Wooden clothes-pins, thus:
Handy little multi-purpose items. Love 'em. You can get a sack of a hundred for a couple of bucks.
- Save money on chip clips, use one of these instead to close sacks of chips, candy, or even your sack of flour or rice.
- Instead of buying fancy skirt hangers and whatnot, just use them (as they were intended) to clip clothes onto your regular plastic hangers. They're wooden, with round holes, don't clip too tight, so they don't leave marks on your clothes.
- Paint a decorative color and stick to the wall with double-stick tape or poster putty to hold papers - like, letters that need to go out, or coupons, or notes to people in the house.
- Clip together bunches of paper when you're working on a big, paper-intensive project that needs organizing.
For pennies per clothespin, you're getting a lot of handy uses out of them.