Hair ties are cheap and plentiful.  Pair them with any number of household objects for lifehacks galore!

Step 1: Cable management Pt. 1

Some of us carry miles of charge cables.  Hitch a hair tie to each of your cables and leave it there.  When it's time to wrap it up, it's right there, ready and waiting.
Hold your helmet--motorcycle in my case---trailing strap ends--those annoying beat-you-in-the-face ends---folded neatly back--loop hair tie over one end of strap, fold over the loose ends, scoot hair tie over until tight. <br> <br>Tired of charger cords forever falling to the floor as soon as they are unplugged? No more! Gently make a bend on cord--do not crimp--and use hair tie to hold the loop. Then either loop over what ever is handy nearby or use a small carabiner to hang it from---I use a basket for oddball stuff next to my bed and have some &quot;S&quot; hooks on there for this sort of stuff but the 'biner keeps the cord where I want it to STAY. <br> <br>Emergency zipper pulls <br> <br>Emergency snugger-upper for motorcycle cup holder whose elastic stretched and showered the poor guy behind me with a hard plastic &quot;go cup&quot; of iced coffee at 70mph. <br> <br>Stuffie collars for the kiddies <br> <br>The larger flat elastic ones--more a head band than a tie---come in handy for use as backless shoe straps. Some of us can't wear backless shoes yet there they are---the perfect shoe except for NO BACK. Fit 'em and do a few stitches with either matching thread or fishing line and good to go. <br> <br>If you need to move something and the thing keeps sliding wrap some hair ties around whatever part you can and butt the other part up to it---should hold for most normal uses. <br> <br>Temp holding of any odd shaped parts you need to glue or cut. And good to hold glued parts until they set---much easier than tape or string. <br> <br>No one should EVER go out without a supply!!!! <br> <br>Anything loose that if larger would use a bungie can be held steady with a hair tie. <br> <br>
The rubber band first showed up in London in 1845, when a business person Stephen Perry took out the patent to them. Since that time, they have become a common staple in virtually every office and home. But the flexible little loops of rubber have a multitude of uses beyond combining papers and tying back hair. Below we have outlined some of them, <a href="https://personalmoneynetwork.com/moneyblog/2012/08/20/rubber-bands-part-1/" rel="nofollow">Some unexpected uses for rubber bands &ndash; Part 1</a>.
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