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20 Surprising Uses for Wax Paper

 

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15. Clean Gardening Tools. Ball up some wax paper and rub it on your gardening tools to loosen grim and prevent rust.

16. Set a Stuck Zipper Free. Lightly rub the zipper’s teeth with wax paper. It’ll help lubricate it.

17. Make Snow Shoveling Easier. Who doesn’t want to cut snow shoveling time down? Rub the shovel with wax paper before shoveling to help prevent the snow from sticking.

18. Protect Delicate Fabrics. Want to keep your wedding dress around for decades? Wrap it and your other treasured clothing items in wax paper — it will stop light from damaging the fabric.

19. Protect Drawers in Your Workshop, Art Studio, or Crafting Space. Line drawers with wax paper to prevent them from getting dusty, greasy or oily. Change the paper out every couple of months.

20. Preserve Paint. Haven’t used the whole can of paint yet? Put wax paper over the top of the can to help it last longer.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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2:20AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Thank you :)

7:23PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

interesting. i'll have to try some of these

5:43PM PDT on May 13, 2013

yes, helpful!

8:18PM PDT on May 3, 2013

Thank You for this article!
Nice tips!

6:56PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

thanks!

1:17PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

knew some of these but not all.thanks.

1:07PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

my great-grandma taught me most of these :)

4:14PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Details - This is a thin tissue paper infused with paraffin, a petroleum-derived product much like that in a (non-bees) wax candle, but more highly refined for FDA-approved food use

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-06-29/entertainment/0506290007_1_paraffin-parchment-microwave-oven

11:29PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Thanks

4:37PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Great idea

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