10+ creative ways aluminum foil can be used around the home and garden

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Aluminum foil is a versatile household product that has many uses around the home. Not only is it great for lining baking sheets and wrapping leftovers, but it can also be used to clean, make crafts, and even provide some natural home remedies.
I personally love using aluminum foil in the kitchen. It makes clean-up a breeze, and I've even used it to help unclog my sink when I accidentally poured grease down the drain. Plus, its ability to retain heat makes it great for keeping food warm on the go. Overall, aluminum foil is an inexpensive and indispensable tool for any household. Let's check out all the creative ways foil can be used around the home and garden:
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1. Protect your plants from frost.
Wrap the stems and leaves of your plants in aluminum foil to protect them from frost during the winter months.
2. Keep food fresh.
Wrap leftovers in aluminum foil to keep them fresh for longer. You can also use it to wrap sandwiches and other snacks for lunch.
3. Create a makeshift funnel.
Cut a small piece of aluminum foil and shape it into a funnel to easily transfer liquids or dry ingredients from one container to another.
4. Polish silverware.
Crumple a piece of aluminum foil into a ball and use it to polish tarnished silverware. The foil will remove any dirt or grime and leave your silverware shining.
5. Create a DIY fire starter.
Tear off a small piece of aluminum foil and roll it into a tight ball. Place it in your fireplace or campfire for an easy and eco-friendly fire starter.
6. Make a barbecue foil packet.
Cut a piece of aluminum foil into a large square and place your favorite vegetables and seasonings on top. Fold the foil over to create a packet and place it on the grill for a flavorful and healthy meal.
7. Keep weeds at bay.
Lay a piece of aluminum foil on top of the soil in your garden to prevent weeds from sprouting. The foil will block out the sunlight and prevent weeds from growing.
8. Protect your pie crust.
Cover the edges of your pie crust with a strip of aluminum foil to prevent them from burning while the pie is in the oven.
9. Remove gum from your hair.
If you or your child has gum stuck in their hair, use a piece of aluminum foil to remove it. Simply press the foil against the gum and it should come off easily.
10. Reflect light onto your plants.
Cut small pieces of aluminum foil and place them on the soil around your plants to reflect light onto the leaves and stems. This will help your plants grow stronger and healthier.
11. Turn AAA batteries into AA
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Only have AAA batteries around? Instead of purchasing brand new batteries, repurpose your AAA batteries with some aluminum foil in between the battery and coil.
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