10 Uses for Glad Press ‘N Seal Plastic Wrapposted by Andrea | 07/10/2015
We always have at least 2 or 3 rolls of plastic wrap in our house as I’ve found it comes in handy SO often (and not just in the kitchen).
My favorite type of plastic wrap is the Glad Press ‘N Seal (which I included in my list of Favorite Things two summers ago because we use it so often!)
This stuff is amazing, and although it’s more expensive than traditional plastic wrap, I ALWAYS keep it in the house and I regularly come up with different uses for it.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, this post is NOT sponsored in any way… I just really REALLY like Glad Press ‘n Seal 🙂
1. A Cover for Paint Brushes and Rollers
I do a lot of painting — in fact, in the last month, I’ve repainted 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 3 pieces of furniture, and the trim in 3 rooms.
Since I almost only paint when the kids are sleeping, it usually takes me a couple of nights to finish a project. In between painting sessions, I cover my brushes, rollers, and any other painting supplies with Press ‘n Seal wrap and they stay good for days.
This means I only need to wash out my brushes and clean up one time instead of every single time I finish for the day. I’ve been using this tip for YEARS and it’s a huge time and money saver!
2. Line Paint Trays so You Can Reuse Them
Paint trays are usually $5-$10 depending on what kind you buy. Then, the liners are usually around $1 each. This might not seem like that much, but when you paint a lot with many different colors, that cost can add up.
Plus, for some reason, I seem to ALWAYS buy the wrong size liner for my paint trays!
Thankfully, I solved that problem about 6 years ago when I realized that Press ‘n Seal wrap was the PERFECT alternative to paint trays — and it only costs pennies.
Simply line your paint tray with Press n’ Seal (pressing it down very firmly), pour your paint in, and you’re ready to go. When you’re finished, just pull up the Press ‘n Seal and toss it in the trash.
3. Keep Your Jewelry Tangle-Free
Whether you’re traveling for the summer or just bringing a change of clothes for an event after work, you can keep any jewelry you’re bringing along completely tangle-free, neat, and organized by laying it on a piece of Press ‘n Seal wrap and then putting another piece over top.
Simply press all around the edges of each jewelry item, then roll it up and place it in your bag.
Even though I don’t wear a ton of jewelry, this is an awesome trick that I’ve used frequently over the years!
4. Keep Refrigerator Drawers and Shelves Clean
If you are constantly battling sticky, dirty, grimy refrigerator shelves and drawers, try lining them with Press ‘n Seal wrap first. Then the next time you spill, simply pull up the plastic wrap and put another layer down.
5. Prevent Ice Cream Freezer Burn
We ALWAYS have multiple varieties of ice cream in the house. And although we keep it all downstairs in our deep freezer before we open it (the deep freezer is better to prevent freezer burn), once we open a container, we bring it up to our normal freezer.
When we do this, we will often cover the surface of the ice cream with Press ‘n Seal wrap and then put the cover on as it definitely does a great job of extending the life of our ice cream and preventing freezer burn. Plus, it only takes 5 seconds, so it’s totally worth it!
6. Cover a Glass for a Small Child
For those of you trying to transition your kids from a sippy cup to a regular glass, this tip is genius (especially if you’re out and about or at a guest’s house where you don’t want them to spill).
Simply cover an adult drinking glass with Press ‘n Seal wrap and poke a straw hole through the center. They can sip away while you enjoy your time without constantly worry about them spilling.
7. Prevent Spills When Traveling
Have you ever packed sunscreen or lotion or any other liquidy item for vacation… only to discover that item leaked all over your suitcase?
If so, the next time you travel, take a few minutes to wrap the tops of your liquidy items in Press ‘n Seal wrap and THEN screw on the top. You most likely won’t have any issues with spills.
8. Cover Seedlings to Keep Moisture In
There was a time, before we had kids, when I grew many of my flowers and vegetables from seeds. I would put them on heating blankets in our living room, cover them with Press ‘n Seal wrap, and put them by a sunny, south-facing window. It worked like a charm — and SO much better than any other frugal method I tried.
Someday, I’ll try this again with Nora — but it will definitely need to wait until we don’t have busy toddlers and curious babies around to play in the dirt!
9. Cover your Smart Phone to Keep it Dry and Clean
When I’m painting, gardening, or going for a walk when it might rain, I’ll often wrap my phone in Press ‘n Seal wrap to prevent it from getting dirty, messy, or wet.
I can still use the touch screen even with the plastic wrap on top — and I like the extra layer of protection!
10. Keep Your Bananas From Ripening Too Quickly
I read this tip a long time ago and although I don’t do it all the time (because we eat bananas so quickly) I will say that it does work.
So there you have it, 10 of my favorite non-food ways to use Glad Press ‘n Seal wrap.
I’m guessing I use it at some point every single day because it’s just SO handy… and at roughly $3 a roll, it’s a pretty frugal “fix” for so many daily household issues!