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Here Are Fifteen Need-To-Know Aluminum Foil Hacks Your Mom Never Taught You

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Even if your idea of cooking falls well short of professional, you still probably use aluminum foil fairly regularly. As a fantastic insulator, this handy item is essential to any kitchen supply cabinet.

Nevertheless, aluminum foil has a whole ton of other uses that most people are tragically unaware of. The next time you buy a roll for your culinary endeavors, grab the second one; as you’ll see, it can make your life much easier!

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Here are 15 clever uses for aluminum foil that will make your life outside of the kitchen super simple. You’ll never look at tin foil the same way again!

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1. Eliminate static electricity from clothing: It can be frustrating when you’re trying to smooth out your clothing and little bits of debris cling on and refuse to let go. Rubbing a ball of foil on the material will eliminate that pesky static once and for all.

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2. Turn AAA batteries into AA batteries: Most pieces of electronics require AA batteries, but if you only have AAA batteries lying around, you can convert them! Try placing a small bit of foil at the positive ends before inserting them into your equipment.

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3. Iron both sides of your clothes at once: Wrinkled clothes make you look unprofessional, but ironing them can take a while. Placing a sheet of foil underneath clothing while you iron them saves time and helps leave the material crease-free!

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4. Replace a funnel: Trying to get a large amount of liquid into a small opening can be very frustrating if you don’t have a funnel on hand. To save yourself from having to clean up a huge spill, simply mold the foil into a funnel shape and insert it into the opening of whatever needs to be filled.

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5. Sharpen scissors: If you’re the type of person who uses scissors frequently, then you know that the blades tend to dull after hundreds of snips. However, cutting into a piece of foil several times will slightly sharpen them.

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