It may surprise you to hear that aluminum is the 3rd most abundant element on Earth. It makes up about 8 percent of the Earth’s crust, which is pretty massive! That being said, it’s pretty convenient that it’s also very functional. As luck would have it, Aluminum has many beneficial properties that allow it to be so practical, such as being resistant to corrosion and very durable. Being so useful, it is quite advantageous that it is also so plentiful. Aluminum is vital to many industries including aerospace, construction, and transportation because there is so much of it and it’s advantageous.
On top of being an essential resource for many industries, Aluminum can also be used to make our everyday lives easier. Besides being cost-effective and flexible, it’s also super sturdy, and easy to use. We’ve created a list of awesome ways you can use foil around the house to improve your life. Let’s take a look at the numerous “life hacks” that this precious metal has to offer.
Let There Be Light
Deep dark corners, like those in your cupboards or closets, aren’t able to be reached by natural light. Who knows what’s going back there? Foil can help attract natural light, allowing you the peace of mind that your kitchen is roach free!
Simply place the foil in the corners of any dark place. The light will then be reflected the corners of the drawers or shelves, s, keeping insects away.
Upgrade Your Radiator
Winters can be tough, the last thing you need is a home that’s as cold as the outdoors. Sometimes, a standard radiator isn’t enough to make your house nice and toasty. Upgrading would be expensive, as would be your electricity bill. The solution? Use some foil and cardboard to disperse the heat around the room more evenly.
Simply by putting some flaps of foil over the cardboard and putting it around the source of heat. This will help the heat to reach corners of the room, and overall, will make your room much warmer.
Increase Battery Life
Picture it, you come home from a long day of work, dead. Frustrating situations like these do not need to happen as often as they do.
Like magic, just insert a small crumpled ball of foil on each side of each battery to increase its lifespan! You’ll feel much better when you can suck all of the juice out of your batteries, instead of having to throw them away prematurely.
Remove Gunk From Your Iron
You may not even notice, but the iron you are using to make your clothes look flawless, could be dirty. The last thing you need is to ruin the brand new shirt that you bought specifically for that special occasion. Don’t worry, aluminum foil to the rescue!
Use foil by rubbing it against the surface of the iron in order to remove dirt or rust. It may leave some scratches, but they’re strictly superficial. The most important thing is that your iron can’t damage your clean clothes.
Protect Your Floor While Moving Furniture
Picture it, you buy a beautiful new couch, you put it in your living room, you rearrange your setup until you find the perfect arrangement for all of your furniture. Suddenly, you look down, and there they are, scratches on your wood floor. How can you avoid this nightmare? Foil!
Simply fold a piece of aluminum foil and place it under the legs of any piece of furniture you’d like. Now you can feel free to move it around without the fear of ruining your floor.
Problems With Your Internet?
The importance of a reliable internet is unbelievably important these days. Sometimes, losing a signal can be utterly frustrating. Instead of calling your service provider, turning your router on and off, and trying whatever other tricks you can think of, just use foil!
If the problem happens to be your signal strength, there’s an easy fix. Use a card-shaped flap and cover it in foil. This will help increase the strength of your internet signal!
Fire is something we want to be able to create whenever we need it. Unfortunately, most of us don’t know how to make a fire on the go, with sticks or stones. The solution? Foil!
The next time you go camping or need to prepare yourself to use fire, cover your matches in small balls of foil to prevent them from getting too wet or moist. You won’t need to worry about being able to start a fire when you have foil.
Glue guns are such a handy tool. They can be used for crafts, repair, and many other makeshift solutions. However, they do get extremely hot and can create a layer of molten glue that will dry up, and plug your gun.
Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to deal with this gunky residue. It’s too hot when it’s hot and too hard when it’s at a reasonable temperature. So, you can use aluminum foil to help scrape off whatever gunk may be left on the tip!
When you feel like cheating on your diet, there’s nothing like a bag of chips. The pretzels, the Cheetos, whatever delicious carbs you’ve been thinking about all day. Unfortunately, because you only rarely let yourself indulge, these chips have had plenty of time to become stale. If you don’t properly seal a bag, you can say goodbye to the crispy freshness that makes your chips, well, chips.
Instead of buying some clip that won’t even properly close your bag, just use a strip of foil! After placing the foil between the opening of the bag, place the iron over it and bam! Just like that, it’s sealed, like it was never opened in the first place.
Painting can be an extremely messy job. If you want to do it yourself, in order to save money -some people even find it rather soothing-you will need to be very careful not to get paint on everything, other than the walls you’re aiming for.
Because it’s so flexible, Aluminum foil makes a great protector. It can form to fit almost any surface, and won’t move. It will protect doorknobs, handles, or any other thing you don’t want to get paint-drip on.
Barbeque-Friendly Aluminum Foil
Protect your meat while BBQing by wrapping each food in foil! Avoid the yucky mess (you won’t need to clean the grill after) and you can simply throw this foil away when you finish! Also, avoid dripping oil and any other juices.
Also, place some layers of foil on top of each other under the grill to catch any excess dripping. You can even use some soapy water to make it even easier to clean it once you’ve finished.
Mirrors are such a beautiful addition to any home. They don’t just have to be in bathrooms, it’s very trendy to put them all over the walls! The only problem with mirrors is that their reflective layer can get ruined over time, at least they can lose their shine.
Add a layer of foil to put around your mirror to make it beautiful again. It will give the mirror a fresh new look and reflect the light exactly how you want it to.
Patch Your Cloth, Not the Ironing Board
Patches are very hip and trendy these days. Not only are they a cool addition to any piece of clothing that can add some unique flair, but they are also great for covering up holes or stains!
Sometimes when ironing on these patches, there can be a sticky mess. A pant leg can get stuck to the other, the surface you’re ironing on can melt, the possibilities of messes are endless. Oy vey! Use a piece of foil to protect any other surface. Place it behind the fabric in which you are ironing to protect unwanted stickiness!
Aluminum is actually a superb material to make jewelry from for a number of key reasons which you might not know yet… Aluminum is extremely light, making it easy to wear without dragging you down or stretching you holes in your ears. The material also doesn’t contain nickel which is quite a common allergen, so unless you have a rare metal allergy it is hypoallergenic too. It is easy to clean, it doesn’t tarnish, and actually contains a kind of self-healing/self-cleaning element which makes it pretty amazing if you ask us!
No Mess Frying Pan
Frying eggs on a Sunday morning is almost essential internationally. However, this breakfast of choice requires a lot of effort. You need non-stick spray or oil, which isn’t very healthy, plus oil can splatter. On top of that, whatever you decide to fry in your pan, can stick, and clean up can be a huge headache.
Aluminum foil is a true lifesaver here. You can use a layer, wrap it around the pan, and you have a quick and easy fix to all of your problems. This no-stick healthy option will even save you the hassle of doing the dishes.
Dryer sheets can leave chemical residue on your clothing. This can be dangerous and costly. Instead of using dryer sheets, you can use a crumpled up ball of foil to avoid static cling from affecting your clothing.
Simply throw in a ball of foil and let it do its magic! Your clothing will be static free! This is especially handy if you work with electronic parts, or love poking about in your personal computer.
More Sunshine For Plants
Plants in areas that do not receive enough sunlight don’t have a great chance of survival. It’s possible to move the plants, but you might love the position that they are already in. In this case, you can use foil to attract more sunlight.
This little trick only requires a box and some foil. Cut off one side of the box, then cover it with foil. Now you can place a plant inside of your creation allowing plants to get more sun. More sunlight means increasing the rate in which the plant photosynthesizes. Now you can keep your plants happy, and your gardens beautiful.
Think Big For Bigger Fishes
If you’ve ever gone on a fishing trip, you’re probably familiar with the fact that fish are attracted to sunlight. Well, have you ever thought about using sunlight as bait, instead of worms?
Although it sounds a bit far fetched, it really works! Just wrap a bit of foil around your fishing hook. You’ll immediately notice more fish swimming towards your pole. Just do not let your fishing buddies know about this one, as you want to keep beating them, time after time!
Cook On The Go
Who doesn’t love camping? There’s nothing like the great outdoors. The smell of fresh air, sleeping in a tent, enjoying nature, there are so many wonderful things. However, our favorite thing has to be roasting marshmallows and making other tasty treats on a campfire. It’s not easy to store, or even remember all of your cooking supplies, luckily, all you need to remember is to bring foil.
Use the foil to make an actual pan! Fold and shape it until you have the pan size you want, and don’t worry about cleaning it after. You can also use foil to wrap your foods and put them straight into the fire!
Tiles made from vinyl can require a bit of upkeep. After a while, they might not stick the way they once did. If they become loose or start peeling off, there’s a DIY remedy.
All you have to do is put the tile back in place, cover it with aluminum foil, and iron it. The heat will melt the adhesive, thus causing the vinyl to stick appropriately where it belongs!
Scan-Proof Credit Cards Cover
RFID credit cards are super convenient. Basically, they don’t require a PIN number. Instead, you just tap it to pay. Of course yes, this does make them susceptible to unauthorized payments.
How to solve it? Use some foil! Just wrap it around the card The aluminum will act as a barrier for scanning and reading of the card data. With so many digital scammers about the place nowadays, this is an essential hack for protecting your bank account and finances.
Professional Photography Hack
If you adopt photography as a new hobby, but you are not a professional, you make experience issues with things like lighting. In order to get the perfect shot, with the perfect contrast, maintaining the perfect lighting can be very tricky.
A cheap easy trick can help you reach pro status in no time. Take a piece of cardboard, cover it in foil, and now you can use this foil tool to help you guide the light in order to help you find the perfect contrast.
Sharpen Those Scissors
Dull scissors? No problem. Instead of using a sharpener, just grab some foil. You can use a small piece to make sure your scissors will cut the way you want them to.
All you have to do is start cutting foil and soon enough you’ll notice each cut becoming smoother and smoother. This is a quicky, cheap, and convenient way to keep your tools sharp. Try it with a knife as well!
Clean Your Soap
Even the cleanest things can get dirty. We trust our soap to keep us clean throughout the day, however, our bars of soap can build up dirt residue overtime. Yes, your soap can get dirty. Quite disgustingly so, in fact, given how much dirt and bacteria collects on our hands.
Putting a sliver of aluminum foil under your soap bar can help keep it fresher, longer. It will also help absorb harmful chemicals, keeping you even cleaner, and therefore, healthier.
Effective Jewelry Cleaner
Jewelry is every woman’s best friend. That jewelry, however, should be sparkling with shine. In order to make sure your statement pieced truly makes a statement with a fancy outfit, use foil to spruce it up.
Polish your jewelry like a professional from the comfort of your own home, without opening your wallet. Use foil on your jewelry to keep it glittering! See how well the bracelet in the above picture is coming back to life? All your jewelry can look that in no time at all!
Flexible Paint Brush Covers
It is exhausting to paint large surfaces, even though it may be a great workout. Taking intermittent breaks is a must. The problem is that your paintbrush is going to dry up, so you need to wash it every time you take a break! There is an easier solution to deal with used brushes during break time.
Using a piece of foil and wrapping it around the bristles with the paint, while helping keep the paint wet and in good condition. The foil has antifreeze properties that keep your brush nice and fresh. This way you do not need to waste time cleaning your brush between each use.
Direct Sunlight in Gardens
Plants aren’t the only things that appreciate light. Foil can be used not only for distributing sunlight to plants, but also for spreading light, for any other purpose.
You can use a nice looking lamp, or anything else outside that can grab natural light. Use foil to help direct that sunlight to any area. Perhaps towards a table, a chair, or a beautiful fountain in the front yard. Simple upgrades to your garden like these go a long way for aesthetics.
Interactive Cake Decors
Have you ever wanted to achieve high quality decorating abilities like those you see on baking shows? Of course, you have, baking is incredibly fun, but decorating can be a bit tricky. You’ve already added love as an ingredient to your baked goods, now let’s make it look that way.
Use foil to make beautiful shapes of whatever you want to add to your cake or cupcakes! You can mold it to something else, or simply use your creativity to make your own shapes. These beautiful pieces will show everyone who delicious this cake truly is!
Heat can harm your hair and unfortunately, it’s the only thing we can use in order to achieve perfect curls. The next time you want to create a fresh out of the salon look for a special occasion, or even just look fresh for work, use foil to protect your gorgeous locks.
Aluminum foil is a great conductor for heat and if you wrap it around your curlers, you’re helping to protect your hair from dangerous levels of heat. Walk away with a salon-fresh look by simply using foil!
Homemade Stylus for Smartphones
Professionals usually prefer to use a stylist in order to plan their schedules and also handle numerous important tasks. It’s a great idea to use a stylist in order to avoid dirtying up your screen.
Instead of using a pen or anything else not meant for being a replacement stylist, just wrap some foil around the tip of any thin object such as a pen or a stick. This will keep your phone screen safe and keep you looking professional.
Rusty Chrome Cleaning Solutions
Chrome is used in order to add shine and give a great look to metallic surfaces. The problem with it is that because it is a metal, it can easily rust and lose its brilliant shine.
In order to keep your chrome looking sharp, use a ball of aluminum foil to rub it with. Rust and anything else will disappear, leaving your chrome looking brand new. On top of the heavy-duty cleaning abilities, because chrome is ultra scratch-resistant, it won’t be damaged by your foil trick.
Cooking or baking can be unnecessarily messy. Sometimes you avoid it simply because of the required clean up that comes with it. Don’t worry, there is an easy way to guard your oven racks against unwanted drips or spills.
Use foil to protect your oven racks. Just be sure not to use foil on the floor of the oven, it could cause a build-up of heat, and harm the appliance.
Pie Crust Perfection
Creating the perfect pie is truly an art form. Constructing it can be rather difficult. The hardest part of making a pie is shaping the crust to perfection. Without a perfect crust, your pie isn’t a pie at all.
Wrapping your finished pie in tin foil with help keep the temperature perfect. This will maintain the shape and structure of the pie, assuring you that when you’re ready to serve it, it will be as perfect as you intended.
Easy To Use Cake Pan
In order to make some individual baked treats, such as individually designed cakes, you will need more than one spot on a pan. Luckily, you can use foil to make the process of individually designed cakes, much easier.
Use some aluminum foil in a pan in order to achieve greatness. This way you can make numerous small cakes or other treats. Baking is a science, and adding this apparatus to your kit will make any experiment a breeze.
When you are left with more food than you can eat, delicious Thanksgiving food, for example, the last thing you want to do is throw it away. Or, if you are anything like me, try to eat it all while it’s still fresh. Well, why not just save it and keep it delicious for the future!
Wrapping food in foil will store it in great condition. The foil keeps food sealed, which protects all of the flavors. When you decide to eat your tasty leftovers, you can simply reheat them and enjoy them as if they were just cooked.
Stronger Plants Without Bugs
Gardening is such an amazing way to spruce up your home and even makes for a fun and meaningful hobby. We all feel a special connection to our plants, and are devastated when they are eaten alive by bugs!
Aluminum is a lifesaver when it comes to protecting your plants from insects. On top of that, it also helps spread sunlight which in turn makes your plants happy and strong, which will make them grow faster! Place the foil around your plants and watch them flourish!
A Helping Hand for Santa
Aluminum can withstand a very high amount of heat, so it’s ideal for high-temperature areas, such as a hearth. If you have a fireplace, aluminum foil will come in handy by keeping it neat and organized. It will eliminate the hassle of removing ash, soot, and semi-burned fuel. All of the things you don’t want to deal with.
Some layers of this foil will help you create a removable base. You can simply remove it when you’re finished, and trash it whenever you need to.
Sturdy Steel Wool
Steel wool is extremely hard to keep in its original condition. After using it just a few times, it can already be ready to throw away. However, these little guys are great for cleaning so, if there were a way to maintain them, it would be great. Well, there is!
Right when you start seeing first signs of rust, wrap your steel wool in foil, then put it in the freezer. It’s a proven way to extend the life span of these balls of power.
Keep Your Sleeping Bag Dry
Camping is an incredible experience. As amazing as it is to sleep in a tent, it can be a bit scary. Sleeping bags can cause you to sweat more than usual. Sweat attracts all sorts of animals and insects, and nobody wants to invite creatures into their tent.
Lay a long piece of foil underneath your sleeping bag. It will absorb any wetness, and keep you dry throughout the night. Now you can sleep soundly knowing that you won’t wake up in a pool.
Roller Pan Liners
People have gotten too good at buying reusable things, and throwing them away when they are still useful. It’s mainly because the thought of keeping things clean can be exhausting, especially after something like painting, the last thing you want to worry about having to clean. With foil, you can keep things cleaner, and use them again in the future.
Cover your paint pan with foil, this way you can simply throw the foil away when you’re finished using it. In the future, you’ll have a brand new pan, ready to use for your next paint job, whenever it may be.
Prevent Skinning Paint
Paint solidifies if it isn’t sealed shut properly in its can. This can be frustrating when working on a project that takes a few days, especially after buying a huge can of expensive paint.
Oxidation can be prevented by adding a piece of foil, and putting it directly into the paint can. Also, be sure to blow into it, CO2 can also help keep your paint nice and liquidy and malleable.
Create a Platter
Baking for a party? Need a nice big surface that you can fit all sorts of yummy appetizers or desserts on? Make your own! Customize the shape and size, and when you’re finished, don’t worry about having to store something so huge.
Wrap some cardboard with aluminum foil. Create a cool futuristic look, and serve as many treats as you’d like. Use foil once again creatively to make something on your own, without spending money!
Untangle Your Plant Cuttings
Once you’ve used successfully placed foil around your plant’s seeds, and your plant begins growing, you’re going to need another hack to handle trimming. Your plant is on its way to becoming perfect, and you can use foil every step of the way.
Use foil to cover young plants. Poke some holes in it so they can receive light and oxygen, but this hack will help keep your plants moist, which will keep them much stronger.
Protecting Tree Trunks
Tree trunks can face issues from animals, especially in the winter. Animals will use trunks for shelter or food, which in turn, damages the tree.
Wrap some foil around the base of your trees. This will protect the trees in the winter, and you can unwrap them in the Spring (obviously making sure not to litter!), knowing you have protected your beautiful trees! Tree huggers, rejoyce! This is an excellent way to begin your conservationist efforts.
Birds can be pests in a garden or outside of your window. As it turns out, birds are scared of shiny, reflective objects.
Keep birds away from desired areas by using foil in areas in which you don’t want them. The foil will attract light and repel problems causing birds. This is a humane way to get rid of the beautiful little creatures. No one wants to actually hurt birds, but they can become unwanted pests when they begin gobbling up the fruit that you worked so hard to grow.
Wifi Signal Booster
Want to speed up your internet? Here is a great little trick that can help. You can give your wifi signal an extra boost by folding some tin foil into a parabolic dish.
It may not look perfect, but in order to load those youtube videos quicker than ever, you’ll have to make some compromises. If you are a gamer, then this hack is going to give a serious boost to your ping and you will suffer far less lag during online games.
Keep The Dry Bed
Keep your bed safe from children who wet the bed, or even yourself if you are prone to spilling on your own. It’s okay to have a glass of wine at night, but not at the risk of destroying your bed.
Foil can create a barrier, thus making your mattress waterproof. The foil also helps keep liquid away, protecting your mattress. I know what you’re thinking, that the horrible sound of crinkling foil won’t allow you to sleep. No problem! Just put a towel over it. There are always creative ways to solve all sorts of problems!
Wrinkle Free Ironing
After ironing the same piece of clothing for a certain amount of time, it can become resistant to wrinkles. Especially with an ironing board that doesn’t have an ideal surface.
The solution is easy-peasy! Use foil and put it on the surface of your ironing board. This will absorb heat and keep your clothes wrinkle-free once they’ve been ironed! This makes this process a lot easier and safer, and you will never burn an irreparable hole in your clothes ever again.
Probably the most useful of all of the hacks that have been mentioned so far, I guess you can say that we’ve saved the best for last, this hack is for those that believe aliens can read your thoughts. Who knows, anything is possible, right?
That, my lovely readers, should keep you busy with foil for quite some time. I know, you’re disappointed that the list is over. Well, surprise! We have an encore for you. Another useful tool that is just begging to be used in your kitchen, saran wrap! Let’s take a look at some hacks you can use with this wonderful material.
Here we go, plastic wrap!
Here we go, plastic wrap!
Possible Poached Eggs
I know, there is no way to poach an egg unless you’re Gordon Ramsy. False! You can use easily poach an egg by using trusty plastic wrap.
Just simply create a pouch out of the plastic wrap and place the egg in it! By boiling it in the bag you can create perfect poached eggs. Impress your kids and guest alike with your newfound eggy expertise and never suffer through a hard poached egg again. Enjoy your master chef-level Eggs Benedict!
Protect Your Smartphone or Tablet
Need a quick way to protect your smartphone from spills or water damage? Maybe you’re using your tablet on the kitchen counter because there’s a recipe on it? No problem, use plastic wrap to keep your gadgets safe.
Wrap saran wrap around your device, and the best part is, you can still use it while it’s being protected. Washing dishes will never be boring again when you can keep watching YouTube videos without the fear of accidental splashes destroying your phone.
Keep Paint From Drying Out
Painting has been a major theme among our hacks. Here is another great trick. Use plastic wrap to get a better grip on your paintbrush.
You can also wrap up paint rollers, nice and tight, in plastic wrap. This prevents the roller from drying out and become unusable. With all of these paint hacks, you can become a pro! Just do not start offering to paint your neighbors’ or friends’ homes after learning about this one, we know how much fun painting can become with this hack.
Glass jars are super cool and trendy these days. It’s also so convenient to be able to reuse jars. The main problem is that these jars have residue leftover from their sticky labels.
Just soak the jar in soapy water, wrap it in plastic wrap. after a few minutes, take the plastic wrap off, and all of the gunk should be removed from the jar! Use them as cups or storage!
Use plastic wrap to protect surfaces where you roll your dough. This way you won’t have to clean up any mess, you can simply throw the plastic wrap away after the fact.
Tough parchment paper can be difficult to use, even though it’s usually the preferred choice. Try using plastic wrap and see how much easier it is to use! Now your surfaces are clean and you can easily throw away the dirty wrap!
Protect Ice Cream
Your freezer can actually burn your ice cream. Many things can be burned by the freezer, some of our favorite foods. The last thing that you want to deal with is ruined ice cream when you need it most.
All you need to do is put some saran wrap directly on top of the ice cream itself, as well as around the inside of the carton. This will seal the ice out and prevent it from forming directly onto the ice cream.
Keep Bananas Yellow
Bananas are delicious and so easy to grab on the go. However, no one wants to feel rushed to eat them before they begin to brown. We have a solution for you! Saran wrap.
In order to prolong the freshness of your bananas, simply wrap them in plastic wrap. This will protect your bananas from browning, and keep them fresh for much longer. That is unless you want to make banana bread, then you will want them as overripe as possible!
Your kids want to be just like you. All the way down to the coffee you drink in the morning. In order to give your kids a cup just like yours without the inevitable mess, use Saran wrap!
Take whichever cup your child wants and cover the top with Saran wrap in order to prevent spilling. Poke a hole in the wrap, for your child’s straw, and bam. Your child is ready to drink out of an adult cup Don’t forget to use this trick for similar situations!
Women love their jewelry. It’s possible to acquire a lot of it, and storage can be more simple at home, but when you want to travel and bring a few pieces with you, it can get messy. The only thing jewelry loves to do more than make as beautiful is a tangle.
Use plastic wrap to keep your jewelry organized and tangle-free. Simply lay out a piece of plastic wrap and place each piece of your jewelry individually, near one another, but not touching. Wrap each piece and tighten the area around them. This will prevent the pieces from tangling, but also keep all of your jewelry in one place.
Creative Cookie Cutters
Do you have a special celebration coming up? Perhaps you’re looking for a way to make a meaningful and personalized gift? This is just one of the many reasons to use these DIY cookie cutters. This unique and fun activity can be a great way for family and friends to create something special, together. Stuck inside on a rainy day? No problem! You already have everything you need for this wonderful activity in your kitchen! Expose children to their creativity by exploring the endless possibilities of making your own cookie shapes.
The best part about this method is that it is cheap, easy, and great for one-time use (which means clean). All you need is a bendable and folded strip of aluminum foil. Once you have it, you can start playing with it and forming shapes. Be inventive and create tasty treats that will never be forgotten!
Popsicle Drip Protector
On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than a nice cold popsicle to cool you down. That is, until it starts to slowly drip down your children’s arms, in the backseat of your car.
Don’t worry! There’s a solution to your sticky icky problem. You can use aluminum foil to create a non-drip safety zone. Just use foil, wrap it around the stick of your ice cream or popsicle, and you have just created a barrier between the sugary treat and your hand. Voila, you’ve got yourself a mess-free refreshing treat.
Keep Those Bananas Fresh
Bananas are a pretty incredible fruit. They protect themselves from insects, unlike most other produce. However, they are prone to spoiling, and quickly. Luckily, foil can be used to slow down the routing process by preventing oxygen from affecting them.
Wrap the foil around the top of the stems to delay the decaying process. This should give you plenty more time to enjoy your bananas without having to rush through them before they turn brown.
Clean Fridge Shelves
Cleaning the fridge is an absolute nightmare. Removing shelves, drawers, dealing with sticky chunks of God only knows what. What if I told you there’s an easy way to not only clean your refrigerator but to keep it clean for good? Well, there is!
Lining all of your shelves with Saran wrap is the easiest and most convenient hack there is! It will protect your shelves from whatever decides to dirty them up, and it’s easy to remove and throw away whenever you feel like cleaning! It also sticks to the shelves, so you won’t need to worry about placing it. When there’s a spill, just take off that wrap and reapply!
It’s hard to remember all of the precautions we should take when traveling. The worst-case scenario when on vacation, is opening up your suitcase at the hotel and suddenly realizing that your shampoo has exploded, and soaked all of your clothes. You have to be careful, with so many necessities, so close to each other. Enter, plastic wrap.
We can screw caps on tightly, and close lids with all of our strength, yet still the temperature in the air can pop lids off. Use Saran wrap to add an extra seal of protection. Apply a layer underneath caps and lids to secure your liquids. Screw your caps back on, resting assured that your clothing is safe!
Bye Bye Fruit Flies
Fruit flies are definitely one of the most annoying creations on this Earth. They can find their way into your kitchen in almost any season. Create a poison-free trap, and catch all of these pesky buggers once and for all.
Fill a bowl with water, cider vinegar, and some dish soap. Cover the bowl or dish with saran wrap and poke some holes in it. That’s all it takes and you have yourself a trap! The flies will start to collect in the bowl, and you won’t need to worry about them anymore!
Trendy Marble Nails
These days, hip nails are the coolest thing around. There are so many different styles and it’s so trendy to try something unique. Nail artists make tons of money by giving you nice nails. Would you believe you can create awesome nails on your own? You totally can by using saran wrap.
Paint your nails with one coat and let it dry. Now use another coat and before it dries, cover your nails with saran wrap. This hack will create an awesome marble design on your nails! Everyone will ask you how did it, and you will be able to say that you did it all by yourself!
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Ice Cubes-Wrinkle Destroyers
I am sure this one will come as a big surprise, but throwing a few ice cubes into a dryer will prevent wrinkles from forming! Or, it will remove the wrinkles that are already there. Forget about ironing and steaming, you’re wasting your precious time.
As the ice melts, it becomes steam, which removes wrinkles. This trick works best with thinner fabrics, but nevertheless, it’s still a wonderful easy trick!
Vinegar is another extremely useful tool in the kitchen. Water stains are easily removed from glasses using by simply using a dab of white vinegar! Forget scrubbing and rinsing over and over!
Soak your glass dishes or glasses in diluted white vinegar to easily remove spots. This trick also works for other surfaces like kitchen faucets! You can also clean your bathroom’s surfaces and taps, not to mention your showerheads, with this hack.
Bread Isn’t Just for Eating
It happens to the best of us – we drop glasses sometimes. But picking up all those pieces is not easy, not to mention dangerous. The hack? Use bread! Yes, bread.
Just put a bit of water on a piece of bread to make it damp and press it on the floor where the fragments of glass are. It’s a lot easier than trying to sweep up every last piece with a broom.
Shaving Cream Cleaner
Shaving cream isn’t just a safer option for protecting your skin, it’s also a great way to clean glass. Use it to clean mirrors or any other surface that you would use window cleaner on!
Not only does it do a great job cleaning, but it also keeps your windows and mirrors from fogging up in the future! Next time you are shaving, keep this hack in mind, as you might want to use the excess foam for this cleaning hack.
Microwaves can get dirty, quickly. Splattering, smells, all sorts of fun stuff you need to deal with. We all use our microwaves often, and it’s annoying to always have to scrub them. Lemons are your savior. Do not ever forget about this wonderful cleaning gift. Lemons are so unbelievably useful!
Put half of a lemon into a bowl of water and microwave it for three minutes, (long enough to boil it). This will create steam that will fill your microwave. Leave it in there for 5 minutes to do its job, and then use the lemon to scrub out whatever is left!
Easy Blender Washing
Having to take apart a blender is a pain in the neck, and may even make you rethink making your post-gym workout smoothie. There is a much easier way to clean your blender than by taking it completely apart.
Poor some hot soapy water into your blender, turn it on, and there you go! It is basically a mini version of a dishwasher. Don’t ever take a long way again when cleaning your blender or magic bullet.
Grapefruit is Another Natural Cleaner
Grapefruit is a natural cleaning miracle. It does a wonderful harm-free job of cleaning dirty surfaces. All you have to do is cut a grapefruit in half, load it up with salt, and scrub surfaces you want clean.
The best areas to use this hack are in bathrooms, around faucets, and fixtures. The citrus and salt together remover stains from soapy gunk and other yucky stuff, while also leaving a fresh and delightful smell.
Jammed drawers can be frustrating and even dangerous for your fingers. Luckily you can use a common household object to fix a drawer jam. Take a bar of soap and slide it along the sides of the tracks.
This will create a lubricant and make it much easier for your drawer to side. Be creative, think of other things that may get stuck, and how soap can help fix it, such as a sliding shower door!
Soda Bottle Sprinkler
Recycling is super important these days. You should be getting as much use as you can out of every plastic bottle that you use. If you have a soda bottle, you can use it as a temporary sprinkler!
Take a bottle, poke some holes in the bottom of the bottle, and attach the bottle by the neck to your garden hose. Now you have a temporary way to spread more water over your garden!
Unscrew Your Screws
Your screws can often lose traction and become loose. It can be difficult to use your screws to screw in, or out. Before you give up hope, try using a rubber band.
Place a rubber band flat against the head of the screw, and fit the tip of the screwdriver over the rubber band, and into the grooves. This will fill in gaps in the screw, allowing the grip needed to twist the screw.
Aluminum Foil – A Painter’s Best Friend
Whether you are a professional artist, or an amateur painter, you have some of the same obstacles. One of these problems is losing a lid, which results in oxidation, which in turn, makes paint hard to use.
Aluminum foil is an easy way to create caps. Fold a piece of foil and use it to make a makeshift cap. The foil will prevent air from entering the paint, keeping your paint fresh and bold.