Every mom’s grocery list most likely includes a roll of plastic sheeting. Some people even purchase more than one roll. The reason for this is aside from its basic uses, there are many other ways you can take advantage of it. Are you interested to know some of them? Just keep on reading on.
A roll of plastic sheeting is a great cover for large objects
Whether it’s black plastic sheets or whichever color, you can definitely use it as a cover.
Don’t have a shed for your lawnmower and other outdoor tools? Are you tired of your car getting discolored in the scorching heat? Use plastic sheeting. It’s waterproof and comes in various sizes.
It’s also an excellent cover for firewood and outdoor furniture in the rainy season.
It makes great blackout shades
For many of us, sleeping at night is a struggle. Imagine how much harder it must be for people trying to sleep during the day.
For people who have night jobs and very different schedules from the average person, blackout shades made out of plastic sheeting could make it so much easier to get the healthy sleep we all need.
And of course, don’t forget to use thick plastic sheeting.
Use heavy plastic sheeting to collect rainwater
We don’t all live in the rainforest. Water is a luxury in many homes, so finding ways to get it for free is very practical. Done correctly, plastic sheeting can be used to harvest rainwater that is safe for human consumption.
If water is a readily available commodity in your home, then you can harvest your rainwater for gardening. That should bring the water bill down a notch.
Use it to close off rooms
If you’re thinking of doing some work on a section of your home while you still live in it, plastic sheeting is a great tool to close off these sections of your house. You won’t have to deal with paint fumes and the dust that comes with construction.
Use it as a temporary fix for damaged roofs and windows
With time, even the sturdiest of homes start to crumble.
We all know how annoying a leaking roof or broken window can be. Plastic sheeting can be used as a temporary solution to prevent weather damage until proper repairs can be done.
Create your own DIY shower curtains
It goes without saying that we all enjoy our time in the shower. For lots of people, this is ‘me time.’ You’ll be surprised at how many world-changing ideas have been born this way. That sadly isn’t the same if you’re spending all of your time trying not to get the rest of the bathroom soaked.
You can make lovely shower curtains using plastic sheeting.
You don’t have to settle for the boring black or clear colors that hardware stores sell. Some fabric stores sell them in different patterns and colors.
Build a DIY tarp
This could be a fun way for you and your kids to go camping in your backyard. You can build a DIY tarp out of plastic sheeting which is just as effective and less expensive than buying an industrial tarp from a retail store.
Choose a heavy duty plastic sheet, though, so that it can serve the purpose just as effectively as an industrial tarp.
It makes a great DIY slip and slide
Are you having trouble getting your kids to play outside? At a certain age, the kiddie pool just doesn’t work anymore. Slip and slide fun in the backyard is a great way to get them out of the house and into the sun.
Get plastic sheeting that’s long and of a width that a body can slide on easily. It’ll be a great experience for your kids at a friendlier price than what you can get at your local store.
Use it as mulch in your garden
Mulch can be a great addition to your garden for two reasons. It helps suppress the growth of weeds and conserves water in the soil.
Plastic sheeting is more effective than using organic mulch, and you don’t have to throw it out every season. You can even recycle it if you preserve it well.
A rigid plastic sheet is an effective surface cover when painting
There is nothing more effective at bringing life back into your home than a paint job. This, sadly, has the potential to be a very expensive mess if done incorrectly.
Trust me, covering your room with old newspapers isn’t that effective. Plastic sheeting acts as a great protective cover for your floor and other surfaces while you spruce up the walls.
It’s amazing how plastic on a roll can do so many things. So if you’re about to go to the grocery right now, this is a reminder for you to add a roll of plastic sheeting to your grocery list. Or you might even need more than one.
Source: The Survival Mom