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This Roll of Tape Hack Means No Lost Ends Ever Again

A woman unrolls a piece of tape from a roll.
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How many years of your life do you think you’ve wasted trying to find the end of a roll of tape? There is nothing more annoying than searching for it, especially when you’re in the middle of a project.

But gone are those days because we have a tape roll hack that means you will never lose the ends of your tape again. All it involves is a plastic bread clip.

That’s right! You may want to think twice before tossing those bread clips used to secure the end of loaves of bread. They have several other uses around the home, like keeping cords and hair ties organized. But this hack is by far the most helpful thing you can do with a bread clip!

To never lose tape ends ever again, all you need to do is take a bread clip and stick it to the end of your roll of tape. The clip will not only show you exactly where the tape ends, but it acts as a nice little pull tab, allowing you to seamlessly grab and pull that next piece of tape in no time.

Packing Tape with Dispenser

For an even easier experience, look for tape with a dispenser.

If you don’t have a bread clip lying around, there are other small items around the home you can use as well, like a toothpick.

So if you’ve got a move coming up and were in need of a clever packing hack, you’re welcome!

Lindsay Ray Lindsay Ray
Lindsay is a lifestyle and beauty writer currently living in Arizona. She has several years of experience as a freelance writer and reporter, with a specialized interest in the beauty and lifestyle space. From beauty hacks to DIY home décor and everything in between -- Lindsay has a passion for crafting stories that entertain, educate, and inspire. Her writing has appeared in Thought Catalog, The List, Drink Me Magazine, the Auburn Examiner, and Litro Magazine in the United Kingdom. Read Full Bio »
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