We all like to think that we're eco-conscious and thrifty, but we don't recycle as much as we should.
I'll be the first to admit that I throw out all kinds of plastic containers, old clothes, and other things I could probably re-use.
One of the most overlooked objects that we all have in our homes are bread clips.
These colorful tags get chucked into the garbage once we finish a loaf, but they can do so much more.
Until recently, I was still wasting these clips. Here are 11 ways I should have been recycling them instead:
1. Organize elastic bands or hair bands
Whether you have long hair or just enjoy crafts, chances are you have some of these all over your house.
You can keep them organized and in one place by feeding the bands through the clip. It's the perfect size to hold them in place for you.
2. Make a bookmark
The "mouth" of the grip has two sides that can slide in opposite directions. Put them on either side of a page and you have a grippy bookmark that will never lose your place.
3. Label wine glasses
So you're hosting a party and everyone is having a glass of wine. How do you tell who the glasses belong to when they're all sitting beside each other?
Slap on one of these clips and suddenly everyone's drink is color-coordinated.
4. Clip socks and mittens together
How does that rhyme go? Three little kittens had lost their mittens, until their mother clipped them together with bread tags.
You'll never deal with a missing sock again once they're held together by these plastic tags.