drive on your computer (for when the computer won't power on and a disk is inside)
  • Clipping fabric together while you are sewing.
  • Paper clip chain. You can hang them on the wall by your desk to hold notes, etc. from it.
  • Pressing the reset button on electronics and watches.
  • Crafts. You can make all sorts of things from bending and linking paper clips.
  • Closing bags such as potato chips or frozen veggies.
  • Bobby pin or hair clip in a pinch
  • Book mark
  • Money Clip
  • Zipper Pull Replacement
  • Keep winter gloves together when storing
  • Use it to barter for a house.
Do you have a creative use for paper clips? Please share below, and I will add it to the list!

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