Rubber bands

by Shirley
(South Africa)

elastic bands

elastic bands

While packing up to move house, I started using rubber bands to organize and stack things together so they would be secure and safe while packed in the moving boxes.


I used up the few I had so I bought a packet of elastic bands at the stationery store and now that I have them I am wondering how I ever could have been without them. I seem to be using them everywhere, but especially on the kids toys.

I used the rubber bands to:

  • stack cards from board games together so they won't slide around

  • keep the lids of the board games securely on the boxes

  • keep lids of puzzles on the boxes

  • stack envelopes containing old photos into a pile

  • stack all the packs of card and flashcards together in piles

  • tie a container with pencils standing in it into a secure bunch


...and so the list goes on.

I think rubber bands will now be a standard organizing item in my household!

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