Duct tape is a surprisingly helpful tool than you might give it credit for. You might have been ignoring it in the garage while there are many ways you can put it to good use. It is suitable for getting you into and out of sticky situations all-around your house.
Removing Stubborn Sticker Residue
There might be a stubborn sticker leftover on your car window or any glass in your house that has been getting on your nerves; all you need to get rid of it is a duct tape. Take a piece of it and place it on the intended spot then rub a few times then peel. It may take a few trials to get everything. Then use a window cleaner after you are done.
Twist Open A Stuck Lid
Instead of struggling with a pickle jar that looks like it might be testing your arm strength, use duct tape to open it. Take a strip of it and place on the lid then pull. You can get tutorials online on how to do it.
Get Rid Of Bugs
If you have fly problems on your patio, try hanging loops of duct tape from the ceiling so that the flies will stick on it if they land. You can also use it to seal holes in the wall to protect the water pipes from any pests.
Pick Pet Hair
Make a loop of tape on your hand or a paint roller depending on how heavy the cleaning you are doing is. Please make sure the sticky part is exposed and use it to lift hair and dust around the house.
Repair Cracked Plastic
No need to throw away plastic that has a small crack, a strip of duct tape can extend its life for a while. The good thing is that it is waterproof, so there will be no leakages. Make sure you cover the whole crack to realise the full effect.
Patch A Hole In A Pinch
You can patch trousers, shoes, a sleeping bag or any other thing with a troublesome hole with duct tape. Pinch the hole and cover it with tape. However, it is a temporary solution until you can rectify the problem permanently.
Get Rid Of Warts
Do you know warts can spread from one place to another on your body? They are a symptom of a contagious virus. To speed up healing and stop spreading, place duct tape over the wart and change it after a few days.
Wrap Up Your Cords
Managing cables can be a nightmare; luckily using duct tape can help ease the process. Tear a piece of it long enough to wrap the cords you have plus an extra inch or so and wrap around the cords or cable you wish to hold together. Ensure you do it right to avoid stickiness when you remove it, you can check online for the exact process.
Duct tape is versatile, you can use it to do many things, and it’s very durable as well. This list should be enough to get your creativity going on using that roll of grey tape you have been ignoring.