The other day when I was putting together my post about keeping celery fresh, I started to realize just how many uses for aluminum foil there really are around the house. There are some things, like rubbing alcohol, that I realize I use all the time for all kinds of different tips and tricks, but the fact that I also use aluminum foil for all kinds of things really kind of crept up on me. The more I thought about, the more I realized that aluminum foil has made a ton of appearances in a lot of my most popular posts over the last few years and even more in my daily life. I thought I’d put together a little list today to highlight some of my very favorite uses! (Click on the images or on the linked text to find out more info on each idea.)
This method is kind of like magic if you’ve never tried it before! 🙂
This idea came from So Sew Easy
To keep Celery Fresh
As A Serving Dish: Cover a piece of cardboard in aluminum foil for the perfect sized disposable tray for bringing cakes and other goodies to a potluck! I think this is such a clever idea! I can’t find an image for it, but I intend to use this one out the next time I need a disposable tray for something!
Line Paint Roller Pans
This idea came from Domestic Imperfection.
Protect door knobs while painting
This idea came from Real Simple.
Create a Funnel
Fix a Loose Battery Connection
Fold a tiny piece of aluminum foil and insert it between the battery and the spring to completely the connection. This idea from This Old House.
Safely Clean Your Grill
Doctors are now saying that you should never use those metal bristled BBQ brushes. Use aluminum foil instead!
Pretty amazing stuff when you start to take a moment to think about it, isn’t it? And here the rest of the world was thinking it was just for covering up that casserole they were bringing to the potluck!
Do you have any clever aluminum foil uses that aren’t already on this list? How do you use it in your home?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.