“Packaging tape only, please” is what you will hear at the post office if you try to send a parcel sealed with anything else. So do not try to seal your box with duct tape or scotch tape. It will not make it past the counter let alone across the country. And if you do not have it at the post office they will try to sell it to you there. But be prepared for their inflated price. Buy packaging tape instead online or at your favorite discount store.
The post office knows its stuff. They know they do not want boxes breaking at the seams. That is one reason they require the strong reliable packaging tape. This strong tape is good for other purposes besides sealing boxes though.
Do you need something sealed but you do not want to the tape to be seen? Packaging tape is a good choice because it is clear.
Do you have a rip in your sofa or couch. Packaging tape works great to keep the rip or tear from getting bigger. Is especially works well on vinyl furniture.
Wood molding sometimes comes apart. And sometimes if you try to hammer a nail it will split the wood and ruin the molding. This a job for packaging tape. Use a strip to reattach to molding.
You can use packaging tape in your car. How many times does car upholstery tear because of sun damage? You can keep tears or rips from getting bigger with a strip of packaging tape until you can repair the area. This also works for the ceiling of the inside of your car if there is tear there.
Packaging tape works great if you have a tear in your screen door or window screen. You will eventually replace the screen, but until you do, use a strip of tape to keep out the flying pests. Also, some wrought iron security doors have a slot where you can attach a screen. Use packaging tape to close up the gap. You will not be able to see the tape unless you know it is there. Even then you have to look hard to see it.
Have you seen a flyer announcing a yard or garage sale up on a post? With packaging tape used to wrap it, that flyer will stay up for a long time.
Packaging tape may be the best thing since sliced bread. It repairs before you can take the time you need to take to replace. The post office requires this tape on all its boxes for a reason. It is a great and reliable product. They should know they are the experts. Once you see all the uses for packaging tape you will want to keep a roll where you can reach it at all times. We have only touched on a few uses for this tape. Once you get to using it you will have a lot more uses that will come to your mind.