Mrs. Fixit: Bobby Pins

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February 2, 2011 8:18:15 AM PST
Bobby pins are one of those items where you always seem to have extra. If they're just sitting in a drawer, pull them out. I have some great alternative uses for them!

Remove the protective ball from the end of a bobby pin and use it as an emergency screwdriver for a tiny screw!

If you're always loosing the bookmark from your favorite book, slip a bobby pin over the page to save your spot.

This is also a grea tip for marking favorite recipe pages in a cookbook so you don't have to keep flipping through while you're making a big meal.

Are your bags of chips always going stale? Fold the opening over itself several times and then slip a bobby pin on the bag at each end.

Keep a few bobby pins in your handbag for an emergency hold on a fallen hem.

Or you can use them to hold fabric in place while you're sewing.

If your zipper pull breaks, slip a bobby pin in the hole and pull the zipper around!

Easy ways to use those bobby pins around your house! I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!