Aluminum Foil Secret

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Real Living/Home Realty 24642


I learned a new kitchen tip today.  You know when you try to pull some foil out and the whole roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over.  Well, I would like to share this with you. If you look at the end of a Reynolds foil box you'll find the works "press here to lock end". How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too. I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too! I can't count the number of times the Saran wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something.   I know some   may have already known this but it was news to me.  I try not to spend too much time in the kitchen....I prefer selling Real Estate.


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Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Smart tip.  I will look for it the next time I use.

Apr 21, 2009 11:18 AM #1
Nevin Williams
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - Cary, NC
Senior Mortgage Advisor

That happens to me all of the time and it drives me nuts.  You may think it is trivial but you saved me years of grief! Thanks for the tip.

Apr 22, 2009 05:01 AM #2
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

Connie - That's funny! I just locked my glad wrap and I never knew that feature existed - THANKS!

Apr 24, 2009 02:51 PM #3
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

That's a great tip.  Thanks for sharing .... and since I don't use that brand, I hope the other brands have it too. :)


Apr 25, 2009 04:10 AM #4
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING CONNIE!  You taught me something new today!  --Gab

Apr 25, 2009 11:18 PM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Connie - Well that is the houshold tip of the day.  I never knew that, and I am certain it will be of great benefit to me in the future!

Apr 26, 2009 05:37 AM #6
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Cool!  I just went and checked all my rolls and got them all fixed up.  Thanks for the idea.  I think it's funny that this is news to so many.

Apr 27, 2009 06:52 AM #7
Heather Fitzgerald
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc. - Greenwood, IN
REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate

I had no idea, and that is so frustrating.  I just checked mine, and sure enough, it was there.  That is funny like Ann said that this is news to so many.

Apr 28, 2009 05:05 AM #8
Angela Clark
Tony Clark REALTORS - Owensboro, KY
CRS, Realtor, Broker

Ha! I had no idea...  Thanks for sharing.

But Connie I'm with you. I spend as little time as posssible in the kitchen. I'd rather be selling!!! Let's co-op another sale together soon.


Apr 28, 2009 06:22 AM #9
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