What exactly is Styrofoam?
Did you know that “Styrofoam” is actually a brand name for the thermal insulation manufactured by Dow Chemicals? What most people refer to as “Styrofoam” is simply generic expanded polystyrene foam, often used for things like coffee cups, food trays, coolers and different types of packaging material.
Chances are you have some polystyrene foam products lying about-and most of them are likely destined for the trash. Before you toss them out, though, try using them in these cool and creative new ways around the house.
1. Use Styrofoam to Keep Nail Polish Nice
Is it time for a mani/pedi? When applying nail polish, a styrofoam pellet or a small chunk cut from a block of foam packaging placed between each finger or toe will help spread them apart and keep the polish unblemished until it can dry.
2. Use Styrofoam to Hold Treats for Shipping and Freezing
To prepare a quantity of snow cones or ice-cream cones in advance, cut a foam block from an old Styrofoam cooler to size so it will fit flat in your freezer. Cut holes just large enough and close enough to hold cones so they won’t touch, fall over, or poke through the bottom. Fill the cones and slip them into the waiting holes. Then pop the whole thing into the freezer ready for serving at a moment’s notice.
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