Cycling home the other day something in the gutter caught my attention. A roll of duct tape. COOL! I like duct tape.
It is very sticky & super durable. But this roll is special. It’s bright Pink 🙂 Almost fluorescent. Counter to the classic grey color, this roll is noticeable.
It would be ruined if left there 😦
Honestly, I did try to find the owner. Street & yards: empty. Pity.
I had to help (as a service to the community) 🙂
An idea formed… The fastest way to ruin a good tool is to leave it outside for a couple of days. And it happens far to easily. For ‘leave’ read also: lose, misplace, forget…
The elements are not kind. I try to avoid calamity by marking garden tools with something bright. I’ve tied orange survey tape to them – – but in autumn, orange is common. No good. I switched to pink survey tape. It works better.
But survey tape is not super durable – – not like duct tape!
Now the tools are protected with the bright pink duct tape too.
What a happy story, eh? The tape is rescued… the streets are cleaner… and the garden tools might survive longer.
Win, Win, Win.
Little things make me happy.
© SVSeekins and Garden Variety Life, 2013
12 thoughts on “Duct Tape is My Friend”
Love this post! I might try it.
Good plan – – the C won’t be ‘borrowing tools either…
lol…you gotta get hold of Red Green so he can use this in his show
Look forward to these blog
Thanks so much – that’s nice to know. 🙂
Great idea I have lost many tools!!!
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I didn’t know there was pink duck tape. I have so many potential uses…
Me neither! C found several colors of duct tape at Capital Iron the other day… Pink… Even camo… Go figure… 🙂
Great, I’m off to capital iron shortly for a few things. Something to add to the list.
wouldn’t that be a good stocking stuffer for gardener folk????