Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Repurpose: Clips from Children's Hangers

Using Children's pants hangers, make the best clips. I started using them a year ago, and I use them almost everyday for many purposes.

Use your kitchen shears and cut it at the beginning of the clip on each side.

Two clips for FREE. I use these on open packages of chips, bulk size frozen foods, stacks of papers that are too big for standard paper clips and even keeping phone cords together while
traveling. They even work as clothespins hanging out clothing. They are locked in place and on windy days they do not pull loose.

The advantage of these over store bought clips, they don't have handles and are much stronger and compact besides they are FREE.

Hint: At our favorite children's department store ask if they have any of these hangers. They often do not reuse them and will be more than happy to give them away!


Natalie said...

what a great idea! Thanks!

Susan said...

What a brilliant idea. I'm going upstairs to make some good use of those hangers I've been keeping around!

Debi said...

I am going to try this. I was just looking at the price of 'chip clips' yesterday and refuse to pay them. I often use clothes pins - but now days they're hard to find.
Thanks for the tip.