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I found myself wasting too much time, tape and energy placing labels on my frozen and fridge food containers. I bought WHITE duct tape and use a Sharpie to write contents on "labels" made from the tape. The ink comes off easily with soapy water for re-use, the tape remains securely on the lid "forever". I keep small precut "labels' stuck inconspicuously behind my cabinet door and can pull one off for immediate use on new lids. For fridge items, I can read the label tops without moving items around when searching for the mayo.
Last winter I bought a really nice comforter set at a good price, but it was a queen and the bed is a full size. The dust ruffle was quite large but no problem, I grabbed the roll of duct tape and the fit was perfect in no time. Spring came and the heavy comforter came off. Out came the duct tape and the lightweight dust ruffle was taped on top of the winter ruffle. I added the lightweight spring/summer comforter and had a whole new room.
By B. Barker from Hidden Valley Lake, IN
Wasps are known to be territorial and will stay away from your dwelling, if they think there is already a nest nearby. This is a guide about how to make a duct tape wasp nest decoy.
Last weekend we were camping and at around 11pm, the camper next to us broke his finger. I set it using a tongue depressor and then wrapped it gauze. When I went to tape it with medical tape, to my horror, we didn't have any medical tape and so we used duct tape instead. It worked perfect cutting it to the correct size and it was waterproof, too. This got him thru the night so he could seek medical attention the next day. Lesson learned: Always check your medical kit and replace anything that is outdated or used up. Thank goodness my son brought the duck tape.
By Kathy from Jefferson, LA
I am growing a vegetable garden for the 1st time this year. All of my plants are doing amazingly well, but I was absolutely devastated when a squirrel got into my sweet corn. The squirrel managed to break 1 stalk and nibble on another cob. I spoke with a local hardware store owner and searched the internet for remedies.
The cheapest tip I found also turned out to be the one that worked for me: Duct tape! Wrap duct tape around the ear, about an inch above the stalk and an inch below the tip. I tried not to wrap it too tightly, and occasionally had to re-attach the tape after a rain storm. However, no more squirrel problems. I think that they encounter the tape and cannot get to the cob underneath.
I have been enjoying my home-grown corn now for a couple weeks, and believe this is just the remedy I was seeking!
By NancyB from St. Paul, MN
This is a guide about making a duct tape purse. A duct tape purse is easy to put together and looks great too. Use these helpful hints and suggestions for making your duct tape purse.
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Rolled up pieces of duct tape with the sticky side out are an easy way to monitor where insects might be if you do not see them during the day. I like to keep them under the bed, in the bathroom, and in other places where they might be that I don't look often. I leave them there for about three days, then look at the tape. This way I can catch a problem before it gets out of hand.
By Robyn F. from Tri-Cities, TN