I picked these bobbin clips up for next to nothing at my local thrift store. I figured that for all they cost it was worth checking them out as an organisational tool for my sewing threads. Well, they just didnâ€™t work out for me so they can go back where they came from. I am not sure what sewing machine bobbins they would work for because although bobbins vary in shape, to my knowledge, they are all a similar size. These clips would not go through the hole in mine. It was worth a try and the dollar I spent on them went to charity. Maybe someone else will purchase them and the charity will double the profit. Either way I have regained a little space.
About Colleen Madsen
Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.
Deb Jones says
I can understand why they didnâ€™t work. I looked on Amazon and the ones I saw there are different. They have the heart end but the other end is two thin pieces that arenâ€™t fused together. Iâ€™m not sure that they would work well in the holder my mom had. I had never seen them before. They must work for some people because there are pages of them out there. I agree with you about taking them right back. Who wants something you donâ€™t use hanging around.
Like you, i have found if something doesn’t work to get out of house right away. Returning to store or donating, usually just donate unless an item costs at least $20.
COLLEEN, I like the title! I had not thought of items this way. Several years ago I was gifted a set of travel toiletries bags that were just so neat. The kind with 4 removable triangle compartments inside that folded up into a compact rectangle with carrying handles. Such a neat concept, but it just didnâ€™t work for me. I guess because it was such a clever idea, I had not donated them till last week when a friend said they were perfect for HER needs! Glad to see them go!
Colleen Madsen says
I understand what you are saying here. I too am impressed at times with the ingenious concept of items, but if they donâ€™t work for you they just arenâ€™t for you. I have learned to be sceptical of such things now and really think about them before deciding to purchase. More often then not I talk myself out of buying. That is why practical items generally do not make good gifts. What works for you often doesnâ€™t suit someone else.
I too have found that getting something out of the house that’s not working to be helpful and very satisfying. Love your posts of late. I keep the tabs open and look back through to stay aware and motivated.