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.
Keep Chairs from Scuffing Floors
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.
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!
Clean Your Pores
This may or may not work, but that doesn’t mean people don’t continue trying it. If you’ve run out of pore strips, just grab your duct tape and slap a piece directly on to your nose (or forehead, or wherever you’ve got blackheads) and press down for 30 seconds. Then, tear it off quickly, like a Band-Aid.
Now, just make sure you’re not doing this over facial hair because that could make for a very unpleasant couple of minutes. It also has the potential to irritate your skin and cause inflammation and redness, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to do damage control before you’ve got to head out of the house, just in case.
Plug a Hole in a Raft
If you’re having fun on a camping trip and you realize all of a sudden that your raft has a hole in it – don’t panic. If you’ve brought your duct tape like you should have remembered to do by now, you’ll be just fine!
The toughest part of this operation will be discovering the exact location of the hole. Once you’ve looked it over and found it, however, all it takes is a little bit of tape to cover the hole. This solution won’t last forever, but it will certainly get you through the rest of the trip!