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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
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.
When I was preparing a package to put in the mail, I thought this would be a good idea to share again on Thriftyfun as it has been years since it was posted. Now that we have steps, its makes it much easier to explain the how to use this method.
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.
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.
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.
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.