Wax paper is great for making cookies and other baked goods not stick, but did you know you can use wax paper for so many other clever ways? From using it to remove water spots from your sink handles, use as a duster, as refrigerator shelf protectors are just three unique ways to use wax paper around the house! If you want to learn other clever ways then simply keep reading!! Wax paper has a thin layer of wax on both sides and comes in a roll like aluminum foil. It is designed to keep your food fresh longer and is non-stick and water resistant. You can see it makes it a very versatile piece to any room in the home!
Unique Ways to Use Wax Paper
Remove Water Spots From Handles: Does your bathroom or kitchen sink have water spots? If so run the wax paper all over in a buffing style to remove water spots from chrome faucets.
Stuck Zipper: Have a zipper that is sticking, rub wax paper along the teeth of zipper to have it open and close more smoothly.
Impromptu Funnel: Anytime you need a funnel just cut off a piece of wax paper and roll it into a funnel shape. Add some tape and you’re good to go. Obviously be careful and don’t use hot liquids.
Fridge Shelf Liner: Clean out your fridge and then cut wax paper to size to fit into shelves. Then when you have a spill or go to clean, just toss out wax paper and lay down New for quick cleaning.
Shower Curtain Trick: Rub wax paper on the shower curtain rod to make the rings glide easier when you open and close them.
Attach to Swiffer: Attach wax paper to where Swiffer refills go and use that to run along floors. This will help pick up dust off the floor.
Put on Top of Kitchen Cabinets: The tops of kitchen cabinets collect dust and grease that floats up when you cook. Lay out wax paper to collect the dust and sticky grease film so that you just toss every month and lay down new.
Wood Cutting Boards: Rub wax paper on your wood cutting board to provide a little wax and keep your cutting board nice.
Fire Starter: If you find you want to start a fire and are out of kindling, grab wax paper. It works great at starting a fire. Just crumble up loosely, and light it. Then toss on small pieces of wood and watch your fire grow.
Cover Dishes in Microwave: When you go to reheat food, cover it loosely with wax paper, it will prevent food from splattering as it heats up.
Recork Wine: You didn’t finish a bottle of wine and can’t get the cork back in. Simply rub some wax paper on the cork to lubricate and it will slip back in. If it won’t fully go in, use wax paper to ball up and stuff in, to act as a cork.
Wrap Sandwiches: Cut a sheet of wax paper and fold up your sandwich for lunch. Then when you go to unwrap you have your own little placemat to put any other food items on while you eat.
Drawer Liners: This works in any drawer, whether it is your kitchen drawer, bathroom, or bedroom dresser. Line the bottom of each drawer as a liner. When it gets dirty just toss it out and lay new. It is a very affordable and easy option.
Paint Brush Tip: Say you are painting and not done with a project but want to stop for the night. Simply wrap the paint brush up for the night in wax paper. It will keep the paint brush wet and you can use it in the morning. Saves from having to wash and clean it before you are done using it.
Delicate Fabrics: If you have delicate fabrics that are being put up, and you want to protect them. Wrap in wax paper, it will keep the light out and prevent them from fading or turning yellow.
As you can see, wax paper is a very versatile and useful item to keep on hand. What fun ways to do you use wax paper in your home?