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15 Surprising Uses for Safety Pins

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15 Surprising Uses for Safety Pins


Sick of losing socks? Afraid you’re going to mess up that birthday cake?  Want to keep pickpockets at bay? The humble safety pin is the answer to your troubles! Click through for some fantastic ways to use safety pins that go beyond the basics. Have a great use of your own? Share it in the comments.

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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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6:09AM PDT on Jun 7, 2013

great! Thank you! ^^

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3:11AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Thank you for the good ideas!

2:43AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

I should buy safety pins for regular use and for my survival kit (it's a duffle bag full of items that would come in handy in case of an emergency/disaster/apocalypse).

1:40PM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

thnak you--good ideas--especially for static cling

7:26AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013


4:44AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

I like clothes-pegs to keep my curtains closed.
Lots of good tips, thanks.

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