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12 Ways You Never Thought to Use a Paper Clip

Bob Vila Logo By Donna Boyle Schwartz of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 13: <p>If you need to repair eyeglasses and just can't seem to find that pesky little screwdriver, you can grab a simple office essential for the task. Just use the tip of a paper clip as a <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/be-ready-for-anything-with-10-mighty-pocket-tools-48578?#.WPU7eFMrLOQ">tiny</a> screwdriver to tighten or loosen the arms of a pair of glasses, or fix a loose screw. </p><br><p><strong>Related: <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/10-ways-to-make-office-supplies-work-overtime-49267?bv=embed">10 Ways to Make Office Supplies Work Overtime</a></strong></p>

Most homeowners’ desk drawers conceal dozens of paper clips in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Fortunately, you can put these tiny metal fasteners to work doing a lot more than just holding a few pages together. Check out 12 handy alternative uses for the humble paper clip.

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