By Erin Huffstetler | 01/23/2014 | 4 Comments
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When you stay in a hotel, you probably snag the shampoo and maybe even the coffee and tea, but I’m betting you leave those shower caps behind. Not me. I take them home, and use them for all sorts of things. Take a look:
Shower caps are just the thing to cover bowls of leftovers. Just slide one over the top of a bowl, and pop the whole thing in the fridge. They stay on better than plastic wrap, and they’re easy to wash and reuse.
To keep dust out of my mixer bowl, I put a shower cap over it when it’s not in use. This means it’s clean and ready to go whenever I get on a baking kick.
Plate storage bags are expensive, and I still haven’t found enough of them at yard sales to keep all of my special occasion dishes covered. As an in between solution, I’ve started sticking a shower cap over the top of each stack. This keeps the dust off, so they don’t have to be rewashed before every use.
Need garden cloches to protect young plants from the cold, or a mini-greenhouse to start your seeds in? Just poke some holes in a shower cap and slip it over a flower pot.
Want to get your hands on more shower caps, now that you’ve seen these ideas? You should be able to pick some up at the dollar store. If not, CoverMate Food Covers are another option. I recently tested a sample of these, and they work just like shower caps.