Top 10 DIY Miracles You Can Accomplish With a $1 Binder Clip
by Whitson Gordon
When it comes
to DIY projects and MacGyver tricks, the binder clip is one of the
most versatile things around. Here are our top 10 favorite hacks
you can pull off with the $1 office supply.
a Smartphone Stand
You can make
a smartphone stand out of just about anything these days, but it
doesn't get much simpler than sticking
your phone between the tabs of two binder clips. That way you
can watch your movies or take your pictures without having to hold
it in your hands the whole time. Of course, if you want something
a bit more professional for picture-taking, you can always hack
a binder clip onto your tripod for super steady smartphone shots.
Photos Without a Frame
If you have
a few small binder clips lying around, they're perfect for displaying
photos or drawing attention to a note on the counter. Just close
the clip, put the photo between the two arms of the binder clip,
and stand it up on end. If the surface isn't stable, a bit of sticky
tack or silly putty can help keep the binder clip in place, too.
Your Sponges Dry and Grime-Free
sponge on the edge of the sink can set the stage for mold and mildew
to build up on the wet underside, but a simple binder clip can solve
all those problems. Just like the above photo trick, just put your
sponge in the clip and stand it up on end. The sponge will dry much
quicker and last you longer.
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