Unusual Ways You Can Use Aluminium Foil

Unusual Ways You Can Use Aluminium Foil

Iron your clothes faster

Put a sheet of aluminium foil on top of your ironing board, under the garment you’re ironing. The foil will reflect the heat back into the garment, so it’s like ironing both sides at once.

Deter cats

We use tin foil on top of things we don’t want the cat to jump on – they don’t like the feeling on their feet for some reason.

Sharpen dull scissors

You can use aluminium foil to sharpen the blades on a dull pair of scissors—just fold a strip up several times until it’s several layers thick, then cut through it a few times.

Remote controls

It’s useful also for repairing the pads of unresponsive remote controls. After opening the control, simply spread a tiny drop of glue on the rubber conductive pad/pads, and attach a small square of foil, firming down around the edges.

Fruit trees

A few balls of aluminium foil hung with fishing line in your fruit trees deters the many neighbourhood pests with massive appetites.

Keep dogs off furniture

Just put a sheet down wherever you don’t want your dogs. I don’t know if it’s the rustle, the shine, or what, but it’s doggie kryptonite.

Get rid of rust

If you’ve got rusty metal around your home, you can get rid of it with a little elbow grease and a ball of foil.

Keep pests from your garden

For a more eco-friendly way of keeping your garden free of pests. Try cutting up strips of foil and mix it in with mulch to keep bugs at bay.

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