Before we delve into their various uses, what are ball bungees? Being made of the same material as bungee cords, these small yet mighty products are equipped with a plastic ball that ties them together, rather than the usual metal hooks. Their abrasion resistance, UV and water resistance, and cost-effectiveness makes them the perfect tool – mainly if you’re wanting to tie two things together.
How do you tie a ball bungee?
Ball bungees are incredibly versatile, and (thankfully) ever so simple to use. To tie your ball bungee, you’ll need to pull the loop around the object you want to secure, fastening everything in place by then pulling it back over the ball bungee.
Looking to make a longer cord? Simply tie two ball bungees together by laying them both horizontally, with the balls being at opposite ends to one another. Loop together and pull tight.
What are the best uses for ball bungees?
1) For storing hoses and cables
Group your hoses, cables, or any other items together that can easily become tangled. Twisted cords not only cause a mess, but incorrect storage can lead to damage. Equipment can be expensive to replace, so avoid this at all costs. Using ball bungees combats these issues, making them perfect for just about anyone – from the camper to the construction worker.
2) Grouping shed equipment together
Sticking with the theme of organisation, why not use ball bungees to group your shed equipment together? From fishing poles and skis to gardening tools, you’ll avoid things going missing.
3) Fastening tarp
However you decide to use tarp – whether that’s to build a shelter or for protecting equipment during transportation – you can use your trusty ball bungees to securely fasten everything down. Tarpaulin will come equipped with eyelets, which can be used to thread your ball bungees through; you’ll need to do this in a way that leaves the ball resting in the eyelet. Next, loop the bungee around the object that the tarpaulin will need to be attached to, and then you can hook the loop back over the ball.
4) Tie down equipment in a trailer
Tarp can also be used to tie over equipment that needs to be protected and secured down in a trailer – use ball bungees to do just this.
5) Tieing down bikes on a rack
Heading off on a biking trip? Don’t forget that you can also use ball bungees to secure your bikes to the bike rack. Ideally using four per bike, loop them over the rack, threading the bungee cords from opposite corners under each other. Once you’re done, double-check that everything is stable before driving away.
6) Tie down camping equipment to your roof rack
A similar method can also be used for securing your camping equipment to your roof rack, so make sure to get these on your camping checklist! If you’re looking for more advice on roof racks and tying things down, head on over to our previous blog post for our best tips and tricks for ensuring complete safety and stability.
7) Hanging up Christmas lights
Although it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it can also end up being the most stressful – especially when hanging up Christmas decorations. Make the job easier with ball bungees, using these to attach festive lights to posts, fences or trees.
8) Secure a lid
Whether you want to tie down a lid on a recycling bin or pet food container, ball bungees will keep everything secure to prevent any pests from being tempted into the area.
9) Secure a pet crate
Prevent a pet crate (and your poor pet) from sliding about in the back seat during a car journey with ball bungees.
10) Temporarily fixing a broken gate
Although this is only a temporary solution rather than a long-term fix, use ball bungees to keep a gate closed if the latch has broken. We strongly advise that you call a professional to get this fixed immediately to avoid compromising on your home’s security, but it’ll prevent the gate from swinging open in the meantime.
If you’ve been inspired by any of these ideas, get your hands on some top quality equipment today. From ball bungees, to bungee ropes, straps and bungee accessories, you’ll have everything you need to instantly make any task easier. Give us a call today!