Introduction: 8 Paper Clips Hacks

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Unusual uses of paper clips.

Will be update every time I found any new ideas.

Plz Vote me if you find interesting :)

Step 1: Store Your Cables

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Step 2: Organize Your Cables

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Step 3: Organize Your Ear Phone On-the-go

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Step 4: Making a Picture Frame

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Step 5: Keep Your Fingers Safe From Cutting by Shaver While Searching You Bag.

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Step 6: Hold Your Recipes While Cooking

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Step 7: Tp Save Your Toothpaste and Your Time

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Step 8: Hold Your Teabag

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Jean MaeA (author)2016-10-10


sameertj (author)2016-05-13

awesome tricks, thanks

mom7478 (author)2016-01-16

Slap me in the head--duh! Number 6 and 7 were have you been all my life? Love this posting!

Yonatan24 (author)2016-01-01

Ooooh, #8 Is a great idea!

giorgia14 (author)2015-10-13

Oh my God I'm an organizing maniac and you just made my day! Thank you!!!

miked2001 made it! (author)2015-07-23

Here is something I made a few months ago. When 3 volt batteries get too
low to use I hate not getting the last bit of juice. This is my
Cliposaurus and he gets all that last usable energy and amuses me while I

harmonious1 (author)miked20012015-10-03

That is almost identical to a little gizmo people are making to treat SAD (seasonal affective disorder). They are using a couple of magnets to hold it together, no soldering. You insert the LED into your ear and it will act like light in your eyes, and lift depression from not enough daylight.

miked2001 (author)harmonious12015-10-08

Hmmm, sounds intriguing. I wonder how well it works. I wonder if color matters. I know in the Norse countries and parts of Siberia they use UV lamps to help counter the lack of sunlight.Maybe I will see if I can see the light from one in my ear, just for pure posterity and scientific exploration.
This was just a way to be ultra frugal and get the most from my batteries before they go to the great beyond. :)

darlo (author)miked20012015-07-28

Have you made an instructable for this? They're cute.

miked2001 (author)darlo2015-07-30

No, never thought about it. Just something I threw together for fun. Maybe I just might write one because it is so simple and fun.


CynthiaH1 (author)2015-08-14

It's how I hang my calendar on the wall in my kitchen. I clip the binder clip over the page(s) at the top, fold the front down to stabilize the page of the month, and then use the other part (loop) to hang it from the screw I have in the wall (although a picture hanger would work, too. A plus is that if your calendar gets "floppy" at the top, just add some cardboard or heavy paper to the back and the clip holds it, too, and stiffens the top.

2jaysgrammy (author)2015-08-11

I also wanted to add: as an artist, I use these clips on big tubes of paint. helps to get that last bit of paint out of the tube!

2jaysgrammy (author)2015-08-11

So glad you are sharing it with others! I have done this for years.

miked2001 (author)2015-07-30

Not sure if my reply came through so if this is a repeat sorry.
Never thought about making an instructable, I just might for the fun of it. These are simple enough.


kstagg (author)2015-07-28

I use them for marking clothing alterations - they keep my mom from getting poked with straight pins, plus they are easy to adjust if I didn't get it quite right the first time. They also work well in the garden, when I have to enclose a tempting vegetable plant in nylon netting to keep critters out - just hold the netting together and clip the open edge with however many clips you need.

Anne E.M (author)2015-07-22

Those are so clever. I've got some but I've almost never used them. How great!

angelinmidheaven (author)2015-07-03

I like the cable organizer and the toothpaste time saver.

You can also use a push pin to hang the tube on the wall. Especially good in a too small, no storage space bathroom, or so kids can reach it easlily

Mo0k (author)angelinmidheaven2015-07-13

Thanks a lot!

Laurister (author)2015-07-18

NICE!!! I've got tons of these, now I know what to do with them. Keep the ideas coming.

Cat00x (author)2015-07-14

Thanks so much for sharing this!

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dfoulkes (author)2015-07-03

Add to your list for using all sizes of those types of clips.

I use big ones to make sure large bags of stuff get sealed tight...size of clip is based on the size and thickness of the know... cat/dog food, chips etc...the list can be long.

Clips that you find in stores for this kind of use are too weak.

Mo0k (author)dfoulkes2015-07-13

I just estimate the size depending on things I that I clipped. Sorry, but I thrown their box away so I can't find their size now.

MasterTajar (author)2015-07-03

I'll be sure to check out the "back to school" sales for these. Sometimes, the decorative ones go on clearance! (Alas, not this year's color!)

Mo0k (author)MasterTajar2015-07-13

Just do it :)

domino88 (author)2015-07-04

Really liked the cable organiser one. Will apply right away! Thanks

Mo0k (author)domino882015-07-13


bhadzzzz (author)2015-07-05

Like the cable organizing. I am planing to buy a U-nail to organize my computer cables, but thanks for this I got another option.

Mo0k (author)bhadzzzz2015-07-13

Thanks for your comment!

Roswell_65 (author)2015-07-06

Taken apart the "handles" can be used to replace the broken tilt feet on computer keyboards.

Mo0k (author)Roswell_652015-07-13

Sound great!

GamesterX (author)2015-07-04

I use one of these as a money clip!

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Chowdahead (author)GamesterX2015-07-07

Ha! Me too!

(Also holds DL & Debit card while I await a new wallet)

caligula (author)2015-07-07

Great for hanging posters you don't want to put a hole in by clipping the top and hanging the 'handle' on a push-pin.

Mo0k (author)caligula2015-07-13

Apply this soon!

rugerslew (author)2015-07-07


Mo0k (author)rugerslew2015-07-13

...? :)

DAYJAY (author)2015-07-07

Ceramic block magnet on refrigerator = shopping list for us ol' wheezin' geezers still stuck in analog times. ;-)

Good ideas.. thanx!

Mo0k (author)DAYJAY2015-07-13

Nice organize!

weibbed (author)2015-07-07

We use them at Christmas for lights from our gutters outside, and the extra large ones for hanging greenery inside.

Mo0k (author)weibbed2015-07-13


silvertank (author)2015-07-07

I use binder clips to hold leather to plastic. Sometimes I don't want to glue or screw down the leather, so clips are a semi-permanent solution. Once the clips are in place, I remove the silver handles. In this picture, I'm using a leather boot on my truck's shifter to replace the ugly plastic one.

Mo0k (author)silvertank2015-07-13


bebopsan (author)2015-07-07

I have been using them as wallet for over 3 years. It is to my opinion the most compact and organized way to carry cards an bills in the front pockets.

Mo0k (author)bebopsan2015-07-13


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