Many Uses for Clothespins

 

Many Uses for Clothespins

Many Uses for Clothspins
 
 
Instructions
Laundry stain reminder. Keep a bag of clothespins in the laundry room. When you have an item that needs special attention before it’s washed, clip a clothespin to it. That way, if you forget, you’ll be reminded as you start to put it in the washer.
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      Keep blankets in place on a stroller. Use clothespins to clip blankets to the stroller’s sun shade when the shade itself is not enough to block the sun or wind.
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          Hold a tablecloth in place on a picnic table. Clip the sides of the tablecloth together under the table and it won’t blow off in the wind.
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              Clip dirty clothes bag to diaper bag. Put them in plastic bag and clip the plastic bag to the diaper bag handle with a clothespin or two so it doesn’t get lost/forgotten.
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                  Magnets for important notes on the fridge.
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                      Keep fingers from getting burned. If you put a match into a spring-type clothespin to light charcoal, candles, fireplaces, etc. you’ll have a little more safety distance between your fingers and the fire.
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                          Ensure your privacy. Carry a few clothespins when traveling. If you get a hotel room with drapes that don’t quite meet, just pull the edges together and clip them. You’ll keep out any distracting outside light as well as unwanted peepers.
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                              Make handy holders. Attach a row of clip clothespins to a closet wall with a glue gun. They make convenient holders for scarves and gloves.
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                                  Use all your toothpaste. It’s frustrating to throw away a tube of toothpaste when you know there’s more inside. A clothespin can help hold the back of the tube flat as you use up what’s left in the front of the tube.
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                                      Keep snacks fresh. Clothespins are perfect for reclosing bags of potato chips, crackers, cookies, etc.
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                                          Gardening helper. If you want to encourage the branches of your young fruit trees to spread out, clip a couple of spring-type clothespins together, and wedge them into the fork formed by the branch and the trunk.
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                                              Keep in the closet to put on the shoulders of dresses that keep slipping, pants that fall off the pants hangers, or matching skirt outfits. Cheaper than getting the specialized hangers.
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                                                  Use clothes pins to hold mail on the mailbox awaiting the mail carrier.
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                                                      Sorting and keeping together similar paperwork in preparation for filing. The clothespin at one edge makes it easy to locate the clipped papers.
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                                                          Keeping bank ATM card and deposit envelope together in the car on the way to the bank. Keeps them visible so you don't forget to make that stop.
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                                                              Hanging large or heavy holiday cards from a cord in a window or against a wall.
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                                                                  As a "reminder" of something; clip to your purse to remember dry cleaning, dr.'s appt., etc. Clip to child's backpack/clothing to remember to give teacher a note, etc. Or, write a reminder on a bright piece of paper and clip it in a conspicuous place.
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                                                                      Decorate as a reindeer/other holiday item and clip to Christmas tree.
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                                                                          Use as a bookmark (clip to page)
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                                                                              Use as plant markers (clip to small, round dowel and poke dowel into dirt)
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                                                                                  Use them on a wire hanger to keep ties or scarves in place. Drape up to 4 ties across the bottom of a wire hanger and clip each tie in place with a clothes pin.
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                                                                                      Close frozen vegetable bags in the freezer after opening
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                                                                                          Clip rain boots together for storing in a common closet at school
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                                                                                              Clip mittens or gloves in pairs.
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                                                                                                  Anchor a hanger to a cup hook outside to dry an item without the wind blowing the hanger to the ground.
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                                                                                                      Clip key ring to a bag as reminder to take it for delivery when running errands.
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                                                                                                          Use to hold songbook open on the keyboard book rack.
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                                                                                                              Clip a kitchen towel to your skirt waistband as a quick apron.
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                                                                                                                  Use as small clamps when doing craft projects or repairs
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                                                                                                                      Use to clip a napkin or towel to a child's shirt for a quick bib or art smock
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                                                                                                                          Cover a wet paintbrush: Wrap wet bristles of a small paintbrush in plastic when taking a break. Clip plastic to the handle with a clip to seal.
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                                                                                                                              Clip one to the edge of a saucepan to allow steam to escape around the lid reducing boil over mess.

                                                                                                                                 

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