Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another Duh Moment

Or, why didn't I think of this sooner?

Recently I replaced all of the shelf and drawer lining in the kitchen with new liner, right? Well, the new liner kind of slides around when you put something on it or slides around in the drawers and ends up in a big bunch wadded against the back of the drawer. How to fix? Thumbtacks to hold down the corners? That weird play-doh like stuff that's supposed to hold down your knick knacks during an earthquake? Wait a minute, how about double stick tape? So, I got a roll of double stick Scotch tape (well, actually the target brand generic, sorry Scotch, it's cheaper) and whaddya know, it works! My silverware tray is not sliding around in the drawer anymore and the lining is staying put underneath the glasses and plates so far.

So, I've got this roll of double stick tape sitting here and I've been working on gift boxes and bags where I glue the flaps down, spreading the glue around with my finger, wiping off my finger on a wet washcloth, then putting the bags and boxes in between waxed paper and weighing the stack of boxes and bags down with a big heavy book until the glue dries. And then checking all the boxes and bags to make sure the flaps got glued all the way. A light bulb goes off over my head and I'm all like hey, won't the double stick tape work just as well as the glue and less mess and no weighing them down with a big heavy book? Why, yes! It does work just as well, in fact it works better than the glue and they are instantly ready to decorate. And, I can use the double stick tape on the backs of the decorations, too! Son of a gun, I'm brilliant! Or just incredibly slow because I'm sure all the other gift box and bag makers figured this one out a long time ago.


PussDaddy said...

The roll of double sided sticky tape that I bought by mistake is the bane of my existence. I guess it will hang around here forever.


Anonymous said...

I love it when I learn a new trick like that! No worries, happens to the best of us! ;)