Trash-Bag Wire Ties
Those wire cutoffs can be used for all sorts of tasks.
After my electricians are done working and before they clean up, I go through and glean any wire cutoffs over 6 in. or so. I keep these in a bucket and use them for all sorts of tasks, but mostly for tying up contractor trash bags. Once the bags are full, the twist ties supplied with the bags really can’t hold 40-plus pounds of misshapen debris. The wire cutoffs work great, won’t slip off the bag, and won’t bust apart under pressure—plus, they make a great handle when trying to lift heavy bags that would normally slip through gloved hands, especially ones that have been out in the rain.
— Paul Johnson, Portland, Ore.
Edited and illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #269