By Sayward Rebhal, Networx
Iíll admit it, I totally do it. Oh you do it too? Well thatís good. Yeah, I think most people do. Of course, Iím talking about those irresistible sample-sized bath goodies you find inside hotels. I adore them! And I take them, oh yes I do, as often as I can. I just canít help myself. Iím such a sucker for anything thatís miniature.
And though soaps, shampoos, or lotions sure are nice, what Iím really after is the obscure stuff: little packs of wet wipes, little bath sachets, and the most precious prized treasure of the motel room toiletry racket, the mini sewing kit. So handy! I love those.
And of course, thereís always a shower cap. Does anyone even use shower caps for their intended purpose? Other than when itís soaking in hair dye, Iíve never actually put a shower cap on my head. I do use them . . .† for unintended purposes. Theyíre actually quite handy to have around the house. Here are a few ideas:
1. Use a shower cap in place of a zipper baggie, to safely store leftovers like sandwich remains, cruditťs, or the last chunk of crusty bread. A rubber band can help here. Gentlemen, weigh in on this please: Would you do this? I can’t 100 percent picture a plumber putting a sandwich wrapped in a shower cap in his lunch box, but you never know.
2. Use in place of plastic wrap, to top a Tupperware container or a non-Tupperware bowl (like a salad bowl). The built-in elastic makes it easy to custom fit and tighten. Shower caps stretch and will even fit a 9 x 9 pan! Not just for food: Atlanta painter Kass Wilson suggests using a shower cap to cover paint cans while you’re painting to keep the paint fresh.
3. Use it to cover the unused half of cut cantaloupes, honeydews, or watermelons.
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