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.

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