We use aluminum foil for oven baking, and that’s why we always have it around. Surprisingly, aluminum foil can be used not only for cooking.
Smalljoys found out the best ways to use foil for household purposes. Those who read them all will see a bonus at the end of the article.
Replace a funnel
If you need to pour some liquid into a bottle, make a foil funnel.
Iron clothes from both sides at once
Put some aluminum foil under the clothes before ironing. Foil becomes hot really fast, and this is how your clothes can be ironed from both sides.
Sharpen your scissors
If you need to sharpen your scissors and get rid of rust, cut a piece of foil 7-10 times.
Extend battery life
If your batteries have run down and you do not have any new ones, use some aluminum foil.
Remove static electricity from your clothes
Put some foil balls in the washer together with the laundry. After washing, your clothes won’t accumulate electricity and attract dust and hair.
Clean the iron
Clean your iron with a foil ball.
In order to clean silver, put aluminum foil on the bottom of a tray. Then add some baking soda, salt, and boiled water.
Move furniture easily
In order to move furniture easily, put pieces of foil under its legs. Foil creates additional sliding.
Improve the Wi-Fi signal
Foil can help to improve a Wi-Fi signal. Fold it several times, and put it behind the antenna like a screen.
Clean a hot glue gun
You can easily clean a glue gun from old glue with a piece of foil.
Protect food from burning
In order to protect food from sticking in the frying pan, put a layer of foil in the bottom. This is also how you can cook without oil.
Removing rust from chrome-plated surfaces
Make a ball out of foil, soak it, and rub onto a rusty chrome-plated surface.
Seal plastic bags
If you need to seal a plastic bag, put a piece of foil over its edge, and put an iron over it.
Use foil for a touchscreen
Surprisingly, touchscreens react to foil. If you wrap a pencil with foil, you can get a handmade stylus. If you don’t have sensor gloves, wrap your finger with foil, and use your smartphone wearing regular gloves.
Make your own cookie cutters
You can make any cookie cutter out of foil in a few minutes.
Bonus: whiten your teeth
Mix some baking soda with toothpaste, and put a thick layer of this mixture over a foil strip. Apply the strip to your teeth. Remove it after one hour, and rinse your mouth thoroughly.