The changes in my life have been vast this last year. My family ended up moving from an apartment to a new home. COVID-19 struck and we have learned to spend months at a time with almost never leaving our home. I work from home and so does my wife. This means that we also spend lots of time working on the home as well since we have so much extra time on our hands. This has taught us many lessons. From working on bathrooms to cabinets we have learned that there are some items that are a must-have for the house. We also found that the best place to get them is at Shipping Supplies stores. They simply have the best prices and there is no point in wasting time at a local big box store selling at retail.
We have learned that all situations do not need to be 100% fixed right away. In fact, many situations have to have quick solutions to save disaster from happening. If you want to not waste a day shopping for a part at a big box store or simply watch your house start to flood, quick fixes are important. One of the things you need to have on hand and lots of types of it is tape. The amount of problems you can solve with tape is incredible. We have saved hours of wasted time and honestly lots of money by doing quick cheap fixes to solve problems.
For instance this year we were painting the exterior of the house. It was a terrible task and took many weekends. The time came when we had just gotten back from the store and began painting. We broke an extendable pole and were unable to reach the top of the home to paint. This was because the part that broke was what screwed into brushes and rollers. Instead of taking 1 hour of the day and 30 dollars for the part we instead improvised. I pulled out some trusty duct tape and went to town putting a brush on the end of that pole. It took five minutes and a total of 30 cents of tape. We were right at it again and that part of the house was painted just fine. This was not only time and money win, but a psychological win as well. The more these problems don’t get fixed quickly the more disheartened you get and the less likely you are to do more projects. So the best place to get this product and all tape is actually at shipping supplies stores. We order duct tape, packing tape, and Teflon tape for water pipes all at once and save money.
This is also a place we order boxes from too. We wanted to make sure our attic was stored and ordered correctly. But plastic cartons cost a lot of money when you need 20 of them. Instead, when we ordered tape we added thick heavy rated boxes to the list. These were pretty cheap in bulk purchasing of twenty and they did not flex at all getting heavy items up the attic ladder and stored away. Plus they will help keep out bad things and keep the items safer because they are corrugated with a moister barrier. So stay safe and shop wisely!