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Photo: kram-9 (Shutterstock) We all know the virtues of Scotch tape when wrapping gifts, connecting errant pieces of paper, and mending torn book pages. But it turns out we may be sleeping on some of this adhesive strip’s lesser-known, but no less useful applications. Here are a handful of creative ways to use it, beyond the basics. To clean your keyboard. If you don’t have a can of compressed air on hand, a piece of tape can quickly lift away crumbs and dust almost as efficiently—especially when they’re lodged in that annoyingly thin crevice between your laptop’s keyboard and screen. To pick up broken glass. When you’re done sweeping up the larger pieces of of a broken glass or jar, small ones may remain, just waiting to get stuck in your heel the next time you stroll through the room barefoot. So wrap a wad of paper towel in tape (sticky side out) and use it to pick up any remaining tiny shards. To repair frayed shoelaces. If the end of your lace is too banged up to slide through the shoelace hole, make it narrow and tidy again with a piece of tape—it should last until the laces can be replaced. To make your own lint roller. Yes, actual lint rollers exist . But sometimes, even as functioning adults, we don’t have one around when we need it. Enter Scotch tape: Wrap it generously (sticky side out) around the handle of a hair brush or an empty toilet […]