ID badge lanyards, or those ID holders you see strung around the necks of most employees and convention-goers, have probably more uses than just to hold your identification badge in front of your chest. These days, you not only see lanyards in the office anymore. They have become something of a popular trend with many different functions.
People are now using ID badge lanyard in ingenious ways, such as:
- Key holders – This is especially useful for employees working in retail stores as they need to always have their respective keys with them all the time. Storage rooms and cabinets where the merchandise is kept are all understandably locked and only employees have access to them. ID badge lanyards would be providing them the convenience of just grabbing their keys where the lanyard is strung.
- Company branding – This is an effective marketing tool, as lanyards are worn pretty much everywhere, both in and out of the office or store. Another way to make better use of it this way is to hand them out as gifts to employees, customers, or clients. Not only will they remember you this way, but also everyone else who will be seeing them wearing it. Plus, when there are promotions or new products to be advertised, lanyards could come in handy.
- Pet leash – Lanyards can now also be used so your furry, four-legged friend doesn’t wander too far away when the two of you are out for a walk. The best kind of lanyards for this use is the type with a durable metal snap hook or a heavy duty leash hook end fastener. Furthermore, you can also include contact information of the animal on the lanyard itself, so if your pet should ever get lost, it will be easy for whoever finds them to contact you.
- Eyeglass fasteners – Good news for people who have to wear glasses to correct vision impairment. Now, there is lesser chance for you to lose your spectacles! Some people with lanyards attach their glasses to their lanyards with clips as they participate in outdoor activities or sporting events where rigorous moving can displace the glasses from their faces.
- All-in-one holder – This is good for when you need to go travel outdoors. You can keep all of your essential tools (i.e knives, compass, set of keys, etc.) attached to a lanyard so they don’t go missing, or they become easier to find when you need them. Out in the wilderness, it’s best that you are always prepared and not be scrambling for things when you need them the most.
Pretty much anything can be turned into something else. All it takes is a hint of creativity and resourcefulness and any necessity can be fixed.