This post is a labor of love, people. Never let it be said that I didn’t slide my toes right up to that thin line between sanity and its ever-babbling cousin, insanity…to bring you my most cutting-edge, deep-seated thoughts and ideas.
Yes, that was my version of a disclaimer…you can try sending the men in the white coats…but I’m a notorious screener...and I probably won’t answer the door/phone/email/text/tweet.
Lately, I’ve noticed I’d waaaay overbought on the packing tape for this last move. Not wanting to be a waster, I’ve tried my best to find alternative uses that go….beyond the norm. I now present to you my 13 tried-and-true, ultimately awesome uses in Kathrynville for packing tape:
(I’m wondering if I should’ve added an “xoxo” to the bottom there??)
This one didn’t work out so well. The tape sort of melted in the sun and everything got kind of sticky and goopy and runny and now when you touch the screen for directions, it kind of doesn’t want to let your finger go….causing me to shout, “Eh! Ah! Nigel….quit it! Stay!” (My nav has a British accent…tres sex-ay…but not so much lately with the stickiness…)
I know it’s kind of hard to see the
Troll torture device. Yes, he’s even got a piece of packing tape over his mouth….I’m feeling an odd mixture of shame and giddiness for having thought of this…
It’s a great way to encourage the entire family to sit down at the table for a meal!! Any second now, it will dawn on Taylor (18) that this is a most excellent idea and that he loves us all so very, very much!!
Doorstop. (Ahem…ya like it, JD??)
Temporary drain stop. Not to be confused with the door stop. They're two completely different things. (This one basically works until you introduce any sort of liquid.)
For all you gardeners out there! Why spend money on garden stakes?? (Why, indeed…)
Taylor’s now prepared to walk the dog in the pouring rain…without worrying about wet hair or poop-smeared hands! (Yes, those are baggies on his hands….I packing-taped ‘em on. He was less than thrilled.)
Works great in a pinch for a missing bottle cap!
Excellent hair-removal system! No pain whatsoever! (Unless it pains you to get the evil look from your child.)
And my #1 use for all that extra packing tape:
Toilet tissue for guests you really don’t like.
Now I think I’ll get to work finding a use for all these stickers I found all over me after that ER visit…
***No family members or trolls were harmed in the making of this tutorial.***
(Thanks to Taylor for his scads of patience. I'd say, "I owe you one"...but I don't. You still owe me. Oodles.)