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Hockey tape is an important equipment staple. The most common uses are blatantly obvious. Tape your stick, tape your socks, tape your shin pads etc etc etc. Hockey tape is essential to getting a player out on the ice. But we aren’t always on the ice and hockey tape (at least in my home is always around). Have you ever used hockey tape for something besides its intended use?

Here are 5 probably not so common uses for hockey tape:

1) Lint Roller: You’re running out of the house and look down to see your black pants covered in lint, fuzz, hair and the lint roller is nowhere to be found. Easy Fix: A few pieces of hockey tape will take off the stubborn fuzz quickly.

2) Floor Grip: That one stubborn piece of furniture that slides across the wood floor after the slightest touch. Hockey tape is designed to help with grip on sticks, it helps with grip on the floor too. Put a few pieces underneath the legs of your furniture and the slipping should stop.

3) Book Binding: Some of us have that beloved book that has seen better days. You know, the one that’s cover is hanging on by a thread. Hockey tape is flexible, run a long piece vertically down the spine and a few smaller, thinner ones horizontally. It will keep the book together while allowing it to open freely.

4) Mend a bag: It could be your hockey bag, a purse or a gym bag or even your child’s backpack. It’s bound to happen sooner or later, the moment when a hole breaks through and you don’t have a) a needle and thread handy or b) the time to whip stitch a bag back together. Using 3 pieces of hockey tape slightly longer in length than the hole, make an X and place the last piece through the middle of the X to make an Astrix over the hole. It will hold for a few days until you can properly mend the situation!

5) Slippery Clothes Hangers: A closest isn’t a closet unless it’s filled with clothes, many of which slide right off the hangers they are supposed to live on. Pretend you’re taping the handle of your stick and make small grips on the ends of stubborn hangers. It’ll keep your clothes from sliding off and save you from having to buy new hangers.

What do you use hockey tape for? Add your helpful tips in the comment section below!

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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