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41 ways to use your lanyards

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The workplace has made lanyards common place tools for holding ID badges and swipe keys necessary to access places of employment. But lanyards aren’t limited to just being a way to hold onto identification. The necklace-like accessory can be used for all kinds of things, from an additional pocket to a key holder, extension of one’s personality to form of security. Here are 41 ways to use your lanyards.

1. The Write Stuff

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Need a writing utensil at all times? Avoid tucking a pen behind your ear and instead keep it safely inside a lanyard pen holder.

2. The Key to Everything

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Rather than digging in your purse for your keys, keep them within arms length at all time by dangling them from a lanyard.

3. Don’t Give ‘Em Any Lip

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Winter is coming and with it the dry season that can leave lips chapped and hurt. Never leave home without your chapstick again with the help of a lanyard to carry it.

4. Let There Be Light

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Campers know how critical having a light source on them at all times can be. If you keep it hanging on your neck, you’ll never get stuck out in the dark.

5. PPE

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As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to upend life, avoiding germs has become all the more important. With a lanyard that works as a mask holder, you’ll never find yourself searching for face protection. 

6. You Down with USB?

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Need to store important data? How about this two in one lanyard that doubles as both an ID holder and USB?

7. Sew Necessary

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Savvy seamstresses have got it figured out with this lanyard that can also take your measurements in a heartbeat.

8. Neat as a Pin

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Nothing hurts like stabbing oneself with a needle or pin. This pin cushion lanyard, that also holds scissors, keeps sharp objects in plain sight.

9. Hydrate

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When it comes to physical wellbeing, few things are as important as hydration. So why not wear your water bottle to keep rehydrating top of mind?

10. Book Bound

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Lanyard by day, book mark by night. Is there anything this invention can’t do? 

11. Whistle While You Work

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Coaches have been using lanyards for years to hold whistles. Steal that idea and keep a whistle on you as a way to ensure your safety. 

12. Shower Caddy

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Hey you college kids, how are you loving the communal showers? Want to avoid toting tons of products back and forth? Carry small vials on a lanyard.

13. Sip Smarter

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Hate ocean pollution? Only use reusable straws? Tote them on your lanyard. 

14. First Responder

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Parents know how important a simple bandaid can be when there’s a boo boo. Always keep some on hand by carrying a lanyard first aid kit.

15. Hands Free

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Say goodbye to clutching your phone between your hands as you carry groceries into the house. With a lanyard, your phone can rest easily dangling from your neck giving you free use of your hands. 

16. Cashing In

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Make transactions easier with a wallet you carry on a lanyard for swift use and safety.

17. Dog Walkers Unite

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Sick of carrying plastic bags in your pockets each time you take the dog out? Hide those poop bags in an attractive lanyard bag. 

18. Pacify It

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Every parent knows the horror of losing a pacifier with a cranky baby. It is situation lockdown. But stress no more with a pacifier lanyard that can easily attach to a babies shirt.

19. Whittle Away

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A knife on hand can help you do everything from opening a bottle to removing a splinter. Keep yours from getting lost by wearing it on a lanyard.

20. Stay Great, Medicate

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Help Grandma keep track of her meds by showing her how to wear them with a lanyard fitted with a small attachable pill box.

21. Your Credentials?

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Whether you’re attending a big game or a big show, no one will question your presence if you wear your credentials and tickets on your chest.

22. Don’t Touch

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Now more than ever people are wary of touching public surfaces, so wear Specialist ID’s Heavy Duty Retractable No Touch Key Tool and you won’t have to touch a thing. 

23. Personal Defense

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Pepper spray has been shown to be a non-lethal way to defend oneself in an emergency. Now some brands are making it small enough to hang on a lanyard or keychain.

24. Feel the Burn

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The damage of UV rays is no laughing matter. Protect your skin by tethering a small bottle of sunscreen to a lanyard. 

25. This Bites

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Teething babies will chew on anything: your arm, the dog, bits of crusty discarded food on the floor. Spare them the former by carrying a lanyard-hung teething egg. You’ll be covered in drool, but at least they won’t have nasty floor germs in their mouth.

26. Your Papers?

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People have been carrying their passports in lanyards for years. Comfortable and easy to hide under a shirt, they make a safe way to have your documents on you at all times. 

27. The Future’s So Bright

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Coming full circle, the trend of holding onto one’s shades via a lanyard is back in fashion and a great way not to lose your sunglasses.

28. Glow for It

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Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re letting your kids run loose in the neighborhood, have them carry their house key on a glowing lanyard to stay safe and visible while they collect candy.

29. Take a Pic

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Smart photographers know better than to simply carry their cameras by hand. With a lanyard safely keeping their pricey technology strapped to their necks, they can get the perfect shot.

30. Play On, Player

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Want to share your favorite tunes with your friends wherever you go? Take them to the beach or the mountains or anywhere in between with a lanyard-laced portable bluetooth speaker. 

31. Squeaky Clean

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Fend off germs with hand sanitizer held on a lanyard. Perfect for kids, it looks cute and keeps nasty viruses at bay. 

32. Back Off

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Show people you take social distancing seriously by attaching a “6 feet please” sign to your lanyard. You won’t even have to say anything. They’ll get the message. 

33. Potty Break

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Don’t want to make your students carry a big old chalkboard eraser to the bathroom as their hall passes? Make a lanyard Bathroom Badge they can wear and be easily identified while heading to and from the loo.

34. Recharge

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It’s a lanyard? It’s a cellphone charger? It’s both! 

35. Cool Off

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Climate control just got a lot more personal with this lanyard fan. 

36. Listen Up

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Never misplace your earbuds or headphones again when with a little auditory case safely attached to a lanyard. 

37. A Toast

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Mix and mingle at the party hands-free with this lanyard wine glass tote that carries your beverage for you.

38. Make Time

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Chefs and coaches know how important keeping time is and it's easier to manage when you have a stopwatch attached to your body. 

39. Time Trials

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A pocket watch for the modern age, a timepiece on a lanyard is a clever way to mind the hours.

40. Natural Wonder

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Take the outside in with you wherever you go by attaching a miniature terrarium to your lanyard. 

41. Wearable Art

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You can always just use your lanyard as a good old ID badge holder, but make it special by designing something that’s really more artistic than just a functional accessory.

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