Aluminum Foil

by Smart_Uses

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Sharpen your scissors
Sharpen your scissors by cutting through six to eight layers of aluminum foil.


Shine rusty chrome
Shine rusty chrome with a bit of water and a wadded-up piece of aluminum foil. You can rub most rust spots off chrome car parts.

Keep birds out of fruit trees
Keep birds out of your fruit trees. Hang twisted strips of aluminum foil over all your fruit trees using fishing line. The light reflections and the sound will keep birds away from your fruit.


Keep fireplace and grill clean
Keep the bottom of your fireplace or charcoal grill from becoming encrusted with soot. Line the bottom of your fireplace or grill with aluminum foil before starting a fire, then dispose of the foil after the fire is out and the coals are completely cooled.

Eliminate electromagnetic interference
Eliminate electromagnetic interference if your TV and DVD player are stacked on top of each other. If the picture is fuzzy, place a sheet of aluminum foil between them.

Iron more efficiently
Iron more efficiently by putting a piece of aluminum foil under the ironing board cover. The foil will reflect the heat from the iron so both sides get ironed at once.


Move furniture across floors
Move furniture with ease. To slide big pieces of furniture over a smooth floor, place small pieces of aluminum foil under the legs. Put the dull side of the foil down; the dull side is actually more slippery than the shiny side.


Clean starch build-up
Clean starch build-up from your iron by running a hot iron over a piece of aluminum foil.