People use zip ties all over the world for multiple reasons like securing stuff to packaging, marking certain doorknobs, and even as handcuffs, yes handcuffs, the police especially the special forces use zip ties as handcuffs to capture felons. But, everyone knows these uses, that is why we bring you today 10 zip tie hacks you should know about.
1. Separate your cables
If you are a tidy person then you probably hate dangling and tangled cables. Luckily, you can use zip ties to keep the cables in position and prevent them from ever getting tangled up again.
2. DIY trimmer line
You can make a trimmer line out of zip ties. Simply lock a zip tie in one side and lock another one on the opposite side and you are good to go.
3. Keep the lids of your containers on
If you struggle to keep the lids on your containers you can use zip ties to solve this problem. Simply drill a hole in your container’s handle and in your lid handle, then slip a zip tie through the holes and tie everything up and you are all set.
4. Tire traction
If you still want to ride fast even during the cold season, then tie some zip ties around your bicycle’s tire to increase traction.
5. support your plants
If you have baby plants and heavy plants that you want to support to keep them straight, then use zip ties to offer them as much support as they need.
6. Make a DIY bookcase
7. Hang stuff on vinyl siding
This project is super easy and fun to do. Simply grab a picture hanger and trim the hook, then add a zip tie. When using it, make sure to slip the hook under the siding lap so it can lock into place. Removal is as easy and simple as the mounting process, you just need to twist it 90 degrees and pull.
8. Use zip ties to secure a power bar under your ironing board
A dangling cord can be both annoying and dangerous when ironing. Use zip ties to secure a power bar under your ironing board to enjoy an easy ironing process.
9. DIY chandelier
You can make a cool DIY chandelier using zip ties. Simply hang them from the ceiling and they will create a unique look to your house.
10. Hang your scrub brush
You can use zip ties to hang your scrub brush to keep it in a reachable place that you can easily access any time you want.