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8 Foil Hacks That Are Actually Super Helpful

Written by Grace & Silas
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Aluminum foil is a staple in the majority of kitchens for storing and cooking food, but did you know this amazing product can be used for other surprising household tasks as well? Yes, you heard it right. Foil can do so many more things than what we expected.

And that’s why I decided to show you some awesome tips and hacks for using foil around your home. Seriously, these are extremely helpful and super easy to do. So check them out and let me know what you think.

Foil Dinners

Make a no-mess meal on the grill (or oven), by using foil to wrap up ingredients like meat and veggies. It’s perfect for the busy nights because it’s so easy to prepare and just need a little effort.

Store Lettuce to Last for a Month

Scored a great deal on lettuce? Why not keep it around longer and store it using an aluminum foil? This way, you can actually make it last a whole month. And it’ll save the freshness of the lettuce too.

DIY Funnel

If you need to fill a narrow-necked container but don’t have a funnel in the kitchen, then try making your own out of aluminum foil! It’s super easy!

Sharpen Scissors

Instantly sharpen your dull scissors by folding a piece of aluminum into multiple layers. Then cut it repeatedly and see how easily it sharpens.

Remove Static in Dryer

Run out of laundry sheets? Use crumpled up foil as a homemade “dryer ball” to reduce static cling in your clothes. This is such a cheap and chemical-free alternatives to dryer sheets.

Paint Pan Liner

For easy clean-up on your paint pan, use a thin foil liner. When you’re done, just remove the foil and throw it away. Your paint tray won’t have a drop of paint on it and will still be as good as new. You’ll never have to wash another paint tray again!

Polished Tarnish Metal

This quick and easy kitchen tip made from simple ingredients can save you a lot of time and mess in polishing your tarnish metal. All you have to do is line a bowl with foil and fill it up with warm water, one teaspoon of dish soap, one tablespoon of baking soda, and one tablespoon of salt. Let it sit for 10 minutes and you’re ready to go!

Scrub Rust Off Steel and Chrome

If your bike has a steel frame, steel wheels or any chrome-plated parts, you may find that rust grows quickly when you park or ride your bike out in the rain. To easily remove the rust, dip a ball of crumpled foil in the water and scrub the rust off.

Bonus!

S’mores

If you’re having a backyard bonfire, make s’mores using foil! Just wrap up the graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallow, set it by the fire, and wait for everything to cook and melt.

Get Rid of Hard to Remove Nail Polish

Have glitter nail polish or another polish that’s not coming off easy? Just soak cotton pads in nail polish remover, wrap around fingers, and then wrap tin foil around the pad. This will keep it in place and allow the glitter polish to soak and be easily removed.


It turns out that aluminum foil is such a versatile product. It helps you out when preparing food and even with your household needs. These helpful tips are definitely worth a try, and will help you save time and money!

Now, if you have any questions with these foil hacks, comment down below. I’d love to help you out!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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