My husband and I are moving to another city in a little over a week. The countdown is on (T minus 8 days!), and our apartment is starting become a maze of stacked items and cardboard boxes. To seal our boxes, I had been using a tape gun I had recently bought and the original roll of tape that came with it. The tape gun has been great. The tape has not! It barely stuck and kept peeling off.
This would not do, so we went out to buy some better tape. We ended up purchasing a two-pack of Scotch Light Duty Sealing Tape at Walmart. The two-pack came to just under five dollars, which is really only a few cents more than generic brands. And it has definitely been worth it!
The roll fit perfectly on to the tape gun, so within seconds I was back in business. From the very first Zziiiiiiiiiipp! I could tell the difference in quality. The tape unrolls smoothly and goes on effortlessly. Most importantly, it sticks! It stays exactly where I put it without peeling. I've also found it to be very strong. It is holding our boxes together wonderfully, and I only need half as much tape as I did before.
I am very confident that our boxes are well sealed and sturdy enough to survive the move. That peace of mind is definitely worth the five bucks!
I give Scotch brand tape two thumbs up, and I won't think twice about purchasing it next time around.
Update On Feb 07, 2009: In addition to our boxes, I used this on a lot of plastic surfaces. (On rubbermaid bins, storage carts, etc...) Now that the unpacking has begun, I've discovered another reason to like this tape. It comes off plastic without leaving that impossible sticky residue behind! This is saving me so much work. Is it possible to give a product three thumbs up?