This year my wife and I made a big change in our lives. We decided to finally buy a house and it was a wild adventure. Normally, we have enjoyed not having to do work on the location that we lived and it allowed us free time to have more fun. But it is nice spending money on an investment and not free time. Now we have moved into our new home and found that there are so many things needed to keep the house looking good. There is always a new tape or some kind of packaging supplies item that we end up using. It really is wild to think of tall the small things that we didn’t need before but now that we keep fixing things in the home we need them.
I have ended up simply opening up an account with a packaging supplies store because we go through so many products. I found that the cost of simply opening an account and order in bulk was better than making so many trips to home depot and spending more in the short run. So this was a good decision for us and has been rather useful. There are so many uses for these small things and even tape has been a big help.
Duct tape and packing tape are used constantly. Let us not forget painters tape even though it is terrible for painting. The paint soaks right through it but we found that since it does not leave residue on items and comes off quickly it is amazing for marking things. Just the other day we used it to measure and hang multiple pictures and shelves. This is a really cool trick we learned on youtube. First, you take a strip of tape and then put it on the back of your picture or shelf that you want to hang. Make sure the strip goes to all the sections that are actually going to be hung with a nail or hanging device. Once you are done with that take a pen in either poke a hoke or use the ink to mark the spots. Now because you have a market on the tape strip where the nails need to be you can simply then take that strip and move it on to the wall where you want the picture to hang. From there I suggest getting a level and then making sure the tape is level and centered where you want it to be. Then you simply place the painter’s tape on the wall. Then you hammer in your nails or hang your device with screws or those plastic weighted screws and you are done. Simply pull off the tape and then put your picture on the wall. It is an amazing fix that saves time and energy.
Now it is also important to have lots of duct tape on hand as well. I have used it to hold together parts of the home, pipes and paintbrushes. It is a wonderful tool that holds strong for a temporary fix. That temporary fix can save thousands of dollars and I suggest doing it. I buy this item in bulk because it is also fun for Christmas presents as well. That may be a family thing though. Either way, I hope you are a little more set for your house from our lessons learned!