Plastic bags are one thing that everyone has at least a couple of lying around the house. The only problem with plastic bags is that they are not the best for storing food because they are not air-proof. You might have already guessed that this is where aluminum foil comes to the rescue!
By taking a long patch of aluminum, folding it across the open part of the bag, and then ironing it using a solid object – you get a perfectly sealed bag that will stay that way for a long time. If that’s not cool enough, wait until you see the next amazing thing you can do with this useful metal.
Don’t Let Any of That BBQ Meat Juice Drip
Everyone loves a great BBQ. The only problem is, when you cook your meat on a grill, all of those delicious meat juices drip down from the meat and onto the coals. They can't taste it, so what's the point of wasting it?
Before popping your meat on the grill, take some aluminum foil and put it just below the grill as a makeshift pan. This will make all of the delicious juices drip right onto the foil, allowing you to keep cooking your meat without losing any of its juiciness. When you’re done grilling, pour those juices back on the meat or just set it aside as some delicious gravy for some mash and just enjoy yourselves!
Get Your Batteries to Work Again
Unlike most of our rechargeable devices, batteries do, unfortunately, need to be replaced every now and then. Even with new batteries, sometimes there is a small contact problem. This often results in something not working.
You can solve this by putting a bit of folded aluminum foil just between the end of your battery and the spring. Since aluminum is an electrical conductor, the extra reach just might be exactly what you need to get the parts touching and powering up your device. Enjoy!
Aluminum Can Keep Your Sleeping Bag Dry
Have you ever found yourself sweating at night in your sleeping bag? It's a big problem because moisture tends to attract everything bad that you can find outdoors. One of the best ways to prevent the sweat from soaking into your sleeping bag and attracting unwanted wildlife and insects is to use some aluminum foil.
Just take a long piece of aluminum foil and lay it under you when you go to sleep. You'll be surprised and amazed in the morning to find that your sleeping bag was completely insulated. Meaning that no moisture had left your sleeping bag. The aluminum also insulates the moisture away, keeping you dry at night. This is a great way to sleep tight in the wild!
Moving Furniture With Aluminum
The biggest culprits in the difficulty of moving furniture around are gravity and friction. There's nothing you can do about the former, but the latter can be largely solved using aluminum foil. Someone recently discovered that you can actually put a sheet of aluminum paper under each of your furniture piece’s legs (just like in the picture).
This will cause the furniture to lose much of the friction it has with the ground, making it much easier to move around the floor. Unfortunately, aluminum foil can’t help you carry furniture down the stairs unless you’re willing to use it as a slide, so you’re on your own when it comes to that.