When working a while back on my private tactics compendium, I summised that we probably call the Button-hook technique after the use of a real buttonhook. Well, my new work shirts are a pain in the ass to button at the collar, so on the way to the office this morning, I thought about how to make one. Yes I'm cheap and I like solving problems here and there lol.
Unfold a paper clip like so:
And you have yourself a buttonhook for like a penny versus $5-$15 out of a store!
Plus if you push the little end closed, you have an ear clip just like my father would make. Those are the most awesome way to clean ear wax out of your ears—qtips are no good.