Aluminum foil

• Sharpen your scissors by cutting through six to eight layers of foil. • Shine rusty chrome by scrubbing with a little water on a wadded-up piece of aluminum foil. • Keep birds out of your fruit trees by hanging twisted strips of aluminum foil on them with fishing line. • Keep the soot off the bottom of your fireplace or charcoal grill by lining it with aluminum foil before starting a fire. Dispose of the foil after the fire cools. • Eliminate electromagnetic interference if your TV and DVD player are stacked on top of each other by placing a sheet of aluminum foil between them. • Iron more effectively 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 with ease by putting small pieces of foil under the legs, dull side down. • Clean starch buildup from your iron by running a hot iron over a piece of aluminum foil.
Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune
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