By Joy from Mechanicsville, VA
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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.
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.