How To: 15 Clever Uses for All Those Extra Bobby Pins in Your Bathroom

15 Clever Uses for All Those Extra Bobby Pins in Your Bathroom

Bobby pins are great for pinning down flyaway bangs, but they're also great for pushing up the unused gel in a tube of toothpaste, marking the end of a transparent tape roll, opening the plastic seal in food jars, and even removing the pits from ripe cherries or olives.

Like the almighty paper clip, bobby pins are also great for securing the loose end of your extra-long belt, temporarily hemming your pants, hanging Christmas ornaments, and pushing the tiny reset button in your small electronic devices.

Got your own clever uses for bobby pins? Share with us.

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I find these things lying around my home every day—everywhere—and usually just toss them out from irritation. Never thought of actually using them for something, ha!

picking locks. you can use them for just about everything. They're practical.

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