4 Good Ways to Use Clipboards | Reader's Digest

4 Good Ways to Use Clipboards

Try one of these 4 life-simplifying uses for clipboards.

from Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things


Keep recipes at eye level

When you are following a recipe clipped from a magazine or newspaper, it’s hard to read and keep clean when the clipping is lying on the counter. Solve the problem by attaching a clipboard to a wall cabinet at eye level. Just snap the recipe of the day onto the clipboard and you are ready to create your kitchen magic.

Hold place mats
Hang a clipboard inside a kitchen cabinet or pantry door and use the clamp as a convenient, space-saving way to store your place mats.


Keep sheet music in place

Flimsy pages of sheet music are susceptible to drafts and sometimes seem to spend more time on the floor than on the music stand. To eliminate this problem, attach the music sheets to a clipboard before placing it in the stand. The pages will remain upright and in place.


Organize your sandpaper

Most of the time, sandpaper is still good after the first or second time you use it. The trick is to find that used sandpaper again. Hang a clipboard on a hook on your workshop pegboard. Just clip still-usable sandpaper to the board when you are done and the sandpaper will be handy next time you need it.