• Cover cookie sheets with foil. They can be wiped clean with wet paper towels, dried and reused for continuous cookie baking. At the end of the baking session, cleanup is a snap.

  • Wrap foil around doorknobs when painting to avoid drips.

  • Brighten outdoor lighting in your yard or at a campsite by placing shiny, reflecting aluminum foil behind the lamp.

  • If you don’t wan’t your dog on the furniture, put pieces of foil on it. The rustle of the foil frightens the dog.

  • Make a substitute funnel in a hurry by doubling aluminum foil and rolling it into a cone, reducing the small end to the required size.

  • Wrap heavy-duty foil around a panel of insulation board and tuck it behind radiators and baseboard heaters to reflect heat into the room.

  • Place a piece of foil under the napkin in the serving basket and hot rolls will stay warm longer.

  • Remove rust spots from car bumpers by rubbing with crumpled foil dipped in cola.

  • Put a piece of aluminum foil under the ironing board cover to reflect and make ironing go faster. Or, if you’re afraid of scorching a fabric, place it between two pieces of foil and iron.

  • Enjoy a cold drink outdoors by covering your glass tightly with a piece of foil and sticking a straw through it to keep insects out.

  • For winter protection, cover the vents on your air conditioner with aluminum foil.

  • Keep cleaned silver tarnish-free by storing it with a piece of aluminum foil.

  • To stave off hunger in a hotel room when traveling, buy bread, cheese and aluminum foil. Make a cheese sandwich, wrap it in foil, then press it with a travel iron. In minutes you’ll have a toasted, melted cheese sandwich.

  • For craft/cover-up projects: aluminum foil can be spray painted.

  • Line the bottom of a pan with aluminum foil. Add several spoonfuls of baking soda and fill the pan with boiling water. Now drop in your silver pieces and watch the tarnish disappear.