6 Amazing Things You Can Use Your Freezer For

Having a working freezer at home is great for keeping food from spoiling, but there’s a lot more that you can do with it than storing perishable food items.

Here are a few things you can do with your freezer:

  1. Emergency cooling. You can now find a use for your plastic bottles by filling them with water and placing them in your freezer in advance! This way, if the power goes out or if you need something to keep your icebox contents cool when you’re on an outdoor trip, you already have something in your freezer that will do the trick. And if the ice melts during a hot day, you can refresh yourself with cold water!
  • Cleaning jeans. While most clothes come with washing instructions, jeans are actually designed to not be washed – especially when you’re dealing with raw denim. This is to avoid breaking down the fibers in the denim. So instead of washing them, you can either turn them inside out or hang them outside in the sun, or you can place them in the freezer and let the cold kill the odor-causing bacteria.
  • Freshen up shoes. The same principle also goes for shoes – simply place them in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer for a few hours while the cold does the work. Not only will the cold kill the odor-causing bacteria in your shoes, but they will also stretch your footwear and make them easier to put on. However, you may have to freeze a bag of water and place it inside the shoe first.
  • Store candles. If you’re a fan of lighting up scented candles to wind down after a long day, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a way you can make them last longer – and that’s by storing them in the fridge.
  • Envelope opener. Want to open envelopes without having to tear them up? That’s easy – stick them in the freezer! Most adhesives don’t stick well in low temperatures, which means you can open letters and re-seal them without having to use a letter opener and tear out the envelope. To make the adhesive work again, simply take it out of the freezer and wait for a few hours.
  • Keep sweaters from shredding. When it comes to your favorite knitted or fuzzy sweaters, there’s nothing more annoying than seeing them shed when they come out of the laundry. You can prevent this by simply rolling it up inside a sealable bag and freezing it overnight.

By doing this, you allow the low temperatures to shrink the fibers and make them less prone to shedding.

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