Chances are, you know how beneficial zip ties (cable ties) are for taming the octopus of cords behind your television or computer; however, have you ever thought about the many other things they can be used for? If you haven’t, don’t worry – we have done this for you (you’re welcome!).
So, if you are looking for fun and clever ways to use your zip ties almost anywhere, don’t stop reading now! Things are about to get good!
Hang Up Holiday Decorations
You can use your cable ties to hang up virtually any type of holiday decoration you have. Let’s take Christmas as an example. You can use these handy ties to hang up lights, wreaths, and garlands. You can easily adjust them, and then when you are ready to take them down, all you have to do is snip them off and throw away the remains. You can also find cable ties in many colors, which means they can easily blend into the surroundings. It seems like a lifetime ago that black zip ties were the only color choice.
Make a Balloon Sculpture
Create beautiful balloon sculptures or clusters for an upcoming party with zip ties. You can simply blow up the balloons you need and then tie them together. You can use one zip tie for a small cluster or several for a huge sculpture. Let your imagination lead the way.
Support Heavier Plants and Train Your Vines on a Trellis
Use cable ties to train your roses or other vining plants to grow up and on your arbor or trellis. You can also attach other produce-heavy plants, such as zucchini and tomatoes, to their cages, so they do not break or snap because of the pressure. A word of caution – if you use cable ties for this, make sure you do not pull them too tight. Otherwise, you may damage your plant.
Childproof Your Home
If you have children, you know how quickly they can get into things they shouldn’t. If you are looking for simple and affordable ways to childproof cabinets and other things in your home, turn to cable ties. Rather than spending a lot of money on fancy cabinet locks, grab a pack of cable ties. Your kids will be safe, and your wallet will thank you.
Instead of using rubber bands, use cable tips the next time you want to tie-dye a t-shirt. These will tighten down without having to wrap them around, and around, and around as you must with rubber bands. Cable ties will help create more professional results.
Hang Up Your Tools
Do you want to get your garage or workshop organized? If so, cable ties to the rescue. You can hang up your tools, keeping them neat and easy to find.
Get Creative with Your Cable Ties
As you can see, there are more than a few ways to use cable ties. They can provide a lot of benefits and be used in many different ways around your house. Be sure to keep these ideas in mind and then find new ways to use these handy tools.