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« on: August 19, 2009 05:44:39 AM »

Okay okay, I'm probably not the first one to come up with this idea, but I thought I'd share it anyways, for anyone who hasn't seen the chip clip light! If you ever buy a pair of shorts or a skirt from one of the big chain stores like Walmart or Target, they don't remove the hangers, so you end up with em.


I was about to throw this one away, then thought, HEY! I sawed off the ends and....


Voila! Instant free chip clips! Great job! Haha, if chip clips disappear in your house like they do in mine, this is an epic discovery.


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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009 05:55:39 AM »

Ha! Good idea.

I always just use a clothespin, but I suppose if you don't hang your clothes on a line, there's no clothespins around. My other option is just to eat the whole bag of chips at one sitting.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009 05:58:20 AM »

Ha! Good idea.

I always just use a clothespin, but I suppose if you don't hang your clothes on a line, there's no clothespins around. My other option is just to eat the whole bag of chips at one sitting.  Cheesy

*GASP* I wish I could hang my clothes on a line!!! It's much too humid here though. not to mention nowhere to hang a proper line... Someday, when I live in a house...
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009 06:10:22 AM »

That is such a smart idea. Thanks so much.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009 06:47:28 AM »

noitare I now know what it means when its too humid to line dry. I live in Ireland where I dont own a dryer, which seems mad considering how much rain we get, but I can often dry stuff outside, failing that on radiators or on a rack in the house.

I am on vacation in florida and happily rigged up a line on the screened porch, thinking things would be dry in a minute in this heat, to find them wet days later...obvious when you think about it really, but it hadnt struck me before.

Love the food clips though
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009 06:51:23 AM »

noitare I now know what it means when its too humid to line dry. I live in Ireland where I dont own a dryer, which seems mad considering how much rain we get, but I can often dry stuff outside, failing that on radiators or on a rack in the house.

I am on vacation in florida and happily rigged up a line on the screened porch, thinking things would be dry in a minute in this heat, to find them wet days later...obvious when you think about it really, but it hadnt struck me before.

Love the food clips though

Hope you are enjoying your vacation Edel. Welcome to southern humidity. Cool

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009 07:22:37 AM »

genius!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009 07:24:23 AM »

wow, nice save! thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009 08:31:42 AM »

Great idea.  Now I know what to do with all those friggin' hangers.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009 08:43:25 AM »

oh. my. god. genius.   Now I know what to do with all of those baby hangers. I can't believe I never thought of this. Way to up cycle!!!
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2009 08:48:05 AM »

I'm thinking why not glue a magnet on them to hold fridge notes too. Noitare... you will probably spark tons of ideas.
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2009 08:59:31 AM »

any time I get those clips I rejoice. I use them for my pants and skirts. and if I get them I use them so much they break!
But if I ever get extras I know what to do with them! This is a cool idea! And baby hangers would be perfect for that! my siblings are 3 and 1 so there's tons of them around my parents house. I'll have to pass this along to mom!
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2009 11:00:37 AM »

That's so clever and what a great way to recycle.
Btw, I lol'd at your avatar. So funny!
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2009 11:09:00 AM »

That is so stinkin' smart of you!  I'm going through my closet right after I get off line.
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2009 11:14:07 AM »

That's a great idea!  Chips don't last long enough in our house to warrant one, tho Sad
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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2009 12:21:53 PM »

BRILLANT!!!! Freakin BRILLANT!!!
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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2009 02:08:55 PM »

I love this idea!  thanks so much, this is a great way to not waste all that plastic (and not get the dreaded shoulder nipples from trying to use the hanger anyway Cheesy)
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2009 02:57:30 PM »

 Grin Awesome Idea, at my house we just keep the little plastic clips that come on the end of balloons, they work the same way
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2009 05:07:59 PM »

Awesome idea! Can I add that it might be a good idea to glue magnets to the back to be used on the fridge to clip up important papers, and as a place to keep the chip clips when not in use?
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2009 06:16:51 PM »

OMG, that's awesome! I always hated those hangers, but now I am actually excited to get some!
Thanks!

btw love the idea of magnets on the back too!
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2009 06:46:59 PM »

Magnets! even geniuser!

(hehe, I said geniuser..)
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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2009 07:02:14 PM »

Thanks for an idea that I will totally be using at my house!  I have tons of those hangers...
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2009 09:18:42 AM »

What a fantastic idea!  I would have never thought to do this.  Thanks for sharing.  Now I can recycle these types of hangers.
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2009 11:50:27 AM »

That IS a great idea!!
I love your thumbs up in the photo Grin I can feel the chip clip pride!

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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2009 01:48:56 PM »

aw, brilliant.  i would never have thought of that Cheesy   COOL!
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2009 02:17:17 PM »

what a great idea.

i'm always a little sad because i see great recycling ideas on craftster that i can't use because theres less packaging where i live.
there are incredibly high taxes for producing waste if you're a company here, so one doesn't get any tiny pieces of unnecessary packaging with bought products. but it's good for the environment and everything so that's great. :-/
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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2009 03:21:50 PM »

Awesome idea! Can I add that it might be a good idea to glue magnets to the back to be used on the fridge to clip up important papers, and as a place to keep the chip clips when not in use?

I believe I already said that. Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2009 02:03:39 AM »

brilliant!
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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2009 05:10:19 AM »

Oh, good idea. Just have to figure out what to do with the rest of it. Hang scarves perhaps?

Anyway....I always make them keep the hangers at the store.
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« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2009 05:42:49 AM »

what a great idea.

i'm always a little sad because i see great recycling ideas on craftster that i can't use because theres less packaging where i live.
there are incredibly high taxes for producing waste if you're a company here, so one doesn't get any tiny pieces of unnecessary packaging with bought products. but it's good for the environment and everything so that's great. :-/

I would gladly trade places with you. There is ENTIRELY too much waste here.

Great idea on the clips noitare Smiley Now what to do with the rest of the hanger.... hmm...
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« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2009 06:48:44 AM »

Well, while you have the glue out for the magnet, why not decorate the front? Get a circle of chipboard (ha, no pun intended) and put on your own snarky comment or picture.  Or you could recycle even more....find like a gallon milk jug cap and add batting and fabric, or modge podge pics, or *gasp* flip that cap around and fill it with resin. 
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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2009 08:08:24 AM »

This is a really good idea for people who have too many of these hangers, but in MY house, these hangers are GOLD!  I hang pretty much everything except underwear, sleepwear, and around-the-house clothes, so we make use of these.  I even scored a bagful that I found in the fitting room at Wal-Mart, and they said I could have them.  I have even switched out the hanger on some pants I was buying, because I like the hanger on a different pair of pants I wasn't buying! HAHAHAAA!!  Even so, I have always use tose binder clips from the office supply section for chip clips.  They're really strong, yet not hard to open; they all metal, so they don't break easily; they're relatively cheap, like 12 for less than $2, and they're pretty small, so they don't stick out and get pull or knocked off.  They also work wonderfully for reclosing bags that are going into the freezer.  Plastic clips break easily when they're frozen, so these binder clips work muuuch better.  I picked up a gross (144) of them from Staples for like $12 last year, so I'll never be out.
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« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2009 09:48:41 AM »

My dad started doing this about eight or nine years ago and always said that he was going to patent the idea..or something like that. Smiley  He passed the idea on to my mother-in-law and she now has them in her house all the time, too.  They work great and they're freeeee - which is fantastic.  Good on you for figuring this one out.  Have you tried the other kind yet?  The kind with the sliding closure piece?  Those work well, too.
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2009 06:06:54 PM »

haha, good idea, but where i am abundant in chip clips, i am lacking in skirt hangers :c
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« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2009 09:04:09 AM »

OMG!!! Thank you. I just bought chips yesterday and couldn't find my sole chip bag clip for the life of me... I think the kids made off with it... but I have a ton of those hangers! You have saved my chips from staleness. *bow*
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« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2009 07:18:13 AM »

Hahaha GENIUS!  Smiley Never would have thought to do that!
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« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2012 06:35:46 AM »

SmileyMy daughter did this at college. Since didn't have a kitchenette, she used a whole hanger and hung her chips in the closet. LOL!
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