Bobby pins can be found in just about any bathroom. Even if you swear you’ve never actually bought a pack before, I can guarantee you would be able to find a stray bobby pin floating around somewhere in your bathroom. Bobby pins are essential for all our hair-do needs and will keep your hair in place all day long.

Except, what if I told you that the uses for bobby pins expanded way past hair care? We’ve all heard about using a bobby pin to pick a lock, but that’s just the beginning of the plethora of ways you can use a bobby pin.

Nail Art
The end of a bobby pin makes the perfect tool for painting on your nails. You can create perfect dots by dipping the end into nail polish and making a dot on your fingernail.

Chip Clip
Don’t have something to keep your chip bag closed once you open it? Look no further. A bobby pin will do the trick. Just place it over the fold of the bag and boom- the perfect chip clip.

Nail Holder
Use a bobby pin to hold a nail steady when you’re hammering it, so you keep your fingers out of the way and minimize any chance of injury.

Toothpaste Clip
Long gone are the days of the frustration of trying to squeeze out the last bits of toothpaste from an almost empty toothpaste tube- slip a bobby pin onto the end to get the most out of your toothpaste.

No need to spend money on a bookmark or ruin your book by dog-earing the pages, a bobby pin makes a great bookmark that will your hold your place in the book without spoiling the pages.

Add Volume To Ponytail
A bobby pin has endless uses when it comes to hairdos, and adding volume to a ponytail is one of them. Add to bobby pins in a criss-cross at the base of your ponytail, and your hair will be full of volume.

Money Clip
Keep your money organized and together by using a bobby pin as a clip. Just place a bobby pin on a wad of cash, and it will save you from ever losing stray cash again.

Eyeliner Stencil
Use the tip of a bobby pin to stencil out the perfect eyeliner wing. Just trace the inside of the bobby pin, fill in the inside with eyeliner, and you’ll have the perfect winged liner in no time.