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Packing tape is a sticky adhesive that secures two pieces of the box together and keeps them from falling apart. Tape is among one of the most crucial and essential aspects when preparing for a move or storage. After purchasing and packing your boxes, it is imperative that you then use tape to secure them. Without this, the packages will not keep your items secure and can potentially damage them. When selecting your tape, it is crucial to choose one that will stay together and keep your belongings safe. Purchasing packing tape that does not correctly stick together the pieces of the box can result in your belongings becoming potentially damaged, and therefore create an unnecessary cost in your moving process.
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Good for sealing boxes.
What is packing tape?
Packing tape is an industrial-grade tape that sticks boxes together and ensures that your goods are kept safe during travel or storage by re-enforcing the box. The use of packing tape can lower the time and costs involved with moving, as it is an essential and preventative measure that will make sure that your goods will stay securely in your box. If packing tape is not used when storing your items away in their containers, they have the potential of falling out of the box and potentially damaging the items. This, in turn, will mean more money and time lost during your move.
Is packing tape damaging?
Packing tape is handy at its job, and because this, its adhesive can sometimes stick around. Several issues can arise if the tape is removed incorrectly, such as ruining the appearance of property, adhering to other things, or even attracting dirt. Luckily, there are a few ways to remove the tape without facing such issues. The first step is to remove all tape from your item. If the packing tape proves to be challenging to unstick, then set your hairdryer to medium and this will soften the adhesive once applied to the tape. After this, apply an oil-based solution to a clean rag, and test this on a small bit of adhesive. Leave this there for 5-10 minutes, then use a dry rag to see if the adhesive lifts. If it does, apply the oil-solution to all parts of where the packing tape was. If this does not work, you may need to use a commercial solvent-based goo remover. Like the oil-based solution, apply the commercial solvent-based goo remover to a clean rag, and test the area. Carefully read the label as glass, plastic, and finished wood can be damaged from remover. Once the adhesive has lifted, wash the area where the packing tape was with soapy water
Is packing type recyclable?
One of the most critical questions when it comes to packing tape is, “is it recyclable?” Simply, it is not. Although paper-based tapes can be recyclable, as packing tape is polypropylene-based, it cannot be recycled as easily. Yet, there are still ways to ensure the boxes that you use your tape on can be. The first solution you need to do is to remove the packing tape from the pack. If you have too much tape left on the box from when you were moving, the parcels will get snagged in the recycling plant and will be deemed not recyclable. Therefore, you must try and remove as much tape as possible when putting your cardboard into recycling.
How much packing type do I need?
One of the most commonly asked questions when buying tape is “how much packing tape do I need?” Many different reasons come about when finding out how much packing tape is needed. The first factor to consider is how many boxes will I be needing. Once you find this out, you can more accurately guess how much is required. The tape is to be used sparingly, so if you only have several boxes, one roll of packing tape is more enough. However, if you find yourself having tens of packages, then it is best to get two or three rolls of tape. When finishing up your move, by using the tape sparingly, you will save your time by not needing to take it all off.
National Storage or its agent will deliver the goods you order to the address you specify in your order, within the agreed time frame, subject to their availability.
National Storage’s days of operation for delivery are Monday to Friday servicing locations across Australia and New Zealand. The minimum delivery fee is $19.95. Please refer to the delivery service fee calculator on https://nationalstorage.com.au/online-shop/ available prior to checkout to determine if your delivery address is within our service area and the correlating delivery fee. The delivery fee is also subject to the quantity and size of your order.
Once your order has been placed, National Storage or its agent will provide you with a tracking number. Should you wish to amend your order details or have any queries, please contact our customer service team on 1300 217 115 if you are located in Australia or 0800 541 055 if you are located in New Zealand.
The standard timeframe for delivery is 3-5 business days for metro areas. Please note, due to Covid19, our deliveries can experience delays of up to 5 business days.
Anyone at the delivery address who receives the goods will be presumed by National Storage or its agent to be authorised to receive the goods.
If there is no-one at the delivery address or no-one of appropriate age to receive the order, National Storage may charge you additional delivery fees.
National Storage will provide a refund for the actual price paid for the goods by the customer where:
a. the goods are returned by the customer within 7 days of purchase;
b. the goods are in an “as new” and re-saleable condition;
c. the goods have not been used and are still in their original packaging; and
d. the customer provides valid proof of purchase.
Any refund processed must be refunded via the same payment method. Refunds will not be processed to a different card or account than the original purchase card/account.
If you do not have valid proof of purchase, we can provide you with an exchange
“Faulty or damaged goods”
Our products come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law or the Consumer Guarantees Act (NZ).
You’re entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and you’re also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality but the failure does not amount to a major failure.
We will accept product returns and provide you with a replacement, refund or repair where:
a. The product is faulty or is not of acceptable quality; or
b. The product is not fit for its intended purpose; or
c. The product does not match its sample or description.
We recommend you retain your receipt, as we may require proof that you purchased the product from us.
Please be advised that from 1 July 2022, we will no longer be buying back boxes as a part of our buyback program.