If you've got a bag of clothespins on hand for line-drying, you can also use them around the house for other odd jobs. Click below for 10 spots around the house where clothespins can double as clips, hangers, and organizers...
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
10 Uses for Clothespins | Apartment Therapy Chicago
Hangers for Odds and Ends: Affix a wire to a clothespin, twist it into a hanger, and hang odd items from a closet rod. The versions shown at top are from Plug and Play.
Artwork Display: Clipped to a wire, clothespins can hold photos and postcards. The image above shows an Inspiration Display from Gennine's Art Blog.
Office Organizer: Martha Stewart's Clothespin Organizer sorts papers over a desk or in a home office.
Desktop Clips: These clothespin clips from SusyJack* allow you to sort your papers by the day of the week.
Kitchen Clips: Use clothespins to clip pantry bags closed including chips, nuts, pasta, flour and any open dry-goods bags.
Clothes Hangers: Kind of an obvious use, but in addition to line-drying, you can clip clothespins to a regular closet hanger to hang skirts and pants.
Mitten/Glove Clips: Use clothespins to pin together a pair of mittens or gloves. Hang the clipped pair from a hook to dry when you come in from the snow.
Refrigerator Magnets: Hot-glue a magnet to the back of a clothespin, and you've got a memo clip for the refrigerator.
Stocking Hangers: Use clothespins on a wire across the mantelpiece to avoid filling the mantle with nail holes.
Clip-On Organizing Tags: Check out this organizing project from Ohdeedoh for inspiration.
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