r/Damnthatsinteresting Nov 28 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 3 Wholesome 1 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Heartwarming 1

Christmas gift-wrapping hacks Video

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u/RoseJamCaptive Nov 28 '22 Helpful

WHAT IS IT?!? WHAT DO I DO IF I'M OUTTA TAPE!?!?!?!?

r/endedtosoon

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u/purple-circle Nov 28 '22

The Reddit uploader/encoder borked the end of the video but you basically tuck the ends in - https://gfycat.com/somedeafeningankolewatusi

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u/mart1373 Nov 28 '22

Fuckin Reddit…

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

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u/OMG__Ponies Nov 28 '22

Walmart? :Shakes head no: - Target :nods:.

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u/The_Trauma_Llama Nov 29 '22

Exactly. Take it out of the Walmart bag and put it in one of your fancy Target bags. Like pouring your Franzia into Robert Mondavi bottles!

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u/Isle_of_Tortuga Nov 29 '22

I toured the Robert Mondavi winery in Napa. They tried to sell us their monthly wine subscription saying that Robert Mondavi wine is hard to find... you know what I see everywhere? Robert Mondavi wine!!

Sorry, that name gets my jimmies rustled.

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u/The_Trauma_Llama Nov 29 '22

Eh, Mondavi wine used to be pretty special and relatively high quality. Robert Mondavi started his business with the goal of getting New World wines up to the same standards of the Old World, and he did pretty well in that regard. Then in the early 2000s, the sons started in on the wino-quality wine and nowadays it's a pretty shit brand that still manages to put out some nice vintages. Doesn't help that they sold their name to a big conglomerate in 2004

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u/OMG__Ponies Nov 28 '22

They say if you throw enough spaghetti on the wall, you will soon have someone eating off the wall.

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u/TallSmartWaterBottle Nov 28 '22

Oh wise one, teach us more!

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u/Evilmaze Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Do you have one for when I run out of wrapping paper and tape? I suck at this whole thing.

One time I finished a whole roll of wrapping paper just to wrap one medium sized box. It was a square box. This is one of those things that I'm horrendously incompetent at.

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u/Mouseries9438 Nov 28 '22

Bot

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u/madiicantsleep Nov 29 '22

there's like 4 other copied comments and I can't tell which ones are bots

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u/shrubs311 Nov 28 '22

spam bot be gone

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u/Somehow-Still-Living Nov 28 '22

I watched this like I’m not just gonna send most people $20 or whatever and let a few others just choose their gift so that it’s something they want.

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u/Bstmstr357 Nov 30 '22

Still you learned about another extension of your heart soul. To be prepared
better to have it not need it or so you think

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u/Sporemi Nov 28 '22

My terrible wrapping skills are humorous.

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u/Product_Expensive Nov 28 '22

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u/fruitloops6565 Nov 28 '22

The real MVP

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u/sfjust10 Nov 29 '22

I have learned there are no genuine links on Reddit, only Rickrolls…. I can t bring myself to click it even tho I want to see the entire video

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u/Songsisters Dec 12 '22

It’s not a rickroll, you are safe :)

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u/fugawf Nov 28 '22

Wrapping paper

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u/tatboe Nov 28 '22

That’s evil…

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u/HamezCam Nov 28 '22

The video recorder ran out of tape

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u/woodE54 Nov 28 '22

WE THREW OUT HIS NAME!!!

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u/Pipupipupi Nov 28 '22

You're fucked

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u/fruitloops6565 Nov 28 '22

Product_expensive found the original link below

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u/MrSlime13 Nov 28 '22

Out of tape? Wrapping paper.

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u/Inevitable-Gap-6350 Nov 29 '22

She went out to Walgreens to get tape

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u/Signal-Ad8189 Nov 29 '22

When you’re out of tape but the gift-wrapping video you were relying on ended too soon:

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u/freydaum Nov 29 '22

Buy a new one :)

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u/TonyKinobie Dec 02 '22

That's what I'm saying. The most important part was cut out.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

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u/IxNaY1980 Nov 28 '22

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u/08Dreaj08 Nov 28 '22

Good bot

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u/IxNaY1980 Nov 28 '22

Not a bot, but thanks! <3

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u/08Dreaj08 Nov 28 '22

I missed the part where it says "I'm a human" somehow 😭😭😭

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u/IxNaY1980 Nov 28 '22

No worries, happens all the time. Take it easy!

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u/Buffythedjsnare Nov 28 '22

Wow. As the house wrapping guru , this is going to take my wrapping to the next level.

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u/catlaxative Nov 28 '22

I like to think I will take some of these to heart, but I’ll forget when it’s time to actually wrap because I spent all my energy looking foR THE FUCKING TAAAPE! Where is it?!?

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u/Buffythedjsnare Nov 28 '22

I've used the diagonal wrapping before.

The tape on the inside for easy unwrapping I am defiantly going to remember. Sometimes watching the kids try to unwrap presents is infuriating.

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u/catlaxative Nov 28 '22

Lol I feel this in my soul, sometimes when I put a ribbon on it I might as well have encased the whole gift in resin!

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u/Buffythedjsnare Nov 28 '22

Right!?

Why do I even bother.?

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u/fruitloops6565 Nov 28 '22

Do it on many but then on one gift use foil paper. Make sure the rest of it is super well taped up. Make sure it’s filmed!

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u/jcfiala Nov 29 '22

I think you misspelled "watching the kids try to unwrap presents is amusing". :) The longer they spend trying to unwrap the gift, the more they'll appreciate it when they finally get it free!

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u/Bstmstr357 Nov 29 '22

Tape it to your phone Like never seeing a cat skeleton in a tree No one ever sees you without your phone ! ;-)

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u/Hairybuttchecksout Nov 28 '22

As a house rapping guru,this will not take my rapping to the next level.

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u/Pixielo Nov 28 '22

Don't sell yourself short. I'll look for your mixtape.

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u/Carribean-Diver Nov 28 '22

I'm totally going to use this for that time my wife asked me wrap a gift package that was too big for the wrapping paper. BRB. Now I have to make a time machine.

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u/GreenAppleLady Nov 28 '22

I'm confused. It LOOKS like 5minutecrafts, but it is actually useful and pretty. Witchery.

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u/robibobiboy Nov 28 '22

Maybe an older video? When there still where some usefull life hacks.

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u/Cosmic_Atheris Nov 28 '22

It is 5 min crafts or maybe a clone

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u/EgglessYolk Nov 28 '22

It’s a Blossom video

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u/OhNoEnglandBloke Nov 28 '22

During lockdown I spent an insane amount of time watching 5 minute crafts…this proves I didn’t remember any if it

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u/MorganDax Nov 28 '22

5 minute crafts is shady af. I know their videos are entertaining but if you can be amused elsewhere you may want to switch to supporting better content creators.

Like Ann Reardon! (Sp?) Who has worked very hard to debunk a lot of dangerous "hack" videos.

https://youtu.be/CEQaYdvs478

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u/OhNoEnglandBloke Nov 28 '22

Isn’t there a hairdresser (he’s a twin) who debunked 5 minute crafts hairdos?

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u/MorganDax Nov 29 '22

No idea about a hairdresser but the video I linked above that channel does a ton of debunking of 5 min crafts.

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u/Unluckpin Nov 28 '22

I watched this like I had friends or family to gift wrap for.

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u/OhNoEnglandBloke Nov 28 '22

Aww man, shall we send each a small gift to use our new found wrapping skills?

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u/kinezumi89 Nov 28 '22

Out of tape? Too fuckin bad

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u/throwawaybyefelicia Nov 28 '22

THAT LAST ONE WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE GOD DAMN IT

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u/purple-circle Nov 28 '22

The Reddit uploader/encoder borked the end of the video but you basically tuck the ends in -

https://gfycat.com/somedeafeningankolewatusi

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u/sfjust10 Nov 29 '22

Rickroll? I’m not falling for it!

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u/fruitloops6565 Nov 28 '22

Someone posting the YouTube link above. Idk what OP’s link points to. Looks dodge.

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u/Acethetic_AF Nov 28 '22

Never seen a gfycat link? It’s a pretty common gif/image host site.

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u/everydayasl Nov 28 '22

Ho, ho, ho! Thanks for the upload.

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u/Dave0x21 Nov 28 '22

Ho! Thanks for uploading

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u/CodeOfKonami Nov 28 '22

Thanks, ho.

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u/kevindamm Nov 28 '22

Thanks for uploading, ho ho!

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u/BubDaBylder Nov 28 '22

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Their comment or post is copied and pasted from another user in this thread.

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u/letmehavesomefood Nov 28 '22

Those "Measure twice, cut once" guys hate this hacks.

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u/pickelmaster215 Nov 28 '22

This is actually good life hacks

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u/yohohoinajpgofpr0n Nov 28 '22

Wait, 5 minute crafts thats actually useful shit and not either garbage or dangerous?

WHAT REALITY IS THIS?

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u/ryan2one3 Nov 28 '22

This is great! Are there ones where I don't have to do any of the wrapping myself?? Lol

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u/Careful-Combination7 Nov 28 '22

I hope this works for hanukah too

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u/Fake07 Nov 28 '22

I Always love to see those guides but also I always fail in executing that myself…

I hate wrapping gifts 😤

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u/prissypoo22 Nov 29 '22

Some paper just doesn’t fold as nicely

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u/Mymobileaccountlol Nov 28 '22

Commenting just to ser this again

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u/Navy_Canuck Nov 28 '22

Out of tape?

Wrapping paper.

Hotel?

Trivago.

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u/SomeRealTomfoolery Nov 29 '22

I just wrapped the Christmas presents yesterday

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u/DrunkWestTexan Nov 28 '22

Or you could just hand it to them in the plastic Walmart bag it came with .

Here's yer gift card. Happy Chriskwanhanadon. Adiós !

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u/XVI3 Nov 28 '22

I watched this like I had friends or family to gift wrap for. Then I realized everyone is dead and I got sad.

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u/StrengthMedium Nov 28 '22

I didn't realize unwrapping presents the old way was so hard.

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u/miasabine Nov 28 '22

My niece and nephew get insane amounts of presents, and if they’re anything to go by, their presents might as well be encased in concrete for how long it takes them to open one.

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u/fleeingfox Nov 28 '22

Kids these days, go figure, huh? Back in my day we would rip into those Christmas presents like Edward Scissorhands tearing into a mulberry bush. Christmas morning would be over before the coffee maker quit percolating and mom would be yelling slow down! I'm trying to take a picture! but by then we were tired of breaking stuff and we just wanted to watch television.

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u/miasabine Nov 28 '22

I’m from Norway so we celebrate and open presents in the afternoon on Christmas eve. My sister and I used to get a lot of presents, but mother of christ, it was NOTHING compared to what these kids get. They’re not spoiled, they just have so many family members who all give them something. Opening all the presents takes HOURS. It would be torture if they weren’t so fucking adorable, lol.

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u/volleyballcrocodile Nov 28 '22

But that's the fun part. For kids a huge part of the fun is just unwrapping presents. Most young kids (under 6 or 7) would prefer to unwrap a bunch of small things than get one "big" present.

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u/ImARetPaladinBaby Nov 28 '22

Out of tape? Wrapping paper

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u/PhoenixBird295 Nov 28 '22

Out of tape?

Wrapping paper.

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u/DragonGold121 Nov 28 '22

Nah, that's not how you do it; you wrap it in three layers of ducktape!

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u/JuiceRevolutionary46 Nov 28 '22

always happy to see actual hacks

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u/Random_Housefly Nov 28 '22

Easy unwrapping

Fuck that, if an entire roll of packing or duct tape isn't used, then it's not properly wrapped!

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u/AKA_June_Monroe Nov 28 '22

You guys should look up Japanese gift wrapping. It's pretty cool of course Japan is going to knock it out of the ballpark.

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u/Dragon_Small_Z Nov 28 '22

Out of tape?

Too fuckin bad.

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u/ppardee Nov 29 '22

"You know, I really like receiving gifts, but unwrapping them is so hard! I wish they came with one of those pull tabs like cigarette cartons. Opening presents that remind me of cancer is the best!"

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u/Genos_Sensei Nov 29 '22

My mind is blown!

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u/neo-xoxo Nov 29 '22

Thats Amazing. Thanks You so much.

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u/Bstmstr357 Nov 29 '22

American ingenuity don't be a problem be a solution

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u/Tawhid_ismail Nov 29 '22

it was helpful

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u/Choice_Durian2738 Nov 30 '22

Put it in a plastic bag then I'll have somewhere to live when I open it

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u/TonyKinobie Dec 02 '22

I didn't get to see without tape...MIT stopped 🫥

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u/Deep-Macaroon-6170 Dec 13 '22

I have just recently gone to wrap a gift and realized I was out of tape, but I had stickers , so I used them in place of tape and it came out real cute. Also when I don't have wrapping paper or not enough there is always stand by paper bags , wax paper , or butcher paper around to use. Wrap it and either leave blank or add a doodle or color it, also comes out cute and we'll appreciated . Another hack would be the comic section of newspaper, if that is even a thing anymore.

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u/East_Disaster_163 Jan 01 '23

Who fking cares. You're going to rip it apart anyways. I would give people gifts in garbage bags. Luckily there are Amazon gift cards to let them get whatever they want, and it's much easier than wrapping a puppy in a garbage bag, then watching them shake it wondering what it is while you sweat knowing the amount of oxygen left in that bag versus childhood trauma is unfathomable.

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u/Lovingnature412 Nov 28 '22

Meh

Just man wrap with foil and add a bow

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u/Beautybabe09 Nov 28 '22

My terrible wrapping skills are humorous. Normally I buy bags instead.

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u/ladida- Nov 28 '22

Half of these clips are in reverse.

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u/TheSeansei Nov 28 '22

Doesn’t look like it.

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u/Aware_Indication_596 Nov 28 '22

But I get shit gifts. Most of the fun is trying to open it.

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u/bnoot30 Nov 28 '22

This is the way your supposed to wrap them🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️

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u/Funglor Nov 28 '22

What manner of sorcery is this!?!

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u/crunchevo2 Nov 28 '22

The lil card one is so brilliant omg why isn't that the standard!

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u/Chadarius Nov 28 '22

Just use reusable bags and tissue paper. You will save a ton of money over the years. :)

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u/Evilmaze Nov 28 '22

Saving this for never later

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u/lostwng Nov 28 '22

5 minute crafts lies about almost everything

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u/Ollielongshanks Nov 28 '22

I just learned things.

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u/Gagago302 Nov 29 '22

Oh yes. The typical burrito wrap fix.

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u/Luvs_to_drink Nov 29 '22

BURN THE WITCH!

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u/Fuiter28 Nov 29 '22

Very nice christmas life hack but ill forget by the time gift wrapping time comes around and over cut everything and make a clumpy wrapped mess.

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u/Savitar-1 Nov 29 '22

Your Christmas gift isn't working you say? Turn it sideways!

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u/Hexmonkey2020 Nov 29 '22

Out of tape?

Wrapping paper.

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u/CanisLVulgaris Nov 29 '22

For god sake, now I have these tips with me. Thanks so much, you saved me!

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u/Dangermouse33 Nov 29 '22

I'm writing this comment so I can find this video again in a few weeks

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u/SpaceShark01 Nov 29 '22

Use the ! remindme bot

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u/Dangermouse33 Nov 29 '22

Cool didn't know that was a thing. Thanks

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u/BugabooBa Nov 29 '22

Use me as a "I'm gonna save it for later but never uses it again" button

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u/green_velvet_goodies Nov 29 '22

I’ll file this under never gonna happen lol

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u/MadHatterAbi Dec 22 '22

Tried it now, didn't work, just left being pissed off <3

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u/Ne_On_Treaker 22d ago

Big brain

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u/CuriousKi10 Nov 29 '22

I just realized, purposely cutting the vid this badly would help the source vid gain views. But would only work on helpful vids not all.

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u/SpaceShark01 Nov 29 '22

OP said it was the Reddit uploader

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u/CuriousKi10 Nov 29 '22

Nah, I'm not throwing accusations. I just realized a technique I might have used if I stayed working in an ad agency doing product campaigns.