Sometimes a picture is all you need to figure out how something works. This isn’t the first time we’ve covered nifty hacks you can do with everyday stuff. But how about over four dozen ways to use a single item? You’ll probably be amazed at the various uses people have come up with for the versatile binder clip. The good thing is that this popular desk tool is ubiquitous. We’ve included several standout examples below, but I’m sure you will find a specific use among the 54 total images that suits your needs.
Need a cheap, on-the-fly smartphone dock? Simply get a couple of binder clips and fashion them together with a business card. Great for office workers trying to free up their hands or record something.
The image above is showing how to use binder clips to rig a car mount. Simply bend the metal ends to hold the phone (and wrap them if you care about scuff marks), then loop a rubber band to create tension. Genius.
Never suffer from the “lonely sock” effect again. Keep those deviant pairs together next time you set out to do the laundry.
In case you don’t have any free Legos around, try using a binder clip to wrangle unruly cords.
Avoid those painful nicks by covering the business end of a razor with this cheap office supply.
Clip the end of your toothpaste next time. It keeps it usable and saves space.
For the minimalists out there: here’s a money clip and key ring application. Doesn’t get much simpler than that.
Want more? There are many additional uses here: 54 Uses For Binder Clips That Will Change Your Life | Buzzfeed