Around the House.
1. Prevent Paint from Dripping on your Doorknobs. Wrap doorknobs and hinges in foil. No need to remove them when you’re repainting a room.
2. Move Heavy Furniture with Ease. Line the legs with aluminum foil, dull side down, and glide that baby across the room. No heavy lifting involved!
3. Fix those Loose Battery Compartments. That remote not holding batteries like it used to? Can’t figure out why that flashlight isn’t working? The springs might be loose. Fold a tiny piece of foil and place it between the spring and the battery.
Fashion & Beauty.
4. Extend the Life of Soap. Store your soap on some foil to prevent it from water, which will wear it away more quickly.
5. Iron Your Clothes in Half the Time. This is my personal favorite: put some foil under your ironing board’s cover and iron your clothes on top of it. Because the foil retains heat, it’ll basically iron both sides at the same time!
6. Protect Your Glasses When You’re Dying Your Hair. The only times I don’t wear my glasses are when I’m sleeping and when I’m in the shower. I just can’t function otherwise! So why would I want to remove them when I’m dying my hair? Line the temples with foil to prevent dye from getting to your glasses.
7. Iron Delicate Fabrics. Is your silk, wool, or rayon garment getting wrinkly? Even though these kinds of fabrics can’t handle direct heat, you can still iron them at home and save money on dry cleaners. Line the top of the ironing board with foil and place the clothing item on top of it. Move the iron a few inches above the item a few times — it’ll get rid of those wrinkles.