10 January 2013

Add a mostly-spillproof lid to any cup with Glad Press'n Seal wrap

At Amazon: Glad Press'n Seal (3-pack)
At Amazon: Glad Press'n Seal (3-pack)
When Donna saw the Press'n Seal Art Bib hack, she sent a great tip for making quick, temporary non-spill cup lids.

I use Glad Press'n Seal whenever cup lids get misplaced, broken, fed to rabid raccoons, or simply tossed for leaking.

I fill the cup, make sure the outside rim is dry and place a square of wrap over the top. Press around the rim to get a good seal, smooth the excess on cup's sides, poke a small hole (just large enough for a straw) and you have a lidded cup. (I cut the wrap in half to reduce waste and use it to top two cups.)

To refill the cup, I dry the outside, unpeel, refill and reseal. While this doesn't make the cup completely spill-proof, a few drops are easier to deal with than a full cup.  

Donna's tip inspired Adrienne (who first edited this hack) to put a roll of Press'n Seal and some straws in the car for a recent family roadtrip. Her follow up:

We found that this approach also works with bottles. A few pre-cut squares and straws in a baggie might come in handy when dealing with open cups at restaurants.

Related: Plastic wrap keyboard cover protects kitchen computer from sticky fingers

More: Press'n Seal hacks (I love Press'n Seal. I never buy regular plastic wrap anymore.)

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