The next time you buy bread, tortillas and other produce or baked goods items that come with twist ties, don't throw them away. These handy pieces of plastic-covered wire come to good use when you need to build a garden trellis, organize your power cords, replace your zipper pull or securely tie your Christmas ornaments to your Christmas tree.
For more fine-tuned tasks such as replacing the screw in your eyeglasses, temporary attaching a loose button back to your clothing or cleaning out your razor blades, you can remove the plastic cover from the twist tie to use just the inside wire.
Do keep in mind that twist ties have a metal center. So be sure to avoid sticking twist ties in power outlets and to unplug or turn off electric appliances if you are going to use a twist tie on them.
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