Sunday, July 8, 2012

13 Uses of Adhesive Tape

We use adhesive tape often. This stationery is inexpensive and people seldom give it too much thought. Explore and let it be more helpful than you expected.

Photo of adhesive tapes, taken by the author.

1. Stick things together.

Use adhesive tape to stick things for easy carrying, fix some broken pieces, and extend items (e.g. papers) for more appropriate use.

2. Seal packaging and packing.

Adhesive tapes have various sizes to seal different packaging and packing such as carton box, envelop, gift and an opened bag of potato clips. It helps us hold the content either during transmit or seat idle. It also prevents things to go in, ants and cockroaches for example.

3. Decorate.

Some adhesive tapes have patterns imprinted on them as a decoration. We can also use the transparent ones for indirect decoration such as sticking a poster on the wall.

4. Replace vacuum cleaner for computer.

Slide a strip of adhesive tape to the margins on a keyboard to pick up the hidden dirt.

5. Replace a bloom.

When a bloom is unavailable or less efficient to use alone to cope with blowing dust (flour, baby powder) or the items (hairs, broken glass) will mess with the tool easily, use strong adhesive tape to stick the unwanted items for disposal.

6. Clean clothes.

Scalp and dust stick on clothes easily. When the garment can’t be washed daily, you can apply adhesive tape for a quick cleaning.

7. Shut one's mouth.

Use strong adhesive tape to keep one’s mouth shut, to abort talking, eating and biting others or one’s own tongue.

8. Tie things.

Strong adhesive tape may replace rope to immobilize people by fixing them on a chair and / or typing their limbs.

9. Protect surface.

Adding a transparent tape on top of a paper label, the label can be more durable. You can sweep the surface with a damp cloth.

10. Clear insects.

Some of you may find tiny insects (fleas) on your walls. This often happens for humid place and season. It's creepy or annoying to have these tiny creatures even though they won't bite you. Don't squeeze them to death because this will leave odor and attract the same kind. Sweep gently to stick them on the adhesive tape for disposal.

11. Trap insects.

If you hate flies and other insects get in and buzz around, and you don't have a screen window, you can make a simple trap with two solid and long stands, and adhesive tapes. Cover the window the trap: Let the sticky side face inward and outward alternatively, and leave a narrow margin in-between two lines. Punch tiny holes to let air, not the inserts in.

12. Have fun.

Stick a drawing on one's back with adhesive tape.

13. Bring pain.

When physical pain is required such as to stay awake, apply adhesive tape on the skin and pull. It hurts.

Some suggestions may sound malicious, but they can be life-saving. Make good use of adhesive tapes to improve your living standard at an insignificant cost. Be creative; you may come up with some other awesome uses, and welcome to leave a message for sharing.

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