Ladies, what are your best suggestions for ways to repurpose office supplies? Everyone likes to stock their office with the stuff they need — but from time to time you find yourself caught off guard and just need to make the best of a bad situation. We rounded up ten other uses for office supplies a loooong time ago, but I thought we’d expand on the topic and discuss today!
First up: ways to repurpose office supplies to help with fashion emergencies:
Clothing Hacks with Office Supplies
- If you need a lint brush, try a Fed Ex mailing label or packing tape.
- If you need to stop a run in your hose and don’t have nail polish, try using a glue stick or white out (obviously best if the run starts somewhere hidden).
- If you need to reduce static cling with pantyhose/skirt, try rubbing hand lotion on your hands and then smoothing it on your pantyhose.
- If you need to fix a fallen hem, try double-sided tape or packing tape folded double, or try stapling your clothes with the solid bar on the inside — many readers noted the holes rubbed right out when the staple was removed later in the day.
- If your pants are too tight after lunch (and/or you’re pregnant), try a rubber band or hairband to help extend the waistband.
- If you need to fix a broken zipper pull, try a paperclip.
- If you need to fix a broken bra strap or shoe strap, try a teeny tiny binder clip.
- If you’re going desk to dinner and forgot to wear or pack a racerback bra, try a paperclip to make your regular bra a racerback.
- If you need to remove a stain, try hairspray (for ink), or wet paper towels beneath your shirt with dry ones on top (especially for coffee stains).