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5 Smart and Surprising Uses for Scotch Tape

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Around here, we love a good life hack ,and we’ve found the best ones typically stem from stuff you have laying around the house.

Here, 5 smart and surprising uses for Scotch tape!

#1. Use tape as a lint roller replacement.

Doesn’t it always seem that when we need a lint roller the most, there’s never one in sight? Well, Scotch tape does the same thing with aplomb, folks. Simply rub the tape over the lint, and peel back carefully.

#2. Use tape to pick up broken glass.

If you accidentally break a glass at home, use Scotch tape to pick tiny remnants that were left behind by the vacuum or the dustpan.

#3. Use tape to create a fool-proof cat eye.

Getting the perfect cat eye can be a pain, but a little tape can make it a whole lot easier. All you need us two small pieces of Scotch tape to create a triangular shape at the outer corner of your eye. From there, fill in the space with liner and take off the tape. The beauty of this hack is that it allows you to create a variety of looks, from super-thin flicks to thicker retro-style winged liner — it all depends on where you put the tape.

#4. Use tape to check produce’s freshness.

If you’ve ever cut into fruit only to find it’s not ripe yet, be sure to keep tape on hand. Cut a small bit of your produce to check freshness, and if you notice it needs more time, place the area you cut back into the fruit or veggie and secure it with a piece of Scotch tape — it won’t interrupt the ripening process.

#5. Use tape to make a busted credit card work.

Too much swiping can make the magnetic stripe on your credit card start to dull. If you find yours isn’t working every time you use it, try covering the stripe with a thin layer of Scotch tape until you get a new card.