The Aluminum Foil Trick Everyone Should Know About

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Almost everyone has some aluminum foil in their kitchen cupboard at home. It doesn’t matter how you normally use it because we have handy tips that can open a door of possibilities with what you do with your foil.

When you go out and buy another roll of the stuff buy one more… and trust us, it’ll make your life much easier once you learn these “hacks” we have in store for you.

Egg-celent Eggs

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Nothing’s better than smelling bacon and eggs in the morning. Sometimes you just don’t have the energy to make eggs when they can be a messy process. We have a simple trick that’ll make you want eggs every morning with almost no hassle!

All you have to do is line your pan with some foil and crack a few eggs, maybe add some seasoning if you like and that’s all there is to it. Fresh egg-celent eggs with no mess! It’s easy cooking from now on.

Muscle Pain

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It doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone finds themselves experiencing muscle pain or cramps at some point or another. Maybe you worked on your garden or you had to carry some boxes, either way, it’s not fun. But we have something that will relieve you of that pain quickly and easily.

Just take some trusty foil and wrap it around the sore muscles once or twice. Make sure it’s fastened in place so it’s got enough pressure on the muscle but also not too much to cut off circulation. After eight to 12 hours you should start to feel a difference. Keep it up for 10 to 12 days before taking a week break.

Better Signal

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Everyone’s been in a state after their signal disconnects just as their program was getting good. No with no internet you just stare dumbfounded at the TV. All you want is good enough to finish the show you were watching. Is that too much to ask?

Tinfoil can save you from your signal problems! Fold some foil into a nice square or a rectangle (kinda like a solar panel) and put it right behind your router. Trust us it’ll speed up your signal in a jiffy.

Sun Bed

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Love plants but can never sustain them for long? Everyone’s been in those shoes where no matter what you seem to do the plant you’re nurturing will just die on you.

Foil saves the day again! just layer a box with foil and cut the forth side off. Now put the three-sided next to the plant with the foil side facing it. It will sort of look like a sunbathing screen. This will boost the rays that the plant gets and improve its health. Your plants will be grateful.

 Cookie Time

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Who doesn’t love fresh, beautiful cookies? Well next time you find yourself without a cookie cutter or maybe you’re just sick of the shapes you have, you can always use some foil to help you out.

Take the tin foil and mold it into the silhouette of whatever shape you want. Just make sure it’s an outline so the dough can be cut into the shape. Once you start making creative designs your friends and family will be begging you for your secret.

Cleaning Your Iron

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Next time you find yourself needing to make a good first impression and notice a crease in your shirt, will your iron be clean? if not don’t start panicking. Foil can help here too if you find that your iron needs some cleaning.

Take some foil from your kitchen and scrunch it into a rough ball shape. Now just polish the iron’s flat surface and viola! It should be shiny in no time. The surface may be scratched from the foil but isn’t that better than dirt?

A Warmer House

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Ever gotten inside your house after being outside in the cold for a while just to find that your radiator isn’t pulling its weight and your house isn’t warm enough? You know more heaters would just cost you more and raise your electric bill so what do you do?

Spread out some aluminum on a counter so it’s nice and flat. Layer it so it’s thick and then stick it to some cardboard. Put it next to your heater and it’ll help radiate the heat around your home. Now time for some hot cocoa, a film, and a blanket!

More Ironing Hacks

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We all know how it can be exhausting ironing all the family’s clothing. Hours standing up over a hot iron is no fun. Fortunately. did you know the whole process can be sped up?

The simple trick works just by taking your foil and lining your ironing board with it. The foil will help to trap most of the heat from the ironing process and speed things up considerably. Trust us, it saves a lot of time when you’ve got a lot on your plate.

Seals In The Freshness

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Bananas may be the only fruit that doesn’t have to worry about invading insect forces, but it certainly does have to worry about its reaction agents. These agents mean that it goes bad real fast! But aluminum can be just what you need to preserve your bananas.

The foil keeps them fresh by keeping air contact to a minimum. Just wrap some foil around the stem of your bunch of bananas and be amazed. Now you can eat your bananas at your own pace instead of having to keep making banana bread every time they start going brown.

A DIY Stylus

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Touchscreen technology is a lifesaver, and almost every phone on the market today has it. Some people prefer to use a stylus as opposed to their fingers.

Instead of shelling out money for one, wrap aluminum foil around a pen, pencil or other thin, pointed instrument to make a DIY stylus that works just as good as the ones in the store.

Stay Dry Inside Your Sleeping Bag

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Camping trips with the family are a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and to enjoy some quality time together. After a long day hiking or doing other outdoor activities you’ll need a good night’s rest.

That’s where aluminum foil can help you. If you put a long piece of foil under your body before climbing into your sleeping bag, it will prevent your sweat from wetting the sleeping bag and you’ll wake up dry.

Say Goodbye To Static

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Static is a common occurrence after your clothes come out of the dryer. Can it be prevented somehow? Yes, it can… with aluminum foil. If you want to eliminate static from your clothes that have been in the dryer, then try this trick.

Try throwing a ball of foil into your load next time. The metal will absorb the static electricity, which means your clothes won’t pick it up. Who knew you could eliminate the discomfort of static with a ball of foil?

Helps Whiten Teeth

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Most teeth whitening systems you find in the stores can be very expensive. What if I told you that there’s a simple, cost-effective way to effectively whiten your teeth? You’ll need some toothpaste, baking soda, and some foil.

Cut some strips of foil big enough to cover your teeth, then mix the toothpaste and baking soda together, and apply a layer on the foil. Wrap the foil with the mixture around your teeth and after an hour, you’ll see sparkling white teeth.

Prevents Car Remote Jamming

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Most people wouldn’t think to cover their car keys with foil. That’s because they don’t know how helpful it can be if their car keys have an electrical chip inside. Hijackers are always on the lookout for cars with those types of remote control keys.

This is because they can jam them and open the car to steal whatever’s inside. By wrapping your keys with foil, you prevent them from accessing your car key’s frequency and, in turn, prevent your vehicle from being stolen.

DIY Sheet Mask

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Sheet masks are the trendiest skincare products in the market right now. Face masks are the perfect skincare treatment to help you with your skincare concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate your skin, remove excess oils, and improve the appearance of your pores.

But what do you do when you have run out of your favorite sheet mask and are itching for some holiday pampering? Make your own sheet mask! Yes, that’s right. You can now make your own sheet mask using this kitchen essential – aluminum foil!

Helps Soften Hardened Brown Sugar

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If you’re a baker, you’ve probably used brown sugar several times. However, brown sugar can harden very easily. If that’s happened to you, it doesn’t mean it’s unsalvageable. Just grab a large piece of foil, and first place it on the kitchen counter.

Then, place some of the hardened sugar on top. Close the foil and slowly use your fingers to break down the sugar and soften it up. Depending on how much you need you’ll have to do it in batches.

Good For Polishing Jewelry

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We all have that piece of jewelry that we only use for a special occasion. Unfortunately, you’ll often find that when you’re ready to use it, it’s a little tarnished. By that stage, you don’t have time to take it to a professional jeweler to have it polished.

All you do is swirl your piece of jewelry in a small bowl with some soapy water and add a piece of foil into the water and watch how the shine comes back.

Useful For Dispensing Light

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If you have a shelf or drawer that is deep and doesn’t get a lot of light because of it, then aluminum foil can solve this problem for you. Not only are dark shelves and drawers the ideal nesting place for cockroaches but it’s also difficult to see what’s inside.

To eliminate the darkness simply line your dark shelf or drawer with aluminum foil. The silver will reflect the light and will illuminate the space so you can see more clearly.

Making Your Life Easier

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Wow! Who’d have thought a simple roll of tin foil could change your life completely! These tips and tricks will definitely make your life outside the kitchen super simple!

So next time you’re in the supermarket, remember to pick up another roll of aluminum foil. After all, you’re going to need it.