10 Unexpected Ways To Use Plastic Wrap

source: Mrs. City Boy

I think it’s safe to assume that essentially everyone has some plastic wrap in their home. You likely use plastic wrap often to store leftover food, but did you know that this household product can actually be used in lots of different ways? Here they are!

1. Prevents Toiletry Spills

When traveling, remove the lids of your shampoo, conditioner, etc. and place some plastic wrap over the opening. Then, place the lid back on. This will prevent your toiletries from spilling all over your luggage.

2. Fruit Fly Trap

To get rid of fruit flies, fill a small bowl with a bit of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of liquid dish soap. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, then use a toothpick to poke small holes in the top. Fruit flies will be attracted to the sweet, acidic scent but will be unable to climb out of the bowl.

3. Keeps Bananas Fresh

It’s never fun when you bring home a bunch of bananas, only to have them all go brown a day or two later. Wrap the end of the bunch with plastic wrap and they’ll stay fresh for longer.

4. Protects Phones

If it’s a rainy day and you’re worried about your phone, just cover it with some plastic wrap! It’s the next best thing to a waterproof case.

5. No More Freezer Burn

Once you’ve opened a tub of ice cream, it’s susceptible to freezer burn. Before putting it back in the freezer, place some plastic wrap over the opening before putting the lid back on.

6. Prevents Kitchen Messes

If you’re about to mix a bunch of dry ingredients in a stand mixer and don’t want a mess all over your counters, wrap the entire outside of the mixer with plastic wrap.

7. Protect Paint Rollers

To keep a paint roller from drying out and getting ruined, wrap it in plastic wrap.

8. Keeps Your Fridge Clean

To keep the shelves in your fridge clean, wrap them all with plastic wrap! When they become dirty, simply peel them off.

9. Keep Drafts Out

If your windows are letting a nasty draft in, you can seal them all up with plastic wrap. This isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing look, but it’s useful for closing up cottages and cabins in the wintertime.

10. Keeps Flowers Fresh

To keep fresh-cut flowers looking great, wrap the end of the stems with some damp paper towel, then cover the paper towel with plastic wrap.