Check out these great uses for binder clips next time you organize your junk drawer and wonder what to do with them!
As an office supply junkie, I have several dozen binder clips in various sizes. Why? I can’t remember exactly, but they were probably on sale. Used to be, I’d feel guilty every time I opened my desk drawer and saw them sitting there unloved, unused. Then one day I had an “Aha!” moment (you know you’ve had them, too) and realized my stash of binder clips could actually solve one of the greater annoyances in my life.
5 Great Uses for Binder Clips
In the litter box. I have two cats — one is an avid litter scratcher and the other’s happy to let his poop air-dry (probably because he knows the first one will cover it for him). Unfortunately, the litter scratcher has a habit of pulling the plastic litter box liner into the mess and that defeats the liner’s purpose, doesn’t it? My “Aha!” moment came when I realized that a binder clip on each side of the box would keep the liner in place. Sweet! (Well, as ‘sweet’ as a litter box can be.)
In the trashcan. This one was obvious as soon as I saw my litter box solution worked: use them to keep garbage bags from falling into the can. Yes, I know they make drawstring-style trash bags that supposedly prevent this. I’ve yet to see one actually work, but a binder clip does! All it takes is two clips on opposite sides of the trash can to keep the bag in place.
In your purse. I used to stash my ATM and other receipts in my wallet until the end of the month when I’d compare them to my debit/credit card charges. After breaking not one but two wallet clasps, I finally realized I needed a better solution. Now I use a binder clip and fasten my receipts together in a pocket of my purse until it’s time to go through them.
On the patio. Plastic tablecloths are an attractive way to protect a patio table when you’re hosting the neighborhood BBQ… if they haven’t blown away. Rather than springing for over-priced clamps that usually break, anyway, fasten the tablecloth to the table’s corners with binder clips.
In the bathroom. Get every squirt of toothpaste out of the tube by rolling it up and clipping a binder clip to the end. If you’ve got a spouse or child who loves to grab the middle of the tub and squeeze, this puts an end to that mess!