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Unexpected Freezer Uses

Refrigerators are one of the most used appliances in any house. But if you think you can only use your freezer to store ice packs or stash some frozen veggies, think again! Here are some unexpected ways you can use your freezer to make your life a little easier:

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Reopen a sealed envelope: Yup, you heard right. Have you ever signed and sealed an envelope, only to realize it wasn’t fully ready to be delivered? To open a sealed envelope without ripping it apart, place it in a plastic bag and freeze for two hours. Take it out and
voilà, you can open it easily with a letter opener or a knife!

Extend the life of your candle: Place your candle in the freezer for a day before burning to help it last nearly twice as long. The chilled wax takes longer to burn and may also help prevent dripping.

Clean your jeans: There are few things more nerve- wracking than throwing your perfectly fitting jeans in the washer. But we have to wash our jeans at some point, right? Place the jeans in a canvas bag and freeze overnight. Low temperatures kill bacteria from skin cells that cause odor.

Unstick your plastic wrap: If a sheet of plastic wrap keeps sticking to itself, place it in the freezer for only a few minutes and watch it uncling before your very eyes. The chill will prevent the wrap from bunching up, making it much easier to use.

Keep your pantyhose longer: How many times have you gone to put on a pair of pantyhose in your drawer only to find that they’re totally stretched out? Keep the fibers tight, prevent runs and extend their lifespan by keeping them in the–you guessed it– freezer! Wet a new pair of pantyhose, wring them out, place them in a plastic bag and then store them in the freezer overnight.

Looking to try out some of these freezer tricks? Make sure your freezer is set at 0°F. If your freezer is failing to maintain a consistently cold temperature, the repair experts at Speedy Subzero are just a phone call away. We guarantee one-hour service to Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City. If you live in the area and need your refrigerator or freezer fixed quickly, give us a call at 866-782-9376.

Freeze! Did You Know About These Ways to Use Your Freezer?

your freezer door, what do you see? Chances are your freezer is
filled with a little bit of ice and a whole lot of food, but did you
know there are other things you can use it for? Check out some of
these nifty ways to use your freezer for things other than food!
  • Open a sealed
    you ever prematurely sealed an envelope and realized that you forgot
    to include something? Stick the closed envelope in the freezer until
    the glue freezes, you should be able to open it and reseal it
    without causing any damage.
  • Wash” your
    to clean your jeans without fading the color or shrinking the
    fabric? Put them in a Ziploc bag and throw them in the freezer for
    about a week; this should kill all of the bacteria as well as
    eliminate any odors.
  • Make your candles
    last longer.
    candles come at a premium price, and no one wants to spend that
    money on something that burns out quickly. Extend the life of your
    candles by freezing them before burning; this works especially well
    on long, skinny types.
  • Kill dust mites.
    rid of dust mites by putting your stuffed animals, pillows, bed
    sheets, and blankets in a plastic bag and freezing them overnight.
    Then, wash them with extra hot water for a thorough clean.
for more creative ways to use your freezer? Check out this article
from Wonder How To.
of these ideas are contingent on the fact that your freezer is
operating properly, but what if it isn’t? If you live on Long Island,
you can call the refrigeration experts at Speedy Subzero for a quick
fix. Our technicians keep their vans fully stocked, which allows us
to provide same-day repairs and one-hour service to anywhere in
Nassau or Suffolk County. For all refrigerator, freezer, ice maker,
and wine cooler repairs, call us any time at 866-782-9376.