Looking for ways to better organise your home? Maybe you need to declutter and improve your storage solutions? Well, the answer has been here all along, with bungee cords! People so often forget about this nifty and brilliant tool that has a whole range of uses. Where to begin?
1. Securing cargo
Bungee cords with clips work brilliantly for securing cargo or loads in the back of vehicles. Nobody likes the idea of our items rolling or moving around in the boot when we’re driving, a bungee cord or two can sort that out for you.
2. Strapping yoga mats
So simple and effective, bungee cords can be easily strapped around your yoga mats to make them easier for carrying, transporting and storing.
3. Hanging toy zip line for the car
Make those road trips and journeys more fun for your little ones by hanging a bungee cord up and clipping or hooking it onto the handles at the back of the car from each end. Simply attach all your children’s favourite toys for them to be greeted by when they get in the car and play with.
4. Baby gate
For a makeshift baby (or puppy) gate that suits your stair set-up, bungee cords can be wrapped up in sewn-down fabric from both ends (top and bottom) and attached to posts from either side – either by hooks or clips. Magic! Here’s the how-to for this ingenious short-term baby gate.
5. Add nets or curtains
Add a second curtain or some nets to your window with a bungee cord threaded through. Then easily attach them to the top pole from either end.
6. Camping or outdoor shelter
Strap some tarpaulin to a tree or post with some bungee cords for temporary shelter or a place to camp.
7. For hanging paper towels
Clip them onto tent poles or gazebo poles to hang up some paper towels – perfect for outdoor buffets when you need to wipe those greasy fingers.
8. Make a catapult
Get the kids involved for some outdoor fun and learning by making a wooden catapult that will also get your dogs giddy to chase those far-reaching balls. Here’s the how-to for this quick and easy wooden catapult.
9. More room in the shower
Make more room with a bungee cord shower curtain! This is brilliant for small spaces or RVs and campervans. You can use one cord to hold the shower curtain up and another to bend around the one holding the curtain up to hook or clip onto a pole or nearby attachment – giving more space as you pull out the cord into a curved shape for the shower curtain to follow.
10. One-trip wheelbarrow
Make your wheelbarrow trips less of a struggle by strapping down your loads in place. Whether it’s heaps of sticks or cut down shrubbery – a bungee cord tied over will keep them together to make your gardening much more efficient.
11. Strap down wrapping paper
This one is very creative. Use plywood with handles or hooks to strap down all your rolls of wrapping paper. Simply hook or clip down your bungee cords in a cross position to keep all the rolls in place, then slide them under the bed out of the way – genius.
12. Keep the Christmas tree in place
If you have pets that like to climb the festive tree, keeping it in place to combat that is so easy to do with a bungee cord clipped to the main stalk. This particularly works well if you have it in the corner to hide the bungee cord at the back. You can attach the other end to a curtain pole, curtain hook or wall hook.
13. Make shelf barriers
Bungee cords are perfect for narrow shelves to make barriers, stopping things from falling. Depending on what you’re putting up on the shelves, have one, two or a few cords across to form the barriers, and simply attach them from both ends.
14. Hang up cargo in the car
Whether it’s the back of the car or in the boot, you can attach a bungee cord high up across your vehicle to hang your shopping or more fragile items. You can use the back seat headrest poles to attach the cord so that bags can stand upright.
15. Create great toy storage boxes
Use a bookshelf with the inner panels removed or an open box to store away stuffed animal toys, outdoor games, balls, toys etc. All you need to do is to attach bungee cords either horizontally or vertically, parallel to one another, by clipping or hooking onto drilled holes to the sides to keep them in place. The cords can come in a range of colours too, to suit your design and room colour palette. Take a look at our lastoflex bungee cord for a colourful range.
As you can see, there’s quite a few practical and easy-to-do uses for bungee cords! And you’re in the right place for them, as we can source all your bungee cords at The Bungee Store. Contact us for more information, we’re more than happy to help.