I Bet You Didn’t Know Duct Tape Could Fix… Oh You’re Going to Laugh


I debated on what to title this post.  Should I go with

“You know you’re a missionary when….”  or

You Know You’re an Expat when… or

You know you’re ghetto when…

So I went with a more general title and I’ll let you be the judge on which “You know when…” would best fit.  Seriously, duct tape is my best friend.  I’ve used it for car emergencies, Christmas lights catastrophe’s, party wall hanger difficulty and even shoe emergencies.  And now that they have the cute line of duct tape I use it for décor, jazz up a homemade gift and fashion accessories.  Anyways, this is not a sponsored post, I just truly love duct tape.

duct tape uses

As many of you know, when you leave your home country there are things you can’t find.  Or if you can purchase it, it may cost you an arm and a leg.  I just looked at a jar of peanut butter at the grocery store and it was going for $8 it wasn’t even a large jar.  I couldn’t bring myself to buy it.  Well, in the last few months I splurged and bought microwave popcorn.  Yup, I know we’re “moving on up” in life.

The other day I finally got around to popping it and right before I stuck it in the microwave I noticed it was punctured. I was so disappointed because I had been waiting for the perfect day to pop it. So, I immediately thought duct tape it.  Thankfully, I was home alone and didn’t have to stoop down to this level of ghetto with company around, ha, ha, ha.

For those of you who are dying to know if it worked. Guess what, the duct tape really did work.  I popped a perfect bag of popcorn.

So what have been interesting ways you’ve used duct tape?  I can’t wait to read what you have to share.

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4 Responses to “I Bet You Didn’t Know Duct Tape Could Fix… Oh You’re Going to Laugh”

  1. Yoly
    April 5, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    One of my kids walked out of the house without a belt. We were a long way from home and I wasn’t going to buy a new one. We had duct tape in the car and so we ended up wrapping it around his waist.

    • Inspired by Family Mag
      April 6, 2014 at 5:49 am #

      That’s hilarious!

  2. April 6, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    Mary, you made me laugh and I can relate to your needs, having a missionary husband. Why don’t you try to pop the corn in paper bags, if you put the kernels (1/4 cup) and butter together in a paper bag. MAke sure to close the top (you can use duct tape, hehe) and then do it. It may be cheaper, healthier and better yet, made by you.

    • Inspired by Family Mag
      April 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

      Cecilia, That’s so great, I’m sure one day when we’re old we’ll sit around and recount the interesting and silly things we did as expats/missionaries… I have actually tried the popcorn in bags and I love it. But sometimes I like to splurge and treat myself to those silly little things like: Prego’s, Combos…. 🙂 It’s the little things, right.

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