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18 Zip-Tie Hacks You Surely Missed In Your Life

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Zip-ties are surprisingly useful little things that cost next to nothing but can be put to use all around the house. Once you check out these eighteen hacks, you will probably be pulling your hair out that you didn’t find out about one or two tricks from the list earlier, as you surely struggled with some of these issues.

1. Separating cables

There are not many things more frustrating than tangled up cable cords. You can use a few zip-ties to keep them in check without damaging them.

 Separate your cables

Source: Pinterest | imgur.com

2. Saggy sofas

One Pinterest user writes: “Fix it easy (and for under $20) with zip-ties! I use the 11-inch long ones (100 pack for about $8) and it took 1.5 bags for a regular sofa. First, pull off the bottom batting/fabric. Check the springs and make sure there are no broken ones. Start by zip-tying the S springs around the wooden frame (at the top and bottom of each S spring.) Then start on one side and zip-tie diagonally all the way across. Try it!”

Got a saggy sofa? This Pinterest user has the fix!

Source: Pinterest | Barb Gibson

3. Container lids

You can use a zip-tie to easily keep the lids of your containers on. Drill a hole in the handle and lid handle, slide a zip-tie through, then fasten and tie.

Remember this one if you ever have to move!

Source: Pinterest | Budget101.com

4. Improving tire traction

Tie a bunch of zip-ties around your bicycle tire for increased traction during winter months and don’t let the cold slow you down.

Use zip-ties for tire traction.

Source: Pinterest | sunlitspaces.com

5. Plants support

Zip-ties are great for heavy plants that you’re trying to train.

Let's take it back to the warmer weather, though.

Source: Thirfty Fun

6. Making your own bookcase

Use them to stack a bunch of crates and then attach them together for an affordable DIY bookcase!

Make your own bookcase.

Source: Pinterest | ajsartsanddesigns.com

7. Hanging stuff on a vinyl siding

Another ingenious hack from Pinterest: “Take a picture hanger, trim the hook, and add a zip-tie loop. To use, slip the hook under a siding lap and it locks into place. To remove just twist 90 degrees and pull. I looked all over for ideas and finally came up with my own. Enjoy and happy hanging!”

This is the easy way to hang stuff on vinyl siding — this clever Pinterest user is a genius!

Source: Pinterest | Optimum Garden

8. Ironing board power bar

One clever hacker secured a power bar underneath their ironing board. No more dangling cords!

This clever hacker secured a power bar underneath her ironing board using zip-ties.

Source: Pinterest | artthreads.blogspot.ca

9. DIY t-shirts

This blogger decided to go with zip-ties instead of the traditional route of using elastics for tie-dye with great results.

This blogger decided to forget the traditional route of using elastics for tie-dye and instead went with zip-ties.

Source: Doodle Craft Blog

10. A safer trampoline

Zip-ties and pool noodles can make a trampoline much safer but also far prettier and more colorful.

Zip-ties and pool noodles can make your trampoline just a little bit safer.

Source: Pinterest | Stacey Hamilton

11. DIY Scrub Brush

Keep this scrub brush in your shower, and while you’re waiting to rinse out your conditioner, give it a good scrub.

With the help of a zip-tie, you can rig up this fancy contraption.

Source: Pinbusting

 

12. Hanging up brooms, mops, and dustpans

A command hook combined with zip-ties will make putting these accessories away a lot easier and neater, too.

Make it easy to hang up brooms, mops, and dust pans.

Source: The Krazy Coupon Lady

13. Keyrings

The only downside to these cheap and easy keyrings is you will have to cut them when you need to get your keys off, but hey, zip-ties are so cheap!

A cheap and easy key ring.

Source: One Good Thing

14. Luggage security

Secure your suitcase zipper – if you use a brightly colored one it’ll make it easier for you to spot your luggage at baggage claim.

A deterrent for people that break into luggage.

Source: Pinterest | Instructables

15. A makeshift zipper

Here’s a quick fix if you feel like your zippers are constantly breaking left, right, and center.

A makeshift zipper.

Source: Instructables

16. Minimizing packing space

Nothing is worse than having to choose just a few things to pack when you easily own 100 t-shirts alone, but this handy little trick will ensure your clothes stay compressed and take up less space in your suitcase!

Minimize space when packing.

Source: Instructables

17. Installing a baby (or pet) gate

Installing a baby (or pet) gate can cause a lot more damage than you’d like it to. If you use zip-ties instead of the fasteners that come in the box with the gate, though, you can ensure the gate stays up and doesn’t leave any permanent marks on your wall or railing.

Install a baby gate without damaging anything.

Source: Pinterest

18. A drain snake

Check ou this ingenious hack: “Use a large zip-tie to help fish hair out of a stopped-up drain. Use a sharp knife to cut diagonal notches along the sides of the zip-tie. Then slide it into the drain, and move it up and down to loosen debris and pick up hair.”

This one might actually be the best hack I've seen in a long time.

Source: One Good Thing
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