• Clip to shelf, stops bottle roll to left.

Use a binder clip to keep beer stacked

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(Edited image posted on Tumblr and reblogged a lot: punabot.tumblr.com/post/4148048604/clips-paper-and-holds-...
(Sept 29: Blog post with more amazing uses for binder clips! petty.me.uk/?p=1003) (WARNING: some sarcasm may be involved)
(September 20 2010: More attention from Lifehacker, Twitter and Reddit. This is crazy!)
(August 16 2010: This is suddenly getting quite a lot of attention thanks to @lettersofnote on Twitter.)

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  1. muteboy 44 months ago | reply

    This was just my regular fridge in my condo in San Diego, so it wasn't necessary to hold loads of bottles. I was bored and faffing about at home.
    I'm no physicist, and my knowledge of fluid dynamics is frankly shite, so I don't know whether the pressure from the liquid in the bottle would be any different from the gas in the bottle. I would think the seal should hold both in.
    Also, if you fill the whole width of the shelf with bottles, then you don't need the clip at all.

  2. hammerbeck [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

    Beer seldom lasts in my fridge long enough for flatness to occur. Very clever.

  3. jescalera 44 months ago | reply

    great idea!! gotta try it! and great taste in beer too!!

  4. TexanPhotos 44 months ago | reply

    That's amazing. Thank you.

  5. grover.37 44 months ago | reply


    I'm thinking he's not going to age those Coronas and Sols so it won't make much of a difference. Oxidation through a bottle cap will generally take years.

  6. TSerTheBSer 44 months ago | reply

    I was most impressed by the fact that there was nary a single bottle of cold pee from St. Louis or Milwaukee on the shelf. Those who prefer the "domestic" beer would have used a vice grip or a brick. This method will work perfectly in my little beer fridge full of various Boulevard Brewing Company products from here in Kansas City. The Pilsner bottle is a long neck which doesn't fit down below. They will look splendid on that top shelf.

  7. Zlatko Unger 44 months ago | reply

    Binder clips are amazing. They organize my cables behind my HTPC, keep the bags from opening in my kitchen, hold back my toothpaste from rolling back .... and now I have to implement them in my fridge...

  8. cdvallee 44 months ago | reply

    I've heard that storing beer on its side is bad because the plastic in the top of the cap can change the taste of the beer, which might explain why you think it tastes flat.

  9. mroczko81 44 months ago | reply

    This is what i need, cool beer :0

    Nice photo


  10. Cavalleto 44 months ago | reply

    Lo malo es que las neveras nuevas no traen rejillas, sino estantes de vidrio templado :(

  11. Silvilia 44 months ago | reply

    Great idea!

  12. fiercekitten 44 months ago | reply

    Muteboy here, signed in as someone else.
    The choice of beer was due to a Mexican variety box I bought at CostCo shortly after arriving in the US. The Karl Strauss was from Albertsons, and I chose it because it was local.

  13. BlueisCoool 44 months ago | reply

    What a great idea !

    A  Fave

  14. Luis de Yrissarri Auyanet  44 months ago | reply

    exacto... mis estantes son de vidrio!!! :(

  15. Circle4.0 44 months ago | reply

    YOU WIN!!!!! lol

  16. ~Pimpampumtxispum* [deleted] 44 months ago | reply


  17. trickivicki21 42 months ago | reply

    That's all fine and dandy for domestic beers. But you can't use it for Homebrew or Micro-brewed beer because there's yeast that settles in the bottom of the bottle, which makes it more difficult to pour it into a glass without the extra "sludge" on the bottom if its settled on the side.

    My fiance home brews beer, and there's always about a 1/2 inch of beer that doesn't get poured out of the bottle because if you drink too much of that yeast, it can act as a laxative. No one likes to be drunk with the sh#ts.

    Very clever though - Would probably also work for cans. :)

  18. chokooo_ 41 months ago | reply

    creativity has no limit

  19. tigremonpracen 39 months ago | reply

    Eso es un error. la cerveza debe colocarse siempre de pie en una botella y no removerla. el peor enemigo de una cerveza es la oxidación y siempre al embotellar queda una pequeña cantidad de aire en el cuello. se trata de que entre en contacto con la menor superficie posible, por eso no se debe remover ni tumbar.
    Que lo sepas

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