If you think aluminium foil is only used to wrap hot food items, you’re just wrong. There are plenty of real-life hacks beyond your imagination which can definitely bring a smile to your face.
Here, I have listed the top aluminium foil life hacks that you will want to try immediately.
Genius Aluminum Foil Life Hacks
1) Faster Ironing of Your Clothes
Having a hard time ironing clothes? No worries. Just cover the top of your ironing board with few aluminium foil sheets and cover it with a cloth. Now, while you are ironing, the heat from the iron box is reflected by the iron box, sandwiching the cloth you intend to iron. This gives more efficiency and takes less time to get rid of wrinkles.
2) Cleans Your Iron Too
Is your iron’s surface got burn grim? Take a sheet of aluminium foil and crush it like a ball. Rubbing it gently against the surface take away the stains and makes it shiny
3) Make Your Cloth Iron Friendly
Make a few balls of the aluminium foil by crushing and put them inside your washing machine dryer. They absorb the static electricity from your drying clothes, making them soft, thus friendly to laundry.
4) Make Your Own Smartphone Pen
Forget about expensive smartphone drawing accessories. Now, you can make your own pen to write or draw on your Smartphone tablet using aluminium foil. Take a pencil, and wrap it with aluminium foil till the point, making sure it is rigid and not too sharp. Now your homemade smartphone pen is ready.
5) Make Emergency Fire
No matchbox in the middle of a trek? Having batteries and aluminium foil? Just join make two pieces of aluminium foil, and place one on the positive terminal and the other on the negative terminal. Take a cotton swab or other easily combustible substance and place it between the other ends of the aluminium foil pieces. Due to short-circuit, the swab will get catch dire.
6) Dried Food Muck on Utensils
Make your utensils shine by scrubbing a crushed aluminium foil sheets. The abrasive nature takes out all the hard muck from your utensils in no time.
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7) Polish Rusted Tools
Your garage tools like spanners, wrenches, pullers look dirty and old? Rub aluminium foil with the surface of your tools gently. The tools will shine like new.
8) Give New Life to Your Dry Batteries
Is your AC or TV remote not working due to a dead battery? Fold a little piece of aluminium foil against the positive terminal of any one battery. It must come back to life.
9) Substitute the Missing Battery
Apart from assisting a dead battery, aluminium foil can be substituted in the place of the missing battery.
10) Small in the Place of Large
If you have two different sizes of batteries, compensate the lack of size by filling the space with aluminium foil. An “AAA” size battery can be used in the place of “AA”.
11) Low Light Photography
Due to shiny and reflective property, aluminium foil can help you achieve higher light intensity through reflection. All you have to do is, paste on the wall as required.
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12) Heavy Objects Moved Easy
They are smooth and slippery. Moving heavy objects like cots and wardrobes inside the home is a demanding task, which can also ruin the finish of the surface. To avoid it, fold an aluminium foil sheet into 2 or more times, and place it right under the leg of your furniture. Now, you can move them easily without putting in more effort, and save the surface from scratches and damage.
13) Winter with Less Heater Usage
Using heater during winter can consume more electricity. Retain the warmth by covering the walls of your living room with aluminium foil. Aluminium foil reflects heat within your room, avoiding heat wastage. This allows efficient operation of your heater, saving on electric bills.
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14) Car Thermal Insulation
Due to its heat reflective nature, covering the car’s roof with aluminium foil may help in dissipating the heat entering the cabin.
15) Car Cabin Sound Proofing
Aluminium foil combined with some rubbery materials provides some excellent sound deadening properties. Inserting them between the door panels, roof, under the hood can reduce outside noise and cabin noise substantially.
16) Make Your Scissors Sharp
Got a blunt scissor? Fold a sheet of aluminium foil into four. Now, cut it in close rows. When you finish cutting it, your scissors have got the lost sharpness.
17) Make a Funnel Yourself
You can make a quick funnel by twisting and folding a sheet of aluminium foil. Its structural rigidity helps retaining its shape until you deliberately reshape it.
18) Easy Non-stick Pan
Tired of the sticky pan when cooking an omelette? Just spread one or more sheets of aluminium foil over the pan and cook the egg over it. After cooking, you can take the cooked egg out of the pan along with the aluminium foil without spilling anything inside the pan.
19) Teeth Whitening
Since it has flexible yet rigid behaviour, you can cover your teeth with the solution of baking soda and toothpaste, shelled by aluminium foil.
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20) Smoke Charcoal Carrier
Love cooking barbeque? Don’t ruin any surface with the burning charcoal blocks. Aluminium foil can protect the surface from the burns.
21) Paint Palette
Are you Painting? Looking for a handy paint palette? Fold the aluminium foil sheet to your convenience!
Found really cool? Go get a roll of aluminium foil for you, and don’t forget to share it with your friends!