15 Binder Clip Hacks So Brilliant There's No Going Back

Diply 9 May 2018

I think binder clips are one of those underrated items that are super useful, even if you don't use a binder anymore.

Actually, even when I was using a binder in high school, I don't think I was using binder clips.

Now? I use binder clips all the time! They're up there with one of my top items for hacking everyday problems. Need to close a bag of chips? What about keeping a tablecloth from blowing away? Seriously, these little guys pack a mean punch!

1. They are perfect for holding your friendship bracelets when you are making them! 

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As a huge fan of friendship bracelets, these guys can be a pain to hold on to when you're trying to make them. Binder clips are perfect for holding them steady while on the go.

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2. If you get some heavy duty binder clips, this shelving unit is super easy to make!

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It's also super cute and functional! I think it would be even better if you painted each crate a different color!

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3. Use binder clips to help keep things together when you're sewing.

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Sometimes, sewing pins can only get you so far! Binder clips will keep everything in place when you're trying to perfect your next project.

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4. So, binder clips are super handy, but they can be kind of ugly, too.

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That's where another favorite household product comes in: washi tape! Washi tape takes everything from bleh to bougie real quick!

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5. Hang calendar prints on the wall with ease!

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This is one hack I've done many times with binder clips! They clip on to artwork easily, and you can just hook the top on a pin or nail.

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6. Use a clip to feed yarn when you are knitting.

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I honestly didn't know that yarn bowls were things until recently, but apparently they are popular amongst knitters! A binder clip will easily thread yarn to you while knitting.

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7. I love hanging out at the park and having a nice meal on a picnic bench!

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But the tablecloth is always flying around! Binder clips are perfect for keeping the tablecloth at bay when you need it to chill out.

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8. This hack is a bit silly looking, but definitely works!

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It's a total pain to have your teabag floating around your cup and having to dig it out with your hand or a spoon. This will definitely stop that from happening!

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9. Everyone has their way of getting the most out of their toothpaste, and this is definitely a popular one.

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I've seen crazier things like rolling pins, so this is tame in comparison to that!

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10. I've actually seen a few people carry cash and cards held together with a binder clip.

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I personally wouldn't trust myself to keep everything safe, but if it works, it works!

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11. Binder clips make the perfect name card stand for fancy parties and weddings.

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They're great because they can be decorated pretty much however you'd like and they're super cheap, too!

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12. I could definitely use this hack at my desk at work!

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I'm always misplacing my headphones, which is kind of embarrassing because they aren't exactly small! This is the perfect hack using office supplies!

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13. Headphones aren't the only thing that can stay organized with a bunch of binder clips!

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You can manage all of your cords with ease. Just clip a bunch of them to your desk and thread your cords through.

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14. You can even use binder clips to stack your beer bottles horizontally in your fridge!

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This is particularly key if your bottles are too tall to fit vertically or if you're running out of space on the shelf!

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15. I'll be honest, there have been a few times when I'm travelling that I've almost cut myself on a razor when it was hidden in my backpack.

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You can use a binder clip to cover the razor, making sure your clothes and your fingers stay safe!

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So, which of these binder clip hacks are you going to be trying out?

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COMMENT to let us know which ones are your favorite, and don't forget to SHARE this with all of your friends!

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