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14 Surprising Uses for Cable Ties

 

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10. Upgrade Your Flower Arrangement. Take your flower arrangement to the next level by securing the bouquet with a zip tie before placing it in a vase. Don’t make it too tight, of course, but the flowers won’t move around in water and it’ll look just how you envisioned it! You can also make fabulous wreaths by securing flowers and other items together with cable ties.

11. Ride Your Bike Safely in the Snow. Drivers sometimes use chains to safely navigate snowy, mountainous roads, so, it only makes sense that bicyclists could benefit from the same treatment. Keep your ride wipeout-free by attaching cable ties to your tires. Click here for detailed instructions on this ingenious trick.

12. Securely Ship Stuff. Cable ties are often used in product packaging to keep stuff securely in place. By that same notion, use cable ties to hold whatever you’re mailing out in place.

13. Ridiculously Easy (And Cheap!) DIY Storage. With a couple (free!) plastic milk crates, and a couple cable ties, you can create durable storage for less than $1. Attach milk crates to each other with cable ties, and you’ve got yourself one sturdy storage system. You can even hang it on the wall!

14. Unclog a Drain. No fancy tools or toxic chemicals needed. In fact, you don’t need any chemicals at all! You get out all that gross gunk from your drain with just a cable tie, believe it or not. Click here for detailed instructions.

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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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4:35PM PDT on Aug 5, 2014

Great ideas.

8:40PM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

Interesting, thanks!

5:39PM PDT on May 17, 2014

You can fix small holes in a radiator by melting cable-ties with a soldering iron.

3:43AM PDT on May 1, 2014

Interesting

12:12PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

I think my favorite, most useful suggestion of all of these (since so many of them didn't really seem all that practical, was the drain-cleaning one. There's always hair in my house from animals, so I'm definitely trying this!

3:46PM PDT on Apr 16, 2014

Zip Ties and Duct tape...that's all you need to repair the world

4:54PM PDT on Apr 3, 2014

GREAT IDEA'S. I'LL HALF TO SHARE THESE HELPFUL IDEAS WITH MY FAMILY. THANK-YOU FOR SHARING. EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS . T.R

9:13PM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Cool; thanks.

10:09AM PST on Feb 6, 2014

#4 child proof your home.

They work to cat proof as well.

My GF & I used to have to search every cabinet in the house looking for her cat.

She loved to get in dark, enclosed places, she'd close the door behind her.

10:01AM PST on Jan 28, 2014

They are handy.

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