8 Bobby Pin Hacks for Home
Bobby Pins: they are everywhere except when you really need one. (Seriously, look in your pocket or desk drawer right now. We bet you'll find a few.) And they can do a lot more than just hold your hair back.
When I rummage around the bottom of one of my bags, I find at least one or two bobby pins. You never know when you'll need them - even if you do not use them in your hair. There are some amazing tricks you can do with bobby pins, and since they only cost about $1-$3 a pack, it's wise to always have a few on hand. I have compiled some of the most innovative tips & tricks, clever ways to make the most of your bobby pins. Discover a lot of unexpected possibilities these little guys offer.
1. Money Clip Hack
Keep your cash together with a bobby pin instead of a money clip. If you don't want to carry around a bulky wallet, you'll probably want a money clip to hold everything together in your pocket or bag. But if you don't have one, a bobby pin does just as well at holding your cash.
2. Toothpaste Tube Hack
Use the bobby pin to squeeze every last drop out. You don't need a gimmicky tube squeezer to get the last bits of toothpaste out of the container. A bobby pin works just as well at pushing the tube's contents to the top.
3. Bookmark Hack
Keep your place in your book with a bobby pin. Bobby pins are an upgrade from the old receipts you're probably using as bookmarks. And they won't fall out of the pages when you toss your favorite read into your bag.
4. Pitting Cherries And Olives
Cherries are delicious — but spitting out the pit can make eating them a hassle. Luckily, bobby pins are the perfect size to perfectly pit a cherry. You can also use bobby pins to pit ripe olives.
Hold the bobby pin open so that the ends are on each side of the cherry pit. When the ends reach the other side of the cherry, pull the pin through, and the pit will pop out with it.
5. Holding Nails In Place While Hammering
Unless you're a professional, there's always the risk of accidentally hammering your finger during home renovations. But bobby pins can reduce the risk of hitting your precious hand.
Use a bobby pin to hold a nail while hammering, rather than holding it between your fingerы. You'll be able to keep the nail in place without whacking your fingers.
6. Clip Down A Loose Belt End
If you're using a belt that's on the roomier side, you might be stuck with a flapping belt end that doesn't align with your pants' belt loops. Luckily, there's an easy fix — just clip the belt end down with a bobby pin.
If you're screwing something into place, you'll probably need a real screwdriver. But for unscrewing something, a bobby pin can help, though it may take more time.
In a similar vein, if you need a pin to hit a tiny reset button on electronics, bobby pins are the perfect size.
8. Tie Clip
If you use a dark-colored bobby pin and hide the bumpy side, no one will know that tie clip is really just a hair accessory.