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.

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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.

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

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