This is a list of uses for clothespins for travel, essential travel gear of a person who plans to travel from three months to perpetually.

List of uses for Clothespins by Travelers or Tourist:

  1. Keep the curtains closed
  2. Keep the curtains open.
  3. Roll up mosquito net during the day and hold with clothespins.
  4. Hang clothes on mosquito net to dry.
  5. Hanging a towel over the rod in a manner that allows the most amount of surface to the air.
  6. Put four clothespins on a table to allow a computer to breath and remain cool.
  7. Keep plastic bags of food closed so the ants do not enter.
  8. Clothespins are great for wire management in a room.
  9. Normal use, hanging clothes on a line.
  10. Hang a towel over Air Conditioner so it does not freeze me while sleeping.
  11. Hang clothes from fan so they dry.
  12. Hold the sides of a fan together so it does not rattle and make noise.
  13. Hang a towel in front of light to make it indirect lighting.
  14. Hang a hot water heater into a bucket of water to prepare for a shower, by using the clothespin you allow the device to hang one half inch above the plastic and it does not burn up.
  15. Keep the curtains closed on bus window, so you can sleep.
  16. Hang dishes, spoons, pots on clothesline so they dry properly and stop bacteria growth.
  17. Keep the mosquito net from blowing around because of the fan, or allowing spaces for the mosquito's to enter.
  18. Hang chips, bread, and other food up in the air so rats, geckos, lizards, ants and other creatures cannot reach or eat.
  19. Hang toothbrush up.
  20. Take the clothespin and hang a electrical cord up on a nail so the light shines into the room.

Clothespin Defined: Wooden clothespin, clothespin (also clothes peg, or just peg, or in science a spring-loaded wood clamp, and in filmmaking a C47 or bullet) is a fastener used to hang up clothes for drying, usually on a clothes line. Clothespins often come in many different designs.

Design a one-piece wooden clothespin Plastic clothespin Today, many clothes pegs (also clothes pins or pegs) are manufactured very cheaply by creating two interlocking plastic or wooden prongs, in between which is often wedged a small spring. This design was invented by David M. Smith of Springfield, Vermont, in 1853. By a lever action, when the two prongs are pinched at the top of the peg, the prongs open up, and when released, the spring draws the two prongs shut, creating the action necessary for gripping.

The first clothespin was invented by Jérémie Victor Opdebec .

This older design does not use springs, but is fashioned in one piece, with the two prongs part of the peg chassis with only a small distance between them—this form of peg creates the gripping action due to the two prongs being wedged apart and thus squeezing together in that the prongs want to return to their initial, resting state. This form of peg is often fashioned from plastic, or originally, wood.

In England, clothes peg making used to be a craft associated with gypsies, who made clothes pegs from small, split lengths of willow or ash wood.

Other uses

  1. Closing a bag
  2. Clothespins: attach baseball cards to bicycle forks such that the cards contacted the wheel spokes, making a motor sound as the wheel rotated.


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