If you’re a subscriber to the Lewiston Tribune or Moscow-Pullman Daily News, then you either throw away those green rubber bands or, like me, save them in a drawer and no doubt end up with a large unwieldy stash of the things.
1. Bring them back to either the Tribune or Daily News so our newspaper carriers can reuse them.
2. Make a giant rubber band ball. Bouncy fun for the whole family.
3. Initiate a rubber band war. With your co-workers, siblings, friends, roommates — it doesn’t even matter. Just don’t forget to build a bunker.
4. Organize your wires. Make that entertainment center a little less messy.
5. Keep chip bags closed. Who needs clips when you’ve got bands?
6. Be an artist. Stretch the bands over canvas then paint. Or re-use them in any number of rubber band-related craft projects. Be creative.
7. Baby-proof a cupboard. Stretch a band between cabinet knobs to lock them in place.
8. Bookmark your novel. Just slide it over one side of the book to keep your place.
9. Make a mafia wallet. Wrap it around your giant wad of cash and fuggetaboutit.
10. Economize your soap. Wrap it several times around the neck of a pump dispenser to control how much liquid comes out.
11. Go hands-free. Secure that phone to your head (in lieu of a headset) or wrist (for an iWatch effect) with a rubber band.
12. Baby-, kitty- or doggy-proof your toilet paper. Keep those small hands and paws from unraveling the roll by wrapping a band around it.
13. Wipe your paint brush. Stretch the rubber band vertically across a paint can so part of it is stretched across the opening.
14. Create your own. Come up with a genius rubber band reuse idea and send it to me along with a photo. Maybe we’ll feature you online or in a future listicle and you’ll become famous.
Have an idea for a listicle? Get in touch. Moroney may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (208) 848-2232.