10 Unexpected Ways of Using a Freezer


In the freezer, you can not only freeze and store food. Below you will find 10 interesting ways to use a conventional freezer…

1. Get rid of the smell


Does your plastic container smell of fish? Did your scarf get the smell of tobacco smoke when you were at your friend’s place? Pack the stinking thing in a plastic bag and place it in the freezer overnight. Frost will help get rid of almost any smell that a small item.

2. Separate the photos that stick together

Oh no! A drop of water got on your photos, and they stuck together. The use of brutal force will not help here. Will the photos be spoiled? Wait, you must not tear them apart! Put the photos in the freezer for 20 minutes, and then gently try to separate them with a dull table knife. If they are not separated from each other, return them to the freezer for several more minutes. By the way, you can apply the same method for removing a stamp from the envelope, if you managed to glue the stamp and then wrote the wrong address.

3. Clean the pan

Try to leave the pan in the cold or in the freezer for a few hours. When the burnt food is frozen, it will be easier to clean the metal surface.

4. Remove a stuck chewing gum from your clothing

Have you accidentally sat down on a chewing gum and spoiled your new jeans? Do not feel desperate – you can change the situation. Wrap the jeans in a bag and leave them in the freezer for a few hours. The chewing gum will freeze and will be removed from the fabric without any problems.

5. Extend the life of a candle

Are you planning a romantic evening by candlelight? Place the candle in the freezer a couple of hours before you are going to light it, and the flame will burn longer. The candle will not melt quickly. This simple manipulation will make wax melt much slower.

6. Clean the frozen wax off a candlestick

A romantic evening by candlelight was wonderful, and now it is time to clean the ornate carved candlesticks from frozen wax. Put them in the freezer, and frozen wax will be cleaned off the surface with almost no effort.

7. Remove static electricity from your synthetic things

A new skirt clings to your legs and “bites” with electricity? Put it in a bag and place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours. Such a cold way out may help to get rid of this problem.

8. Get rid of dust mite

Everybody has heard about dust mites and severe allergies that they cause. A freezer will help you at least partially get rid of their presence in the small things: pillows, soft toys, thin veils. In winter, the lucky people who live in cold regions can clean their mattresses in such a way, keeping them for a few hours on the balcony. Residents of the southern regions can only buy a new mattress or dream of a giant freezer room because there is no other way to get rid of the nasty parasite.

9. Get rid of bags under eyes

Put two wet bags of green tea in the freezer for a few minutes. Then put them on the eyes as a cold compress.

10. “Repair” your lipstick

If your favorite lipstick has broken, do not worry – you can fix it! Place the two halves in the freezer; then heat the place a little, draw the halves together again and put the lipstick in the cold. Another beauty secret is to keep the eyebrow pencil in the freezer for a while – it will be sharpened easier and will not break so often.