Size Matters: Jumbo Paperclip as Liberating, Minimalist “Purse”

I am always very attracted to things that are bigger or smaller than usual. For example, practically speaking I should have bought a normal sized jar of honey, but this small one was too charming to resist.

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I hoard hotel samples and tiny perfume bottles: my guilty pleasure…

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I also love very oversized clothespins and safety pins for their play on proportion and added strength. So I was thrilled when a friend gifted me these beautiful oversized paperclips.

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For the first few months, I used them for their traditional use, to hold paper together, but a broken key chain inspired really fun invention: The clip makes a perfect key chain/money clip. While it’s not something that could hold every key in my life, it’s perfect for holding the key to my studio and a few dollars.

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It’s great to only bring this along when I step out for quick coffee breaks during my workday.

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Tucking a $5 bill in the clip ensures I stick to my budget. The $5 limit makes me choose what I REALLY want to spend it on, and savor it.

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Photo of tiny honey jar via Honey by Holly/Etsy

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