Wax paper is probably sitting somewhere in your kitchen right now. I typically use it to keep things from sticking to my pans while baking. I am beyond excited to find out that there are so many other uses for wax paper. Check out these unexpected ways to use wax paper:
Using wax paper you can create a funnel that liquids won’t soak through. It can be used to funnel spices into different containers as well.
If you have a linen you want to preserve, wrap it in wax paper to store it. The wax paper will keep the moisture and light out making it easier to preserve that precious piece of fabric.
When you are rolling out dough place a piece of wax paper on top of the dough. Doing this will stop the dough from sticking to the rolling pin yet, still allow you to easily roll it out.
Placing a piece of wax paper on top of those hard to reach areas like the fridge or top of cabinets will make cleaning much easier. When it comes time to dust, just remove the wax paper and replace with a new sheet.
Wax paper will help clean and preserve any hand tools you have for the garden. Make a ball out of a piece of wax paper. Rub the tools with the ball. Any dirt on there will fall off and the metal will be protected against rust due to the wax on the paper.
Wood Cutting Boards
Wood cutting boards are perfect for soaking in bacteria when you are working with raw meat. Place a piece of wax paper over the cutting board to prevent any of the juices from soaking into the wood.
When zippers get stuck it can be pretty frustrating. Just use a small piece of wax paper and rub it along the teeth of the zipper. The wax will help to loosen things up or, keep them moving smoothly.
Rub a piece of wax paper along the edge of your shovel. Doing this will help the snow slide off instead of stick to the shovel.
Rubbing a piece of wax paper along the bottom of your kids sleds will help them to glide along the snow so they can go faster.
If you are struggling to get the fire in your fire pit started this summer or, the fire in your fireplace this winter, use a piece of wax paper. The wax paper will act as a fire starter and will burn slowly enough to allow the kindling to catch.
Use a piece of wax paper to cover your plates in the microwave to prevent any splatter getting on the inside of the microwave when reheating your food.
Do you ever pull your seasonal decorations out and realize that the candles have bled onto some of the fabrics? Wrap the candles in wax paper before you put them away and they won’t bleed into the fabrics anymore.
If you have any bottles or jars with corks in them and they are hard to get out, put a piece of wax paper around the cork when resealing it. The next time you pull it out it will be much easier.
If your doors are sticky rub a piece of wax paper on them and they will open and close much easier.
You can line any drawer with wax paper making cleaning much easier when the time comes around.
While you are waiting for that coat of paint to dry, wrap the paintbrush in a sheet of wax paper so it won’t dry out.
This list seems to be just the start of the long list of unexpected ways to use wax paper. I was surprised by so many of these tips.