I took sturdy rubber bands for granted. In Korea the rubber bands are flimsy whether they are paid for or collected from daily living (take-out boxes don’t clip shut~ rubber bands are used). Toothpaste tubes can be bound up nicely with a strong rubber band.  Rubber glove finger slices are my solution. Binder clips just get rusty from all the water. Store bought contraptions are too bulky and even less graceful.


Loop a sturdy rubber band across the bottom end of the tube, flatten and fold up then flip the visible side of the band over to keep it all together.


Korean rubber bands disintegrate in your junk drawer (look left).