The last thing you want to do to your nice, clean wood floors is scuff them up with chairs and table legs. Unfortunately, some furniture, especially when it’s older, can have rough edges that tend to do it each time the piece is moved. Save your floors by placing some duct tape on the bottom of the legs to prevent scuffing.
Unlike a lot of the things on this list, this one isn’t a visible hack, which makes it so much better. You know, if you like the look of duct tape for some reason, you can always just cover the entire chair. But if you’re a normal person and you want to hide the fact that you’re using duct tape on your furniture – it’s super easy to do with this one.
If you’re like one of the 45 million people in America who can’t afford health insurance, you may have to get creative when it comes to taking care of yourself. After all, a trip to the emergency room can run you thousands of dollars. If you’re in a life-threatening position, you should absolutely go see the ER docs. But for some things, like minor sprains, you can work some magic with duct tape.
Just check out this guy’s duct tape sling. It doesn’t really take that much tape, but you will also need some gauze to put underneath it. After all, you need something for the layer between your skin/clothes and the tape
Mend Broken Glasses
If you wear glasses, chances are there’s been at least one time where you’ve broken them and been in a situation where you needed then fixed ASAP. It can be expensive to have them repaired, or to buy a new pair altogether. But thanks to Urkel, we’ve wizened up to the duct tape glasses hack.
To keep your glasses together, use a neutral-colored tape and wrap around as many times as necessary to cover the broken part. If you only have access to silver or some other light color, and your glasses are black, you can always use a black sharpie over the tape to make it blend a bit better for the time being, until you can get them fixed.
Differentiate Your Bottle
If everyone has the same water bottle, how are you supposed to know whose is whose? You won’t have that problem if you decorate your tumbler cup with different colors of tape. Create a cool design – something that you’ll be proud to carry around with you to yoga class.
Plus, this is something that the whole family can get in on. The kids probably take a bottle with them nearly every day. So, make sure it’s one they’re going to remember to pack and take home after school!
Cover a Cut
This is, again, something that should only be done if absolutely necessary, and never for any lengthy period of time. First aid kits should have butterfly Band-Aids, but if you don’t have access to a Band-Aid, and you have zero choice, this may work. Note: you will also need an additional layer, like a t-shirt, or toilet paper.
Of course, it will also hurt like hell when you pull it off and may just cause it to open and start bleeding again. If you do this, make sure to put something like tissue over the actual wound before applying the tape. Do not apply it directly to an open wound.