Plastic wrap is a handy item for food storage and so much more. But in order to use the clingy film, you have to be able to get it off the roll. Once it’s off the roll, the sticky film can fold back over on itself, causing frustration and aggravation. Read on for tips on taming your plastic wrap, so it is easily accessible. While we’re at it, we also have some tips on using this helpful item in the kitchen and elsewhere in your home.
10. Use the Box Tabs
Plastic wrap is so convenient. You can cut it to any length for use in a variety of ways. You can use it for anything from protecting a plate of food to storing your decorated Christmas tree. But plastic wrap won’t do you any good if you can’t get the sticky film to stop clinging to itself instead of where you need it. The first step in using your cling wrap is to use the perforated tabs on the ends of your box. Push these tabs in to hold the roll in place. Now, at least you won’t accidentally fling the roll across the room in your efforts to get a piece of film out of the box.
9. Keep It Cool
The second step in ensuring you can easily work with your plastic wrap is to store it in your freezer. At room temperature, static cling tends to make the wrap adhere to itself instead of to your intended object. Storing your wrap in the freezer makes the plastic film less likely to cling to itself, and easier to maneuver. Once you have it where you need it, room temperature will allow the wrap to warm back up and cling where you want it. If you don’t have extra storage space in your freezer, sticking the roll in there for about 15 minutes before you use it should be long enough to help you out.