DIY

Simplify Your Life With These Clever Zip Tie Home Hacks

by Elissa Salamy
Elissa is a writer from Philadelphia, currently studying Spanish in Buenos Aires, Argentina! She likes foreign movies with subtitles, fancy soap, loose leaf tea and punk rock.

Nowadays, you can walk down the “As Seen on TV” aisle of any drugstore and find a slew of items that claim to solve all of your problems  often at a hefty price.

But our homes are most likely already filled with everyday items with secret life hack abilities, like dryer sheets, which can be used to clean dirty pots and pans.

And when I saw how this small and inexpensive tool could cleverly serve a number of different purposes, I was blown away!

If you’re like me, you probably have a whole stack of zip ties sitting in your garage. And while I knew that zip ties could be somewhat handy to have around, I had no idea that there were so many incredible, creative uses for them.

Scroll through below to see how easily you can use zip ties for quick fixes around your home!

Will you be trying these zip tie hacks out yourself? Let us know in the comments.

If your zipper pull is broken, all you need is a zip tie for a lifesaving fix!

If you’re moving, transport your hanging clothes easily by zip-tying your hangers together.

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If your weed whacker is out of plastic wire, you can use zip ties as a quick and cheap replacement!

If you’re all out of binder clips, you can use zip ties to keep paper bound together. The best part is, you can keep a lot more paper together by using zip ties than a regular binder!

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If you’re on the lookout for a nearly indestructible keychain that your keys won’t slide off of, use a zip tie to keep them together securely.

It’s a pain riding a bike when the weather gets snowy, but with some zip ties fastened evenly around the wheels, you can create your own snow tires.

You can even create a handy kitchen utensil holder with a simple zip tie!

Rolling your clothes can make more room in your suitcase for packing, but zip ties help to keep your rolls nice and neat.

Cables can get super-tangled and out of control. But by securing them nicely with zip ties, you can avoid the mess!

If you need to tie up something larger, you can just fasten a number of zip ties together until you get the perfect size!

If your luggage or handbag straps are weak or broken, just slip a zip tie through the handle to help keep your bag together.

Keep people from opening up your luggage with a quick zip tie through the zippers. It’s TSA-approved, and you can easily open it with a small nail clipper.

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Fix up any holes in your dishwasher’s silverware basket with just a few zip ties. That means no more forks falling to the bottom of the dishwasher!

It can be the worst feeling in the world when your hair tie snaps. But a zip tie can make a quick emergency hair tie, and it definitely won’t break on you!

By adding zip ties to this ordinary black lamp, you can create your own unique and interesting lighting fixture.

Make use of an old garden hose by creating a weatherproof basket with zip ties!

Instead of buying a fruit basket, make yourself a gorgeous basket out of zip ties.

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Do you need to keep your writing utensils together? Zip ties make for a quick and easy pencil case.

You can even create a cute little basket for your keys or knickknacks out of zip ties.

These clever at-home zip tie hacks can make life so much easier!

Which of these will you be trying out? Do you have any other clever uses for zip ties? Let us know in the comments.

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