One of my favorite things in my kitchen is the red tin bucket of clothespins in my pantry. I had originally bought them to, well, hang clothes and I left them in a bucket in my pantry. It wasn't long till I started using them for all sorts of things. They are hands down the most useful thing we have! Not to mention they are super cheap get 100 for under $4 at Walmart.
Here are some useful ideas for Clothespins:
- Bag clips
- Clip one to your car visor to keep driving instructions or other papers handy
- If you have a mail slot on or atyour door, use one to clip your outgoing mail so it doesn't slip off or blow away
- Use them to help ironing pleats
- Pack some in your travel bag to hang clothes you have to hand wash or keep hotel room curtains clothes.
- Keep some in a diaper bag, use it to make a napkin into a make-shift bib at a restaurant.
- Keep gloves, socks or anything else that needs to be kept in pairs
- Don't like smashing your fingers when you are hammering nails? Use a clothespin to hold the nail instead of your delicate fingers:)
- Tablecloth weights
- Use it to hold a lit match to light pillar candles that have burned down
- Glue magnets to the back and use them on the fridge to hold photos or cards
- For each of my bills I have written with a sharpie the date the bill is due on the pin with a magnet. When I get that bill in the mail I clip the bill and stick it on the side of the fridge.
- Help kids get dressed and clip sets of tops and bottoms together that match when you fold their clothes.
- Clip them to hangers to organize scarves and sashes in your closet or to keep tricky clothes from slipping off the hangers.
- Tack up some string or thin wire and display kids artwork, photos or notes.
- Paint them or decoupage them with pretty paper!
- Find a fun Bucket or Basket and fill it with clothespins and give it as part of your gift at a wedding shower or housewarming. The recipient may give you a weird look but they will thank you later after they start using them...or direct them to this blog post!
Order this clothespin board from Salty Sisters for $25