It may be a humble kitchen staple, but aluminium foil has a surprisingly large range of services it can offer you. Here are five different household problems that can be either solved, or made easier, with the use of aluminium foil.
1. Make ironing quicker
According to Good Housekeeping, placing foil underneath your ironing board cover (shiny side up) will increase the heat and therefore remove stubborn wrinkles faster. This simple hack also means you don’t have to iron both sides of your clothes.
2. Make your own touch pen
If you wrap the tip of a normal pen in foil, and ensure the tip is pointed, you can use it as a touch-point pen for some digital devices.
3. Fix rusted chrome racks
If you succumbed to a trendy chrome towel or curtain rack, you also know that they go rusty. However, if you scrunch some foil into a loose ball and rub it over the rust, your chrome rack will be back to its shiny self in no time.
4. Sharpen blunt scissors
If the household scissors need re-sharpening simply cut into a sheet of aluminium foil up to 10 times to have cleaner, sharper shears.
5. Remove static electricity
If your clothes and sheets come out of the dryer full of static electricity, remember to pop a ball of scrunched-up aluminium foil into the dryer when you do the next load. No more static.
6. Remove stains from your iron
If your trusty iron has developed some stain a gentle rub with aluminium foil should remove them - just don't do it too often because it can scratch the iron.
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