Conquer Chip Clip Chaos

chipclips.jpgI've often said the best solutions are the simplest ones. Case in point: My "carbinet" at home is always a problem. We call it the carbinet because it's the cabinet where all the carbohydrates live. Chips, pretzels, crackers, bread, and stuff like that is stored there.

Anyway, where there are chips, there are chip clips and we have a bunch of those in there too, which has been driving me nutty for months. Clips of all sizes end up all over the cabinet, underneath things, half the time they fall out when the cabinet is opened, and they're just generally a pain in my behind. A few days ago I had enough, so I attached the little buggers to the inside of the cabinet door with adhesive Velcro and voila, my chip clip chaos is a thing of the past!

So quick, so simple and practically free, and best of all, I'm not annoyed anymore! And isn't ending life's little annoyances so much of what simple organizing solutions are all about? What simple organizing solutions have you come up with in your own life to eliminate those nagging little irritations at home or at work? I'd love to know!

~Monica

3 thoughts on “Conquer Chip Clip Chaos

  • August 22 2007 at 10:57 am
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    Ahh, you inspired me, Monica!
    I use clothes pins for keeping bags closed because they constantly disappear (where they go is a mystery!) and they are cheap to replace. "Since I use clothespins," I thought, "why not store them in a clothes pin bag!"
    I attached one to the inside of my cabinet door with two little screws instead of the metal hanger. It works great! Thanks for the idea.

    ~Eva

  • August 30 2007 at 5:37 pm
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    I did away with all of my chip clips years ago….no, I didn't get rid of my chips! I put a scotch tape dispenser inside a cabinet within reach and I use it for everything from chips to bagged salad to cereal bags. it is relatively inexpensive and I can retape as needed.

  • September 1 2007 at 6:01 pm
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    Eva and Juju-Bee, thanks for your comments. Great ideas, both!
    ~Monica

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