New Uses for Old Things

Friday, May 17, 2013


You know that plastic twist-tie thing? The one you get on that package of bagels or hamburger buns? The one that you toss into recycling? Why not actually use it next time on a roll of tape to keep the tape from sticking to itself? It peels off easily and can be reused each time you use the tape. Genius. Right?

I found a roll of tape like this in my Grandpa's desk drawer last time I went to visit my Grandma. Once again, the man has surprised me, even months after his death, with how smart he could be.

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9 comments

  1. What a fabulous idea! Love it!

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  2. Genius! Clear packing is my nemesis.

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  3. OMG - this is brilliant. So CLEVER of you! It looks like a little measuring tape. Too funny.

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  4. ugh, i hate picking up a roll o f tape only to find that i can't get it undone. this is so smart!

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  5. monty5:22 AM

    What a lovely and useful idea. Thank you very much. From spain. Monty.

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  6. Renay Moore3:28 AM

    Excellent idea!

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  7. That is brilliant!
    Thanks : )

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  8. I love this idea of your Grandpa's! And I love your story of how you came upon it at your grandparent's home...that it was something he did and now you and others like us...have learned something very cool!

    Blessings & Aloha!

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