You Would Have Never Thought Foil Could Be Used For So Many Things…

Published on 07/15/2019
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We are sure that there is a roll of aluminum foil in your house. It is probably in the kitchen. We bet you had no idea how useful this household item can be. Read on to hear about tips that will change your life!

Make Your Own Funnel

Do you have to pour liquids into a bottle or container with a small mouth? You do not need to buy a new funnel if you can’t find one! You can create a makeshift one with the use of aluminum foil.

Funnel

DIY Funnel

Have Your Clothes Be Wrinkle Free

There are days when we have no time to iron at all. If you want to look presentable and neat, you can use a foil sheet and then place it between the sides. All you need is one press now!

Wrinkle Free

Wrinkle-Free Clothes

Sharpen Scissors

Rusty scissors are essentially useless scissors. If you want to make them work again, the only thing you need to do is to cut some tin foil with them. This should sharpen the pair you have!

Scissors

Sharpen Scissors

Pocket-Sized Cookie Shapers

Baking cookies is a great idea. Not only will you get to make awesome baked goodies, but it is also good when it comes to team efforts.

Pocket Sized Cookie Shapers

Pocket-Sized Cookie Shapers

The fun part is choosing the shapes you want to make. However, molds can be expensive. It’s a good thing you just need tin foil to create molds in whatever shape you want!

Avoiding Melted Ice-Cream Disasters

We all know that kids are capable of making messes. It’s practically a talent! However, it gets messier than usual when ice cream is involved.

Avoiding Melted Ice Cream Disasters

Avoiding Melted Ice Cream Disasters

Your tin foil will save you and the kitchen floors. Cover the popsicle in foil to catch melted ice cream!

Keeping Bananas Fresh for Longer

Bananas are delicious! They only tend to stick around for a little while, however. What should you do?

Keeping Bananas Fresh For Longer

Keeping Bananas Fresh For Longer

You only need to wrap the top stem using tin foil! You now have several more days to eat the fruit.

Avoid Welcoming Cockroaches into Your Kitchen

We all adore big cabinets until the time comes to clean them! Cockroaches tend to stay in the back.

Avoid Welcoming Cockroaches Into Your Kitchen

Avoid Welcoming Cockroaches Into Your Kitchen

You can keep them away by putting tin foil on the shelves to introduce more light int there.

Low-Cost Boost to Radiator Efficiency

When the weather is cold, nothing could beat coming home and then relaxing in the warmth.

Low Cost Boost To Radiator Efficiency

Low-Cost Boost To Radiator Efficiency

Just cover some cardboard with a layer of tin foil and put it near your radiator for additional warmth!

Increasing the Lifespan of Batteries

Watching TV is a nice way to relax at home. However, what happens when the remote battery runs out?

Increasing The Lifespan Of Batteries

Increasing The Lifespan Of Batteries

You probably figured out what can help with your problem. You only need to ball it up and put it on the sides of the battery to extends its longevity.

Dealing with Dirt or Rust

Before you go into a meeting, you should take the time to make yourself look presentable and neat.

Dealing With Dirt Or Rust

Dealing With Dirt Or Rust

What should you do if the iron is all rusty? You can just scrub it all off from the hot surface with tin foil.

Moving Furniture without Leaving a Scratch

Awesome pieces of furniture are important if you want to make the space a lot more beautiful.

Moving Furniture Without Leaving A Scratch

Moving Furniture Without Leaving A Scratch

It might damage the floor, however. You should slip in a foil sheet below each corner to prevent this.

Internet Problems?

There is never a lack of interesting things on the internet. However, a slow connection can be annoying.

Internet Problems

Internet Problems

You need to use tin foil to a card-shaped flap and put it beside the router for a better connection.

Glue Gun Saver

Glue guns are awesome, especially if you like to do arts and crafts. It is great for dispensing adhesive.

Glue Gun Saver

Glue Gun Saver

If you have to first remove the extra adhesive, use tin foil to get rid of it and you should be good to go.

Re-Sealing Open Bags

When your friends come over to your place for a get-together, it is your responsibility to provide snacks.

Re Sealing Open Bags

Re-Sealing Open Bags

We all hate half-empty bags of chips. Keep them crispy by ironing a strip of tin to seal them.

Cheap and Painless Pearly Whites

A great smile is always desirable! This is why people continue to spend a lot of money to whiten teeth.

Cheap And Painless Pearly Whites

Cheap And Painless Pearly Whites

You only need to mix baking soda and toothpaste. Use the mixture and coat a tin foil strip with it. Wrap this around your teeth and then let it sit for one hour.

Protect Door Knobs from Fresh Paint

Have you been painting a room in your house? If so, there must be areas you want to leave untouched.

Protect Door Knobs From Fresh Paint

Protect Door Knobs From Fresh Paint

If you are dealing with curved doorknobs and the like, you can use tin foil to cover it! That’s all you need.

Cutting Out the Mess in BBQs

A summer night is best spent with a bunch of your friends eating BBQ. However, cleanup is not so fun.

Cutting Out The Mess In BBQs

Cutting Out The Mess In BBQs

Make it easier for yourself by piling on foil sheets and then putting it on the grill. This will prevent dripping. If you want to clean it up, just put soapy water on it before you scrub the rack.

Making Old Mirrors Bright Again

We all know mirrors can make a room seem bright and roomy. Sadly, they undergo damage over time.

Making Old Mirrors Bright Again

Making Old Mirrors Bright Again

Tinfoil and mirrors have similar reflective paint. Heal the mirror by taping a foil strip on the frame.

Insect Protection with Enhanced Plant Growth

Bugs are going to be your worst enemies when you garden. You’ll be surprised to hear tin foil can help.

Insect Protection With Enhanced Plant Growth

Insect Protection With Enhanced Plant Growth

Insects and bacteria will be gone when you put tin foil in the garden to distribute the sunlight there.

A Helping Hand for Santa

Aluminum can handle high heat, so you can use it in your fireplace to handle the muck, ash, and soot.

A Helping Hand For Santa

A Helping Hand For Santa

You can make a platform with a couple of foil sheets. After you put the fire out, you can simply throw it.

Patching Clothes without Ruining Your Ironing Board

Trouser tears are annoying but you can put a patch over the hole. Just be careful with it when you iron.

Patching Clothes Without Ruining Your Ironing Board

Patching Clothes Without Ruining Your Ironing Board

You can make it a lot easier with the use of tin foil. Put a strip below the hole before you layer! Voila.

Create Sunshine Heaven for your Plants

Sadly, there will probably be areas in your home that receives less sunshine than the rest of the house.

Create Sunshine Heaven For Your Plants

Create Sunshine Heaven For Your Plants

Find a four-sided box, take out one of the sides, and cover the rest with tin foil. It will act as a reflector.

Bring the Fish In With Added Light

Did you fail to get a good catch during the fishing expedition? If so, you should use sunlight as bait!

Bring The Fish In With Added Light

Bring The Fish In With Added Light

It sounds bizarre but trust us. You only need to wrap tin foil around the hook for a better catch.

A Painter’s Trusty Friend

Painting is a neat hobby because it is so calming. You will learn that it is easy to lose a paint lid, however.

A Painter’s Trusty Friend

A Painter’s Trusty Friend

You can always cover the paint jar mouth with tin foil to prevent oxidation. It also works as a palette.

A Handy and Transferable Frying Pan

It is always fun to go camping with the best of your friends. Just do not forget to bring a frying pan!

A Handy And Transferable Frying Pan

A Handy And Transferable Frying Pan

Luckily, you do not need one when you have tin foil. Layer a stack of these to create a pan of your own.

Remedy for Vinyl Tile Hassle

Vinyl tiles look great, although they sometimes loosen after a time. There is no need to replace them.

Remedy For Vinyl Tile Hassle

Remedy For Vinyl Tile Hassle

You can set the tile in place, cover it with tin foil, and press a heated iron over it. It will pop right in!

A Protective Credit Card Cover

RFID cards are super convenient, but you do not want to make accidental and unwanted payments!

A Protective Credit Card Cover

A Protective Credit Card Cover

How can you protect it against this? Make a pouch with some tin foil and keep it there at all times.

Getting the Light Right

If you are an amateur photographer, we doubt you have access to high-quality flashes and reflectors.

Getting The Light Right

Getting The Light Right

You can make your own light reflector by wrapping cardboard in foil. Ambient light is not a problem!

Keeping Matchsticks Dry

Fires are awesome but can be hard to start when you are camping and only have wet matchsticks.

Keeping Matchsticks Dry

Keeping Matchsticks Dry

Just bring out some tin foil, roll the wet matches in the sheet, and you can now start a fire.

Soap Trick

It is important to wash your hands often, but you should try to keep the dish as clean as possible too.

Soap Trick

Soap Trick

Just put a tin foil strip underneath the bar of soap. This is also good for the longevity of the soap.

Putting the Sparkle Back into your Jewelry

Jewelry can make a big difference to your look. However, you will have to clean it as often as possible.

Putting The Sparkle Back Into Your Jewelry

Putting The Sparkle Back Into Your Jewelry

Drop the piece of jewelry in soapy water and leave tin foil in there. The jewelry should shine bright!

Antifreeze Paintbrush Covers

When painting, you should not forget to take a break every now and then. Just take care of your paint!

Antifreeze Paintbrush Covers

Antifreeze Paintbrush Covers

Wrap the brush in tin foil before you stop painting. Thanks to its antifreeze properties, it would not dry.

Garden Solar Light Distributor

Sunlight is vital for the growth of your plants. You need constant exposure to trigger photosynthesis.

Garden Solar Light Distributor

Garden Solar Light Distributor

Get a lamp or décor that looks nice in the garden. Hang foil in it to ensure the light will be distributed.

Decorative Cakes

Do you want to make intricately designed baked goodies by yourself? You can do it without training!

Decorative Cakes

Decorative Cakes

Get some tin foil, twist it into the shapes you want, and cover it in icing! Put it on the cake and that’s it.

Safety Ensured Hair Curlers

Curling your hair is easy enough with hair curlers, although you need to be careful not to burn yourself.

Safety Ensured Hair Curlers

Safety Ensured Hair Curlers

Aluminum can prevent burns on the skin. You just have to worry about getting your curls right this time.

Save Money with this Smartphone Pen

Touch screens are useful, but the surface is often full of germs. You can use a stylus, but it can be pricey.

Save Money With This Smartphone Pen

Save Money With This Smartphone Pen

Instead of shelling out lots of money, just wrap the pen or stick tip with tin foil. It will work just as well!

De-Rusting Chrome

Chrome layers are good for the extra shine and weather resistance. They often get rusty later, however.

De Rusting Chrome

De Rusting Chrome

Luckily, they do not get scratches. Simply ball up some tin foil and then use it to scrub off the rust.

Keeping a Clean Oven

Your oven will benefit from an additional layer of protection since it gets messy from crumbs and spills.

Keeping A Clean Oven

Keeping A Clean Oven

Put a layer of tin foil below the rack or tray to prevent any mess. It’s good as long as it doesn’t touch the floor of the oven.

Perfect Pie Crusts

After making the best pie in the world, the worst nightmare here would be to see the crust fall apart.

Perfect Pie Crusts

Perfect Pie Crusts

Tinfoil is useful here. Wrap the pastry in it to keep it both warm and perfect.

Creative Party Cakes

What could be better than a custom cake for your birthday? You’ll be surprised to hear it is very doable.

Creative Party Cakes

Creative Party Cakes

You can just make the tin foil into the shape you like before you put it in the pan. It’s as easy as pie!

Locking in Flavors

If you want to freeze food items, you should wrap it in aluminum foil to keep the flavors and particles.

Locking In Flavors

Locking In Flavors

When it comes to leftovers, cover them in aluminum foil before you pop it in the freezer. Only bring it out when it is time to heat it.

Preserving Steel Wool for Longer

Steel wool is your best bet if you want to get rid of any food gunk. Sadly, it rusts and loses shape quickly.

Preserving Steel Wool For Longer

Preserving Steel Wool For Longer

If you see rust, you should wrap it in aluminum foil and then keep it in the freezer to get rid of it.

Keeping Out Excess Moisture from your Sleeping Bag

On camping trips, you will soon learn that moisture builds in sleeping bags thanks to sweat and friction.

Keeping Out Excess Moisture From Your Sleeping Bag

Keeping Out Excess Moisture From Your Sleeping Bag

You should put a long piece of foil beneath you while you sleep to prevent wet sleeping bags.

Roller Pan Liners

Paint rollers can be such a pain to clean. This is why disposable plastic liners are common nowadays.

Roller Pan Liners

Roller Pan Liners

You can just use tin foil instead! It is a great way to save both your time and money.

Prevent Paint Skinning

DIY projects are cool, but you need to avoid skinning paint to prevent it from being unusable.

Prevent Paint Skinning

Prevent Paint Skinning

You can prevent this from occurring by putting foil in the can and blowing into it right before you close it.

Ad-hoc Baking Platter

Let the creative juices flow when you have started. Baking is a great way to channel your creativity.

Ad Hoc Baking Platter

Ad Hoc Baking Platter

Wrap tin foil around a piece of cardboard to create your very own baking platter! How easy is that?

Improve Outdoor Lighting

We all need light, right? If your porch is too dim, you can use foil to improve things in the area.

Improve Outdoor Lighting

Improve Outdoor Lighting

You can fashion a decoration or ornament with the material. It will scatter the light nicely as well!

No More Plant Tangles

Put foil around your seeds to ensure proper growth. That is not the only thing you need to do, however.

No More Plant Tangles

No More Plant Tangles

Place the plants in containers and then cover them with foil. Create holes there as well. Hello, less watering!

Giving your Tree Trunks Protection

Trees might be pretty, but they are difficult to maintain in the winter thanks to all the wild animals.

Giving Your Tree Trunks Protection

Giving Your Tree Trunks Protection

You only have to cover the trunk base with tin foil and then remove it when spring is here!

Pressure Cooker Assistance

It can be hard to get things out of the pressure cooker when you are in the middle of using it.

Pressure Cooker Assistance

Pressure Cooker Assistance

You only need a bowl-shaped tin foil with an extra sling. Fold the handles to fetch the bowls inside!

Keeping your Fruit Trees Bird Free

Some birds hate shiny items. Since you are now aware of this, it’s a great way to keep intruders away.

Keeping Your Fruit Trees Bird Free

Keeping Your Fruit Trees Bird Free

Hang a couple of tin foil strips from the tree to keep the light-sensitive birds far, far away.

Avoid Static

Dryer sheets leave behind a chemical layer on things you put inside. Tinfoil is a great alternative here.

Avoid Static

Avoid Static

Make a tin foil ball and then put it in the dryer. Throw in a tennis ball to cut the drying time significantly.

Wifi Signal Booster

Is the internet connection acting up again? Try folding some foil into a parabolic dish this time.

Wifi Signal Booster

Wifi Signal Booster

It might look weird, but you have to do what you have to do to keep up with memes, right?

Wet Bed Prevention

You should put a tin foil between their bedsheet and mattress if your kid still pees in bed.

Wet Bed Prevention

Wet Bed Prevention

It will serve as a waterproof barrier. You can prevent noises by putting a towel above the foil.

No More Sticking While Cooking

When you fry things, there will probably be some food items that stay on the pan. What a waste!

No More Sticking While Cooking

No More Sticking While Cooking

You just have to put a layer of tin foil to prevent your bacon and eggs from getting stuck to the pan.

Better Phone Signal

If your wifi and phone signal continue to give you problems, you should try rubbing the antenna of your gadget clean using some tin foil. You do not have anything to lose by giving this a shot.

Better Phone Signal

Better Phone Signal

Stop Aliens Reading From Your Mind

Some people think aliens exist and can read our minds. You can stop this by wearing a tinfoil hat!

Stop Aliens Reading From Your Mind

Stop Aliens Reading From Your Mind

We bet you found some of those hacks useful! Plastic wrap is similar to it because it is also very useful.

Next, All The Hacks You Never Thought Of For Plastic Wrap

Poached Eggs

Poached eggs are the best when it comes to breakfast. It’s not easy to make, but plastic wrap will help.

Poached Eggs

Poached Eggs

Line a small bowl with saran wrap and extend it over the edge. Coat it with oil, crack the egg, and gather up the sides for the egg. Drop them into a saucepan with boiling water and cut them with scissors later.

Device Protector

People rarely use regular cookbooks in this day and age. Why bother when you have your phone?

Device Protector

Device Protector

Wrap your device in saran wrap to protect it. It’s a good thing the touch screen will still be usable.

Keep Paint Fresher for Longer

Painting is also easier when you have saran wrap with you. It will protect both your paint and hands.

Keep Paint Fresher For Longer

Keep Paint Fresher For Longer

Cover the handle in saran wrap to improve grip and prevent blisters. You can also do this to paint rollers.

Sticker Free Jars

You should always reuse glass jars, although we know that it can be annoying to take the labels off.

Sticker Free Jars

Sticker Free Jars

Just soak it in warm soapy water and put saran wrap around it. Wait for 3 to 5 minutes and take it off!

Rolling Out Dough

Are you out of baking paper? Plastic wrap is better for rolling out dough, anyway. Why is that?

Rolling Out Dough

Rolling Out Dough

It is better since it is less messy. Jut lay out a saran wrap, put dough above it, and add more saran wrap.

Save Ice Cream From Freezer Burn

Freezer burn is the worst. It is the greatest enemies of ice cream. How can saran wrap prevent it?

Save Ice Cream From Freezer Burn

Save Ice Cream From Freezer Burn

Use it to cover the inside of the carton as well as the top of the ice cream. Ice won’t get in it now.

Fresher Bananas for Longer

Bananas go brown way too quickly! It is annoying because it is no longer good after two days or so.

Fresher Bananas For Longer

Fresher Bananas For Longer

You can slow down its browning by wrapping the stems in plastic wrap. Fresh bananas are the best.

Easy DIY Cups for Kids

A kiddie cup is important when you are eating with your toddler. What will you do when you forget it?

Easy DIY Cups For Kids

Easy DIY Cups For Kids

You can make a spill-free cup by covering the mouth of a regular cup with saran wrap. Just get a straw!

Keeping Jewelry Tangle Free When Packing

Are you planning to move? If so, do not forget to pack your jewelry as best as you could!

Keeping Jewelry Tangle Free When Packing

Keeping Jewelry Tangle Free When Packing

Put it on top of plastic wrap and then cover it with another layer before you put it in the jewelry box.

Keeping your Refrigerator Cleaner for Longer

The fridge can be such a pain to clean. It is pretty disgusting, but life does not have to be that way.

Keeping Your Refrigerator Cleaner For Longer

Keeping Your Refrigerator Cleaner For Longer

Use saran wrap to cover the shelves. You can just chuck it out and replace it whenever you want!

Suitcase Content Protector

Did you know that bottles of liquid can explode when the elevation and pressure are too high?

Suitcase Content Protector

Suitcase Content Protector

Cover the mouth of the bottles with plastic wrap and return the lids. It is better to be safe than sorry!

Bye Bye Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are terrible! Don’t you hate buying fruits and then dealing with these buzzing insects?

Bye Bye Fruit Flies

Bye Bye Fruit Flies

Slice up some fruit and then put it in a cup or bowl, whose mouth you should cover up with saran wrap. Put a tiny hole there and they will trap themselves!

Marbled Nail Polish

We can’t all afford to go to the salon every week, but you can give yourself a professional manicure!

Marbled Nail Polish

Marbled Nail Polish

Put a base coat, wait for it to dry, and paint over it with a different color. Rumple plastic wrap and apply it on your nails before the coat dries up.

Check out the next few photos for some more useful hacks using things you already own!

Ice Cubes to the Wrinkle Rescue

Keep clothes wrinkle-free by adding ice cubes to your clothes in the dryer. Put it on the hottest setting.

Ice Cubes To The Wrinkle Rescue

Ice Cubes To The Wrinkle Rescue

The ice melts and then transforms to steam, which straightens out clothes wrinkles in lighter fabrics!

Vinegar for Cleaning

White vinegar is great when you are cleaning. It will cut down scrubbing time but keep the glasses clean!

Vinegar For Cleaning

Vinegar For Cleaning

You only need to soak the glasses in water and white vinegar. You can also use a rag with it instead.

Bread to the Rescue!

When you drop a glass, it is important to get all the shards. Can you believe that bread is useful here?

Bread To The Rescue

Bread To The Rescue

Sprinkle water onto it and dab at the floor with it. This is more effective than dustpan and brush!

Shaving Cream to Clean

Shaving cream is a good glass cleaner. Just apply shaving cream on a mirror and wipe it with a rag.

Shaving Cream To Clean

Shaving Cream To Clean

This will keep it safe from fogging up for several weeks too! You can use it on windows and eyeglasses.

Lemons are Natural Cleaners

Have you noticed how dirty the microwave can get? All you need for this hack is lemon juice and water.

Lemons Are Natural Cleaners

Lemons Are Natural Cleaners

Put lemon juice in a half-cup of water and leave the lemon inside. Put it in the microwave for 3 minutes or until it boils. After it steams, wait five minutes before opening the door. Now scrub it!

Easy Rinse for Blender

You do not need to clean the blender by hand because there is a much more efficient way to do this.

Easy Rinse For Blender

Easy Rinse For Blender

Just half fill it with dishwashing liquid and hot water, pop the lid on, and turn it on. That’s it!

Grapefruit as a Natural Cleaner

Grapefruit is helpful when you are cleaning the tub. Wet the surface, get half of the grapefruit, put salt on the fruit, and scrub with all your might.

Grapefruit As A Natural Cleaner

Grapefruit As A Natural Cleaner

Citrus fruit and salt make for a great cleaning combination. It will also make the tub smell good!

Savior Soap

What should you do about that drawer that always gets stuck no matter how you open and close it?

Savior Soap

Savior Soap

You can glide a bar of soap across the drawer to give it the lubrication that it needs!

Homemade Sprinkler

Did you break your sprinkler? Don’t worry, you can water your garden with water and a plastic bottle.

Homemade Sprinkler

Homemade Sprinkler

Pop some holes in the bottle and put the garden hose through the mouth. That’s all you have to do!

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