Did you know you can reuse bread clips around the house for things other than keeping the bread bags closed?
This is probably something you don’t normally think about when it comes to recycling. You probably just throw it away when you are done using them.
Bread clips can still have a purpose around your house, maybe in ways you just haven’t thought of. They really can be such helpful little items for things other than what they are made for.
Here are some quick ideas.
9+ Ways To Reuse Bread Clips
Key Tag Identifier:
How many times have you had spare keys, or spare sets of keys just to find that you don’t know what they go to.
Some of us have piles of these things. Take a bread clip, write what key it’s used for and clip it to your key. Easy!
Have you been cleaning your windows or glass top stove to have that one spot that won’t come off with your normal cleaner?
Take a bread clip and gently scrape your debris away. You can also use this on granite countertops.
Wine Glass Labels:
When you have a gathering with a lot of wine drinkers it can be hard to tell which glass is yours.
Just take a bread clip and attach it to your wine glass stem. Then you can tell which one is yours when you have a whole table full of wine glasses.
I mean they do sell wine glass charms, but why not use something you already have?
Lots of us have that one area, either in our living rooms or offices, with tons of cords all bunched together. Especially with our multi-outlet plug-in strips.
Just take a bread clip, write on it which object that cord is connected to, and clip it on each cord individually.
This saves you a lot of time when you need to switch out that cable box or DVD player but you just can’t tell which cord is the one you are looking for.
All of us have had that stubborn roll of tape that you just can’t seem to find the end of.
To keep this from being a pain, take a bread clip and put it just under the roll of tape’s open end. Now you have a good starter area without folding or wasting tape.
Picks, Bookmarks, Crafts & More Ways To Reuse Bread Clips:
Makeshift Guitar Pick:
Anyone who practices guitar knows how annoying it is when you want to play and don’t have decent fingernails or a guitar pick handy. Just turn the open end of the clip inward and pick away.
Are you starting some seeds but are not sure how to label them?
Just take a marker, and write the plant name on the clip. Then clip to your pot. Takes the guesswork out of gardening.
Reading a great novel or biography? Don’t have a bookmark around? Just take a bread clip and attach it to your page.
No more re-reading pages to remember where you left off. Especially if you put the book down for a while.
Stitch Place Holder:
Have you ever been in the middle of a crochet project and have to put it down only to come back with your stitched pulled out?
You can use a bread clip as a stitch holder. Simply clip it on the loop before you put it down. Then when you come back you can unclip and keep going.
Keep the wire of your earbuds wrapped up nicely. You can clip it around the wire then wrap the wire around the clip and then tuck the end in.
Repair Flip Flops:
Ever have a pair of flip-flops where the toe part pulls through the bottom? Well, you can do a quick fix by pushing it back through and clipping a bread clip around the bottom. It will buy you some time until you can get a new pair.
If the hole on the blinds rips, you can glue a clip over it to keep it attached to the string of the blinds.
If you are camping or somewhere you need to hang clothes, bread clips work great for small easy to carry clothespins!
You probably are like most people and have thrown objects like this out for years. Thousands of them.
When you actually think about some of these examples and maybe even some you can come up with.
There are lots of ways to reuse bread clips.
Even many other things around you can be reused and given another purpose rather than what it was originally designed for.
If you liked these ideas, here are some ways to reuse other items.
- 10 Ways to Reuse Thrift Store Baskets
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- 12 Creative Uses for Coffee Grounds
- Ways To Reuse Everyday Items
Do you have any tips or ideas on how you reuse bread clips?
If so, we would love for you to share them in the comments. You may just have an idea that none of us have thought about. I love that we can all learn from each other.