At Home: Tip of the week: Aluminum foil alternatives

Use foil to sharpen scissors, quick paint cleanup

Aluminum foil can be used to sharpen scissors. (Metro Creative Connection)

Better Homes and Gardens lists these uncommon ways to use aluminum foil in your home.

  • Instead of a scrub pad, crumple up a handful of aluminum foil and use it to scrub your pots.
  • Use clean leftover strips of aluminum foil to sharpen dull scissors. Smooth them out if necessary, and then fold the strips into several layers and start cutting. Cut seven or eight times.
  • Line a metal paint roller pan with aluminum foil for a quick cleanup.