10 Clever Ways To Use Wax Paper At Home
Wax paper can be found in nearly every household. Maybe you use it to wrap sandwiches, made some homemade candy once, or you mistakenly bought it thinking it was parchment paper. While wax paper isn’t heat safe (so make sure you don’t stick it in the over) it has many uses other than as wrapping paper or to help your chocolate set in the fridge. Once you learn all the possibilities it offers, it will start to be a regular item on your grocery list. From helping you dust the home, to unsticking a zipper, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all the uses of wax paper.
Wax paper can be found in nearly every household
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Clever Wax Paper Uses
We don’t really think that common products have multiple uses. However, many common kitchen items we use on the daily may surprise you with their multi functionality. When it comes to waxed paper you can use it for some of the most unexpected things. That’s why today we want to share with you all its uses, so you too can make your life a little easier.
We don’t really think that common products have multiple uses
One of the most annoying chores is cleaning cabinets. You have to take everything out, then start scrubbing the cabinet, then wipe it down, dry it and place everything back inside. If you want to skip this tedious process, waxed paper can help. All you need to do is line your cabinets, inside of drawers, and shelves with some paper and then once it gets dirty all you need to do is replace the paper. It’s much easier and preserved your cabinets. This can also work for the fridge.
One of the most annoying chores is cleaning cabinets
This is one of our favorite hacks. Dust constantly forms around the house. And while there are some ways to prevent it or at least reduce its amount, such as getting particular dust removing houseplants, there will always be dust. Here is where wax paper comes to the rescue. It makes a great alternative when it comes to dust collecting. It picks up these pesky particles like a charm from pretty much any surface.
Dust constantly forms around the house
#Seal Paint Cans
With pretty much any home renovation project that involves paint, you are left with leftovers. But no matter if you just want to put the paint away until a new project comes, or you just need a break between coats, you need to properly seal the can in order to avoid dried up paint. To do so take some paper and place it directly on top of the paint to preserve it before sealing it up with the top. You can also wrap up brushes between coats to keep them from drying out.
You can easily reseal a paint can with some waxed paper
#Reseal Wine Bottles
Resealing cork wine bottles can be quite the hard task. But it doesn’t have to be. Before you seal up your bottle, just take a little piece of wax paper and neatly wrap it around the cork. This will make it easier to put into the bottle opening and much easier to get it out when you want to open the bottle again. It also helps to keep the wine nice and fresh as it will create a tighter seal.
Resealing cork wine bottles can be quite the hard task
#Unstick a Zipper
Zippers that don’t glide smoothly and constantly get stuck can be very frustrating. Especially when you are in a hurry. Luckily you can prevent this. Take some paper and rub it all over the teeth of said zipper. This should help it glide much smoother, and it won’t be getting stuck all the time.
Zippers that don’t glide smoothly and constantly get stuck can be very frustrating
#Clean Can Openers
You’ve probably never thought that you can and should be cleaning your can opener. It’s definitely one of those things you forget to clean, ever. However, it does need some attention from time to time if you want it to continue working smoothly. To keep it in good shape simply wipe with the wax carefully along the blades. This will help them run smoothly and not become dangerously jagged.
You’ve probably never thought that you should be cleaning your can opener
#Start a Fire
We don’t recommend testing this one at home, but it does come in handy outdoors. As we mentioned, wax paper doesn’t do well with heat. While this makes it useless for baking, it makes it amazing as a stand-in for kindling. If you don’t have time to search for bark, twigs, or pine needles on your next camping trip, just bring some wax paper strips to help you start the fire.
We don’t recommend testing this one at home, but it does come in handy outdoors
#Help Curtains Glide
This magical paper helps a lot of common household items to run smoothly. If your curtains aren’t gliding as smoothly as you would like, all you need to do is swipe the waxed paper all along the rod. This should make it much easier for your beautiful drapes to open and close, and it will no longer be such a hassle to move them along the rod. You can repeat this process from time to time to avoid the curtains getting stuck.
Swipe the waxed paper all along the rod for a smooth run
We all have a ton of wooden utensils at home. From spoons, to spatulas and even cutting boards. While they don’t need any major work to keep them in tip-top shape, you can seal with some waxed paper from time to time, so less gunk gets in them. You can buff your wooden utensils out with a balled-up piece of paper. Wiping them with the wax helps to give these items a good protective finish. You can repeat this process often.
We all have a ton of wooden utensils at home
Are you a cheese lover? Well, if you have an appreciation for a good cheese, then you know how important it is to store it properly. Cheese needs a good protective later like wax paper that allows it to properly “breathe”. This way no harmful bacteria sneaks inside the wrapping and your delicious cheese doesn’t dry out. Make sure to rewrap any cheeses that come wrapped up in plastic if you are planning to eat them over the course of a couple of days.
Cheese needs a good protective later like wax paper that allows it to properly “breathe”
These were some of our favorite ways to use wax paper other than in the kitchen. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can use your wax paper to its full potential around the house.
These were some of our favorite ways to use wax paper other than in the kitchen
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