Aluminum foil can come in handy around the household for covering food and keeping heat in. But there are lots of other ways you can use aluminum foil around your home that have nothing to do with food.
Here Are 15 Mind-Boggling Ways To Use Aluminum In Your Home
1) Heal Small Burns
Place the shiny side of a piece of aluminum foil onto your burn. Keep it covered for 15 to 20 minutes. The pain should be gone by the time you take your foil off.
2) WiFi Booster
Aluminum foil can help give you a better WiFi signal. Fold a piece of foil into a rectangle shape that’s about 4″ by 6″ and bend the shiny part inwards into a curved shape. Place it behind your router. Learn more below.
3) Repel Garden Insects
Use aluminum foil to keep garden pests away. Cut up a few strips of aluminum foil and place it in your mulch. You can also place it at the base of plants and trees to get rid of mice, bugs, and squirrels. Use rocks to hold it down if you need to.
4) Curl Your Hair
Forget the curlers. All you need for perfectly curled hair is some tin foil and a flat iron. Watch the video below for all the details.
5) Get Rid Of Rust
Aluminum foil works great to get rid of rust. Ball up a piece of foil and dip it in distilled vinegar. Use it to rub away rust.
6) Soften Brown Sugar
Use aluminum foil to de-clump brown sugar. Wrap up your solid chunks in foil. Place it in the oven for 5 minutes at 300 degrees to soften.
7) Polish Silverware and Jewelry
Line a dish with aluminum foil and pour a cup of hot water in it. Mix in a tablespoon of salt and baking soda. Drop your discolored jewelry in and let it sit for 10 minutes before you rinse it off.
8) DIY Dryer Sheets
Stop buying dryer sheets. Crumple up some aluminum foil into balls. Toss it into your dryer to soften up your clothes.
9) Clean Your Grill
Cover your grill with aluminum foil while it’s still cool. Close the lid and heat up your grill for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off the grill, bunch up your foil with tongs and scrub your grill racks.
10) Sharpen Your Scissors
Use aluminum foil to sharpen up your scissors. Fold up several pieces of foil. Cut through with your scissors several times.
11) Makeover Your Furniture
Give your furniture a new look with aluminum foil. Just decoupage the foil to your furniture. Learn how here.
12) Funnel or Frosting Dispenser
Fold over pieces of foil. Shape it into a funnel. Follow those steps and snip off the tip and place it in a frosting bag for accurate frosting.
13) Strong Contact Paper
Protect cabinets and drawers with aluminum foil. Fold over foil and cut it to fit in your cabinets. Use it as a cabinet or drawer liner.
14) Turn AAA Into AA Batteries
Need some AA batteries but only have AAA? Place aluminum foil between your battery and the coil. This can work with other ill-fitting batteries too.
15) Protect a Door Knob
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Protect your doorknob during a paint job. Cover your knob with aluminum foil. Take it off when you’re done. Paint will get on the foil instead of your doorknob.