The environmentalists might chant anti-plastic slogans and warn you to never use this material ever again, but as it turns out, a plastic wrap has a great many handy uses. There’s just so much you can do with your average saran wrap apart from covering your food in a thin transparent film! Plastic wraps can make your life around the house much easier. Here are 12 tried and tested hacks that’ll make you go – “Why didn’t I try this before!”
1. No-Spill Cup With Plastic Wrap
Spilling fruit juice is the worst. It always stains! However, you can prevent spillage by wrapping a plastic wrap over the cup and poking a straw in it to drink your beverage. Never will you have to spend hours cleaning juice off the carpet ever again!
2. Making Poached Eggs
Making poached eggs is hard even if you follow all the instructions down to the last detail. If you don’t want to ruin your eggs and instead get a perfect result each time, pour the eggs into a plastic wrap and tie it up into a small pouch before putting it in boiling water. The eggs will come out just fine!
3. Can Opener
We can all agree that jars with metal lids are not easy to open. If tight lids are giving you trouble, cover the lid with a plastic wrap and then try opening the lid. Since your hands won’t constantly slip, you’ll be able to open the jar easily.
4. Prevent Kitchen Splashes
When using the blender, splashes are inevitable since they don’t have a lid. Cleaning the mess they leave behind is far from ideal! You can prevent the splashes, however, by covering the bowl/jar with plastic wrap and using the blender by poking a whole in the film.
5. DIY Fly Trap
Fruit flies are everywhere where fruits are. To prevent them from sitting on your food and infecting it, make a fly trap of your own with a plastic wrap. Take a clear glass and put some bits of fruit in it. Now, cover the opening of the glass with plastic wrap and make holes in the wrapping. The flies will instantly get trapped in the glass once they get in!
6. Prevent Paint From Drying Out
If you have some furniture paint lying around your house and don’t want it to dry out and go to waste, cover the paint tub along with the paint brush with a plastic wrap. Neither will the brush harden nor the paint dry.
7. Carry Things Without Dropping
If you’re moving houses or just changing the setting of your house, you know what a pain moving stuff can be. Especially when you’re cleaning out drawers! To make moving things an easy experience, wrap your drawers or containers with plastic wrap with the stuff inside them. We promise nothing will fall off and you won’t have to reorganize everything!
8. Clean Meat Tenderizer
When tenderizing meat, you’ve obviously noticed bits and pieces of it flying helter-skelter. To prevent that from happening, cover the meat in your plastic wrap and then tenderize it. Your table and kitchen will remain spick and span!
While travelling, it’s not uncommon to find your makeup bag all dirty and gooey due to leaked makeup. To prevent such accidents from happening, cover the individual tubes of makeup with plastic wrap and then close their cap. Leakages will not occur!