How to Store Foil and Plastic Wrap

How to Store Foil and Plastic Wrap - Ask Anna
Let’s give a warm welcome to Kim from A Real-Life Housewife!  Kim has so many wonderful tips and ideas that I asked her if she’d like to join us to share this great tip with us! Take it away Kim…
Hello again, Ask Anna readers!  Today I am going to share with you an inexpensive and convenient way for how to store foil and plastic wrap.
How to Store Foil and Plastic Wrap - Ask Anna

These essentials of mine used to be stored in a cupboard underneath the counter along with plastic baggies and wax paper and what not.  Each time I needed to wrap something up, I had to bend down and dig through the various boxes to find what I was looking for.  So I got looking at those boxes and thinking…and came up with the idea to hang them!  The little notches on the ends are perfect for this!

How to Store Foil and Plastic Wrap - Ask Anna
I found this package of plastic hooks at Walmart on the isle with the bathroom storage accessories.  And it only cost a couple of bucks!
How to Store Foil and Plastic Wrap - Ask Anna
I felt like the pantry door was the best location for my handy wrap and tin foil, mainly because I could place them at a height that was perfect for me.  The cupboard doors would have been impractical because they were all too low or high.  Plus, they now take up space that was previously going unused!
How to Store Foil and Plastic Wrap - Ask Anna
I took measurements and spaced the hooks 10 5/8 inches apart from inside to inside.  The boxes fit on by sliding one end on first and then slightly pulling the other hook so the opposite end can be inserted.  The hooks have just the right flimsiness factor to allow you to do this!
How to Store Foil and Plastic Wrap - Ask Anna
And there they are hanging, just waiting to be used!  I should note that these hooks are very strong, in that they are really stuck on there.  So use caution as to what type of materials you adhere them to!  For me, this was the perfect solution for storing my handy wrap and tin foil.  They are so much more accessible now, and it’s easy to slip the boxes on as well as take them off!  Not to mention, all it took was some pocket change!
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  1. Linda Bass says:

    Your blog is very hard to read because of the color of text. I would have liked to explore but I had to highlight the text so it would have some contrast so I could read it.

    • Elaine in Ark says:

      I have to agree with you, Linda. I’d prefer black text against white (or white-ish) background. I hadn’t t;hought about highlighting the text, so I’m happy about your suggestion.

      And it *is* a great site!

    • You need to be aware of the depth of the boxes so the hooks can reach the holes, so no giant Costco sized rolls here!

  2. Your videos are annoying and I can’t stop them from playing!!!!

  3. Awesome! Now if only wrapping paper came with its own sharp tearing strip!

  4. awesome tip!! Thanks so much~~

  5. Your font color was perfect! I didn’t have any trouble, so perhaps it was Linda’s screen. I also did not have any video trouble, so do not apologize to these ungrateful people because I love your ideas!!! Can’t wait to pick up these clips! Thank you :)

  6. This is awesome! To add a twist to this, those of us who live in apartments can use the “Command” brand hooks with the removable adhesive. Those things really do work and you have less worry about getting in trouble when you move out of your apartment.

  7. Me encantan todos estos tips para el hogar simplifican más mi vida gracias.

  8. What a great tip! Thanks so much!

  9. What a wonderful idea! I shard your idea on my blog.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. it worked…i like simple and easy…it was….

  11. This is a perfect solution! Thank you for the tip.

  12. Pure Genius! I have been racking my mind all day trying to figure out how to get these darn things out of the drawers and up to still use! Thank you! :-)

  13. Elisabetta says:

    Brava Anna!!idea geniale :))grazie!!!

  14. Brenda Monrreal says:

    Great solution

  15. Organizing my covers to my many pots, has been a problem . You have given me some great ideas, and this will also work for my foil and plastic wrap, and boxes of sandwich bags. I’m happy now, so, I’ll spend my day tomorrow, reorganizing my kitchen . I love a well organized kitchen !!

  16. Donna Fineberg says:

    There r a lot of real good ideas on this page I just can’t figure out why I didn’t think of this stuff first. I already know why it is because I am not a creative person but ready and taking part in all the ideas I am starting to become creative I would like to thank you for all of the wonderful ideas.

  17. Joanne Goranson says:

    I’m a Professional Art Quilter and use lots of supplies that come on rolls (some of which I use in the kitchen also like parchment paper, freezer paper, and wax paper. I also have rolls of other quilting supplies that are too big to fit into any of the drawers in my sewing room. You have now given me THE way to store all of these rolls! I’m lucky enough to have a walk-in closet in my sewing room that my husband fitted with shelves. The front of the door has a hanging bag with pockets where I store lots of small things but most of my rolls are way too big to put there so I have them stuffed in a big box that takes up valuable floor space in my sewing room. Now they are going to be stored on the back of the closet door! You are a genius! I can’t tell you how much this one little idea of yours will make my life sew much easier! (Spelling error was deliberate!)

  18. Thanks, this was super easy to do and works well!

  19. This is such a nifty idea. I also have parchment paper and plastic wrap. This will clean up the place a bit. One question though: What do you do when the foil comes to an end. Replace the hooks?