Monday, January 12, 2009

Bobby Pin Recycler

You know when you use a bobby pin and it bends open a bit after one use - two if you're lucky? What do you do with it? You can't use it again for your hair. I used to just trash them.

Not anymore!

I figured - just the other day, mind you - why not just bend them back?

I took a pair of small pliers [I used the kind for beading/jewelry] and just applied a bit a pressure just above the bottom - where its bend is out of shape. It worked like a charm! And I was excited!

This may be common knowledge - especially among all those ballerinas - but it never crossed my mind before last week.

So. There you go.

9 comments:

Regina said...

uh, thanks.
hows the knitting coming along
r

Shelly said...

not so thrilled with the BP post, r?

;)

Paula in MN said...

What, are you bored?

Shelly said...

just trying to do my fellow bloggers a great service!
You'll thank me someday!

Megan said...

Who is Bobby? And why does he have a hair product mostly used by women named after him?

Vicki said...

How funny, I haven't even thought of a bobby pin in years!

Shelly said...

yeah, vicki, with 4 boys why would ya? LOL

Regina said...

alright already, talk about something else wont ya!
r

Shelly said...

how 'bout how nothing is progressing in the knitting dept. i feel i get better then try to start 'a real project' and then it totally doesnt even get past the first or second row b/c well, i don't exactly know why.

i'm likin' the bobby pin post...