In 1910, Louis E. Baltzley invented the binder clip so that his writer-inventor father could keep his prolific documents in order without sewing them into one big bunch. Now, Japanese YouTube personality Venlee Lifehack has brainstormed 15 other uses for the handy metal contraption that don't involve harnessing unwieldy papers together. Check out the above tutorial to learn how the humble clamp can help you eat, knit, pack, and, well, live with greater efficiency.

[h/t TIME]

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