11 Clever Uses for Safety Pins

11 Clever Uses for Safety Pins

Sure, safety pins are helpful for fixing a dropped hem or ripped seam during a pinch, but you already knew that. Here are some more ways they will solve problems everywhere the house:

1. Zip up your dress.
When you can't quite reach a back zipper (read: never), do this trick: Clip a security pin to the zipper and tie long piece of floss thereto . Then, you can pull it up without the contortion act.

2. Remove leftover garlic from a press.
Poke a security pin through a garlic press's teeny holes to urge obviate any sticky remnants from dinner.

3. Add an additional little bit of security to your purse.
If you are going to a crowded event or city, loop a security pin around your bag's zipper, then pin it to the strap or purse's fabric. This will make it much worse for unwanted hands to sneakily open your bag.

4. Quell static cling.
Affix a security pin near your pant leg's hem. The metal will put a stop to irksome electricity .

5. Keep socks with their mates.
Pin socks together before you throw them within the hamper every day . Then, they'll stay linked through the washer and dryer, and need zero sorting as you fold and put clothes away.

6. Take a lazy approach to reupholstering.
Found an excellent easy solution to covering a tired headboard. She used a cloth curtain and easily pinned it round the piece's frame. Because the pins are hidden, nobody must know that her project is "unfinished."

7. Stash them in a first aid kit.
Safety pins can help secure a bandage or remove a splinter, if you sterilize it first, so take some along on hiking and camping trips.

8. Keep arm chair covers from falling off.
Pin these pesky pieces of cloth to a discreet spot on your sofa so you are not constantly picking them up off the ground .

9. Create DIY plate hangers.
Hanging a gallery of pretty plates may be a beautiful thanks to fill a blank wall, but the hardware to try to to so are often pricey. Anonymous discovered that safety pins will get the work done far more cheaply when paired with a super-strong craft glue.

10. Draw curtains closed.
If light leaking through the crack between your curtain panels drives you crazy in the dark , use a security pin to hook them closed (and get finally get some shut eye).

11. Rethread a drawstring.
When the string from your hooded sweatshirt or coat gets sucked into the depths of the garment, use a security pin to assist you guide it back through the opening .

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