You know, duct tape might be one of the most useful things humanity has ever made. Whether you break a packing box or need a fix for sealing, the tool almost guarantees to get you out of every other situation. In fact, did you know that some duct tapes can also be used on harder materials such as wood or metal? Being resistant to water, fixing almost all patches – duct tape does it all. Today, we'll go over some more ways through which you can fix your everyday objects with duct tape.
Duct Tape on Furniture
Keeping your flooring safe from your furniture can be pretty difficult. Furniture can have really sharp leg edges, which will leave scratches on your flooring at some point. While felt pads exist solely for doing so, why should you spend your time and effort finding one when duct tape can do the same job? Look at the leg shape of your furniture and cut out the duct tape accordingly. Once done, simply stick it well. You can also try and apply multiple layers (not more than 2-3) if your duct tape is a bit thin or if your furniture is really sharp. This technique is also an excellent fix to prevent ladders from ruining your flooring with scratches.
Clothes Can Use Duct Tape Too!
Have a hole in your clothes? Maybe it's a pair of pants or even a jacket. In either case, if you can find a duct with the same color as your attire, then it could very well be your best bet here. This method can also save you in emergency situations when the weather outside is harsh and you have a hole to deal with in your main clothing. No one likes freezing in the cold after all.
Fix Your Hose
We all know how irritating it can be when we realize there's a hole in the vacuum hose in the middle of a task. Rather than giving up on cleaning mid-way, what you can do is patch the hole with duct tape. While this may not be a permanent fix, it can help you finish your current work until you get a new hose or find a repair service. What's interesting is the fact that duct tapes are a good way for patching water pipes too. There is no more need to keep a rag below a leaking pipe; you can simply use duct tape!
Protect Your Essentials
Okay, this one might sound confusing, but hey, it works! In case you've broken your key or cardholder, you can actually use duct tape to hide your cards, keys, and other small objects whose location you wouldn't want others to know about. Due to duct tape being durable, your key items can be safe and be stuck to the area you prefer for a long time. A piece of quick advice: write down where you're sticking any important items to avoid any confusion and anxiety in case you forget the area yourself!
No More Tripping
Have you ever seen how the host(s) surround wired areas with duct tape during a party or an event in their house? If you haven't seen it yet, it's simply to prevent guests from tripping over wire cables. To do this, you have to cut long strips of duct tape and stick them to the cables and your floor. This is the best solution if you're looking to plan an event that would require you to use a lot of wires to protect both your guests and wires.