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Do you know about the tabs?

I'm talking about those little tabs on the side of most of the aluminum foil, plastic wrap, waxed paper, pretty much everything on a roll. They actually serve a purpose.

Once the tabs are pushed in, it makes pulling and tearing a LOT easier by holding the roll in the box. If you have ever fought a roll of out-of-control foil or plastic wrap, you know that there must be an easier way.....

I can not remember the first time I heard of this little trick, but when I did, it was like, duh! When I recently pointed it out to my husband, who constantly struggles with and harbors a deep resentment for plastic wrap, he was blown away.

I thought it might be a good time to mention this tip since I have recently made a lot of fabulous new foodie friends on Foodbuzz, and other sources, and it is a topic that I haven't seen so far.

So, if you didn't know about this, go to your kitchen right now and pull out all of your aluminum and plastic wrap rolls, push in all those tabs!


  1. I'm on my way to check my tabs right now. I don't think I've ever noticed them. Thanks!

  2. I am thinking this was an improvement on packaging that nobody noticed, especially since foil is something we buy often. thanks for the tip!


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