Tuesday, January 20, 2009

D' uh ..... A Helpful Household Tidbit !

Don't you act like you already knew this - LOL

I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself. Who looks at the end of your 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 and almost every time you use it.

Well, I would like to share this with you.
Yesterday, I (NOT ME) went to throw out an empty Reynolds 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 locking 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 them too! I can't count the number of times the Saran wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up.
I'm sharing this with my friends.

I hope I'm not the only person that didn't know about this?
I got this e-mail from a friend... It was not me who discovered the cool little
notches on the sides of tin foil boxs... I am not that smart.
But I did go look at my tin foil box tonight, and sure enough the locking tabs were there...
D'uh, is just not a strong enough word to express how dumb I feel right now !
Please let me know I am not the dumbest person on the planet...




Karen Jo said...

I didn't know about those locking tabs, either. It never occurred to me to look for anything like that on the end of the box. Thanks for letting us know about them.

Anonymous said...

OK...Um, I'll admit that I've actually seen the words on the box but never knew what they were for!

Anonymous said...

I never knew thank you so much.

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

I didn't know either, but I am glad I do now! Thank you!

Neas Nuttiness said...

You will find them on most store brands too - not just on name brand items!

Kiddo said...

My lady bean, Rachel, had to laugh at this one. She noticed the locks on the ends of the box a few years ago, but about two or three months ago she was at her mohter's house and her mom was like "Check this out! Did you know you could lock the roll?" And Rachel was like "sigh, duh" (But Rach does work in the food service industry, so she had a heads up anyways)

Jimmy's Journal said...

I discovered this fact about five years ago after thirty something years of pulling the whole roll out of the box.

I guess it's true when they say, "when all else fails, read the instructions."


castle diva said...

Thanks for sharing that because our woman never noticed.

Ms. P and Cinza

Tatersmama said...

Well duh...
I never thought of reading the box and have cursed everytime I've tried to use the box.
I had to go check, and ALL of my boxes (foil, wrap, waxed paper) all say the same thing!
Thanks for sharing this. :o)

Fin said...

I had no idea! That is so funny!

REGINA said...

hi, i am here by way of possum s. hemmingway. i have to admit, i am such a cat lover i am really enjoying your journal. i am sorry i didn't know about it sooner.

your cats are so beautiful. and impish, lol.

as for the tabs on the end of the boxes.......i have always known they were there, but have i ever remembered to use them???? NO!!

i look forward to future posts.




deedee said...

I didn't know this either. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!