6 Clever Household Uses for Aluminum Foil!

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Who doesn't have aluminum foil lying in their kitchen drawer? I bet you didn't know all the household uses for this besides lining your baking sheet. Here are 6 of my favorite uses —
#1 Shining Chrome
I bet you didn't know you could polish off rust with a ball of foil. I found my boyfriends gold club in the closet and decided to test it out.
#1 Shining Chrome
I bet you didn't know you could polish off rust with a ball of foil. I found my boyfriends gold club in the closet and decided to test it out. There is my before and after, I was very impressed.



#2 Starting Seeds
Foil reflects light; this makes it perfect for starting your seeds before planting them in your garden. Line an old shoe box with foil and place your seeds inside!
#3 Painting Protector
When painting around odd shaped objects, like door knobs, you need something to block the paint. Tin foil to the rescue! It mold perfectly to keep your door knob clean.
#4 Paint Brush Saver
Working on a project and you're not done? Simply wrap your brush in foil and you'll be good to go!
#5 Speed Up Ironing
In a hurry? Put a piece of foil under your cloths, in between the item and the ironing board and watch how you quickly remove every wrinkle!
#6 Sharpen Scissors
Dull blades? Fold up your foil and make a few cuts. You'll have sharper scissors in no time!
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  • Jill Ron Pike Jill Ron Pike on Dec 15, 2017
    Plain aluminum foil (NOT heavy-duty or non-stick) balled up and thrown in the dryer helps eliminate static cling. Pull out about 1-2 ft, ball it up, and throw 2 of them in the dryer. They last weeks, and no static on clothes!

  • Patricia Patricia on Dec 19, 2017
    Great ideas!!

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