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Clothespins

Keep your laundry secured on the line by holding them down with clothes pins. These simple fasteners prevent clothes from falling off in windy conditions. In addition to being essential laundry items, they are also useful office supplies and suitable for certain gardening, home decoration, and arts and crafts projects. You can find a wide selection of these versatile clothing pins and other laundry supplies at Staples®.

Choose From Different Styles of Clothes Pins
There are two main types of this class of fasteners: slotted, peg-like pins and clips with metal springs. While a peg holds down clothes with the gap between its tails, a clip has two conjoined parts and relies on the clamping action of its spring to grip laundry on a clothesline. The tension provided by the spring offers a tighter hold than the wedge of a peg. Therefore, while a thin fabric may fit loosely when secured with a peg, it is unlikely to slip out of the tighter grip of a spring-action clip. Besides its traditional look, a clothes peg does have its advantages. It is a long-lasting fastener since it does not have a spring that can bend and break.

Consider Build Material When Comparing Clothes Pins
Most pegs and clip-type clothing pins feature plastic or wood materials. For durability, look for units made from hardwood and heat-resistant plastics. Manufacturers often give wooden pegs and clips weather-resistant coatings to make them last longer and prevent water damage. If you opt for clip pins, make sure they have galvanized wire springs, which are rust-resistant and longer lasting than uncoated springs. Stainless steel is another excellent material used for making clothing pins. It is stronger and more durable than wood and plastic. Stainless steel is also weather-resistant. Pegs and clips made with this material do not fade or rust and are unlikely to tarnish and stain clothes.

Do You Need Heavy Duty Clothes Pins?
Heavy duty clothing pins have a stronger grip than regular ones. They are ideal for hanging thick clothes like jeans and quilts. Besides securing heavy clothing, such pegs and clips can withstand strong winds.

Should You Get Clothes Pins With Compression Springs?
Yes. Regular clip-styled clothing pins use torsion springs but those made of stainless steel pins usually employ compression springs to provide clamping force. Compression springs last longer and offer stronger grips. Unlike torsion springs, these coiled springs do not twist out of position when forced open but safely contract and expand.

What Else Can You Use Clothes Pins For?
Film crews use spring-type clothing pins to hang set lighting accessories. Wooden pins are popular for this application since plastic ones melt easily and metal pegs conduct heat easily. Wood is a poor conductor of heat and is, therefore, safe to touch when exposed to hot lights for extended periods of time. Photographers use clothes pins in the film developing process. They allow photos to dry after their various chemical baths. They can also be used for a variety of household and offices jobs like chip clips, note holders and decorative cord holders for your smart devices.

Should You Get Small or Large Clothes Pins for Home Decorations?
In most cases, you only need small or mini clothing pins to hang decorations and display your art and craft projects. These pegs measure less than 1 inch in length and come in bright colors. They are strong enough to secure cards and photos and can also double as ornaments.
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Maped Helix Usa Assorted Mini Clothespin Clips, 10/Pkg (344011ZC)
Item : 24239518 / Model : 344011ZC
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  • Mini Clothespin Clips: Assorted
  • Mini plastic clothespins are perfect for school, work, and crafting projects
  • Package contains ten mini clothespin clips within one 3x2x1 inch reusable container with a snap closure
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JAM Paper® Wood Clothing Pin Clips, Medium 1 1/8, Green, 50/pack (230729147)
Item : 1912746 / Model : 230729147
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  • Green Miniature Clothespins
  • Wood Clothes Pins : Medium (Mini) Clips
  • 50 pins/clips per pack
8.59 $8.59
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JAM Paper® Wood Clothing Pin Clips, Small 7/8, Green, 50/pack (230729135)
Item : 1912742 / Model : 230729135
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  • Green Miniature Clothespins
  • Wood Clothes Pins : Small (Mini) Clips
  • 50 pins/clips per pack
7.59 $7.59
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JAM Paper® Wood Clothing Pin Clips, Small 7/8, Orange, 50/pack (230729133)
Item : 1912743 / Model : 230729133
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  • Orange Miniature Clothespins
  • Wood Clothes Pins : Small (Mini) Clips
  • 50 pins/clips per pack
7.59 $7.59
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JAM Paper® Wood Clothing Pin Clips, Small 7/8, Fuchsia Pink, 50/pack (230729139)
Item : 1912740 / Model : 230729139
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  • Fuchsia Miniature Clothespins
  • Wood Clothes Pins : Small (Mini) Clips
  • 50 pins/clips per pack
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JAM Paper® Wood Clothing Pin Clips, Medium 1 1/8, Fuchsia Pink, 50/pack (230729149)
Item : 1912745 / Model : 230729149
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  • Fuchsia Miniature Clothespins
  • Wood Clothes Pins : Medium (Mini) Clips
  • 50 pins/clips per pack
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JAM Paper® Wood Clothing Pin Clips, Medium 1 1/8, Orange, 50/pack (230729145)
Item : 1912747 / Model : 230729145
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  • Orange Miniature Clothespins
  • Wood Clothes Pins : Medium (Mini) Clips
  • 50 pins/clips per pack
8.59 $8.59
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JAM Paper® Wood Clothing Pin Clips, Medium 1 1/8, Black, 50/pack (230729141)
Item : 1912749 / Model : 230729141
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  • Black Miniature Clothespins
  • Wood Clothes Pins : Medium (Mini) Clips
  • 50 pins/clips per pack
8.59 $8.59
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JAM Paper® Wood Clothing Pin Clips, Small 7/8, Red, 50/pack (230729137)
Item : 1912741 / Model : 230729137
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  • Red Miniature Clothespins
  • Wood Clothes Pins : Small (Mini) Clips
  • 50 pins/clips per pack
7.59 $7.59
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JAM Paper® Wood Clothing Pin Clips, Small 7/8, Black 50/pack (230729131)
Item : 1912744 / Model : 230729131
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  • Black Miniature Clothespins
  • Wood Clothes Pins : Small (Mini) Clips
  • 50 pins/clips per pack
7.59 $7.59
50/Pack
JAM Paper® Wood Clothing Pin Clips, Medium 1 1/8, Red, 50/pack (230729143)
Item : 1912748 / Model : 230729143
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  • Red Miniature Clothespins
  • Wood Clothes Pins : Medium (Mini) Clips
  • 50 pins/clips per pack
8.59 $8.59
50/Pack