Sometimes, when I'm organising notes and documents, I like to group them together and use paper clips to hold those groups together. When I start stacking those groups of documents on top of each other, 1/a few stacks' paperclips push off.

How can I stop the paperclips from falling off the paper? Would I be best just to staple them together? I put them on exactly like the image below

To Clarify: I want to know how to stop it when there are multiple stacks, not 1 big stack.

Paper clip

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    Please clarify whether your paper clip falls of a given huge paper stack, or due to multiple stacks stored on top of each other? – holroy Mar 18 '15 at 22:32
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That does indeed happen just as you describe. A staple would definitely solve the problem.

A few other options are paper clamps (shown below) or to use envelopes (large manilla) for groupings.

Paper clamp

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    And a battery? Weird – Anthony Pham Mar 3 '15 at 1:12
  • Disclaimer: picture is not mine! I think the battery is for scale. – Minnow Mar 3 '15 at 1:14

Paperclips are used for small stacks of paper. If you want to group together a larger stack of paper, I recommend the answer above, to use bulldog clips, as they clamp onto the papers as tight as possible.

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