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15 Brilliant New Uses For Binder Clips

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

After writing yesterday’s post about the superiority of binder clips to paper clips, I sort of fell down the well. That is, my own post worked so effectively on me that afterwards I was left marveling at the genius of the binder clip.

Really, when you think about it, it is truly fantastic in design: a remarkable amount of tension contained in a sleek, compact, smaller than my palm-sized frame. 

When you think about it some more–which it’s becoming increasingly obvious that I did– it occurs to you that the limit of scenarios in which the binder clip might be useful seems infinite. Some particular uses are admittedly more ghetto than others (I’m looking at you binder-clip-as-a-money-clip, also: binder-clip-as-a-cufflink) and as a proponent of beauty and aesthetics, I cannot wholly abide those. But the point is: in a jam, a binder clip is apt to solve nearly any quandary. 

Now that I have you at the edge of your seats, heads leant over so as to be practically knocking into the computer screen with curiosity, I shall provide you with a guided tour of the binder clip’s versatility.  Continue reading

One Tip Tuesday: Paper Clips Vs. Binder Clips

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Today’s tip is aimed at resolving the eternal debate that’s been waging in your head for years, keeping you up at night: paper clips vs. binder clips. I know, I know, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to address the matter either. But I’m getting to it now, and that’s what counts, right?

So the thing is this: occasionally you would like to fasten papers together, yes? However, for a variety of reasons–your fear of commitment among them–a staple just isn’t the thing. A more temporary binding method is what the situation requires. While the paper clip is perhaps more readily available in most workspaces, in truth, it rather pales in comparison to its compatriot, the binder clip. For you see, the trouble with paper clips is that they often slip onto other papers, too. Papers which you didn’t intend to be included in the bundle. They sneak in. Which messes you up, complicates your filing system, yadah. Yadah. Yadah. 

The binder clip, on the other hand, is far more effective at the task of keeping various papers together. For starters, it’s decidedly more secure than a flimsy paper clip. But not only that–the binder clip is exclusive in its grasp. It will hold exactly the papers which you tell it to, and not a single page more will slip its way in. 

If you purport that the binder clip is clunkier in comparison to the sleek design of a paper clip, I would advise that the binder clip is available in the very smallest of sizes, the most miniature of which is hardly to be considered clunky. 

And so! 

In the matter of paper clip vs. binder clip my ruling is clear. 

And if yours is too, then here, get yourself some good ones, eh? 

1. Binder Clips Assorted Colors

2. Knock Knock Task Clips

3. Officemate Binder Clips, Gold

4. Animal Print Binder Clips 

5. Black and White Binder Clips 

6. Polka Dot Turn Clips

7. Die Cuts With A View 12-Pack Binder Clips 

8. Officemate Breast Cancer Awareness Medium Easy Grip Binder Clips

9. Jonathan Adler Binder Clips

Image credit: paper clips-unknown, binder clips: Cheltenham Road