FUN/DIY HOME Homemaking Simplifying

Makes Me Happy-Wooden Clips

In my quest to simplify, I have tried to get rid of stuff that takes up space, and replace it with something more practical, simple and cheap.  These wooden clips fit that description perfectly.  They are so much better than having a bunch of plastic, different colored chip clips laying around, or shoved in drawers.  I personally have very, very little drawer space in my kitchen. VERY little.  Like, 2 normal size drawers, and one itty bitty skinny drawer stuck in the corner.  One drawer I have my silverware in, the other I have miscellaneous utensils/measuring cups, and the itty bitty one is the only ‘junk’ drawer I allow myself in the whole house.

I’ve actually found a way to be grateful for my lack of drawer space. It forces me to be strategic in my kitchen and really think through everything I bring into it.
 Back to the clips, I love these things!  I use them all the time and keep them in a mason jar;) in a very accessible spot in my pantry.  Makes me happy!  I know, doesn’t take much..
  • Susan May 1, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Fantastic idea for using clothespins in a whole new way. I smiled when I saw your mason jar container – I use canning jars for everything it seems. 🙂

  • Amy @ New Nostalgia March 11, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Denise, your MIL sounds like my kinda lady:) thanks for the comment..

  • Denise Marie March 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Girl, my MIL uses them for everything too. So, now I have a stash of them. lol

  • Amy@NewNostalgia November 19, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    yeah, the old fashioned type wouldn’t work so well, but they make cute little clothespin dolls! My daughter just had to make one that represented the country she originated from. Our little Swedish Clothespin doll turned out pretty cute!

  • Peggy November 19, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    A great idea! We have a glass gallon jar in the laundry room filled with the old-fashioned clothes pin but I think the ones with the springs would work best in this case! Thanks!!

  • Laurie October 10, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    This was so cute – i went out and bought some! I love that I don’t have to search everywhere for chip clips.

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