If you're cleaning out your home office and come across a box of these butterfly-winged beauties, do not even THINK of throwing them away. In the life hacker community, binder clips are the go-to tool for a clever solution to any household problem.
Binder clips are prized for their strength — if you ever had a fingertip, earlobe or tongue caught in one of these suckers, you know what we mean. They're also flat on one side, enabling them to stand up with some degree of stability.
- Minimalist wallet – pinch some folded cash and a credit card in the clip; even hang a house key from the silver handle.
- Picture "frames" – drive some nails into the wall, put binder clips on some favorite photos, then hang them from the nails.
- Toothpaste helper – keep your half-empty tube of toothpaste locked and loaded by rolling up and clipping the bottom.
- Cable corral – attach some clips to the edge of your desk to hold the ends of unused USB, power and audio cables.