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14 Surprising Uses for Rubber Bands

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14 Surprising Uses for Rubber Bands


Rubber bands are one of those things that you have lying around and don’t quite know what to do with. Wonder no more! Read on to discover some fun and practical ways to reuse rubber bands.

1. Bookmark. Rubber bands are a great bookmark because, unlike paper, there is really no risk that it will slip out. Wrap the band around the page you’re leaving off on to the cover of the book and voila!

2. Pen/Pencil Grip. Wrap some rubber bands around the place you like to hold your writing utensils for a nice, efficient grip.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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7:48PM PDT on Jun 19, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

9:43AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Never would have thought about the broom one. Very clever.

12:07PM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

Dodam jeszcze, że jeżeli ubranie spada nam ze śliskiego wieszaka wystarczy z obu stron nawinąć na wieszak gumki i po kłopocie.

7:41AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013


4:11AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Helpful tips.Thanks for sharing

8:45AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

good list of ideas, some more obvious than others but that's the case with such lists!

4:09AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Appreciate it muchly.....sure beats making a rubber band ball! Thanks!

2:49AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

My four year old uses them to catch fairies by wrapping them around cupboard handles from handle to handle, it makes quite an interesting mess! No fairies yet.

1:25AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

These are really valuable, thanks!

6:28PM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thanks for sharing these great ideas!!

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