You might think binder clips are nothing special, but Japanese lifehacker Venlee will prove you wrong in just 4 minutes.

Believe it or not, binder clips have a pretty long history. Invented in 1910 by a good man named Louis E. Baltzley, they’re now often found in the darkest corners of office drawers and at the bottom of pen stands. They can easily bind stacks of paper together, but now we know they can be used for so much more.

The key is the versatility of the clips. The pins are bendable and removable, so the clips can easily be taken apart and used for various situations in everyday life.

Here’s a roundup of our favorite hacks:

Smartphone dock


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Razor head cover


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Cable organizer


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Earbud organizer


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For knitting


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Toothpaste clip


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With a binder clip hack for almost every situation, it looks like the century-old tool turned out to be incredibly useful even outside the office.

And just because Venlee has taught us 15 ways of using them, doesn’t mean that’s all there is. At this rate, there are bound to be plenty more still waiting to be discovered and shared!

Check out all 15 in the video!

By - grape Japan editorial staff.