Zip-ties are popular when it comes to cable management and other organization needs in your home. But these plastic ties are versatile, too, and you can use them in so many household items and projects. Here are 9 unique ways for how to use zip ties.
Give your spoon a resting place
Isn’t it the worst when your spoon sinks into your bowl or soup or cereal? Now you don’t have to resort to digging it out and getting your hands all messy with the contents of your bowl.
All you have to do is secure a zip-tie around your spoon. That will create a notch that allows your spoon to hang off the edge of the bowl.
How to use zip ties to fix a broken zipper
It’s a small tragedy when your zipper breaks. If your zipper is missing the bigger part that enables you to pull things closed, you can salvage your favorite pair of pants or bag by looping a zip-tie through the remaining part.
This will create something to hold onto while zipping up your belongings.
Here’s a fun way for how to use a zip tie. Use one to make a bubble wand!
To do this, thread the plastic through itself so that there is a medium-sized loop and a handle. Then, dip your new wand in your mixture of soap and water and blow some bubbles!
Hang your shower curtain
If you don’t want to buy new shower curtain rings, or a few of yours broke, you can easily replace those metal rings with plastic ties.
Zip-ties’ adjustable loops make it easy to loop through the holes in your shower curtain and attach them to the curtain rod. If you wanted to, you could probably do this with window curtains as well. Just make sure to use the strongest zip-ties you have.
You don’t have to touch too-hot lids anymore
Say you don’t have any available potholders, but your pot is boiling and you need something to lift the lid off. That would be a perfect time to create a heat-insulating handle by tying zip-ties around the pot’s lid.
That way you can lift the pot lid with the bit of plastic rather than the overheated metal handle.
A homemade three-ring binder
There might be an easier way to organize all your papers. Rather than running out to the store, simply grab a few zip-ties and thread them through the holes in your pieces of paper.
They will stay secure and keep your important papers all in one place.
A new keychain
Here’s one of the most simple zip tie hacks that could save your day. These bits of plastic are perfect for making yourself a nice, utilitarian, keychain.
Simply thread one through the holes in all the keys you want to hold onto in order to never lose track of them again.
Replace your shoelaces
Shoelaces are one item that is often breaking or getting lost. If you’re tired of constantly replacing your shoelaces, maybe switch to more durable material: plastic.
Thread each zip-tie through your lace holes and pull them tight to keep your kicks on your feet!
A safety lock for your lighters
People tend to carry lighters around with them, but that doesn’t mean that we want the risk of them catching fire in our bags or pockets.
It might be helpful to loop a zip-tie around the plastic lever of your lighter, which will prevent the lighter from igniting. Now you’re protected!
These unique ways for how to use zip ties can come in handy at home. You can always keep them in stock in many sizes and colors in case you need to use these zip tie hacks. Just make sure to read up on how to loosen a zip tie before you start using them!