10 Surprising Ways of Using Aluminum Foil Which Can Save You Time and Money
Aluminum foil has many uses you haven’t heard of. Usually, we all use this silver foil for wrapping sandwiches and potatoes after baking them. You need to be more creative to use this foil in many other ways and so save money.
Here are some of the ideas we suggest:
1. Save time when ironing
Unfold a length of aluminum foil across the ironing board and you will not have to iron the two sides of your clothes. Place the foil on the board and the clothes over it, as usual. You will see that the clothes are ironed on the both sides. Also, you will finish in half the time.
The silver foil is effective because the heat from the iron helps you iron the both sides right away.
2. Fresh bread can stay warm and tasty
If you want your bread to stay fresh, warm and tasty or you are going on a picnic then aluminum foil is the right thing you need to keep your bread warm and fresh.
Enfold the bread in napkins or kitchen paper, then place the fresh bread on top of some silver foil. It will reflect heat back into the bread.
3. Keep paints fresh and use them multiple times
A tin of paint can dry out and become useless long before you want to use it again. Silver foil can help you give the tin of paint a longer lifespan. Cut out a circle of the foil as big as the tin top. Place the circle foil piece onto the surface of the paint and blow into the tin to get some oxygen into it. Then place the lid.
4. Sharpen your old scissors
Instead throwing your blunt scissors into the bin, fold a strip of silver foil until you make a thick strip and start cutting into the silver foil. Take a piece around 8-10 inches long and fold it lengthwise as many times as you can. You should end with a thick strip.
Each time you cut with the scissors, the foil will grind against the blades and sharpen them with every cut.
5. Moving furniture over a wooden floor
If your floor at home is made of wood and your furniture needs moving, you can prevent scratching the wooden surface by placing pieces of aluminum paper under the legs of the furniture.
6. Improve the picture on your TV
Placing a foil sheet between the DVD player and the TV set can decrease the electromagnetic fields from these two devices and so makes the picture on TV better. The picture can become unclear because of the static electricity that passes between the two devices.
7. Keep pets away from your furniture
If you hate when your pets are biting the table legs and you want to keep your furniture safe from the chewing teeth of your pets. Wrap the table legs in aluminum foil because pets don’t like the sound of crinkling aluminum foil. Also, you can put some of the foil on any place you want to keep pets away.
After a while, your pets will make a habit to stay away from your furniture and then you can remove the foil.
8. Improve your plants’ quality
Using aluminum foil can ease watering plants. Add soil in a pot and cover the top with an aluminum foil. Then, make holes to plant the cuttings. The silver foil reduces the water loss, meaning you will not need to water very often. Also, the quality of the plant cuttings is improved and can grow stronger.
9. Make your silverware sparkle
If you want your silver earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces to look like new again, line a pan with a sheet of silver foil. Fill it with hot water and then add a teaspoon of salt and one tablespoon of baking soda. The silver items need to be in contact with the foil. Let it soak for around 5 minutes and then turn the silver over.
When the two sides have been in contact with the foil, rinse the items with cold water and let them dry.
10. Bring back the shine of your pots and pans
If you want your pots and pans to be shiny and look like new, soak the pan you want to clean, then crumple up a sheet of foil and just scrub like mad.