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Uses for Duct Tape

Duct tape has become very popular with crafters, but there are numerous ways to use this versatile tape. This is a guide about uses for duct tape.


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April 8, 2013

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.

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July 12, 2010

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.


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September 5, 2018

I have a plastic (not fiberglass) tub in my 1973 mobile home. It is cracked and water leaks out underneath. After trying several other ways to fix the cracks that didn't work, in desperation, I tried clear duct tape. It worked! Now all the cracks are sealed and no more leaks.

It will have to be replaced from time to time because eventually water seeps underneath since the plastic tub flexes. However, I have plenty of duct tape and it sure beats the expense of installing a new tub! "Flex Tape" works very well too, but is extremely expensive.

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June 7, 20173 found this helpful

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.

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April 23, 20126 found this helpful

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.

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August 26, 2009

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.

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January 20, 20120 found this helpful

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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June 10, 2011

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 Fed from Tri-Cities, TN

A roll of duct tape to capture insects.

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