Duct tape has to be among the handiest fix-it tools around. That big, fat roll of tape sure is bulky, though. Consider stowing just a small amount in your pocket
, or glove compartment. That way you'll always have some tape on hand, and there'll be no more riffling through the garage searching for the main roll of tape.
Here's how Lifehacker's
Brad Isaac made his own pocket-sized duct tape dispenser from a drinking straw
. You will need a roll of duct tape
, a drinking straw, and a pair of scissors
. Carefully wind a length of duct tape around and around the straw, then cut the excess straw on either side. Voila! You have a decent amount of duct tape that slips into your pocket for those unexpected little repair jobs around the house
, at work, or camping