8 Creative Large Rubber Bands Uses and Hacks

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Rubber bands are great for closing things and keeping things together.  I have a few other useful ideas on how to use rubber bands in your home.

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For these ideas you'll need rubber bands in a variety of sizes and widths. I found mine at Dollar Tree.

For these ideas you’ll need rubber bands in a variety of sizes and widths. I found mine at Dollar Tree.

If you have a shower caddy that keeps slipping down, wind a rubber band around the neck of the shower head and it'll hold that caddy in place.

How do you keep a shower caddy from falling?

If you have a shower caddy that keeps slipping down, wind a rubber band around the neck of the shower head and it’ll hold that caddy in place.

Put a wider rubber band around the lid of a jar, and it will help you open those tough jars.

How do you open a jar that won’t open?

Put a wider elastic band around the lid of a jar, and it will help you open those tough jars.

Place your lid onto your casserole dish, and use a rubber band to hold the lid down onto the handles. This will keep your lid stable during transport.

How do you Keep A Lid On A Casserole Dish?

Place your lid onto your casserole dish, and use a rubber band to hold the lid down onto the handles. This will keep your lid stable during transport.

Place a rubber band on either end of your cutting board and it'll help hold the cutting board still while you're working on it.

How to stop a cutting board from slipping?

Place a rubber band on either end of your cutting board and it’ll help hold the cutting board still while you’re working on it.

Hook a wide rubber band around one handle, crisscross the rubber band and hook the other onto the other handle. This will slow down the door when it gets closed so it doesn't slam.

How do you adjust a door so that it doesn’t slam?

Hook a wide rubber band around one handle, crisscross the rubber band and hook the other onto the other handle. This will slow down the door when it gets closed so it doesn’t slam.

Put rubber bands on either end of a hanger, then put your clothing onto the hanger.

How do you keep clothes from falling off hangers?

Put rubber bands on either end of a hanger, then put your clothing onto the hanger.

It keeps tank tops in place as well as short and long sleeve t-shirts that are prone to slipping off.

It keeps tank tops in place as well as short and long sleeve t-shirts that are prone to slipping off.

Roll up t-shirts, pants, etc and hold them into place with a rubber band. It'll help you be organized and get more into your suitcases.

What is the most efficient way to pack?

Use big rubber bands: Roll up t-shirts, pants, etc and hold them into place with a rubber band. It’ll help you be organized and get more into your suitcases.

Use a long rubber band by looping it through on one side of your dishwasher, pulling it across the stemware, and hooking it on to the dishwasher via edge or prong.

How do I keep my glasses from falling in the dishwasher?

Use long large rubber bands by looping it through on one side of your dishwasher, pulling it across the stemware, and hooking it on to the dishwasher via edge or prong.

Other things you can do with this handy tool:

  • keep big stacks of sheets of paper together
  • keep large pieces of rolled-up poster paper together
  • Use instead of paper clips
  • Keep stacks of items together like playing cards
  • Use durable rubber construction bands handy for preserving paint. Place plastic wrap over the top and secure it with a large size rubber band about one inch wide.

8 Creative Large Rubber Bands Uses and Hacks

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27 Comments

  1. Ellen Day says:

    This is Ellen Day. I am the one that sent you a note about having breast cancer and keeping a good frame of mind. Anyway, I’m from Olean, New York, just South East of Buffalo

    1. Hi Ellen, great to hear from you. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to talk with you soon. Thank you so much for sharing, I truly appreciate it.

  2. jodie filogomo says:

    You always have so many great ideas!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    #seniorsalon

  3. Your hacks are awesome. I just dug a rubber band out of the trash so I can use it!

    1. Thank you so very much Terri, and I can’t wait to hear what you’re going to use that rubber band on 🙂

  4. Love the cutting board idea, I’m going to try it! Drives me crazy when the cutting board slips!! 🙂

    1. Thank you Cheryl, and if you need a stronger non slip surface – those rubber shelf liners at Dollar Tree are great to put under the cutting boards for non slip too 🙂

  5. Mother of 3 says:

    Lots of great ideas; I think my favorite is the hanger/clothes one! I have so many shirts that refuse to stay on the hanger. Pinned

    1. Thanks and I was excited about this one too as I have a couple stubborn shirts that just love to fall off the hanger. So frustrating and glad to have this to use now.

  6. This is a great post. I love the wine glass in the dish washer. I’m going to try something like that for my utensil basket. The measuring spoons always end up in the drain.

    1. Thank you so much Kristina. I can so relate, and I’m so glad you found one of these that would help you too.

  7. I have found some new uses for rubber bands. Found you on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

    1. Thank you Candy, I’m so glad you found some that would help you too. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. What great ideas, Chas! I really like the one about keeping things on the hanger. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later today!

    1. Thanks April and thanks for sharing which one you liked. I have some shirts that just love to fall off, and I’m glad for that one too. Thank you so much for the share and I hope you have a lovely week.

      1. Hi again, Chas. I hope your week was lovely too. Thank you so much again for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring it at the party this week! I hope you will join us. Thank you again for being a part of the Hearth and Soul community!

        1. You are so incredibly sweet and supportive April, thank you so very much 🙂

  9. I also really like the idea of keeping clothes on hangers! Thanks for the tips.

    1. Thank you Judy, I was so excited for that one too. Always a few shirts that just don’t want to stay on the hangers.

  10. Posts like this boggle my mind! Never in a million years would I think of some of these ideas, so thanks so much!

    1. Thank you so much Betty, and I’m thrilled you like them.

  11. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

    1. You are so sweet Danielle, thank you so much!

  12. Chas, you always amaze me with your creative solutions to everyday problems, but this post really takes the cake. I have NEVER thought of many of these ideas or seen them anywhere else. Absolutely brilliant!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and the feature Richella. I will see you at the next party 🙂

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