10 Great Ways To Use Safety Pins Around The House

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I always have a bunch of safety pins in my sewing basket. And while safety pins are extremely useful when it comes to mending clothes and pinning hems, there are also a whole bunch of other great uses for them. Here are 10 awesome yet unexpected ways to use safety pins around the house and during daily life!

1. Prevent Thefts

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To avoid becoming the victim of a pickpocket, use a safety pin to hook the zipper of your purse or backpack to another zipper or clip. Would-be thieves won’t be able to quickly break into your bag when you’re not looking.

2. Conceal Bra Straps

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Turn any bra into a racerback style by using a safety pin to connect the two straps in the middle.

3. Clean A Garlic Press

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If you use a garlic press, you know how difficult they are to clean. Use a safety pin to get the garlic remnants out of those tiny little crevices.

4. Keep Socks Together

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Save yourself time sorting and pairing clean socks by securing them together with a safety pin before tossing them in the washing machine.

5. Thread Drawstrings

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To thread an escaped drawstring, secure a safety pin to the end. Push the safety pin through the hole and use it as your guide to pull it around the entire length of the slot.

6. DIY Bracelet

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With some safety pins, beads, and elastics, you can make your very own safety pin bracelet! Click here for the list of supplies and easy tutorial.

7. Fishing Hook

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A safety pin can make for an effective part of a fishing hook when you’re dealing with limited materials.

8. First Aid Tool

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Every first aid kit should contain at least a few safety pins. Safety pins are super effective for keeping bandages together and much more.

9. DIY Keychain

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No keychain? No problem! Just use a safety pin as a DIY alternative.

10. No More Static

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To fight static, fasten a safety pin to your shirt or pants so that the safety pin is in between the fabric and your skin. The safety pin will help to ward off static during the cold, dry months.