21 Reasons You Need Aluminum Foil in Your Life

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Most people own a roll of aluminum foil in their kitchen. Typically it’s used to save food or cover dishes with food. Sometimes it’s used to cook with. Did you know that there are plenty of other things you can do with aluminum foil outside of the kitchen?

Funnel

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More people have aluminum foil than a funnel lying around. So, use your aluminum foil as a funnel! Simply roll it up and pour your liquid through it.

Ironing

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Place a piece of aluminum foil under a piece of clothing you are ironing. The iron will heat up the foil, resulting in your clothes de-wrinkling faster.

Sharpening Scissors

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Keep your scissor blades from becoming dull and sharpen them by cutting through aluminum foil. The foil gets rid of rust that may be on your scissors.

Increase Battery Life

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Increase the life of batteries by putting a piece of aluminum foil between the battery and the metal of your device.

Remove Static

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Throw a ball of aluminum foil in with your clothes while they are in the dryer to remove any static. It also increases the speed of your clothes drying.

Iron Cleaning

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Rub a ball of aluminum foil on your iron to clean off any rust or dirt.

Polish Silver

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Polishing silver can be a pain, but you can use aluminum foil, salt, baking soda and boiling water to clean it easily. Place a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of a pot or container and pour a mixture of salt and baking soda into boiling water. Pour the water over the silver. They’ll look brand new!

Move Furniture

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Put a piece of aluminum foil under your furniture to slide it around easily. This works best when it’s on carpet.

WiFi

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Increase your WiFi signal with a simple piece of aluminum foil. Fold it flat and set it behind your modem.

Clean Your Glue Gun

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Clean the tip of your glue gun by rubbing some aluminum foil on it. Any rust or dried glue will come right off.

Keep Food from Sticking

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It’s annoying when food sticks to a pan when cooking. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the bottom of your pan to keep your food from sticking. This also keeps you from using lots of oil.

Remove Rust

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If you have anything chrome that has rust on it, simply rub a ball of aluminum foil on it to get rid of the rust.

Seal Bags

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Use aluminum foil and an iron to seal plastic bags. Fold a piece of foil over the top and run a hot iron over the foil for the plastic to melt and seal together.

Make a Stylus

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Create your own stylus for your touchscreen device by putting a piece of aluminum foil on the end of a pen.

Cookie Cutters

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Get creative and make your own cookie cutter shapes out of aluminum foil.

Teeth Whitening Strips

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Place a mixture of toothpaste and baking soda on a strip of aluminum foil and fold it over your teeth to whiten them. Leave it on for no more than one hour.

Painting Liner

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Cover a doorknob in aluminum foil when painting a door to keep from getting paint on it.

Store Cooking Grease

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Store hot cooking grease in a bowl lined with aluminum foil. This makes it easy to clean up once it cools.

Clean Oven

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To ensure that you always have a clean oven, cover your oven racks with aluminum foil and line the bottom of the oven. When food drips, you can simply throw away the foil and replace it.

Clean Your Grill

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Clean your barbecue or grill with a ball of aluminum foil. Rub it over the rack to get rid of any stuck on grease.

Hair Curlers

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Protect your hair from heat while curling it by wrapping your curl in aluminum foil then holding a straightener to it. This will curl your hair without putting heat directly on it!