Am I The Only One Who Didn’t Know This?


I received an interesting email forward from my mom last week, and I’m sharing it on my blog because it’s a helpful household tip that most people I asked didn’t know about.  I had actually heard this Heloise-worthy hint before, but I had forgotten about it.  Here is a copy of the email forward:

I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself. Who looks at the end of an aluminum foil box? 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. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time.

Well, I would like to share this with you. Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds Wrap foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box. And written on the end it said, “Press here to lock end.”

Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little lockng 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 up.

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5 thoughts on “Am I The Only One Who Didn’t Know This?”

  1. Ok… so maybe I really won’t find it so useful, but I did look and pushed in the tabs on both ends and by golly, it works.

  2. Reynolds added the feature in 1996. Wonder how long they have been around or if they were the first…. seems highly likely that they introduced the tabs.

  3. I voted that I knew this, but only since I read about it on another forum. I encourage you to check out Worthy Christian Forums. I think the women outnumber the guys by a fairly significant margin, so you should be comfortable there. They have a chat board as well.

  4. Good to know! And all those times I have waisted so much aluminum foil. I’m surprised that they don’t make the sign that you can lock it, a little more noticeable.

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