Practical Things to Do With a Paper Clip

Practical Things to Do With a Paper Clip

Are you ever jealous of those really handy, practical people that can fix any problem? You know, your neighbor who built his deck, fixed your TV, and manually replaced his old iPhone screen? Well now you too can become a handyman just from using paper clips!  Here I will detail a few practical things to do with a paper clip.

Practical Use #1: Zipper Pull

Whoa, whoa! Don’t throw out your sweatshirt or bag just because the zipper broke! Throw a paper clip in there and tie the ends and.. BAM! Good as new.

paper clip zipper pull

Practical Use #2: Light bulb/ceiling fan string extender

Why do so many light bulbs and ceiling fans have strings tailored for giants? Have no fear! With a few paper clips, you can fashion a chain link to attach to your abnormally short ceiling fan string. Remember, you don’t have to use standard, metallic paper clips for this project. Get creative by using some awesome, color paper clips or even some Papercloops!

practical things to do with a paper clip

Practical Use #3: Money Clip

Paper clip money clip > wallet. Why? Because when you lose your wallet, you lose all your cards, pictures, money, etc. When you lose this money clip, you lose 40 bucks and a piece of scrap metal.

practical things to do with a paper clip

Practical Use #4: Letter Opener If you don’t have a cute rabbit to open your letters, then just use  a paper clip! Don’t bother spending money on a fancy knife letter opener.If you want to open letters quickly and efficiently (without having to come into contact with someone else’s dried spit), use a good old’ fashioned paper clip.

practical things to do with a paper clip

Practical Use #5: Ornament Hanger

What good is a Christmas tree ornament if you can’t hang it? Let’s make a strong assumption that many of your ornaments have either broken or changed in some way throughout their years, and years, and years of existence. Through it all, you still want to hang them right?! So stockpile some paper clips along with your ornaments to ensure their place on the tree.

paper clip ornament hanger

Practical things to do with a paper clip – honorable mentions:

clean your nails (gross but necessary), make a bookmark, hang pictures, pick locks, repair eyeglasses, make a belt holder.

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