Everybody needs cling film: here are 8 unexpected cling film tips

Eight amazing cling film hacks

You probably own a roll of it: cling film. We often use it to seal off food products to make sure they stay fresh for a longer period of time. But did you know you can do a lot more with it? These eight tricks show you you can put that roll of foil to excellent use.

We should’ve known about some of these earlier!

1. Keep ice cream delicious

We’ve all been there; you take a tub of ice cream out of the freezer only to discover the ice cream is covered in ice crystals. It’s still fine to eat, of course, but it’s not that tasty anymore. You can prevent freezer burn, as this phenomenon is called, by covering the ice in cling film. Place the film directly onto the ice and also cover the inside of the tub. Just place the lid back on top and put the tub in the freezer like that. This way, no ice crystals will appear to ruin your delicious ice cream. By the way, did you know it’s best to store your roll of cling film in the freezer? It will be much less sticky and it’ll also be easier to tear off a piece!

2. Keep bananas fresh

Yikes, you’ve bought a bunch of bananas, but half of them have gotten brown super quickly so you can throw those out. What a waste! This smart trick will make sure your bananas stay fresh for much longer. Wrap some cling film around the stalk of the banana. This way, the ripening process is blocked, which slows down the bananas getting brown as well. With this trick, you can buy a big bunch of bananas without having to fear them getting brown.

3. Fashion a child-friendly cup

This tip is great for parents and grandparents! Are you visiting someone who doesn’t have child-friendly cups or glasses? Don’t worry; there’s a very simple trick to get around this. Take a cup and stretch some cling film over it. Properly push it around the outside of the cup so it stays put. Stick a straw through the cling film and your child or grandchild will be able to drink without spilling anything.

4. Keep jewelry from getting tangled during a move

This one isn’t something you’ll be dealing with on a daily basis, but it’s a handy tip for when you’re about to move house. Instead of just throwing all of your jewelry in a box together with no rhyme or reason, you can try this trick: put down a piece of cling film and carefully place your jewelry on it. Next, place a second piece of foil on top of the jewelry and press it down so it’s attached to both the jewelry and the bottom piece of film. That way, you don’t have to deal with a big bunch of tangled necklaces and bracelets. All of your jewelry will stay nice and neat.

Go to the next page to read about the other four tips!

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