So-called normal uses for aluminium foil like preventing pies from being burnt in the oven and keeping food warm are just boring. Check out these uses you may not have even thought of.

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1. Protect a child’s mattress
1. Protect a child’s mattress

As any parent of a potty-trained youngster knows, accidents happen.

When they happen in bed, however, you can spare the mattress – even if you don’t have a plastic protector available.

First, lay several sheets of aluminum foil across the width of the mattress.

Then, cover them with a good-sized beach towel.

Finally, attach the mattress pad and bottom sheet.

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