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10 Incredible Uses of Aluminum Foil

 Most of us restrict the use of aluminum foil to the kitchen, but as we have learned, there are numerous uses for foil that most of us never knew to be possible. But, the list has not as yet been exhausted, here are 10 other uses for aluminum foil. 
1. Replace a funnel
Need to pour some liquid into a bottle. Make a foil funnel to help you do so.
2. Iron clothes from both sides at once
Did you know that if you put some aluminum foil under the clothes before ironing, it will save you the hassle of having to iron from both sides. Foil becomes hot very quickly, enabling both sides of your clothes to be ironed from at the same time. 
3. Sharpen your scissors
Are your scissors in need of a sharpen? Fold a piece of foil into six layers then smoothly cut through the foil ensuring that the blade touches each layer of foil with each cut. Repeat for several times then check the sharpness of the scissors and repeat if need be.  
4. Extend battery life
Have your batteries run down? you don't need to buy new ones, put foil on the positive tips of the battery to hold them in place instead. This will work like a charm and is a great late night solution when the last thing you'd want to do is go shopping.
5. Remove static electricity from your clothes
To prevent static electricity from forming on your clothes you can put a couple of foil balls with your laundry. After washing, your clothes won't accumulate electricity and attract dust and hair. 
6. Clean the iron
For this to work, the bottom of the iron should be made of stainless steel. Simply cut a sheet of aluminum foil, about 2 feet long and roll up into a ball. This will be used as a scrubbing pad. Begin to scrub the grime off of the bottom which should be enough to clean the iron.
7. Move furniture easily
A bit of aluminum foil should help you move bulky furniture easily. Simply put pieces of foil under its legs, creating additional sliding.
8. Removing rust from chrome-plated surfaces
Make a ball out of foil then soak it and rub it onto a rusty chrome-plated surface. If your rust appears to be pretty serious you may be tempted to use steel wool. But because rust is oxidized metal, or metal that has extra oxygen atoms, aluminum foil is a better alternative. This will take away those oxygen atoms, breaking the rust down and leaving you with a nice, shiny chrome surface. 
9. Seal plastic bags
Why waste a plastic bag when you can reuse it over and over again? First, put food inside the bag, then fold a piece of aluminum foil over the opening of the bag. Make sure the foil covers all the plastic you intend on ironing - the iron should not come into contact with the actual plastic. Run the hot iron over the foil for a minute or two, allowing the plastic to melt and seal.
10. Use foil for a touchscreen
Touchscreens surprisingly react to foil. In fact, if you don't have sensor gloves, try wrapping your finger with foil and use your smartphone without having to wear special gloves. 
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