Do you want some unique ways to use and store binder clips? Well, this article will show you some novel options for using binder clips and for binder clip storage.
I use binder clips all the time. I also make sure I have them in all different sizes. I tend to get a kick figuring out different ways to utilize common office products and cubicle accessories.
Well, a common binder clip can have multiple uses.
Binder Clips can be Versatile
You can use them to help you with desk cable management ideas in your office or cubicle or you could even use them along with a panel wall wire hook to hang a poster or a calendar. How about using a simple binder clip to keep nylon blinds from rattling next to an open window.
At my work, we use them for this purpose all of the time (maybe not in the winter :-)). I even came up with a really cool way of hanging a bunch of binder clips on my cubicle wall. All of these examples are shown in the photos below.
Novel Ways of Using Binder Clips and Binder Clip Storage
How to Use Binder Clips for Hanging Anything in a Cubicle
When you sit in a cubicle for many hours throughout the day, at times you can come up with some really good ideas. I certainly take credit for this one!
The one you see here is where I am using, in combination, a panel wall wire hook and a binder clip to hang a small calendar on a cubicle wall.
The panel wall wire hook sinks into the fabric of the cubicle walls and then I simply hang a binder clip from the panel wall wire hook.
Then I just simply use the binder clip for what it’s meant to be used for which is to clip onto paper. The calendar hangs easily from the clip/wire hook combo. Voila! It’s a novel cubicle hanger.
Check out Various Binder Clips and Panel Wall Wire Hooks
If you search the internet there are many different ideas for binder clip storage and some really funky uses. I like the cord management idea shown above as it uses binder clips for something totally different than its intended use.
Frequently Asked Questions about Binder Clips
What is the point of binder clips?
A binder clip’s intended use is to clamp together a group of papers typically in lieu of using a stapler to staple the papers together. More often than not, the binder clip (depending on its size) can secure more papers than a typical stapler can secure.
Over the years, uses for binder clips has become a rather novel practice. As this article has shown, a binder clip can be used to hang a calendar in a cubicle, for cord management in an office, and to secure blinds from rattling due to an open window in an office setting. Binder clips now have many different use cases!
What can you use for binder clip storage?
If you purchase binder clips they typically come in a box so that their storage is maximized. But there are other packaging examples that they are sold in such as circular wire containers. If you are clever you can hang one from a wall and simply attach a binder clip one by one to the one above it. In this manner a binder clip is always readily available.
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Bob has been blogging for over 20 years and has been an office and cubicle dweller for more than 35 years. He has been featured in numerous online publications such as US News and World Report, Bustle, and Work Awesome (you can read his articles here). He created the popular office website CubicleBliss in January 2011 and rebranded it as WorkspaceBliss in April 2020.
In the office he’s been an IT Manager, Applications Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Project leader, and Programmer Analyst in his long career. He’s a Certified Microsoft Professional and possesses a Masters of Science degree and two Bachelor of Science degrees, one of those in Informational Technology.
During his career he has worked in the office full-time, as a hybrid remote worker, and has worked from home permanently.