Chica and Jo
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Chica and Jo



Keeping foil and plastic wrap in check

by: Chica

I’d be willing to bet every one of you has had trouble with a roll of aluminum foil or plastic wrap at some point in the past. The kind of trouble where the roll keeps falling out of the box as you pull on end of the wrap. It’s so frustrating, isn’t it? Keep aluminum foil in the boxI was looking at a roll of aluminum foil the other day, trying to come up with a solution, and there it was, staring me in the face.

Look on the end of your box of aluminum foil. If it’s Reynolds Wrap like mine is, you’ll see that little tab that says “Press here to lock end”. Just press it in Keep aluminum foil in the boxwith your finger (do both ends), and the roll is instantly locked in place!

You can even turn the box upside down and the roll won’t fall out, but the foil will continue to pull out smoothly and easily. Keep aluminum foil in the boxI looked on all the boxes of wrap in my kitchen and they all had similar tabs. I know I didn’t invent this trick — clearly the wrap companies did — but I had no idea it was there before, and I feel like I found a little treasure. I called several friends (including Jo) and family members and not one of them knew those tabs were there.

Now go take advantage of this little trick and keep your wraps in line!

5 comments so far:

  • 1
    ellenstamps 02/19/2009 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you so much, this is great working with kids.Me

  • 2
    Vicki 03/19/2009 at 1:35 pm

    Ok – I can not wait to go home (I am at work) and try this. I almost threw a roll of saran wrap across the room JUST LAST NIGHT because the stupid thing would not stay in place when I tried to roll it out! LOL – if those little tabs are there, I am going to have to apologize the roll of saran wrap. hahaha…Thanks for the tip!

  • 3
    Barbara 04/01/2012 at 10:56 am

    Oh my gosh,they even have the tabs on the cheap foil I use. Never noticed it before. Thanks so much.

  • 4
    Cindy 05/02/2012 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks for the info…..I just went thru all my foil , saran wrap etc. and punched in the tabs. Works great!!!!

  • 5
    jayne 04/01/2013 at 4:12 pm

    Thankyou for this imfo I got up and looked straight away and sure enough there they were even on the dollar store one

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