15 Smart Uses for Clothespins You Never Thought to Try
These expert tricks and surprising uses for clothespins will simplify your life in one simple clamp.
Hold leaf bag open
Ever try filling a large leaf bag all by your lonesome, only to see half the leaves fall to the ground because the bag won’t stay open? Next time enlist a couple of clip-on clothespins as helpers. After you shake open the bag and spread it wide, use the clothespins to clip one side of the bag to a chain-link fence or other convenient site. The bag will stay open for easy filling.
Grip a nail
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Hammer the nail and not your fingers. Use a clip-on clothespin to hold nails when hammering in hard-to-reach places.
Clamp thin objects
Use clip-on clothespins as clamps when you’re gluing two thin objects together. Let the clothespin hold them in place until the glue sets.