The Aluminum Foil Trick Everyone Should Know About

Up Your Hack Game

Let's be honest, everyone has aluminum foil lying around in their kitchen. Most likely in their messy drawer. Whether you use it for cooking or to store food, did you know that this handy helper has a whole ton of other uses that most people are completely unaware of?

So the next time you buy a roll for your culinary endeavors, grab a second one; as you’ll see, it’ll make your life so much easier! These aluminium foil tricks are going to take your “hacks” game to a whole new level. And you’ll never look at tin foil the same way again!

Get Your Eggs Looking Eggcelent 

Is there anything better than the smell of bacon and eggs first thing in the morning? Well, we know just how tricky, time-consuming, and messy cooking eggs can be, and we’ve discovered a simple way to get your eggs looking eggcelent! 

Simply line your frying pan with foil, crack your eggs, season with salt and pepper, and voila! Breakfast is served! No mess, no stress, just simple cooking! 

Everyday Aches And Pains 

Whether you’re 22 or 72, we all experience some degree of aches and pains. It can be from spending the day fixing your garden, or not warming down correctly after a 5-mile run. Either way, we all know what it feels like to have those aches and pains that just don’t seem to go away.

Well did you know wrapping foil around any sore muscles can help relieve the pain? Simply gently roll foil around the sore area then fasten it to make sure it stays in place. Keep it on for eight to 12 hours and repeat the process for 10 to 12 days before taking a break for a week. 

Get Better WiFi Connection 

We’ve all been there. Curled up on the sofa binge-watching the latest Netflix series and then suddenly, no internet. So you sit there, refreshing the webpage, preying and hoping the gods in the sky will give your internet connection the boost it needs, or at least enough to finish your show. Well did you know you could speed things up using aluminum foil? 

Yes, you heard that right! Folding a piece of tin foil into a small rectangle and placing it behind a router should help increase the speed!

A Sun Bed for Garden Plants

Obsessed with plants but can’t seem to keep them alive for longer than a week? We’ve all been there! It can be frustrating when you put time, money, and effort into nurturing a plant only for it to not survive a week later. 

The solution here? Take a box with four sides and cut one of them, then cover the rest with aluminum foil. Stick the three-sided reflector next to the pot and adjust it to face the direction of sunlight. This will focus more light on the plant, boosting the photosynthesis process and plant’s health. What are you waiting for? Your plants will thank you in no time! 

Make Cookie-Cutters 

Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked cookies? Well, next time you’re about to whip up a batch, why not use a cookie-cutter to turn them into fun shapes? But don’t worry, if you don’t have a cookie-cutter all you need is a piece of foil. 

To make your own cookie-cutter shapes, make a creative outline using tin foil, and then press it into cookie dough for creative designs your friends and family will love to eat! 

Give Your Iron A Clean 

Imagine you have a super important meeting but then you notice a small wrinkle on your shirt. Not to panic, right? You remove the shirt and iron it. But, what if that iron has an accumulation of dirt? Now that’s where the situation gets tricky. 

Fortunately, the solution is right there in your kitchen. Roll a ball of aluminum foil and scrub the iron’s surface. All the dirt on the hot surface will get cleaned. You may end with some scratch, but that’s a small price to pay right? 

Warm Up Your Home 

After running inside from the cold and frosty outdoors, a warm house will welcome you inside like an old friend. However, sometimes a standard radiator is just not enough. You can always upgrade it or get another one, but that would mean higher gas and electricity bills. 

The solution here? Some flaps of aluminum foil over cardboard! Place it around the heat source and they will reflect heat to all the corners of the rooms, increasing the heat dispersion. Now all you need is your favorite movie, a hot chocolate, and a fluffy throw! 

Improve Your Ironing 

Parents worldwide know just how tiresome and draining ironing clothes can be. Hours and hours can be spent stood up, ensuring the clothes are crisp and clean. But did you know you could speed up things up using aluminum foil?

Simply line your ironing board with aluminum foil and rather than absorbing the heat and moisture, like your ironing board cover normally does, the foil will trap the heat and moisture around your garment.

Fresh Bananas 

Did you know that the banana is the only fruit that never faces an insect attack? Despite this, it contains high amounts of reacting agents that make it prone to fast decaying. Strangely, aluminum foil can slow down its rotting process!

It does this by breaking the air contact. Putting aluminum around its top stem will slow down the process of decay. The foil will slow the reaction enough for you to enjoy the stash of bananas for days, even a week or more! 

A DIY Stylus 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.