Plastic wrap is perfect for covering your food and leftovers tightly sealed without a container. However, this magical plastic film is just as useful outside of our kitchen needs. You will be surprised to hear all the ways using a little plastic wrap can make your life easier. It can save you time, nerves, and money. A little bit of plastic wrap can save you from a ton of messes, and it takes just a second to put it into place. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Today we want to share with you some unexpected uses for plastic wrap that may come in handy in your everyday life. Let’s check them out:
Plastic wrap is perfect for covering your food, but it’s also great for other things
Saran wrap, plastic wrap, cling film, cellophane. No matter what you call it the end product is the same, and it’s made of magic. That big roll of plastic wrap that is sitting in the back of your cupboard holds so many unexpected uses, just like aluminum foil. After you try them, there is no turning back, it just makes everything so much easier.
Saran wrap, plastic wrap, cling film, cellophane are all the same thing
#Stop Paint Drying Out
If you have a paint job that needs to be put on hold for a bit, plastic wrap can help save your brushes or rollers from drying out. All you need to do is wrap the paint covered roller or brush with some wrap and leave them aside until you are ready to use them. This way the paint won’t dry out on the brush/roller, and it won’t be a pain to wash out and clean, and it won’t make any additional mess, as it is covered.
Wrap the paint covered roller or brush with some plastic wrap
#Cover Your Fridge
There are some places in the home that we just forget to clean. This includes the top of the fridge. A ton of dust and dirt gets collected on the top of the fridge, especially if it’s not cleaned regularly. So, to save yourself some time and pain, next time you clean there, just cover the top with overlapping sheets of plastic wrap. Then, when it’s time for cleaning again, you just remove the old sheets, reviling a shiny, clean refrigerator top, and you just place a new sheet.
Just cover the top of the fridge with overlapping sheets of plastic wrap
You can use plastic wrap and your ointment to help you feel faster. If you have knee pain, back pain or other pains, just rub some of your ointment/cream rub it in. Then wrap the area with the plastic film. The wrap will help to increase the heating effect of the medication and will help your body heal faster. However, try this beforehand on a small area to make sure your skin will not burn. This works best with ointments or creams that need heat to work.
Rub some of your ointment/cream onto the area and then wrap with the plastic film
#Keep Flowers Fresh
There is nothing more disheartening than traveling with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and it starts to wilt slowly. On the bright side, you won’t have another wilted bouquet ever again with this hack! Just take a damp paper or fabric towel and some plastic wrap to seal it with. Wrap the damp towel around the bottom of the flowers and then wrap the area with some plastic wrap. That’s it! This will help prevent wilting.
Wrap a damp towel around the bottom of the flowers, then wrap the area with some plastic wrap
#DIY Sippy Cup
Spills happen, whether it’s from kids or adults. But they can be especially annoying if they are in the car. So, what you can do to save yourself some nerves and cleaning up, is to take some plastic wrap and cover up the glass cup and prop a straw in the middle of it. This will create a DIY sippy cup that perfect for both travel and even when you are at home.
Take some plastic wrap and cover up the glass cup
#Store The Christmas Tree
It’s always heartbreaking to have to take apart your beautiful Christmas tree. So, what you can do instead and keep your design for next year, as well as save some time cleaning up and decorating again, you can wrap the whole tree up in plastic wrap and tuck it away. Then, when the next Christmas rolls around you just take it out, remove the wrap and voilà!
This trick also works for keeping cats from ruining it
#Fix Drafts In Windows
Window drafts are no fun. Especially now that the cold weather has started to roll around. However, repairs aren’t cheap, but you also can’t let the drafts be. That’s where plastic wrap comes to save the day. While it isn’t the most aesthetic look, it does get the job done. Just place some scrunched up plastic wrap in all the cracks you can find. This will insure no cold air gets inside.
Cover your drafts with some plastic wrap
#Keep Bananas Fresh
Bananas are real fast to overripe. And while overripe bananas are also delicious, sometimes you just want a nice, fresh, perfectly ripe one. How? What if we told you that wrapping some plastic wrap on the stems of the fruit can actually slow down the aging process and will help your bananas stay fresh.
Wrapping some plastic wrap on the stems of the fruit and it will slow down the aging process
#Stop Bottles From Leaking
If you fly or travel frequently, you know the frustrations of opening your bags to find shampoo spills everywhere. On the bright side, there is an easy way to fix this. No matter if they are travel size containers, regular size or the original bottle, just open up the cap, place some plastic wrap over the top of the bottle and then close the lids securely. That’s all you need to do.
Just open up the cap, place some plastic wrap over the top of the bottle and then close
@The Shirley Journal
These were the most surprising and productive uses for plastic wrap. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can use your plastic wrap to the max and reap all its additional benefits.
These were the most surprising and productive uses for plastic wrap