Genius Duct Tape Hacks You Should Know

When everything else fails, there’s duct tape. Dependable and resilient, duct tape is the solution to hundreds of problems. Because it’s waterproof, versatile, and easy to apply, it’s a go-to tool in every workshop, kitchen drawer, glove compartment, and first aid kit. 

Here are 19 genius duct tape hacks everyone should know. 

 1. Use it to open stubborn lids.

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If you need to open a stubborn jar and your hands are too slippery, it can be hard to grasp the lid. Next time use duct tape! It’s sticky enough to grab onto the lid but not so sticky that it will leave residue on your hands. 

This works incredibly well with plastic containers with narrow lids that are hard to grasp because they’re slippery. Make sure to use sturdy duct tape, not the plastic-y imitations you find in home improvement stores.