Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Duh Moment: No More Chip Clips!


I love chip clips! I would have hundreds of them clipping everything in my house if I could, but they can be really expensive. Even at the dollar store you can only get about 6 for a dollar and then they fall apart almost immediately. Oh, and they have those wonderful little death-magnets on the back. You know, the ones that are perfectly shaped and sized for children to swallow when they inevitably fall off. As for the expensive ones... they're just expensive. So until recently I made do with the handful of chip clips I possessed, replacing them frequently as they fell apart. (I'm too cheap to get the good ones).


Then, one day my husband and I were at Walmart and we saw a pack of 100 clothespins for $1.88! Let me repeat... 100 clothespins for $1.88! This was my duh moment. I grabbed the pack of clothespins and haven’t looked back. It’s been six months and I haven’t had to buy any more. Now, I have pins keeping everything in my house fresh – cereal, chips, snacks, and even stuff in the freezer. They work perfectly. Sure, sometimes they come apart, but less so than the dollar store ones, and they're wooden so it’s actually better for the environment… if you’re into that.


I can’t believe I paid so much money for chip clips for so long. It’s just another marketing gimmick that has become a part of our culture, and I refuse to buy into it any longer.


You want something cuter? Something you can hang on the refrigerator? Easy peasy! Just hot glue magnets to the back of them, add ribbons or buttons. The possibilities are endless!
 
And if you make any cute clips, send them to me and I'll post them on the blog.

30 comments:

  1. Thank you! I mean it, cause I love chip clips too, but you're right, they're expensive. These are so much cuter and earthier than those plastic ones. You know what would be cool too? You could get out your rubber stamps and stamp designs on them or label them with stampable letters. I'm going to Walmart tomorrow... ;)

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    1. Awesome! Send me some pics if you do so I can post them! :)

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  2. Great idea. I found this through Thriving on Thursdays. I have linked in a salad with leftover lamb. Have a great week.

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    1. I love your site. You recipes look delicious!

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  3. I had to google chip clips cause we don't have any available here in the Philippines! But we do have a lot of clothespins (probably from China as yes, they are so cheap!). Good idea for a project! Thanks for the visit and the comment! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and
    papemelroti

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  4. oh my gosh! when I see this I think Duh!?
    perfect!!
    Thanks!!! and you decorated them so pretty!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  5. That is Brilliant! I, too, LOVE chip clips, but I don't enjoy how they break very easily. Clothespins are perfect. And, throw in that an art project can be created out of it, and this idea has just become golden. Thank you!!!

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  6. So cute! Just wanted to let you know also that you're a Featured Blogger on Weekend Blog Walk this week! Hop on over: http://www.athometake2.blogspot.com. :)

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

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  7. Fab idea! So simple, I never thought of it! Coming to you from the Weekend Blog Walk :)

    Karen

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  8. Oh what a great idea. They turned out so adorable!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm enjoying reading your site too.

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  9. I love this idea! Super cute!

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  10. Hi, I'm Shar!
    Your newest follower from the blog hop!
    We do this ALL of the time! LOL :p Very cute blog!

    xoxo ♥ -Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks for following Carole's Chatter. I am now following you too.
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks for the follow. I hope you enjoy the blog. :)

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  12. Hi Courtney! Congrats on your feature today on the blog hop :) I am loving you blog background!

    Jenna
    callherhappy.com

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    1. Thanks! It's my little girl. She's quite the character, right?

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  13. That is a great idea. I have clothespins for drying clothes but I never thought of using them as clips for food and stuff!

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    1. I used the for tons of stuff when teaching, but never thought of it either.

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  14. Yes! I love this. I'm actually been meaning to do the same thing and decorating them with scrapbook paper! :) Following back!

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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    1. Awesome! If you make something cute, email pics to me and I'll post them on the blog. :)

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  15. I am just stopping by to say hi from the weekend blog hop. I am a new follower.

    www.adventureswithcaptaindestructo.com

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  16. LOVE IT!!! I bought a bag of about a bazillion clothespins from the dollar store and we've been using them as chip clips ever since. I recently saw a pin on pinterest where you use mod podge to transfer a pattern off paper onto the pin... i'm going to try it soon!!!

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  17. That is so great! Thanks for sharing. Sometimes the answer is too simple!

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