Keeping Track of the End of Tape

May 11, 2010

A paper clip used to keep track of the end of a tape roll.Need help finding the end of packaging/scotch tape? Place a toothpick under the end. It will be easy to remove and replace with no tape wasted.


By Joy from Mechanicsville, VA

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December 18, 2018

It's so frustrating to lose the end of packaging tape and have to spend a lot of time picking at the roll until you find it.

Securing the End of Packaging Tape - Popsicle stick marking the end of a roll of packing tape.


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April 14, 2016

Have you ever spent too much time looking for the end of your tape roll, very frustrating! Just break a bread tag in half or use a paper clip and attach on to the end of the tape roll, no more hassles.

Bread Tag To Mark End of Tape Roll

January 24, 2009

If you find it hard to locate the end on packing or strapping tape, place a thin ribbon or string under the last portion where you removed tape from roll.


May 22, 2017

Transparent tape can often be difficult to unstick from itself. A paper clip can be used to make this much easier. This page contains ideas for using a paper clip as a tape marker.

Mark the end of the roll of tape with a paper clip.

June 22, 2017

Cut a piece from an old credit card or hotel room key and use it to keep the end of your roll of packing tape from sticking to itself. This is a page about use an old plastic card for loose packing tape end.

Credit Card for Loose Tape End

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