New Uses For Paperclips.

30/09/2021 Off By Alina Novikova

A binder clip is a strip of spring steel bent into the shape of an isosceles triangle with loops at the apex. Tension along the base of the triangle forces the two sides closed, and the loops prevent the sharp steel edges from cutting into the paper. The loops also serve to hold two pieces of stiff wire, which are used as handles and allow the clip to be opened. The two slots cut in each loop are shaped so that the wire handles can be folded down once the clip has been attached, and the spring force of the wire holds them down on the surface of the paper. This holds the clip relatively flat, for easier stacking of paper. One handle can also be folded down while the other remains up to allow the stack of papers to be hung up. The handles can also be removed altogether by squeezing them sideways and pulling them out, allowing for more permanent binding. As compared to a paper clip, the binder clip is able to bind sheets of paper more securely and is also resistant to rust.

They may be called paper clips, but did you know that they have loads of uses outside of the office too?

Everyone has paper clips lying around, but few of us ever think of using them to solve common everyday problems. Today’s revealing some of our favourites uses for paper clips that we know you’re going to find love.

1. Remove Hair From Your Hairbrush.

Removing hair from your hairbrush is not exactly a pleasant job, but a simple paper clip can make this much easier.

Open out your paper clip and it will make quick work of removing knotted hair from even the most clogged-up hairbrush.

 

2. DIY Bookmark.

 

One of the best uses for paperclips is as a DIY bookmark. A bit of ribbon and a paper clip is all you need to make a really cute marker for your page.

 

3. Reset Electrical Items.

How are you meant to get to that button on your remote control and other electrical items anyway?

We finally have an answer:

Use a paper clip! Unwind the end, and push it into the reset hole. This works best with metal paperclips as they are much thinner than their plastic-coated counterparts.

4. Use A Paper Clip To Open An Envelope.

Another wonderful use of paperclips is opening envelopes.

There’s no need to invest in a letter opener if you have a paper clip lying around. Unbend the metal and you’ll be able to slide it under the paper and along the envelope to open it flawlessly without any messy rips.

 

5. Unclog A Salt Shaker.

Slow salt shaker? It probably just needs a bit of a helping hand.

You can loosen blocked salt-shaker holes in seconds using a paper clip. This tip also works for clogged up glue bottles and much more besides.

6. Uses For Paper Clips For Kids.

They might look boring, but paper clips can be a cheap and surprisingly fun way to improve your kid’s motor skills.

A simple exercise, like making paper clip chains, will get them concentrating and focused. Plus, they’ll be able to adorn themselves with their creations upon completion.

7. DIY Jewellery Clasp.

If you like making jewellery at home, you can use paper clips to fasten your designs. This technique can also be used if a clasp on your existing necklace breaks.

Although it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing solution, it will offer a quick fix to any wardrobe malfunctions. Besides, it’s nothing a hair-down style can’t hide.