Squeeze Out Toothpaste
Never waste a drop of toothpaste again with this clever trick: Secure a bobby pin on the end of the tube, then slide it up to push all remaining product toward the opening. Now your almost-empty toothpaste should last a few extra days!
Mark the Page
If you’re in the middle of a great book but have to put it down for the night, mark your spot with a spare bobby pin. The makeshift bookmark will hold your place without creasing the pages.
Open Sealed Food
Peeling back the plastic seals on peanut butter jars, oatmeal canisters, and other food products can sometimes feel tougher than a long session at the gym. When the “easy to open” seal just isn’t budging, protect your fingernails and pry off the packaging with a bobby pin instead.
Find the End of the Tape
Pull Up a Broken Zipper
Secure a Nail
If you’re accident prone—or if you simply don’t have a steady hand—you can use a bobby pin to protect your fingers when you're hammering. Clip the bobby pin to the nail, hold the nail in place with the bobby pin, and drive the nail in with your fingers safely out of the danger zone.
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Getting mail is a rare occurrence in the digital age, so it’s unlikely that you have a letter opener lying around the house. In the absence of this quaint office accessory, use a bobby pin to carefully pry open important pieces of mail that you don't want damaged.
Fix Wardrobe Malfunctions
Keep Headphones Untangled
In a Pinch
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!