How To Make A Free Paper Holder For Typing

paper holder for typing

How To Make A Free Paper Holder For Typing


In this post I will show you a simple life hack that you can use to make a free paper holder for typing. 

While this hack will save you $8, I must warn you that since I’ve implemented it into my daily routine my coworkers have called me everything from a “cheapskate” to “Nick you are ghetto”. 

Stop now if you find those words hurtful, because your officemates will likely ruthlessly ridicule you just like my work friends. 

You’ve been warned. 

3 Things You Will Need To Make Your Free Paper Holder For Typing

Making your own ghetto paper holder is incredibly easy! So easy you will only need 3 things:

  • 1 Large Binder Clip
  • A Non-Rounded Computer Monitor
  • Paper Documents To Type

Here’s more information about each of the above. 

1. A Large Binder Clip 

Step one, you have to find a large binder clip. 

The binder clip is important, because it is the tool that holds your documents in place as you type. 

Search the bowels of your desk. Ask a neighbor. Raid your supply cabinet.  Do whatever you have to do, but you must first find a large binder clip. Emphasis on LARGE binder clip, because size actually matters Bucko.

A small binder clip won’t work, because it won’t fit around the computer monitor.  The ideal size for this project is a 32 mm binder clip. 

paper holder for typing
Cause size matters.

2. A Non-Rounded Computer Monitor

Next you’ve got to have the right kind of computer monitor, because this life hack only works with a “non-rounded monitor”. 

My work computer is an HP with a 23.8 inch monitor, which is the perfect size and shape for my free paper holder for typing.  Notice how my monitor is flat on both sides. This provides the binder clip with the ideal surface to fasten to. 

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This Non-Rounded Monitor works.

My work computer is an HP with a 23.8 inch monitor, the perfect size and shape for a free paper holder for typing.  Notice how the monitor is flat on both sides. This provides the binder clip with the ideal surface to fasten to. 

Note: Do not fasten the binder clip to the actual screen. Doing so could crack your monitor. 

Now, compare the HP monitor’s shape with that of an iMac. 

The Mac’s monitor may be pleasing to the eye, but those curves provide a horrible surface to try and clip your paper holder for typing.  

paper holder for typing
This rounded monitor WILL NOT WORK.

I didn’t even try to fasten the paper holder, but trust me when I tell you, it won’t work with this type of monitor.  If you want this to work, you’ve got to have a non-rounded monitor with two flat surfaces to fasten the binder clipper. 

3. Paper Documents To Type 

Last but not least you need some actual documents to type. 

If you work in case management this should be the easiest step of all, however if you are having trouble finding documents to type let me know in the comments and we can coordinate a meet up if you’d like to help me with some of my data entry. 

Below is what your free paper holder for typing should look like in action. 

paper holder for typing
Shout out to El Centro Corazon!

Conclusion

So thats it. There are literally no skills needed to make your own  free paper holder for typing.  Simply find a large binder clip and you’re in the game! 

Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 10 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans and creating easy to understand community resources on his site HoustonCaseManagers.com. To become a more saucy social worker, hop on his free email list and receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.