It would appear that people can be divided into one of two groups: Paper clipper or stapler. I am the latter (there's something so satisfyingly final about punching your documents together), but I've recently learned a few alternate uses for paperclips that threaten to sway me in the other direction. Here are three applications for the little metal fasteners you may not have considered before. 1. Book marker: If you don't have your favourite bookmark handy, no need to crease those pristine pages by folding over the corner. A paperclip makes a handy stand-in. 2. Tape wrangler: Save your nails – and your sanity – by tabbing the end of a tape roll with a paper clip. No more frustrated scrutinizing to find that faint telltale line. 3. Zipper fixer: Why do zippers always seem to break when you're at the office (just before an important meeting, no doubt)? Avoid wardrobe malfunctions by feeding a paper clip through the loop of a broken zipper to make it fully functional again. Do you know an unexpected use for a paperclip? Leave a comment below.